Alumni News

Two Researchers From CHS Receive K-awards from NIH

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Two young investigators from the College of Health Sciences have recently received highly competitive K-award funding from the National Institutes of Health for their research, reports Esther Dupont-Versteegden, PhD and professor in Physical Therapy, as well as Director for the Center for Muscle Biology.

The two investigators are: Kirby Mayer, DPT, PhD and Yuan Wen, MD, PhD.

June 6, 2023

THE WAY PODCAST: Episode 4, Paying it Forward with Kristen Maynard

Welcome to the fourth episode of The Way Podcast, the official podcast of UK's College of Health Sciences, where we highlight the amazing people that make our college special. Here at UK, the College of Health Sciences is your Gateway to the Health Professions.

May 25, 2023

Woods Never Knew She’d Become a Division I Athlete at UK

STUNT All-American says season and graduation have been ‘surreal’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Rachel Woods never thought she’d be a Division I athlete at the University of Kentucky.

In fact, the Louisville native grew up rooting against the Wildcats, as did her entire family. So, the chances of her going to school in Lexington were, at best, remote.

May 23, 2023

CHS Celebrates Graduation 2023

On Saturday, May 6, College of Health Sciences students participated in graduation ceremonies at Rupp Arena. 

We were there to chronicle all the fun. 

From starting off the day with coffees, to lining up and walking out to the arena, we followed our grads on their special day. 

May 6, 2023

CHS graduating senior Kennedy Brown: ‘This is a great moment’

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Kennedy Brown says she’s excited — and a little nervous. It makes sense.

May 4, 2023

First Cohort of UK HealthCare Online Students Graduating

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

When Savanah Bain — a medical professional with 12 years of experience — was looking for a way to advance her career, she needed a special program, one that could help her carve out a leadership role to further create positive change.

And she needed to be able to do it while living her life as a wife, a mother, and working full-time at UK.

May 4, 2023

PHOTO GALLERY: CHS Honors Faculty and Staff at Awards Celebration

It was a celebratory kind of day as the College of Health Sciences honored its own faculty and staff at a luncheon Thursday morning. 

"I'd like to acknowledge all the faculty and staff for all you've done to support our mission in the College," said Karen Badger, PhD, MSW and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Education for CHS.

April 27, 2023

ARH Scholarships Help MLS Students Fill Need for Community

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

HAZARD, Ky. — Sherae Absher wants to say thank you.

April 25, 2023

The Hidden Profession: How I Became a Medical Laboratory Scientist

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

By Bianna MusicClinical Lab Services Coordinator, Center of Excellence in Rural Health

HAZARD, Ky. — It’s called the Hidden Profession. And it’s been here — in some form or another — for 90 years.

April 24, 2023

3 UKPA Academic Residency Alumni Publish Article

By Sara PisoniCHS Contributor

In early March, three alumni of the UK Physician Assistant Academic Residency Program became published authors, along with two of their faculty members.

April 20, 2023