Dr. Joe Stemple watches as a patient completes voice therapy testing.

Dr. Joe Stemple, pioneer in voice disorders and voice therapy, to retire in July

Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF-Honors, professor in the communication sciences and disorders (CSD) and rehabilitation sciences programs, is retiring in July after 15 years of service with the UK College of Health Sciences. Stemple is an...

Jun 23, 2020

Headshot of Dr. Geza Bruckner

Dr. Geza Bruckner to retire after 38 years of distinguished service

Geza Bruckner, PhD, program director and professor of clinical nutrition at the UK College of Health Sciences, is retiring after dedicating more than 38 years of distinguished leadership, research, and teaching to the college. 


Jun 22, 2020

Students at UK CERH watch as Dr. Pat Kitzman assesses used medical equipment.

UK collaborative team receives funding to refurbish and provide essential medical equipment in rural Kentucky

Roughly 1 in 7 Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential equipment for patients who lack proper coverage...

Jun 18, 2020

Wethington building on UK's campus

Leading toward greater inclusivity

Dear College of Health Sciences community,

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. 

Their lives — and the lives of countless others in black communities — were horrifically and unjustly stolen. We acknowledge the grief,...

Jun 5, 2020

Research projects allow UKPA Class of 2021 to contribute to their future profession

The UK Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 finished their year-long original research projects earlier this spring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students engaged in virtual, conference-style poster presentations with fellow classmates,...

Jun 1, 2020

Brandi White and collaborators

HHS/CLM assistant professor focuses on health equity for African-American women

Research has shown African-American women have disproportionately higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors compared to their white counterparts. Low-income African American women are at an even higher risk for poor CVD outcomes...

May 26, 2020

Lauren Erickson working with a patient

PhD candidate on pace to safely train female athletes experiencing "runner's knee"

Patellofemoral pain, also known as “runner’s knee,” is one of the most common injuries a female runner can experience. Due to this condition, runners encounter pain around the knee joint, as well as quadriceps and hip weakness, preventing high...

May 20, 2020

Dr. Thomas at work

Travis Thomas receives national achievement award in sports nutrition

Travis Thomas, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND, associate professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, received the 2020 SCAN Achievement Award. SCAN is the largest dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and...

May 13, 2020

Class of 1970 alumni offer words of wisdom to 2020 graduates

Events around the world are being canceled due to the COVID19 public health crisis, and unfortunately the University of Kentucky Class of 2020 will be unable to walk across the stage at Rupp Arena this weekend. This is a familiar story to UK’s...

May 6, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic spotlights need for more telehealth training

The COVID-19 crisis has caused the majority of health care providers to rapidly deploy telehealth initiatives to prevent disruption in care. Joneen Lowman, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in communication sciences and disorders, launched the...

Apr 30, 2020