A white male in a black shirt and blue shorts uses a hand bike to ride down a street.

PT grad brings adapted tricycles to her community for patients with disabilities

Erin Sieberkrob, a 2015 graduate of the UK College of Health Sciences physical therapy (PT) program, knew she wanted to help children as a health care provider. Now, she serves her community as a PT and has worked to bring adapted tricycles to...

Jul 22, 2020

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UK College of Health Sciences launches physician assistant residency programs

Residencies allow recent health care graduates to turn knowledge into action as they prepare to impact future patients and deliver quality care. In 2020, the UK College of Health Sciences launched four physician assistant (PA) residency programs...

Jul 20, 2020

A man in a blue shirt observes a blonde girl in a striped shirt provide speech therapy.

CSD program receives $3.2M to expand financial aid program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

The UK College of Health Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program received $3.2 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to lower financial hurdles for speech-language pathology (SLP)...

Jul 15, 2020

MLT to MLS student shares insights as a full-time student and employee

As an employee of Harlem Hospital in New York City, medical laboratory science student Esah Ali, Esq.PA/CLT/HTL, has worked amidst the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak in the region. Through it all, Ali is managing full-time responsibilities in the...

Jul 10, 2020

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PT student creates masks free of charge for Lexington children and community

Studies show masks and face coverings are essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That’s why physical therapy student Molly Mathistad is lending her creative expertise to sew masks for children who rely on community-based services at Child...

Jul 9, 2020

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MLS faculty member Kim Campbell to retire after 34 years of service

Kim Campbell, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CM, faculty in the medical laboratory science (MLS) program, is retiring after 34 years with the UK College of Health Sciences (CHS). Her dedication and participation in the program helped MLS to graduate many of...

Jul 7, 2020

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

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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

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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