Lieutenant Colonel/P Enrique Smith-Forbes, PhD, OTR/L, CHT will be awarded the Young Alumni Award on November 12, 2020 at the UK College of Health Sciences Hall of Fame and Young Alumni Award Virtual Celebration. 

This award...

Oct 29, 2020

NIH Diversity Supplement awarded to Dr. Jean Fry to study relationships between Vitamin D status and muscle quality following ACL injury

The University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences Assistant Professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Jean Fry, PhD, RDN, received an NIH-funded diversity supplement to determine if vitamin D...

Oct 22, 2020

UK Physical Therapy alumnae complete Physical Therapy residencies at UNC

Kate McNamara, DPT and Ann O’Neil, DPT, alumnae of the UK College of Health Sciences (CHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, are currently completing a competitive residency for physical therapy at the University of North Carolina...

Oct 20, 2020

Katya Lundberg

PAS student awarded Physician Assistant Education Association 2020 Future Educator Fellowship

Katya Lundberg, a current Physician Assistant Studies student, was recently awarded the Physician Assistant Education Association 2020 Future Educator Fellowship, a prestigious honor that is only awarded to 15 people each year.


Oct 1, 2020

College of Health Sciences supports the Lexington Housing Authority to host “Overcoming Obstacles: A Summer Camp Experience” in the East End

With COVID-19 forcing the closure of recreational sports, local parks, and camps, it was a challenge for children to find outlets of fun during the summer months. Members of the Health Equity Action Team (HEAT), including faculty from the UK...

Sep 28, 2020

Kresta Wilson

UK CSD Alum Opens Private Practice for Children with Developmental Challenges

In 2012, after adamantly searching for an occupational therapy clinic for one of her three sons to receive services, UK Communication Sciences and Disorders alumna, Kresta Wilson, M.S. CCC-SLP, CEO encountered many issues with availability, which...

Sep 28, 2020

UK Physician Assistant Studies program selected for second cohort of Prac-Ed-PA Pilot curriculum

This picture was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and mask mandate.

With the continuous rise in substance use disorders, health care professionals must be equipped to treat those suffering from this condition. The University...

Sep 24, 2020

CHS Athletic Training student creates internship program for low income students

Richie Wells, an Athletic Training Student in UK’s College of Health Sciences, is using his past experiences and passion for education to start an internship-based program for students in low income neighborhoods. 

Wells was born in...

Sep 23, 2020

Voice and Swallow Clinic

UK Voice and Swallow Clinic navigates pandemic challenges to provide quality care

When COVID-19 first began to hit the United States, health care facilities around the country were forced to close their doors. If they were able to remain open, many were faced with challenges, including procuring adequate personal protective...

Sep 23, 2020

Class of 1970 alumna first woman to own private PT practice in Kentucky

In the 60s and 70s, private physical therapy practices were primarily owned and established by men, despite PT being a female dominated field during that time. Mary Thomson graduated from the UK College of Health Sciences physical...

Sep 18, 2020