2014 Faculty and Staff Awards

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 Excellence in Research Award

May 1, 2015

UK Health Sciences Professor Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Joan Darbee, PT, PhD, a senior lecturer in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Division of Physical Therapy, was named the 2015 recipient of the college’s Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching. 


May 1, 2015

Added Sugar in American Diets Has Caused Public Health Crisis

Dr. Geza Bruckner was recently a contributing columnist in the Lexington Herald-Leader

Let's face it. Sugars tastes good and for a little while, it may makes us feel better until the crash comes and we are left feeling tired and...

Apr 27, 2015

Fuel Young Athletes with Hydration and Nutrition

College of Health Sciences Athletic Training student Jordan Light was recently a contributing columnist in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

With the spring sports season in full swing, parents of young athletes are busy...

Apr 27, 2015

College of Health Sciences Inducts Glenda Mack into Hall of Fame

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences recently welcomed a new inductee into its Alumni Hall of Fame. The latest inductee is Glenda D. Mack, MSPT, CWS, CLT, MBA. 

Mack, a 1997 alumna of the physical therapy program, is...

Mar 25, 2015

Five Benefits of Consulting with a PA for Primary Care

This column first appeared in the March 15 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader. 

By Virginia Valentin and Hannah Anderson

When finding a home base for health care, patients are no longer considering a single doctor in...

Mar 25, 2015

Speech-Language Pathologist Helps Former Wildcat Become Fluent for Life

Meg Shake, a speech-language pathologist in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Communication Disorders Clinic, is featured in a recent Sports Illustrated article, written by Lee Jenkins.

The article...

Mar 9, 2015

Vitamin D More Important as We Age

Vitamin D may be the "sunshine vitamin," but did you know that in Kentucky we can't make vitamin D from sun exposure between October and February? Interest in vitamin D has intensified as scientists have discovered the various roles it plays in...

Mar 9, 2015

African Students Association Photo Project Debunks Stereotypes About Africa

Students from the African Students Association (ASA) at the University of Kentucky recently gathered in the Student Center to participate in a photography project to raise awareness of stereotypes about Africa.

“We organize this...

Mar 9, 2015

Difficulty Swallowing? It Might Be Dysphagia

Almost everyone has at one time experienced the sensation of something stuck in his or her throat -- after swallowing a pill, perhaps, or choking on food. But recurrent swallowing difficulties could mean a diagnosis of dysphagia -- which can be...

Mar 9, 2015