Kyoko Hamagata, a junior human health sciences major and student ambassador, is planning to use her College of Health Sciences education to help underserved Kentucky populations.
Hamagata moved to Lexington during her freshman year of high school and has loved living in Kentucky since then. She wants to give back to a community that has given her so much, and hopes to do this by moving to Pikeville to practice health care.
LaToya Walker is comfortable with making the unfamiliar, familiar. The human health sciences senior and student ambassador has been exposed to many different cultures throughout her life, and she hopes to blend these experiences by becoming a physician assistant and pursuing medical missions. She’s also passionate about ensuring all students in the College of Health Sciences have a voice in their educational journey.
Parisa ShamaeiZadeh, a human health sciences senior and UK College of Health Sciences student ambassador, has seen firsthand how cultural differences can shape health care outcomes. Now, she wants to study how the intersection of cultural/community health with individual health can impact a variety of populations facing adverse circumstances.
There are two things you need to know about Katie Reed—a human health sciences major and University of Kentucky student athlete. One: softball is a significant part of her world, and two: she absolutely hated going to the dentist as a child. Number one hasn’t changed but the soon-to-be graduate’s opinions on dentistry are quite different. So different, in fact, that Reed now aspires to become a dentist herself.
Not every person’s passion is realized in an all-consuming epiphany; in fact, for human health sciences junior Emily Appel, her grand moment of revelation happened in the back of her mother’s car on the way to a college fair.
Human health sciences (HHS) major Amina Nouri is no stranger to persistence. During the many hours she spends in the lab each week, she is faced with countless frustrations and triumphs. “One day you’ll run the perfect experiment with the perfect results,” she said. “But, when you try to reproduce it, it just doesn’t happen. You might repeat the experiment four or five times before you get the results you want.”
Service is ingrained into the very fiber of the health care professions, and no one knows this better than Karen O. Skaff, RDH, PhD. Since 2015, a diverse group of human health sciences students led by Skaff board a bus headed for New Orleans, LA, and Appalachian counties of Kentucky, ready to give more of themselves to assist communities in need.
As the latest health care headline flashes across the news, it can be difficult to make heads or tails of what exactly is happening in our state legislatures, and how these changes in policy impact the average citizen. That’s why Maddie Miles, a junior human health sciences major at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, decided to spring into action by creating her podcast series, “What the health is going on?”
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