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It’s National Allied Health Professions Week!


It’s National Allied Health Professions Week, or as some call it, National Allied Health Week, where we celebrate all that is wonderful about the Allied Health Professions. There will be lectures and seminars, mental health resources and helpful tips on how to live a healthier life.

During the week, we’ll also be featuring stories about current students on our social media.

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Nearly 30 vendors came from near and far to appear at the 2022 UK PA Job Fair, but some one pair made a very long trip. Two recruiters came all the way from Coos Bay, Oregon's North Bend Medical Center. 

Why would the two women — who had never visited the state of Kentucky before — come all the way to attend a job fair for UK PA?

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

When the students walk up and get inducted tonight, Emma Pastirik says she will fully realize that the ceremony is the most notable achievement that the College of Health Sciences Student Ambassadors have made. 

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

There's a saying in life that you always want to leave your audience wanting more.

It was certainly true Friday in the College of Health Sciences. But in this case, the CHS Office of Student Affairs left them wanting S'mores.

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Congratulations go out to Shelley Irving, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant professor and Morehead Campus Site Director, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, for winning the PA Foundation's William H. Marquardt Community Health Access Fellowship.

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Cassidi Spurlock’s life was all in place.

She had a career as an audio engineer in a city she knew well — Nashville, Tenn. She was comfortable. But she wanted more — she wanted to make a difference, and to do it in her home state of Kentucky.

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Two professors in the College of Health Sciences are collaborating with the Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) to present the College’s first interprofessional Faculty Learning Community for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL FLC).

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

It was time for a second career path, she thought.

And it led her to UK’s Physician Assistant Studies program.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’d like to recognize the journey of 43-year-old current student Diana Delcher, a native of El Salvador who will graduate in 2024.

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By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Seth Hagan, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has been named one of 11 national scholarship award winners for 2022 by the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions.

“I’m very thankful,” he said. “Humble and grateful.”

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By Sara Pisoni and Ryan Clark
CHS Contributors

There was relief, reflection and excitement as students, faculty and staff came out to the Origin Hotel last week for the Physician Assistant Studies Academic Residency Program celebration.

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