Shelby Baez, PhD, a UK College of Health Sciences alumna who received her Master’s in Athletic Training in 2016 and her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2019, was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) for her outstanding contributions to injury rehabilitation research.
This article is the first in an ongoing series to highlight UK College of Health Sciences faculty efforts to combat the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Researchers were not immune to COVID-19’s impact as the virus forced labs to rethink and reinvent operations nationwide. UK College of Health Sciences (CHS) faculty pivoted quickly to sustain their current opportunities and joined with investigators around the world to provide solutions in their areas of expertise to fight the pandemic’s effects.
Patellofemoral pain, also known as “runner’s knee,” is one of the most common injuries a female runner can experience. Due to this condition, runners encounter pain around the knee joint, as well as quadriceps and hip weakness, preventing high workload training and impacting day-to-day activities.
About the Program
Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, has spent more than 45 years consulting, researching, and publishing on issues related to children with disabilities in the United States and abroad. After a storied career and 20 years serving the College of Health Sciences as a professor in the physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences doctoral program, Effgen retired from academia in January.
Josh Van Wyngaarden grew up in a military family, traveling all over the world during his father’s 22 years in the Air Force.
“It’s really all I ever knew,” he said. “And I knew I wanted to serve in that way, too.”
Josh Van Wyngaarden, PT, DPT, has always been interested in the mechanisms behind pain. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, he’s well-acquainted with chronic pain and the devastating effect it can have on his fellow Airmens’ lives.
How would you explain Rehabilitation Sciences to a prospective student?
The Rehabilitation Sciences doctorate program at UK is a multidisciplinary program that promotes interprofessional awareness and collaboration. By involving many of the rehabilitation disciplines in the courses and research, students grow into rehabilitation scientists, gaining important skills in teaching, scholarship, and even service, in order to become experts in their field.
Charles Hazle, Jr., PT, Ph.D., an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Division of Physical Therapy, and a member of the Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. Program faculty, has been named the latest recipient of the College’s Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Kingston Award was established in recognition of Richard “Dick” Kingston’s creativity and innovation in education. This annual award recognizes faculty for outstanding contributions and long-term consistent excellence in teaching.
Congratulations to Maria Bane who has received a predoctoral training grant from the University of Kentucky Clinical and Translational Science Program supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH. The TL1 Predoctoral training grant will support her stipend as well as tuition and fees for 2 years. Maria is working with Dr. Joe Stemple and the title of her study is: “Optimizing Voice Therapy Through Treatment Personalization”.
Join us in congratulating Maria!