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  • Dr. Michelle Butina was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
  • Christa Blackwell Jennings was promoted to HR and Faculty Administrator for the College.
  • Dr. Patrick Kitzman was promoted to Professor.
  • Dr. Jane Kleinert was promoted to Professor.
  • Dr. Janice Kuperstein was promoted to Professor.
  • Dr. D. Travis Thomas was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
  • Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden was named Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, August 1, 2016.
  • Dr. Phillip Gribble was named Director of the Division of Athletic Training, July 1, 2016.
  • Dr. Patrick Kitzman was named Associate Dean for Research, September 1, 2016.
  • Dr. Carl Mattacola was named Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, July 1, 2016.
  • Dr. Sharon Stewart was named Associate Dean for Special Projects, July 1, 2016.
  • Dr. Vrushali Angadi published “An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Management of a Patient with Base of Tongue Carcinoma.a chapter in Cases in Head and Neck Cancer, along with co-authors Dr. Joseph Stemple and Thomas Gal wrote.
  • Dr. Michelle Butina was namedone of 12 nationally as an American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Voices Under 40 recipient.
  • Dr. DeShana Collett completed the 2016 Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium Academic Leadership Academy.
  • Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden was recognized as a University Research Professor. University Research Professorships were established by the UK Board of Trustees to recognize outstanding research achievements by faculty.
  • Dr. Susan Effgen presented at the International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities in June in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Dr. Phillip Gribble was lead author of a consensus statementfrom the2016 International Ankle Consortiumon the prevalence, impact,and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains. The statement was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. Janice Kuperstein received the Outstanding Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Health Policy and Administration.
  • Dr. Charlotte Peterson was selected for an Intergovernmental Personnel Appointment at the NIH to provide scientific and administrative oversight to a new initiative through the Office of the Director’s Common Fund, entitled “Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium.” She will remain on faculty, continuing to oversee her grant-funded research program, and serving as Director of the Center for Muscle Biology.
  • Dr. Carl Mattacola received the 2016 William B. Sturgill Award, presented annually to a UK faculty member for outstanding contributions to graduate education.
  • Drs. Kevin Schuer and Janice Kuperstein were named Fellows of the UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education.
  • Dr. Karen O. Skaff received the 2016 Alfred C. Fones Award from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
  • Dr. Joseph Stemple received a 2016 UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science Mentor Award.
  • Dr. D. Travis Thomas was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Dr. Tim Uhl published “Level of patient–physician agreement in assessment of change following conservative rehabilitation for shoulder pain” in the Shoulder & Elbow journal (co-authors Stephanie D. Moore-Reed, W. Ben Kibler, and Heather Bush). Uhl also published “A literature review of studies evaluating rotator cuff activation during early rehabilitation exercises for post-op rotator cuff repair” in the Journal of Exercise Physiology (co-authors Samuel N. Wells, Jodi R. Schilz, and A. Burke Gurney).
  • Lesley Ann Hatfield, Physician Assistant Studies student, was selected for the Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program and will become a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service after graduation.
  • Amy Hehre, Physician Assistant Studies student, presented a poster “Orphans & Oncology: Expanding Care Accessibility in Rural Kenya" during Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology 19th Annual Conference.
  • Ryan Hunton, Physician Assistant Studies student, was selected as a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association Student Advisory Task Force. He also provided testimony in the American Academy of Physician Assistants' House of Delegates on a policy paper that he co-authored.
  • Karly Kindoll, Human Health Sciences student, and her inter-professional team of won the UK Case Competition and represented UK at the International Global Health Case Competition, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Kendall Muhammad, Human Health Sciences student and Kentucky track and field member, earned a spot on the American team that competed at the World Junior Championships in Poland by claiming silver in the 1,500 meters at the 2016 USATF Junior Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
  • Natalie L. Myers, MS, ATC, PES, Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral student, published “Volume-based Interval Training Program for Elite Tennis Players" in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, co-authored by Aaron D. Sciascia, MS, ATC, PES, W. Ben Kibler, MD, FACSM, and Tim L. Uhl, PhD ATC, PT, FNATA. Myers and Dr. Gilson Capilouto published "A model for rehabilitation adherence in athletes demonstrating different attachment styles" in the International Journal of Sports Therapy and Training.
  • Jessy Rushing, Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral student, published "Obtaining competencies with self-determination theory: The music therapy internship" in Music Therapy Perspectives, co-authored with mentor Dr. Gilson Capilouto.
  • Allison Webb, undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders student, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky at UK.
  • Caitlin Whale, Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral student, published "Feasibility of conducting a web-based survey of patient-reported outcomes and rehabilitation progress" in Digital Health, along with Dr. Jennifer Howard, RHB PHD and AT alumna and former faculty member; Dr. Jenny Toonstra, RHB PhD alumna; Amanda Meade, AT alumna; and Dr. Carl Mattacola.
  • Jackson Van Arsdale, Physical Therapy student, received a Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarship award. He is also class president for the Lexington campus Class of 2018.
  • CHS Partners with Child Development Center

    The UK College of Health Sciences has partnered with Child Development Center of the Bluegrass to offer pediatric therapy services at CDCB. In August, CHS assumed management of all pediatric therapy services, now provided as UK Pediatric Therapies at Child Development Center of the Bluegrass. This partnership provides opportunities for better integration of CDCB with UK’s academic and clinical resources, as well as additional community engagement opportunities for CHS and CDCB.

  • UK Sports Medicine Research Institute Formally Approved

    In May, University Senate voted unanimously to formally approve the creation of the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI). The SMRI represents a joint initiative between the College of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, UK HealthCare, and UK Athletics and represents collaborating faculty from seven Colleges across the University.

  • Laryngectomee Conference

    The UK Voice and Swallow Clinic hosted the Bluegrass Area Laryngectomee Conference. This was an opportunity for laryngectomees, vendors, and clinicians to come together to discuss issues unique to this patient population.The conferencewas well-attended and well-received and may become an annual event.

  • Voice and Swallow and Communication Disorders Clinics Win Award

    Congratulations to the Voice and Swallow Clinic and the Communication Disorders Clinics for receiving theUK HealthCare Patient Experience Award.

  • Congratulations to the Recipients of CHS Faculty and Staff Awards

    Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Tim Butterfield
    Excellence in Research Award - Senior Investigator: Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden
    Distinguished Scholar Award: Dr. Susan Effgen
    2015 Staff Employee of the Year: Doug Long

    Staff Years of Service Recognition

    • Kimberly Barnes, 5 years
    • Melissa Miller, 5 years
    • Kathy Schuler-Ringo, 10 years
    • Katie Lopez, 10 years
    • Marie Poole, 10 years
    • Amy Confides, 15 years
    • Loralyn Cecil, 15 years
  • Dr. Phillip Gribble’s research on long-term adverse health effects after an ankle injury has received national media coverage. An article by the news service, HealthDay, was picked up by more than 20 media outlets and generated a potential audience reach of 13 million. Two national outlets were the U.S. News & World Report website and The New York Times.
  • Dr. Nathan Johnson's research on the effects of aerobic exercise on dementia received national and international media coverage. The story was picked up by 40 media outlets such as Yahoo! India, the Hong Kong Herald, and the Malaysia Sun.
  • A high-profile example of this impact is found in NBA player and former UK Wildcat, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He was interviewed recently for Yahoo Sports, Vertical Pod with Woj. Kidd-Gilchrist discussed dealing with stuttering with the help of Meg Shake, CHS Speech-Language Pathologist and an alumna of the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program. Kidd-Gilchrist was asked a terrific question: Who impacted your life at UK more –Meg Shake or Coach John Calipari? In an incredible tribute to Meg, he says their impact is on "equal ground."
  • Dr. Carl Mattacola's work with the Jockeys' Guild on developing a Concussion Management Protocol Pilot Study was featured in Blood-Horse Magazine and in the Baltimore Sun, among other outlets.
  • Dr. Phillip Gribble’sresearch on long-term adverse health effects after an ankle injury has received national media coverage. An article by the news service, HealthDay, was picked up by more than 20 media outlets and generated a potential audience reach of 13 million. Twonational outlets werethe U.S. News & World Reportwebsiteand The New York Times.
  • Dr. Nathan Johnson'sresearch on the effects of aerobic exercise on dementia received national and international media coverage. The story was picked up by 40 media outlets such as Yahoo! India, the Hong Kong Herald, and the Malaysia Sun.
  • A high-profile example of this impact is found in NBA player and former UK Wildcat, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He was interviewed recently for Yahoo Sports, Vertical Pod with Woj. Kidd-Gilchristdiscussed dealing with stuttering with the help of Meg Shake, CHS Speech-Language Pathologist and an alumna of the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program.Kidd-Gilchrist was asked a terrific question: Who impacted your life at UK more –Meg Shake or Coach John Calipari? In an incredible tribute to Meg, he says their impact is on "equal ground."
  • Dr. Carl Mattacola'swork with the Jockeys' Guild on developing a Concussion Management Protocol Pilot Studywas featured inBlood-Horse Magazineand in the Baltimore Sun, among other outlets.
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