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  • Dr. Dan Croake

    promoted to Assistant Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Shakiyla Davis

    promoted to Administrative Support Associate UK Sports Medicine Research Institute
  • Melissa Miller

    promoted to Administrative Support Associate Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs
  • Emily Norton

    promoted to Administrative Support Associate Research Office
  • Dr. Casey Shadix

    Exploratory Advisor
  • John Abt, Ph

    Associate Professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Research Institute, received a $55,000 grant from the University of Pittsburgh for the “USASOC Injury Prevention/Performance Optimization Musculoskeletal Screening Initiative.”

  • Esther Dupont-Versteegden, PhD

    Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program, and Dr. Tim Butter eld, Associate Professor, were awarded a ve-year $2.1 million grant from the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health for their project entitled, “Mechanisms Underlying Anabolic Effects of Cyclic Compressive Loading in Muscle.”

  • Kevin Murach, PhD

    Post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Charlotte Peterson’s laboratory, received a three-year Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F32) for his project entitled, “Fusion-Independent Roles of Satellite Cells in Muscle Adaptation.”

  • Charlotte Peterson, PhD

    Joseph Hamburg Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Muscle Biology, received a one-year $20,000 supplemental grant from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to collaborate with Dr. Mary McGrae McDermott, Jeremiah Stamler Professor of Medicine, on the NIH-funded study, “COCOA-PAD study: Epicatechin-Rich COCOA to improve Walking Performance in PAD: the COCOA-PAD-S Study.” Dr. Peterson also received a $121,000 ve-year grant from Northwestern University to collaborate with Dr. McDermott on an NIH- funded project entitled, “Improve PAD PERformance with METformin: The PERMET Trial.”

  • Travis Thomas, PhD

    Associate Professor, was awarded a ve-year $1.68 million grant for his project entitled, “The Contribution of Vitamin D to Muscle Metabolic Function in Cancer Cachexia,” as part of the recently granted National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award of $11.2 million for the University of Kentucky Center for Cancer and Metabolism (Dr. Daret St Clair, Principal Investigator).

  • Student Grants

    Under the mentorship of Dr. Phillip Gribble (Associate Professor, Athletic Training), Haley Mills (Athletic Training) received a $1,000 research grant from NATA Research & Education Foundation for her project, “Impact of Supervised Rehabilitation on Patient Reported Function and Re-injury Rates Following Lateral Ankle Sprain.”

  • Dr. Richard Andreatta was one of six UK faculty to receive the2017 UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award.
  • Dr. Michelle Butina was selected for theWomen in Education Leadership program at Harvard University, a group of leaders interested in strengthening and leveraging their leadership skills to advance education initiatives.
  • Dr. Lynn English and Donna Morris were selected as a UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education Fellows.
  • Dr. Rachel Hogg published “Insights into Collaborative Networks of Nonprofit, Private, and Public Organizations that Address Complex Health Issues” in Health Affairs, along with co-author Dr. Danielle Varda, University of Colorado Denver.
  • Dr. Brendan O’Farrell received the Pam Woodrum Angel Award, from the UK Office of Residence Life.
  • Dr. Charles Marshall was selected to participate in the 2017 Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium Academic Leadership Academy.
  • Dr. Charlotte Peterson published“Myogenic Progenitor Cells Control Extracellular Matrix Production by Fibroblasts during Skeletal Muscle Hypertro Cell Stem Cell,” along with co-authors Drs. Christopher S. Fry, Tyler J. Kirby, Kate Kosmac, and JohnJ. McCarthy.
  • Dr. Sharon Stewart received the Darrell C. Mase Presidential Citation from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. The award recognizes those who have dedicated themselves to helping maintain the qualities of excellence that characterize a truly professional association.
  • Dr. Tim Uhl published "Level of Patient–Physician Agreement in Assessment of Change Following Conservative Rehabilitation for Shoulder Pain" in Shoulder & Elbow, along with Dr. Stephanie D. Moore-Reed, W. Ben Kibler, and Heather Bush.
  • Shaimaa Abdeljaber, Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate, was chosen as the student speaker for the UK Commencement Ceremony on May 5, which included the College of Health Sciences, College of Business & Economics, College of Fine Arts, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy.
  • Kailee Barnes, HHS student, was selected for the 2017 Derby Royal Court.Those selected acted as ambassadors for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival.
  • Congratulations to Lina Ghazala (Mentor: Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden) and Hillary McLean (Mentor: Dr. Travis Thomas) on being selected to present at the 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol. This annual event showcases undergraduate research to Kentucky legislators and emphasizes the valuable contributions of science to the Commonwealth and is held at the Kentucky State Capitol Building Rotunda.
  • Kaley Robertson, Physical Therapy student, was selected as the APTA Outstanding Orthopedic Physical Therapy Student of the Year, a national award.
  • Undergraduate Research Spring Travel Awards
    Congratulations to the following undergraduate students on receiving a spring Student Travel Award from the CHS Office of Undergraduate Research:
    • Brock Sigler (Mentors: Drs. Michelle Butina and Randa Remer)
    • Mia MacDonald (Mentor: Dr. Brian Noehren)
    • Hayley Reed (Mentor:Dr. Brian Noehren)
    • Cannon Hanebuth (Mentors: Drs. Michelle Butina and Randa Remer)
  • LLP of the Year

    The Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College received the 2016-17 Living Learning Program of the Year, from the UK Office of Residence Life.

  • Congratulations to the Recipients of CHS Faulty and Staff Awards

    • Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Chuck Hazle
    • Excellence in Research Award, Senior Investigator: Dr. Brian Noehren
    • Excellence in Research Award, Young Investigator: Dr. Nate Johnson
    • Distinguished Scholar Award: Dr. Geza Bruckner
    • Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Dana Howell (EKU)
    • 2016 Staff Employee of the Year: Sharon Goins
  • Staff Years of Service Recognition

    • Julia Berry, 5 years
    • Erin Jensen, 10years
    • Julie Poole, 15 years
    • Dr. Randa Remer, 10 years
    • Keturah Taylor, 10 years
  • A. O. Sullivan Award

    The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard was honored with the A. O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education, during the 2016 MediStar Awards in Louisville. The MediStar Awards honor health care professionals for their achievements in advocacy, innovation, education, leadership, and aging care. The A. O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education is presented to an organization that takes creative approaches to developing and implementing programs, which enhance the level of knowledge, education, and career opportunity in health care.

  • Discourse Processing in Healthy Aging in the United States - Database Now Available

    Principal Investigator(s): Heather Harris Wright, East Carolina University; Gilson J. Capilouto, University of Kentucky

    The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).The Discourse Processing in Healthy Aging database provides demographic data, cognitive data (standardized tests of memory and attention), digital media (audio and/or video), and discourse transcriptions for 11 different discourse tasks from nearly 500 participants across the adult lifespan (20 -90 years old).

  • Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College Offers New Scholarships

    Thanks to the generous support of the UK Women and Philanthropy Network, the IHRC will be awarding thirteen $2,000 scholarships designed to help returning IHRC students cover the cost of living in the IHRC/Woodland Glen 5 for the 2017-18 academic year.Withthe hope of combatting healthcare disparities in the future, the scholarships are also designed to support diversity and inclusion in the field of healthcare.

  • Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer Award

    The Lyman T. Johnson Association is UK’s African American alumni group, and each year Colleges nominate current students and successful graduates for awards. The coveted Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award is given to an African American alumni, faculty, or staff member whose faith, hard work, and determination has positively impacted the lives of people on the UK campus, and in the city, state, or nation. African American students whose academic achievements and ability to positively impact the lives of others are selected to receive the Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer Award.

    We are proud to recognize the following recipients from the College of Health Sciences:

    • Dr. DeShana Collett, Physician Assistant Studies: Torch of Excellence Award recipient
    • Gabe Amponsah, ATC, Athletic Training '08, UK Head Athletic Trainer/Football: Torch of Excellence Award recipient
    • Amari Henderson, Medical Laboratory Science '15: Torch of Excellence Award recipient
    • Carolyn Blissett, Physical Therapy '16: Torch of Excellence Award recipient
    • Ashley Pittman, Medical Laboratory Science ‘16: Torch Bearer Award recipient
  • Dr. Thomas Palmer, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, ‘11

    Thomas was the invited key note speaker and guest presenter for the Japan Athletic Training Association Annual Meeting, held in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Meredith Wesley Bizot, Communication Sciences and Disorders, ‘13

    Meredith married her husband, Brendan, in June 2013. Last July, they welcomed their first child, Gabrielle Marie. Theylive in Louisville where Meredith works as a Speech Language Pathologist with adults with traumatic brain injuries in the Pathways program at Louisville East Post Acute.

  • Jaclyn Kaylor Donovan, MS,Athletic Training, ‘02

    Jaclyn was selected as a 2016 "40 Under 40" Alumna by the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association. She also completed the "Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist" (CSCS) Credential.

  • Dr. Lori Bolgla, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, ‘05

    Lori was recipient of the 2017 International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Achievement of Distinction Best Original Research Manuscript Award.Article Citation: Bolgla LA, Earl-Boehm J, Emery CA, Hamstra-Wright KL, Ferber R. “Pain, Function, and Strength Outcomes for Males and Females with Patellofemoral Pain Who Participate in Either a Hip/Core-or Knee-Based Rehabilitation Program,”International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 11(6): 926-935, 2016.

  • Jessica Wilmore, Communication Sciences and Disorders, ‘14

    Jessica recently began a new position as Therapy Program Director for the Willows at Fritz Farm. She also became a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

  • Emily Petro (Graham), Physical Therapy, ‘11

    Emily was married in 2011. They moved back to Louisville from the NYC/NJ area in early 2014, and the couple had their first child,Lawson, in 2015. Emily became clinic director at a KORT clinic in late 2016. The couple is now expecting their second boy-due July 2017.

  • Tony Hill, Athletic Training, ‘06

    Tony recently accepted the Head Football Athletic Trainer position at Colorado State University. He is excited to move his family of five to Fort Collins in anticipation of adding one more child at the end of June.

  • Nikki Lounsberry, Athletic Training,‘10

    Nikki became President of the Delaware Athletic Trainers' Association in December 2016.

  • Dr. Nikki Etter, Communication Sciences and Disorders,’09, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD, ’14

    Nikki was awarded the 2017 Young Alumni Award from the UK College of Health Sciences.

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[MORE STUDENTS, SAME COMMITMENT TO THEIR SUCCESS]

GENEROSITY OF CHS FACULTY AND STAFF ALLOWS DANIELLE TO RIDE A BIKE
[JUST LIKE OTHER KIDS]

[JUST LIKE OTHER KIDS]

PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENT IN HAZARD EXPERIENCES COAL MINES FIRSTHAND
[GOING UNDERGROUND]

[GOING UNDERGROUND]

[Q&A WITH MLS GRADUATE ON THE PROGRAM AND PROFESSION]

[Q&A WITH MLS GRADUATE ON THE PROGRAM AND PROFESSION]

[DR. TRAVIS THOMAS AWARDED $1.68 MILLION COBRE GRANT]

[DR. TRAVIS THOMAS AWARDED $1.68 MILLION CORE GRANT]

[UK COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES INDUCTS TWO INTO ITS HALL OF FAME]

[UK COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES INDUCTS TWO INTO ITS HALL OF FAME]

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