The UK College of Health Sciences is in the TOP 15 in NIH funding for Colleges of Allied Health. The College also has active Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Defense, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), and Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).


Recent Faculty Grant Awards

Charlotte Peterson, PhD, and John McCarthy, PhD                                                                  $1,945,714

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Exercise-induced skeletal muscle exosomes promote adipocyte lipolysis

Charlotte Peterson, PhD                                                                                                                 $60,000

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging

Tim Butterfield, PhD, ATC and Esther Dupont-Versteegden, PhD                                               $99,450

National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Mechanisms underlying anabolic effects of cyclic compressive loading in muscle

Brian Noehren, PT, PhD, FACSM                                                                                                 $82,932

ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.

Randomized Trial Testing Alterations in Biomechanics Due to Treadmill Design

Nicholas Heebner, PhD, ATC & Tim Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA                                              $12,000

American Hand Therapy Foundation

Biomechanical validation of push-up and pull-up progression program

John Abt, PhD                                                                                                                           $4,000,000

U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research

Marines SpeCial Operations PrEparedness (M-SCOPE)

Student Grants

Shelby Baez, MSAT, ATC
Johanna Hoch, PhD, ATC (Mentor)                                                                                                                 $2,488
NATA Research & Education Foundation, Doctoral Grant
Implementation of In Vivo Exposure Therapy to Decrease Fear in Females after ACL-Reconstruction: A Pilot Study

Alexa Johnson
Joshua Winters, PhD, CSCS (Mentor)                                                                                                             $2,000
American Society for Biomechanics, ASB Grant-In-Aid
Connecting the Pieces: How Low Back Pain Alters Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Shock Attenuation in Active Individuals

Kyle Kosik, PhD, ATC
Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA (Mentor)                                                                                                    $2,000
SEATA Research and Education Committee, SEATA (District 9) Research Grant
Cartilage Deformation and Gait Biomechanics in Patients with and without Chronic Ankle Instability

Jennifer Mullins, DPT
Arthur Nitz, PT, PhD, ECS, OCS (Mentor)                                                                                                       $2,000
Retired Army Medical Specialist Corps Association, RAMSCA Endowment Award
The effect of dry needling on clinical and neurophysiologic components of balance in individuals with chronic ankle instability

Oliver Silverson
Tim Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA (Mentor)                                                                                                        $1,000
NATA Research & Education Foundation, Master's Grant
Reliability and validity of a clinical assessment tool for measuring scapular mobility in healthy subjects