Instruction & Scholarship

SPEAC-OUT: Making Communication Happen (Speech Pathologists and Educators Adopting Collaboration and Optimal Use of Technology)
U.S. Department of Education
This interdisciplinary project will develop and implement a program designed to prepare special educators and speech-language pathologists to collaborate in development and delivery of effective communication interventions for students with severe disabilities using in-person and distance learning applications.
Project Period: 10/2021 to 09/2026
Total Value: $1,155,402                                                                                                                                  

Cheryl Vanderford, MPAS, PA-C
Pathway to a Healthier Kentucky through Expansion of MAT Waiver Training
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
This SAMHSA project adds additional training to the Physician Assistant Studies curriculum to include completion of 24 hours of MAT waiver training prior to graduation, standardized patient simulations prior to students’ clinical year, and expand training to our alumni, faculty, and preceptors. 
Project Period: 09/2021 to 08/2024
Total Value: $367,171

Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Central Appalachian Regional Education Research Center: Athletic Training
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
This project provides interdisciplinary occupational safety and health education for graduate students and occupational medicine residents; enhances the research skills of students and faculty in the targeted disciplines; encourages and conducts interdisciplinary research on a variety of occupational diseases and injuries; delivers continuing education, consultation and outreach to address environmental and occupational safety and health concerns; and translates research into prevention practice.
Project Period: 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2024
Total Award: $710,064

Judy Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, FNAP & Jane Kleinert, PhD, CCC-SLP
The Special Education and Communication Disorders - Interdisciplinary Training (SPEAC-IT) Project
U.S. Department of Education
This Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation project develops and implements a program designed to educate special educators and speech-language pathologists to collaborate in the development of effective communication systems for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities and complex communication needs.
Project Period: 01/01/2018 to 12/31/2022
Total Award: $1,153,016

Anne Olson, PhD, CCC/A 
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students: SUCCESS in Speech-Language Pathology
Health Resources and Services Administration
SUCCESS leverages and augments our existing infrastructure, expertise, and retention resources to increase diversity in Kentucky’s speech-language pathology workforce. SUCCESS aims to 1) Target recruiting efforts to reach more educationally disadvantaged students from Kentucky, with a special emphasis on students from Appalachia, first generation college students, and under-represented minority students (URM); 2) Increase enrollment of educationally disadvantaged students, including URM students, each project year; and 3) Retain at least 85% of SUCCESS students through graduation.
Project Period: 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2025
Total Award: $3,178,028