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Instruction & Scholarship


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

Joneen Lowman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Linking Kids to Speech-Language Pathologists (LinKS)
U.S. Department of Education
This project prepares 40 (8 each year) graduate-level speech-language pathologists in the effective utilization of telepractice, thereby increasing students’ access to speech-language services in rural Kentucky schools.
Project Period: 05/16/2016 to 05/15/2022
Total Award: $1,221,679