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.
Period of Performance: 07/2019 to 06/2024
Total Value: $710,064                                                                                                                             

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.
Period of Performance: 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.
Period of Performance: 09/2021 to 08/2024
Total Value: $367,171

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.
Period of Performance: 07/2020 to 06/2025
Total Value: $3,197,753