Research Seminar

The CHS Research Seminar has been redesigned to more effectively combine the
Grantsmanship program and the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program's
Professional Seminar. Research Seminar will be held every other Thursday, with
some exceptions due to holidays and conferences, beginning on September 6, 2018, 
from 3-4 PM in the Charles T. Wethington Building, Room 216 (new location).

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule



Thursday 9/6Thursday 9/20 & Friday 9/21Thursday 10/4Thursday 10/18Thursday 11/1Thursday 11/15Thursday 12/6

Nancy Harrington, PhD

UK College of Communication and Information

"Health Communication Research"

No seminar.

Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN),

UK's Bill Gatton Student Center. 

John Abt, PhD, ATC, FACSM

"Human Performance of our Military Elite: From Lab to Land"

Rachel Graham, DrPH

"Multi-Sector Collaboration to Address the Social Determinants of Health: Evolution and Future Directions"

Research Seminar: From Western Kentucky University’s Communication Science & Disorders Department

Brian Weiler, PhD, CCC-SLP
“Investigations of Child Language Disorders”

Richard Dressler PhD, CCC-SLP
“Use of Body Camera to Assess Executive Function”

Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM

Chair and Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

University of Pittsburgh

"Closing the Gap: Designing Interventions for People with Cognitive Impairments"

Geetanjali Gera, PhD, PT

"Functional Reorganization of Movements in Neurologically Impaired Individuals"

Spring 2019 Research Seminar Dates:

Thursday 1/17
Thursday 1/31
Thursday 2/14
Thursday 2/28
Thursday 3/21
Thursday 4/4
Thursday 4/18
Thursday 5/2

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

DateTimeSpeaker and Title
August 313:00-4:00 PMTravis Thomas, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD, FAND
The Contribution of Vitamin D to Muscle Metabolic
Function in Cancer Cachexia
September 143:00-4:00 PMEsther Dupont-Versteegden, PhD
Massage as a novel intervention for muscle atrophy
September 283:00-4:00 PMMargie Olds, MHSc, BPHty
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
October 123:00-4:00 PMSlot Open for Presentation
October 263:00-4:00 PMBabak Bazrgari, PhD
College of Engineering
November 93:00-4:00 PMBrandi White, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences
November 303:00-4:00 PMTimothy M. Griffin, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

DatePresenter and Event
January 12Patrick Kitzman, PhD, Associate Dean for Research
January 26Geetanjali Gera, PT, PhD, PT Faculty Candidate
Oregon Health & Science University
February 9Timothy Butterfield, PhD, ATC
Architectural determinants for damage and adaptation in skeletal muscle
February 23Selina Parry, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Understanding and mitigating the burden of post-ICU morbidity
March 9Paul Klein, RHB Doctoral Program Student 
Establishing Post-Rehabilitative Recovery & Identifying Clinical
Predictors of Improved Gait Mechanics After TKA
Caitlin Whale, MS, LAT, ATC, RHB Doctoral Program Student
Lower VR-12 Mental Component Scores Are Associated with Lower
Return-to-Work Rates After Patellofemoral Autologous
Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
March 30CCTS Spring Conference and College of Health Sciences Research Day
April 13Laura Stone, MS, CCC-SLP, RHB Doctoral Program Student
Speech-Language Pathologists' and Classroom Teachers'
Attitudes and Beliefs about Collaboration in the Classroom:
A Phenomenological Study
Ryan McCann, MSEd, ATC, CSCS, RHB Doctoral Program Student
Prediction of Recurrent Ankle Sprains in Athletes
April 27Nate Johnson, PT, DPT, PhD
Are Exercise-Induced Improvements in Cognitive and Motor Performance
the Result of Distinct Properties of Network Connectivity? 
Jane Kleinert, PhD
Improving Communication Outcomes for Students with
Significant Disabilities

Fall 2016-Research Seminar on hiatus

Spring 2016 Schedule

January 28, 2016
Phillip Gribble, PhD (Athletic Training)

Effects of Aging and Ankle Injury on Postural Control and White Matter Microstructure


February 25, 2016
John Abt, PhD (Athletic Training)

Human Factors Model to Reduce Occupational Injuries in Health Care Workers


March 24, 2016
Nate Johnson, PT, DPT, PhD (Physical Therapy)


April 21, 2016
CCTS/CHS Research Day
Personalized Health

May 5, 2016
Brian Noehren, PT, PhD, FACSM (Physical Therapy)

Developing New Interventions between ACL Reconstruction and Total Knee Replacement


May 12, 2016
Travis Thomas, PhD, RD, CSSD (Clinical Nutrition)

Vitamin D Contribution to Muscle Metabolic Function in Cancer Cachexia