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Judy Skelton, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Director of Curriculum
Postdoctoral training in Gerontology
Ph.D, Postsecondary Education - University of Florida
M.Ed., Education - University of Florida
B.S., Dental Hygiene - University of Louisville
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Instructional and curricular design/development and educational assessment are my primary areas of focus. I am involved with multiple grant funded projects in which educational applications are developed, implemented and assessed to improve learning, such as service-learning, community based instruction, and web-enhanced instruction. Current funding includes:

Dental Health Aid II Education Program, Alaskan Native Tribal Health Consortium Co-Investigator, 
    December, 2002-June 2004.

A comprehensive training program to prepare native Alaskans to provide oral health in tribal settings.

Physician's Oral Health Education in Kentucky, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Co-Investigator, 
    October, 1, 2001-September 30, 2004.

Curriculum development, implementation and assessment for Family Practice Residents in Lexington, Corbin, 
    Hazard, and Pikeville.

“Career Training in Therapeutics and Translational Research”, NIH K-30 Grant #HL04163-02. Co-Investigator. 
     September, 2000 – August 2005.

Outcomes assessment for faculty mentors, protégé clinical researchers, institution and program.

“Dental Accreditation Training Materials, Phase III: An Online Program”, Commission on Dental Accreditation of the 
     American Dental Association, Principle Investigator, June – December 2001,

Design, implementation and evaluation of web-based accreditation site visitor training program.

“Multidisciplinary Standardized Patient Modules for Improved Teaching in Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine 
     Among Health Professions Students” Fall 2000-Fall 2003, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 
     US Department of Education, College Level Investigator, October,2000-September, 2003.

Development of case-based standardized patient curriculum for student dentists in collaboration with UK Pharmacy, 
    Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences and 3 external dissemination sites (Oregon Health Sciences Center, University 
    of Illinois at Chicago and Indiana/Purdue University at Indianapolis.


Elam, C.L., Skelton, J., Crocker, D., Musick, D.W. Service Learning in the Medical Curriculum: Developing and Evaluating an Elective Experience. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. In press. 

Skelton, J., Smith, T.A., Betz, W.T., Lillich, T.T., (2002) Improving the Oral Health Knowledge of Osteopathic Medical Students. Journal of Dental Education, 66(3):1289-1296.

Elam, C.L., Stratton, T.D., Musick, D.W., Sauer, M. J., Skelton, J. (2001) A Comparison of Participants and Non-Participants in a First-Year Community Based Service Elective. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 8(1):43-47.

Skelton, Judith; West, Karen P.; Zeff, Tina. (2002) Course Review: A Tool for Curriculum and Faculty Development. Journal of Dental Education, 66(3):405-413.

Skelton, Judith; Mullins, Raynor; Kaplan, Alan L.; West, Karen P.; Smith. Timothy A. (2001) University of Kentucky Community-Based Field Experience: Program Description. Journal of Dental Education, 65(11):1238-1242.

Contact Info

Judy Skelton, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Director of Curriculum
University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center 
Lexington, KY 40536 

Tel: (859) 323-2796
Fax: (859) 323-0066



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