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July 15   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 22   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 22   PAS Program Meeting
CTW 216
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint Calendar

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Wigginton Earns Rare Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Designation

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP is now a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BRS-S). The American Speech-Language Hearing Association, which grants basic certification to all Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) as an entry level requirement for practice, launched the Specialty Recognition program in 1995. While BRS-S is voluntary, it is becoming the standard for identifying an SLP who is an expert in dysphagia, or swallowing disorders. There are only 209 professionals worldwide who hold the BRS-S distinction and only four in the state of Kentucky.

In order to receive the BRS-S, the SLP must have significant clinical experience in dysphagia with a specified minimum number of contact hours per year. She or he must also have accrued a substantial number of Continuing Education hours in the area of Swallowing Disorders. They must also distinguished themselves via research, administrative, and/ or educational accomplishments. Finally, the BRS-S candidate must pass the specialty exam offered through the Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. The examination assesses the candidate's knowledge as an indicator of advanced clinical knowledge and performance.

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Anne HarrisonAnne Harrison, PhD, PT received the American Physical Therapy Association's Dorothy E Baethke-Eleanor J Carlin Award during the APTA Conference & Exposition held in Salt Lake City, Utah in June.  


The Dorothy E Baethke-Eleanor J Carlin Award was established in 1981 to acknowledge an individual who has made significant contributions to physical therapy education through excellence in academic teaching as exemplified in the professional and teaching careers of Dorothy E Baethke and Eleanor J Carlin. 

Back to TopPorter Receives Master’s Grant Award

Anna Porter, ATC, Graduate Research Assistant, received a master’s grant program award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation. Her one-year project, entitled Scapular Muscle Activities during Closed Chain Shoulder Exercises, is funded by the Richard Malacrea, AT Ret Research Endowment. Tim Uhl, PhD, Associate Professor in Athletic Training, is her mentor.

Back to TopHighlights from the 2013 National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting in June

uhl_mattacolaTim Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT and Carl Mattacola, PhD, ATC were recognized with the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award at the NATA Annual Meeting. 

The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer. 

MDAT recipients have been involved in the service and leadership activities at the national and district level.  No other award, NATA or otherwise, is a prerequisite for eligibility for MDAT.




butterfield_mckeonTimothy Butterfield, PhD, ATC received the New Investigator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation.

The award recognizes a researcher who is likely to continue to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in athletic training and health care.

This is a two-year streak for CHS -- Pat McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS received the NATA New Investigator Award in 2012, while he was an assistant professor for Division of Athletic Training.



CHS student Dai Sugimoto, PhD, ATC received the JAT award: Clint Thompson Award (2nd runner-up). Title: Compliance with neuromuscular training and ACL injury risk reduction in female athletes. Authors: Sugimoto D, Myer GD, Bush HM, Klugman MF, Medina-McKeon JM, Hewett TE.

UK alumna Patricia McGinn Tripp, PhD, ATC received the Athletic Trainer Service Award.  

Jennifer Howard, PhD, ATC and students Jennifer Werner, BS, ATC, Julie Iannicelli, BS, ATC, and Jenny Toonstra, MS, ATC were awarded a NATA Research Grant to study "Understanding Return to Sport Factors Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Mixed-Methods Study."  

Back to TopIsaacs Advances in ASLTA Certification

Anthony IsaacsASL Instructor Anthony Isaacs, MS Deaf Ed. recently moved up to the next American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification level. His ASLTA certification has advanced to professional level -- the top level in ASLTA certification. He is only the third person, as well as the youngest, in Kentucky to be certified at professional level.

Back to TopFree Cancer Screenings Offered for NASCAR Fans

csd nascarA group of speech-language pathologists, otolaryngology faculty and residents, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, and CSD graduate students performed free mouth and throat cancer screenings for NASCAR spectators at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY on June 29. During a five-hour period, 200 people were screened.

The group was sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Department of Clinical Sciences, UK HealthCare, and Voice for Hope. The screening was a huge success and the group looks forward to screening even more individuals next year.

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Open Forum with Department Chair Candidate

The Search Committee for the Rehabilitation Sciences Department Chair invites all Department faculty, staff, and students to attend an Open Forum with Department Chair Candidate, Dr. Janice Kuperstein, Friday, July 26, from 12:00-1:00 PM, CTW 127 (Commons).

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Check out a story about the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). The investigators mentioned include our own Brian Noehren, PhD, PT. CHS faculty members also play an active leadership role with the CCTS: Charlotte Peterson, PhD is Associate Director of the CCTS, and Pat Kitzman, PhD, PT is UK Director of the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core. Read the UKNOW article.

Check out an inspiring story about two of our PT alumnae giving back to the community through C.H.A.M.P. Camp. Read the UKNOW article.

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Education Abroad Site Visit Grants Available

Will you be traveling abroad this year?  If so, perhaps you can squeeze in a half-day or so to visit one of UK’s education abroad programs. Education Abroad maintains a small fund to encourage and support UK faculty and staff members to conduct brief site visits to our established education abroad programs. Knowing that UK faculty and staff members often travel abroad, the intent of the grant is to cover additional expenses associated with conducting a site visit (i.e., housing, meals, local transportation).

Grant recipients are asked to provide feedback on the program to Education Aboard in support of our mission to continually assess and improve our programming for UK students. A typical site visit is usually limited to one day or less and generally includes such activities as touring the partner campus and facilities, meeting with onsite faculty and staff, observing classes, visiting internship sites, seeing student housing, meeting with students, etc. 

To learn more about this funding opportunity and to submit a proposal online, see: Education Abroad Program Site Visit Grant. To find out where UK has programs, click here.

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PEN/Hemingway Award Winner Featured at Writers Conference

Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Haigh, a recipient of a PEN/Hemingway Award, will be among this year's workshop presenters at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference scheduled for Sept. 20-21. For more info on the conference, visit the website.


Shop for fresh produce on campus every Wednesday through August 14

Don't forget to shop the Lexington Farmers Market @ UK every Wednesday, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the Commonwealth Stadium parking lot adjacent to University Drive. For more info, visit the website.


"Survival Bracelets" - Sisters Raise Money to Support Markey Cancer Center

bracelets"Survival bracelets" are intricately woven from colorful paracord. But the bracelets are more than a fashion accessory. The bracelets represent a lifeline, a way to easily carry a long length of rope that could come in handy for hikers, mountain climbers, and even military personnel. The bracelets are also a way for sisters Brittany and Jessica Lyden to honor their late father, Mike Lyden, who served as UK's diving coach from 1993 until his death in 2008 of stage IV lung cancer.

The girls charge $7 per bracelet, and all net proceeds go to the Mike Lyden Patient Support Fund at the UK Markey Cancer Center Foundation. To read more of the girls' story, click here. To find out how to purchase a bracelet, visit their Facebook page.  

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