Calendar of Events
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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.Back to TopHarrison Receives APTA Excellence in Teaching Award
Anne 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
Tim 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.
Timothy Butterfield, PhD, ATC received
the New Investigator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
(NATA) Research & Education Foundation.
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
ASL 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
A 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.Back to Top
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).Back to TopCHS @ UKNOW
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 .
, andPat 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.Back to TopCheck Out The Staff Voice Blog
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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
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
"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.Back to Top