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The College of Health Sciences celebrates allied health week with exhibition


By: Gina Ehrhard, CHS Intern


Lexington, Ky. – Oct. 24, 2008 – In celebration of Allied Health Week 2008, the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences will host an informational exhibition to commemorate the week on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Each of the college’s programs will exhibit educational display boards to provide information about the nine disciplines the college offers.


The College of Health Sciences will begin festivities at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 in the Thomas C. Robinson Commons room located in the Wethington Building, and will conclude at 2 p.m. the same day.  Every student from the college will be encouraged to visit the displays during the exhibition. 

“We want to provide an interdisciplinary experience for the college’s students that will be social, yet educational, and will include all allied health professions,” said Allison Horseman, public relations and marketing coordinator for the college.

Students will be given a card to stamp at each display once they enter the exhibition.  If a student collects nine stamps, then their name will go into a drawing for a chance to win great prizes.  In addition, the College of Health Sciences will provide refreshments throughout the event.

Allied Health Week was established to honor and celebrate the role of allied health practitioners because they support the role of physicians and greatly influence health care delivery.  Allied health practitioners support, facilitate, and complement the roles of physicians and other health care specialists which emphasize the strengths of all health professions.

To keep the theme of Allied Health week going strong, the College of Health Sciences plans to honor its students because they are gaining and retaining the highest level of health for their communities. By providing an interdisciplinary setting for students and faculty during events like Allied Health Week, the College of Health Sciences will continue to provide innovative allied health practitioners and remain on the cutting edge of the profession. 


The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences consists of nine programs: Athletic Training; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Physical Therapy; Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program; Clinical and Reproductive Sciences; Clinical Nutrition; Physician Assistant Studies; Radiation Sciences; and Clinical Leadership and Management.