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SPRING • SUMMER 2011

CHS Faculty Help Land $20m Grant

Determined to Graduate

Special Announcement from the Dean Lori S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Table of Contents College Special Announcement from the Dean..................................................................................................... 1 CHS Faculty Help Land $20m Grant......................................................................................................... 1 Briefs..................................................................................................................................................... 2 Prepping for Next Season........................................................................................................................ 2

Research New Grants............................................................................................................................................ 3 Four-year Grant to Study Physical Therapy Outcomes................................................................................ 3

Faculty/Staff New Faculty........................................................................................................................................... 4 New Staff............................................................................................................................................... 4 Promotions and Tenure........................................................................................................................... 4

Students Grand Opening for Samaritan’s Touch...................................................................................................... 5 Determined to Graduate.......................................................................................................................... 6

Academics 2010-2011 Faculty Awards..................................................................................................................... 7 2011 Education Enhancement Grants Awarded........................................................................................ 8 Changes in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.................................................................................................. 8

Alumni Physical Therapy Class of 2001 Reunion.................................................................................................. 8 Class Notes............................................................................................................................................ 9 In Memoriam........................................................................................................................................ 10

Development College Fellows.................................................................................................................................... 11 2010 Donor List........................................................................................................................... 12 – 13 Giving by the Numbers.......................................................................................................................... 13

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Special Announcement from the Dean Dear UK College of Health Sciences alumni and friends: As part of the UK College of Health Sciences family, I wanted to write you to share some news that is both exciting and bittersweet. On Friday, June 17, the Board of Trustees for Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, approved my hire as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. I will be transitioning out of the CHS Dean’s position by September. The College of Health Sciences was one of the first twelve colleges of allied health (formed in 1966) and we continue to have an outstanding national reputation. I am so proud of how the college has evolved. Dr. Hamburg laid the foundation for growth and Dr. Robinson, along with an excellent faculty, built graduate programs and secured funding to capture the attention of the legislature which funded the new building. Since 2005, we have seen exponential growth in research and our research infrastructure. Since then, we’ve added research, development, marketing/PR and assessment capacity. We have fully realized excellence in the three mission areas by working together to maximize our resources. It is my belief that I will leave the college in a strong position and ready for the next level of distinction. As I prepare to transition to my new responsibilities, please know that I have enjoyed my tenure as dean of this great college and it has been an honor to be part of such an exceptional organization and to be associated with such wonderful faculty, staff, students and alumni. I am grateful to the University of Kentucky for providing the many opportunities that have come my way. My first visit to campus was in the early 70s as a 4-H student. I returned a number of times throughout high school and it was natural that I would seek my undergraduate degree here. I returned as an assistant professor in 1991 and have had a wonderful (nearly) 20-year career in the college. It is difficult to leave behind such good friends and colleagues. Kentucky and UK will always be home. However, Appalachian State University offers the opportunity to expand my professional career. ASU is a wonderful institution known for creating a strong sense of community – something I’ve grown accustomed to here at UK. The University has about 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is part of the University of North Carolina system. The leadership at ASU is visionary and I hope I can be an integral part of that team as they move forward. I offer my heartfelt thanks to the alumni community for your many contributions to the college and the University. We have had an amazing impact on our students, the campus and the Commonwealth. I ask that you follow the changes in the College of Health Sciences closely over the coming months and find new ways to help us advance, becoming better and stronger for future allied health students. I look forward to watching the college continue to move forward with you. With warmest regards, Lori S. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

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CHS Faculty Help Land $20m Grant The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest government funding source for biomedical research in the U.S., has awarded a $20 million grant to the University of Kentucky to move research discoveries to health care solutions more quickly. The five-year funding, awarded Charlotte Peterson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research through the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards program, is the largest research funding award ever received at UK. The funds will be used to support research at UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), making it part of a select national biomedical research consortium. Dr. Charlotte Peterson, CHS Associate Dean for Research, was a major contributing member of the effort to pursue the grant and serves as the Director of the CCTS Pilot Studies Program. Dr. Peterson is a long-time collaborator of Dr. Philip Kern from UK College of Medicine, Principal Investigator of the grant and Director of the CCTS. Drs. Peterson and Kern are co-Principal Investigators on a $1.6 million, 4-year NIH grant awarded in 2010 to study obesity and insulin resistance. The CCTS provides infrastructure and facilities for this project and other human research studies addressing health issues in the Commonwealth. The CHS Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, directed by Drs. Tim Uhl and Patrick McKeon, serves as one of the core facilities of the CCTS. The CCTS also has a strong education and training function. CHS graduate students are benefiting from this program under the stewardship of Dr. Carl Mattacola, a member of the education committee and director of the CHS Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program. Young faculty are also receiving mentorship and pilot funding from the CCTS. Overall, the NIH funding of the CCTS will greatly facilitate the research mission of CHS. To read more about the grant, visit the following: n“UK n Receives $20 Million to Move Research from Laboratory to Bedside” uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-receives-20-millionmove-research-laboratory-bedside University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences

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Briefs

PA Student Receives National Scholarships

KARRN Sponsors Mark Wellman Event The Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN), an organization based in the College of Health Sciences, helped to sponsor the visit of Mark Wellman to Cardinal Hill on May 5, 2011. Wellman is an internationally known para-athlete and adventurer. His talk was focused on smashing stereotypes and showing that anything is possible. With the use of an ITV system the KARRN grant purchased for Cardinal Hill, the presentation was also televised to UK and to the Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard. KARRN also sponsored a climbing wall set up in the parking lot outside the Spinal Cord Injury unit at Cardinal Hill.

Stephanie Murphy, a Physician Assistant Studies student, was recently awarded the Dallas and Donna Lipscomb/Veterans Caucus Scholarship and the Physician Assistant Foundation Scholarship, both from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Dean Lori Gonzalez, left, and PA Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Gerry Gairola, right, present Stephanie a scholarship check.

CHS Wins DanceBlue Spirit Award

PT Students Volunteer with Special Olympics

Congratulations to the CHS DanceBlue team for winning the Overall Team Spirit Award for Small Teams. A special thanks to the dancers, volunteers and supporters for all their dedication, hard work and help.

Physical Therapy students from both UK and Hazard campuses participated in the Special Olympics Fun Fitness Day, held on June 4, 2011 in Lexington. Here, Jessi Boyd (Class of 2011, Hazard) and Nora Corle (Class of 2013, Lexington ) work with a participant, while Leah Franzen (Class of 2013, Lexington) comes to assist.

Prepping for Next Season Tips from an Athletic Trainer

Did you know it takes an athlete about six weeks to get his/her musculature in shape to meet the demands of baseball and softball season, especially for pitchers? Read more online at www.mc.uky.edu/healthsciences/news/prepping-for-next-season.html 2

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New Grants

Richard Andreatta, Ph.D.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tim Butterfield, Ph.D. Athletic Training

Joe Stemple, Ph.D.

Communication Sciences and Disorders National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

“Response of Aging Intrinsic Laryngeal Muscles to Chronic Electrical Stimulation” * Grant in collaboration with Colleen A. McMullen, M.A, from the College of Medicine Department of Physiology, who is serving as the principal investigator.

Susan Effgen, Ph.D. Physical Therapy

Institute of Education Sciences

“Relationship of Student Outcomes to Physical Therapy School Services”

Carl Mattacola, Ph.D. Athletic Training

Johanna Hoch, M.S.

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program Student American College of Sports Medicine

“Serum Comp: A Biomarker for Acute Articular Cartilage Clumuge”

Patrick McKeon, Ph.D. Athletic Training

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

“Sensory-Targeted Ankle Rehabilitation Strategies (STARS)”

Brian Noehren, Ph.D. Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Section APTA, Inc.

“Defining Muscular Weakness and Gait Alterations in Chronic Patellofemoral Instability”

Rita Patel, Ph.D.

Director, Clinical Voice Center American Speech Language Hearing Foundation

Four-year Grant to Study Physical Therapy Outcomes By Stephanie Bechard, CHS Intern

Children with disabilities often receive physical therapy as an in-school service; however, data is lacking on the overall impact and effectiveness of these services. Susan K. Effgen, a faculty member in the Physical Therapy program, is trying to allieviate this lack of data through practice-based evidence research, also known as clinical practice improvement. Effgen recently received a U.S. Dept. of Education grant entitled “Relationship of Student Outcomes to Physical Therapy School Services.” Funds from the grant will be used to gather data on children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida and Down syndrome who are presently receiving physical therapy services while at school. Through this study, Effgen and her associates intend to identify relationships between student outcomes and a wide range of physical therapy interventions. They will also be investigating the influence of various intensities, frequencies and durations of services on student outcomes. “The research design called practicebased evidence, which is also known as clinical practice improvement, has been used very successfully to study rehabilitation outcomes in individuals who have had strokes,” said Effgen. “We now want to apply this methodology to studying physical therapy outcomes in children with disabilities.”

Using this research design, data will be collected over the participating students’ entire school-year through observational methods so as not to disrupt the students’ curriculum or the current way in which the services are provided. Effgen hopes the study will form the basis for future, more targeted research in school-based settings for those with disabilities. This nationwide study involves collaborators from four universities, including the University of Kentucky, University of Washington, Drexel University and Langston University.

“Clinical Measurement of Vibratory Disturbances in Spasmodic Dysphonia”

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New Faculty Joneen Lowman, Ph.D.

Brad Schwarz, M.S., PA-C, DFAAPA

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Physician Assistant Studies

Faculty Member

Division Director

New Staff Darrin Cecil Data Coordinator KARRN Grant

Suzanne Greer Staff Support Associate KARRN Grant

Wayne Centers

Rebecca Hancock, M.S., CCC-SLP

Office of Student Affairs

Clinical Voice Center

Student Affairs Officer

Speech-Language Pathologist

Julia Flannery

Leah Olson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Physician Assistant Studies – Morehead

Communication Disorders Clinic

Education Services Assistant

Christopher Fry, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Charlotte Peterson’s Lab

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nan Rice Grants Officer

Office of Research

Promotions and Tenure Jane Kleinert, Ph.D.

Sharon Stewart, Ed.D.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

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Grand Opening for Samaritan’s Touch

Student-run Physical Therapy Clinic Moves To New Facility The free student-run physical therapy clinic has moved from the Salvation Army Hangar Lodge on Main Street to the UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Physical Therapy Center – located across the street from UK Good Samaritan Hospital. Along with the new location, the clinic has expanded its operating hours to two nights a week, now open 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “The UK Physical Therapy program is grateful for the collaboration offered by UK HealthCare Samaritan colleagues Kevin Surrett, Rehabilitation Director, Stephanie Caudill, Physical Therapist and Mark Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer,” said Lynn English, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the UK Physical Therapy program. “Uninsured and underinsured people in the community have already begun to benefit from their generosity in sharing space in order to expand physical therapy services previously provided in collaboration with the Salvation Army. UK Physical Therapy students are also benefitting from an experience involving altruism and

Guests gather behind invited speakers as they cut a ribbon to mark the grand opening of the Samaritan’s Touch Student Physical Therapy Clinic. L-R: Frank Beirne, Chief Administrative Officer of UK Good Samaritan Hospital; Lori S. Gonzalez, College of Health Sciences Dean; Lynn English, Samaritan’s Touch Faculty Advisor; Mark Neal, Physical Therapy alum and former student clinic coordinator; Kevin Surrett, UK Good Samaritan Physical Therapy Center Rehabilitation Director.

service as their skills and knowledge expand.” Samaritan’s Touch will care for people with health conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (movement problems, pain due to illness, injury or postsurgery), neuromuscular system or cardiovascular/pulmonary system, and provide interventions such as manual therapy, individualized therapeutic exercise instruction, modalities for reduction in pain, client education, gait training, balance training and fall prevention. Appointments, required, may be made by calling (859) 218-0544 and clients may self-refer or be referred by a health care provider.

“We at UK Good Samaritan Hospital and the rehabilitation department are excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with the UK student physical therapy clinic,” said Kevin Surrett, Rehabilitation Director at UK HealthCare Samaritan Hospital. “It is an opportunity to assist the physical therapy students in their professional development and at the same time provide a needed service within our community.” A group of 20 physical therapy students operate the clinic and work in rotation, with three students providing care each evening under the supervision of one student leader and one faculty member.

“I am very thankful for UK HealthCare Good Samaritan for providing us with clinic space and an opportunity to serve uninsured and underinsured individuals in the community,” said Tiffany Fergason, second year physical therapy student. “This experience has allowed my colleagues and me to develop professionally while providing a service to those in need.” The Physical Therapy program at UK has been educating physical therapists since 1967. The program is conducted at the Lexington, Kentucky campus and at the Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky. The program was fully accredited from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in 2004.

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Determined to Graduate

One Student’s Personal Victory Against Adversity By Stephanie Bechard, CHS Intern Battling cancer in her teenage years and facing financial crisis during college forced Stacie Arras to drop out after her freshman year. While the odds of graduating were stacked against her, Stacie did not let these obstacles stand in the way of earning her degree. Instead, she took on more responsibility than the average person her age, worked harder than ever and accomplished something that most people thought she would not be able to achieve. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Stacie grew up in Naples, Florida, but chose to move to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky for college. Unfortunately, Stacie was unable to return to UK after her freshman year due to difficult financial circumstances. Many would find such a situation disheartening, however, Stacie persevered. After moving to New York City and several years of hard work, Stacie was able to repay the tuition she owed, which was necessary in order for her to continue earning her degree, and return to UK. “No one thought I would go back, so graduating is definitely the accomplishment I am most proud of,” said Stacie. Since returning to UK, Stacie has excelled. She has earned two CHS scholarships, the Rawlins and

the Americorps scholarship, and achieved a 4.0 GPA last semester. “Stacie is a remarkable young woman who has overcome numerous obstacles within her life and journey toward becoming a clinical laboratory scientist. These obstacles could have deterred her from reaching her goals yet she persevered, demonstrating her maturity and strength of character,” remarked Michelle Butina, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Director. Stacie graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS), a program of which she speaks highly. “The program is my family while I’m here (in Lexington). We’ve become very close,” Stacie commented. Her mom lives in Cleveland, while her older sister works in Washington, D.C. and her younger sister attends the University of North Dakota. In addition to its smaller size, which allows for the formation of close relationships, her favorite aspect of the CLS program is the solid clinical experience.

 Stacie Arras, a class of 2011 Clinical Laboratory Sciences graduate.

After graduation Stacie plans to return to New York City where, if accepted, she will either attend medical school or become a physician assistant. If her plans to continue school do not work out right now, Stacie has the option of continuing to work in

Stacie, who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma when she was sixteen (she has been in remission for eight years), stated, “Continuing to work in the medical field is important to me because of what I saw during my time in the hospital. In my experience, doctors either had excellent clinical knowledge or they

The program is my family while I’m here (in Lexington). We’ve become very close. – Stacie Arras, 2011 CLS Graduate 6

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a hospital in New York City. While working, she would also like to become a volunteer EMT.

had wonderful patient skills – rarely both. I want to be that bridge.” In addition to school, Stacie works at Central Baptist Hospital as a phlebotomist, which she enjoys because it gives her experience in both patient contact and lab work. In her free time she enjoys training for and running marathons. She ran her last marathon in October and is currently training for the Cleveland marathon.

For more about the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, newly renamed to Medical Laboratory Science, visit www.mc.uky.edu/cls/mls.

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2010-2011 Faculty Awards By Stephanie Bechard, CHS Intern

Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching Karen O. Skaff, Department of Clinical Sciences, and Sam Powdrill, Physician Assistant Studies, have been named recipients of the Kingston Award. The Kingston Award was established in recognition of Richard “Dick” Kingston’s creativity and innovation in education. In 1984, this award “was instituted as a means for the college to recognize, reward and encourage innovation in the classroom, laboratory and clinic.” In 1991, the focus of the Kingston Award was broadened to also recognize outstanding contributions

and/or long-term consistent excellence in teaching. Both Skaff and Powdrill have been integral in the evolution of the standardized patient as implemented in the university’s various health professions curricula. Additionally, positive feedback from the students and the successful implementation of the standardized patient have lead Skaff and Powdrill to share on a national level what they have learned from their work with the standardized patient through both scientific papers and faculty development workshops.

When asked what the award means to them, both recipients commented that it is an honor to be recognized by your colleagues. “The award is a real honor that I wasn’t expecting,” remarked Powdrill.

 Sam Powdrill, M.Phil, PA-C, faculty member in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies.

“It is truly a culminating recognition for sustained work in one area. It’s

 Karen O. Skaff, Ph.D., Department of Clinical Sciences Chair and Clinical Leadership & Management Division Director.

even more special because I had the honor of working with Dick Kingston,” said Skaff.

Excellence in Research Awards Patrick Kitzman, associate professor in the Division of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, and Rita Patel, assistant professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, have been named recipients of the Distinguished Research Award and the Young Investigator Award, respectively.

“We couldn’t answer this question because of the shortage of health care in Eastern Kentucky. From there, the questions kept coming. How do we provide and improve services and support for patients? How do we set up necessary home modifications, wheelchair part maintenance, support systems?” said Kitzman.

resources they can turn to, to peer-mentoring, to developing areas such as public parks so that they are wheelchair and handicap accessible.

Kitzman joined the Division of Physical Therapy as a faculty member in 2000. His research involves spinal cord injury, spasticity, secondary impairments, plasticity, community participation and longterm health care for persons with neurological conditions.

What began as a question has now grown into a much more involved project. Kitzman, his associates and community partners decided to pool their various resources in order make a positive impact in the lives of patients as they return to their homes following rehabilitation and afterwards. Improvement in the quality of life for these patients stretches through all aspects of their lives, from community-based

Patel joined the Division of Communication Sciences as a faculty member in 2008 and currently serves as the director of the UK Clinical Voice Center. Her research focuses on use of high-speed digital imaging to investigate vocal physiology disturbances in children and adults with a condition called spasmodic dysphonia.

According to Kitzman, the research for which he is being recognized began with the question, “how are patients doing after being sent home?”

 Rita Patel, Ph.D., faculty member in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Director of the Clinical Voice Center.

 Patrick Kitzman, Ph.D., faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program.

“The voice is very interesting in terms of its science and physiology. The technology and use of highspeed digital imaging allows better assessment, which, in turn, allows for the development of better treatment options,” explained Patel.

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2011 Education Enhancement Grants Awarded

Changes in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The purpose of the Education Enhancement Grants is to “provide CHS faculty with resources to support the development and implementation of innovative and educational initiatives to improve student learning.” These grants provide up to $3,000 to conduct the projects.

Physical Therapy

Joan Darbee

Physical Therapy

Development of Educational Videos for Training Wheelchair Skills: From Basic to the ‘Real World’

Richard Andreatta

Communication Sciences and Disorders Distance Learning Initiative for the CSD Pre-Requisite Student

The University Senate has preliminarily approved the name change of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), effective Fall 2011. The name change brings the program in line with current industry terminology, as set forth by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC), the profession’s national certifying body.

The 2011 recipients and their projects are listed below.

Patrick Kitzman

New Name and Revised Curriculum

Geza Bruckner Clinical Nutrition

Developing Student Health Navigators

The Medical Laboratory Science program is also transitioning to an 18-month program under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Butina, who became the program’s director in 2010. Additionally, tracks specific for students in the Hazard and Morehead regions, as well as an online CLT-to-MLS option are being developed. “We’re very excited about the ongoing changes to the program,” said Dr. Butina. “We hope to expand the program, increase its already stellar reputation and reach more students in more locations.”

Alumni

Physical Therapy Class of 2001 Reunion Members of the Physical Therapy Class of 2001 held a reunion at Millionaire’s Row at Churchhill Downs on June 4, 2011. Back Row: Sarah Jones, Jennifer Fawbush Timmerding, Jonathon McNabb, Jason Fowler, Holly Overstreet Habeeb, Nick Austin, Patrick Myers Middle: Robin Litteral McCollough, Iris Adkisson Stull, Kristen Kellen, Jill McClish Berry, Audra Harp Perraut, Brandie Lankster Tatro, Courtney Jerdonek Spillman Front: Nova Hollman

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Class Notes

Personal and professional updates from alumni Lori Bolgla

Tiffany Muir

Shelli Thomas

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, ’05

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, ’08

Health Administration, ’98

Lori was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Graduate Studies at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) effective July 1, 2011. She also received the 2011 College of Allied Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award.

Tiffany and Tim Nish were engaged on February 19th. They plan to marry in May 2012.

Shelli received the 2011 Donna & Allen Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences Graduate Faculty Merit Award for Administration during her graduation ceremony at Bellarmine University, where she earned a Master’s in Nursing Administration.

Andrew Carlson

Samantha (Buford) Payne

Athletic Training, ’08

Andrew and his wife, Paige, welcomed Chloe Alexandra Carlson on February 4, 2011.

Janel J. Harris Physical Therapy, ’01

Janel and her husband, Wynn Harris, adopted a two-year-old little boy, Tristan Levi Harris, from Keverovo, Russia on December 24, 2010.

Jennifer Ostrowski Athletic Training, ’05

Jennifer and her husband, John, welcomed baby Maryn on June 23, 2011.

Christine Waters

Communication Sciences and Disorders, ’09, ’11

Samantha Buford married Andrew Payne on May 28, 2011 in Owensboro, Ky. He surprised her with a proposal during Dr. Deem’s CD 744 class on September 9, 2009.

Allan R. Riggs Physician Assistant Studies, ’86

Jennifer and her husband, Alex, welcomed Brayden Donald Howard into the world on May 22, 2011.

Allan was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (DFAAPA) for his service to the physician assistant profession and commitment to advancing health care in the community of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He taught for 10 years in the Central Michigan University PA Program and is starting his 18th year at the CMU Health Services Clinic.

Jaclyn Kaylor

(Mary) Charlene Love (Rippee) Riley

Jennifer Howard Athletic Training, ’06, Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, ’11

Athletic Training, ’02

Jaclyn and Jack Donovan were married on March 26th, 2011.

Justin T. Kinder Clinical Leadership and Management, ’10

Justin and his wife, Sharon, are the proud new parents of twin girls, Hadley and Tori, born on March 30, 2011.

Nina Kuschinsky Athletic Training, ’04

Nina and her husband, Benjamin Ottenhus, welcomed Milo Andres Kuschinsky to the world on July 30, 2010.

Marc Morifuji Physician Assistant Studies, ’95

Marc is the proud father of Marcus (five) and Maximus (three). He is the sole orthopedic physician assistant for Maui Medical Group, where he’s been employed for 14 years.

Medical Technology, ’75

Charlene married Edward F. Riley, Jr. in 2004. She served as a Blood Bank Supervisor at the University of Kentucky from 2004-2010 following her retirement after 34 1/2 years at UK.

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, ’10

Christine Waters and Tyson Banker were married on June 18, 2011.

Melissa Comstock Waters Communication Sciences and Disorders, ’02

Melissa married Stewart Waters on June 19, 2010 in Louisville. The couple currently resides in Atlanta, where she practices medical SpeechLanguage Pathology at Dekalb Medical Center, specializing in Adult Neurogenics, Dysphagia and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Vicki Smith Woods Medical Technology, ’79

Vicki’s daughter, McKenzie Woods, who also completed her undergraduate studies at UK, will be entering her third year in the UK College of Dentistry with plans to specialize in orthodontics (following in her father’s footsteps).

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Records from Alumni Association database, January 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011. If you need to update the alumni record for yourself or a loved one, please visit www.ukalumni.net/update.

In Memoriam Pat Field

Harriet Belle Hendershot Smith

August 17, 1943 – April 4, 2011

December 23, 1919 – January 18, 2011

Physician Assistant Studies Staff

Medical Technology, ’40

Patricia B. Field, 67, wife of Don Field, died Mon. April 4, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Born Aug. 17, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Donald C. and Lillian Brown of Bowling Green, KY. Mrs. Field was a retired administrative assistant for the P.A. Program at the University of Kentucky. In addition to her husband and parents, survivors include a daughter, Melissa (Steven) Merena, Elgin, IL; as well as her husband’s four children, Sherrie Workman, Vickie (Walter) Gilbert, David (Wanda) Field, and Barry (Kim) Field, all of Lexington; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a brother, Donnie Brown, Bowling Green, KY.

Harriet Smith, a native of Louisville and resident of Campbellford, Ontario, Canada, met her late husband and best friend, Julian LaFar Smith, at the University of Kentucky and followed him in his career to Canada. Married to Julian for 68 years, Harriet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She broke traditional boundaries for women and helped grow the field of microbiology. After graduating with honors from UK in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, she later earned a Master of Science degree and diploma in Bacteriology at the University of Toronto. She was in charge of two Toronto hospital laboratories and the director of certification and continuing education for the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists. Harriet, a qualified gerontologist, was appointed head of the Toronto Mayor’s Council on Aging and co-founder of Care Watch, an advocacy organization for seniors. She helped found Sojourn House, a refugee hostel, and served on its board of directors and was president of the Toronto Memorial Society. In 2004, she was inducted into the UK College of

Dr. Joseph A. Sayeg September 22, 1925 – March 23, 2011 Radiation Sciences Faculty

Joseph A. Sayeg, the longtime former director of the Radiation Sciences program who was an integral part of establishing the program as a master’s in medical physics, died in Lexington, Ky. on March 31, 2011 at age 85. Joe personally recruited and taught nearly one hundred students, two of whom later became President of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and all of whom have been highly competent practitioners. In the classroom, Joe was a teacher with very high expectations, always demanding knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings underlying actual practice. He was a kind and helpful mentor to students and colleagues, and would always have good suggestions about how to address issues that arose. He will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues. 10 University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Hall of Fame. Throughout her career, Harriet also volunteered with Girl Scouts, held offices in church, played viola in five symphony orchestras and was an accomplished amateur watercolorist, potter, sculptor and writer. Because of her love for education, Harriet’s family has chosen to create a scholarship in her name at the College of Health Sciences. The scholarship will be given to students in Medical Laboratory Science to assist with their educational goals. Contributions can be made to the Harriet Hendershot Smith Scholarship fund at anytime. To contribute, contact Allison Horseman at (859) 218-0563 or give online at https://giveto.uky.edu.

Linda J. Biddle

Molly McCoulf Johnson

January 17, 2010

October 27, 1931 – July 1, 2010

Dental Hygiene, ‘74

Medical Technology, ‘53

Laura V. Brown

Dewey H. Newman, Jr.

March, 1 1952 – January 2, 2010

May 9, 1932 – May 4, 2011

Physician Assistant Studies, ‘01

Medical Technology, ‘56

Dr. Gerald D. Cantrell

Dr. Richard W. Schwartz

July 20, 1937 – September 22, 2010

November 8, 1952 – January 12, 2010

Clinical Pastoral Care, ‘94

Clinical Nutrition, ‘86

Helen J. Franks

Juanita R. Sears

November 24, 1919 – March 7, 2010

January 31, 1920 – October 31, 2010

Medical Technology, ‘42

Medical Technology, ‘50

Jane A. House

Jane C. Dentry Selby

December 13, 2010

February 5, 1925 – March 3, 2011

Medical Technology, ‘55

Communication Disorders, ’65

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College Fellows Fellows listed below have pledged their financial support to the College of Health Sciences, as of July 1, 2011.

University Fellows Martha E. Alexander *

Elizabeth E. Cooke

Allison and Kelly Horseman Jeffrey L. and Pamela C. Howard

David W. Apts

Jean C. Cooper

Evelyn Crawford and Jeffery J. Bacia, Jr.

Charles H. and Denise H. Elliott

Janice B. Blythe

Tony and Lynn English

Paul Douglas and Mary Sue Borders

Michael T. Funk

Terry C. and Debbie S. Brown Gregory G. and Jacquline R. Carter

Joseph E. Gerhardstein Bradley K. Gonyer Lori and Randy Gonzalez Linda S. Gorman

Mark F. Hunt Holly L. and David R. Johnson Karen R. Kendrick Linda Carol Langley Virginia “Ginny” Longnecker *

Walter K. and Lisa S. Cleary

George S. Hagan, IV

Stuart and Donna Lowenthal

Robert Joseph Coll

Connie and Pat Hauser

Jeff and Sandy Lytle

Henry Stites Barker Fellows

Terry R. and Becky A. Malone

Charlotte A. Peterson and Kurt Heinonen

Margaret “MeMe” and B. Wayne Simmons *

Gary R. and Rita L. Marsh

Fred A. and Patricia L. Payne *

Karen O. and David M. Skaff

John S. and Sandra Petrey

Marlin K. and Vicki V. Sparks

David L. and Edith W. Mathews

Gregory A. and Ann L. Smith

Denise and Brendan McCarthy

Jase and Natalie Pinerola

H. Johnnie and Robert C. Miller

Thomas C. Robinson

John Underwood

Thomas W. and Susan D. Samuel

Patricia M. Waggener

Helen T. Robinson

Paul F. Nett Alan and Jo Newberry Arthur John and Jane Elizabeth Nitz

Michael T. and Barbara Sanders * Scott B. and Bunny Scutchfield

John Bryan Bowman Fellows

James Kennedy Patterson Fellows

Joseph C. and Terri L. Stemple

Robert W. and Charlotte W. White Michael Brian and Melissa Jo Wise

Presidential Fellows

Baptist Hospital East

Central Baptist Hospital

Appalachian Regional HealthCare

Norton Healthcare

Alan L. and Susan A. Grogan

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Jennie Stuart Medical Center

Regional Medical Center

James W., Jr. and Barbara Craig Holsinger

Steve D. Thornton

Saint Joseph Hospital

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Vicki Riddell-Peavler and Joe G. Peavler Jacqueline K. Resinger St. Elizabeth Medical Center Jerry Stricker

* denotes new or renewed Fellows

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2010 Donor List

Gifts recorded Jan. 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010

$1-$99 Mr. Norman D. Abney Mrs. Nancy C. Alton Ms. Beth V. Aschman

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. and Beth B. Cooper Ms. Vicki Cooper

Mrs. Brenda J. Fritz Mr. Robert G. Gandy Mrs. Gwynndolynne P. Gant

Ms. Susan Kavanaugh-Walsh Mrs. MaryAnn Kearney Mr. David K. Kesheimer

Ms. Connie E. Proudfoot

Drs. David M. and Karen O. Skaff

Ms. Janet K. King

Mrs. Deborah Puckett

Ms. Michele R. Smiley

Mrs. Whitney Lush Quiambao

Mrs. Rhonda K. Smith

Mrs. Christina C. Baker Ms. Jennifer Susanne Barlow

Ms. Linda P. Creevy

Mr. Jonathan M. Beiser

Ms. Deborah A. Crowe

Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. and Mary E. Gaskins

Mrs. Hope King-Noftsger

Mrs. Anne T. Bennett

Mrs. Sonia N. Crump

Mrs. Susan B. George

Mrs. Sharon L. Krystofiak

Mrs. Susan E. Craft

Mrs. Monica G. Gardner

Mrs. Dawn E. Knapp

Ms. Karen E. Benson

Mrs. Leslie M. Crutcher

Mrs. Kaye Gibson

Mrs. Jennifer L. Kuntz

Mrs. Trisha T. Bernard

Mrs. Susan M. Cutshall

Ms. Phyllis J. Goodrich

Mrs. Mary E. Lair

Mrs. Peggy R. Block

Dr. Joan C. Darbee

Katherine Salz Grant

Mrs. Mary H. Lamb

Ms. Bonnie E. Boggs

Ms. Karen Y. Deckard

Ms. Diana E. Gray

Mrs. Celeste R. Lamping

Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert A. and Deborah T. Boissonneault

Ms. Linda J. DeSanto

Mrs. Rebecca B. Greenhill

Mrs. Martha Jean Layne

Ms. Kimberly A. DeVries

Ms. Mary M. Greeson

Mrs. Alice M. Ledford

Mrs. Michelle A. Dillon

Dr. Susan E. Gullickson

Mrs. Susan F. Loos

Ms. Diane C. Dossett

Mrs. Laura M. Hagan

Mr. Carlos Marin

Mrs. Debra S. Dunn

Mr. Dwain Alan Harris

Mr. James W. Marion

Mrs. Regina W. Durbin

Mrs. Terry A. Herman

Mr. Flavious B. Martin III

Dr. Charles E. Eastin II

Mr. Benjamin H. Hill

Ms. Paula R. May

Ms. Patricia Edinger

Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. and Lois J. Hill

Mrs. Kelly H. McCook

Lee S. Bowling Mrs. Debra F. Bowman Ms. Teresa R. Braden Mrs. Jane S. Brantley Ms. Tammy Reid Brooks Ms. Brandy L. Brown Mrs. Genevieve Bruce Ms. Leesa Ann Rice Burgess Ms. Mary Jane Burton Timothy Butterfield Mrs. Anne T. Campbell Mrs. Joyce K. Campbell Ms. Betty E. Caywood Chevron Humankind Ms. Glenda G. Clark Mrs. Meredith C. Clark Mrs. Rebecca L. Clark Mr. Douglas L. Cochran Mrs. Nancy M. Collins Rev. Edward Conklin

Ms. Ann K. Elder Mrs. Rosalyn G. Eldot Mrs. Catherine R. Elliott Mrs. Christine Embry Mr. Jarrett T. Embry Mrs. Chalee R. Engelhard Mrs. Margaret L. Evans Mrs. Mary B. Evans Mrs. Carolyn C. Everidge Mrs. Sherri L. Felts Mrs. Tanya K. Fields Dr. Philip D. Fitzgerald Mrs. Ann S. Fontaine Mr. Arthur W. Francis, Jr.

Ms. Karen L. Hill Ms. Shannon M. Hoard Mrs. Norma Newett Hogan Ms. Virginia Howell Mrs. Mary E. Hughes Mrs. Anita Humfleet Mr. Robert S. Johannsen Mrs. Jeanna S. Johnson Mr. C. Todd Jones Ms. Mary Jo S. Jones Ms. Patricia K. Jones Mr. Thomas W. Jones Dr. Jeffrey M. Kagan

Mrs. Sue A. Shugars Mrs. Leslie S. Simpson

Mr. Thomas D. Plamondon Jr.

Mrs. Andrea J. Cornuelle

Mrs. Mary A. Gardner

Dr. John E. Pickering Jr.

Mr. Robert E. McCray Ms. Helen F. McGill Ms. Frances J. McGowan Mrs. Lori T. McIntosh Ms. Kelley A. McMurry Mr. David H. McRae Mr. Christopher M. Morris Ms. Traci H. Mullins Mr. Michael A. Muscarella Mrs. Susan A. Nalepa Mrs. Laura W. Osborn Mr. J. Gabriel Pendleton Mr. Roy M. Penix Ms. Lisa S. Pennington

Mrs. Traci M. Quinn Mrs. Elizabeth K. Ragsdale Mrs. Keri S. Rankin Mrs. Margaret D. Reesor Dr. William T. Renshaw Mr. and Dr. William N. and Mary E. Reynolds Mrs. Maureen J. Reynolds Mrs. Susan C. Reynolds Mrs. Anne S. Rice Ms. Phyllis A. Richardson Mrs. Tessa Foote Rios Ms. Dorothy A. Robison Ms. Holly J. Rodgers Mrs. Holly G. Roeder

Ms. Karen G. Smith Mr. David J. Stepner Mrs. Vijaya R. Talwalker Mrs. Susan H. Thomas Mrs. Phyllis Throckmorton Mrs. Andrea S. Tomasetti Mrs. Jennifer Triplett Carter Mrs. Deborah E. Tucker, RDH Mrs. Debra S. Turner Eddy Van Hoose Mrs. Susan I. Victor Mr. Charles J. Volpenhein Mrs. Jennifer P. Voss Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. and Patricia M. Waggener

Dr. Susan Roehrig

Mr. John A. Wallace

Ms. Kathy H. Rorer

Mrs. Sally R. Watkins

Mrs. Lyn Routenberg

Ms. Rita G. Wheeler

Mr. Steve K. Sanford

Meredith Anne White

Mrs. Audrey Sanner

Mrs. Clara Yates Wieland

Mrs. Suzanne C. Scarpulla

Mrs. Celia M. Wilke

Mrs. Margaret L. Schakel

Mrs. Thelma J. Wiseman

Ms. Jan M. Scherrer

Mrs. Anne Rae M. Wright

Mrs. Denise Schlaak

Mrs. Ashley L. Wright

Ms. Rebecca A. Scholtz

Ms. Jeanne K. Wright

Dr. Debra F. Schulte

Ms. Beverly J. Youmans

Ms. Margaret Boyd Shake

Mrs. Kathleen M. Zandona

Mrs. Karen Shpilberg

Mr. Gregory A. Zoll

$100-$499 Mrs. Nicole A. Anderson

Ms. Britt Castellini

Ms. Susan C. Eisenback

Mrs. Donna C. Hazle

Dr. Chemyong Ko

Mrs. Kathy G. Mitchell

Mr. Carlos S. Anzola

Mrs. Catherine B. Chamberlain

Ms. Joanne Erickson

Ms. Melinda W. Hill

Dr. Janice M. Kuperstein

Mr. Larry D. Chandler

Mr. Steve B. Fisher

Ms. Nancy J. Hinds

Mr. Rusty MacSwords

Monticello Physical Therapy Services

Mrs. Colleen A. Fleck

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly and Allison Horseman

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mather

Mrs. Ginger G. Aulick Dr. Dale L. Avers Mrs. Elizabeth S. Bainter Mr. Francis M. Ballard Mrs. Loretta P. Belhasen Ms. Margaret J. Blain Dr. Janice B. Blythe Mrs. Sylvia Gale Boggs Dr. Lori A. Bolgla Mr. Marty G. Bozarth Mr. Samuel M. Brown Ms. Barbara J. Bruening

Mr. James L. Click Community Foundation of Louisville Ms. Debbie J. Creighton Mrs. Dorothy R. Deleon Ms. Carolyn L. Dennis Mrs. Elizabeth L. Douthitt Ms. Robin S. Downing Mrs. Sheila A. Eakin Dr. Susan K. Effgen

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Ms. Deborah A. French Ms. Brenda B. Gosney Ms. Debby F. Gray Mr. Larry W. Gray Mrs. Carole H. Guthrie Mr. George S. Hagan, IV Mrs. Cheryl E. Hampton Mrs. Theresa L. Han-Markey Mrs. Nancy M. Hanna Dr. Anne L. Harrison

Mr. Ronald A. Hosterman Johnson & Johnson Dr. Andrew O. Jones Mrs. Sandra G. Jones Mrs. Kathryn W. Jordan Ms. Jaclyn E. Kaylor Dr. Patrick Harvey Kitzman Dr. Jane O. Kleinert Mrs. Kimberly A. Kluemper

Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. and Leslie L. Mattacola Drs. Patrick and Jennifer McKeon Ms. Sheila A. McKinney Ms. Anne W. McLaughlin Mr. William J. Meadors Mrs. Elizabeth K. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. and H. Johnnie Miller Ms. Tonya L. Miller

Ms. Donna S. Morris Mrs. Linda F. Mulloy National Student Speech & Language Hearing Association Mrs. Laurie S. Newsome Mrs. Ellen Evans Noth Mrs. Gail A. Olson Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Peavler and Vicki Dale Riddell-Peavler Mrs. Portia B. Pennington

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2010 Donor List $100-$499 cont. Mrs. L. Jean Points

Mr. Kevin M. Schuer

Mrs. Deborah B. Snavely

Mr. William R. Stopher

UK Federal Credit Union

Mrs. Katherine Wolnitzek

Ms. Gail B. Pritchett

Mr. Charles P. Shaw

Mrs. Mary M. Reid

Mr. Joseph T. Shelton

Mrs. Leslyn H. Spaulding

Kimberly B. Stroth

Mrs. Janella Spencer

Dr. Ellen W. Sutherland

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy and Tina Volz

Mr. Eric Matthew Yochem

Mrs. Jane B. Roberts

Dr. Lou P. Sievers

Staggs & Fisher Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Mrs. RuthAnn Lee Thompson

Dr. Cheryl R. Robertson

Mrs. Margaret Simmons

Ms. Mabel T. Scherzer

Smith & Steckler

Ms. Mitzi L. Stewart

Mr. and Mrs. Tim K. and Christina T. Thurston

Ms. Rita Schmid

Mr. Joey R. Smith

Mrs. Kathy Stilz

Dr. Timothy L. Uhl

Mr. Jeffrey E. Ward Mr. Gerald A. White, Jr. Mrs. Barbara Williams Ms. Susan B. Wilson

Mr. Charles A. Workman Mr. Stewart Young Ms. Bonnie S. Zimmer Mrs. Jeananne M. Zink

$500-$999 Ms. Martha E. Alexander

Highlands Foundation, Inc.

Mrs. Holly L. Johnson

Dr. Terry R. Malone

Dr. Sharon R. Stewart

Mr. Benjamin David Gecewich

IBM Corporation

Ms. Karen R. Kendrick

Ms. Kimberly P. Taylor

Ja-Pro Marketing, Inc.

Mrs. Linda C. Langley

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. and Anna L. Smith

Turner Construction Company

$1,000-$4,999 Anonymous - Organization Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence C. and Debbie S. Brown

Dr. Robert A. English

Ms. Virginia W. Longnecker

Mr. Paul F. Nett

Ms. Chinwei H. Chow

Mr. Michael T. Funk

Norton Healthcare

Dr. Lori S. Gonzalez

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. and Sandy J. Lytle

Mr. Laurence N. Benz

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Dr. Linda S. Gorman Mr. Mark F. Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Brendan and Denise N. McCarthy

Drs. Fred A. and Patricia W. Payne

Drs. Michael T. and Barbara R. Sanders Dr. Joseph C. Stemple

Dr. Charlotte A. Peterson

$5,000+ Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

Rockcastle Hospital & Respiratory Care Center, Inc.

PT PROS, Inc.

Mr. Michael P. Thornton

Giving by the Numbers

482 710 $ 222,620.60 Donors

Every effort was made to ensure this list is accurate and complete. If you have been omitted or listed incorrectly, please let us know by e-mailing allison.horseman@uky.edu or calling (859) 218-0563.

Gifts

Total Donations & Pledges

University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences 13

Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building, Rm. 123 900 South Limestone Lexington, KY 40536-0200 www.mc.uky.edu/healthsciences

You’re invited Farewell Reception

in honor of UK College of Health Sciences Dean

Dr. Lori S. Gonzalez

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Hilary J. Boone Center

University of Kentucky • 510 Rose Street • Lexington, Kentucky Please RSVP by Friday, August 12 by visiting www.bit.ly/gonzalez-farewell or call Keturah Taylor at (859) 218-0479


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