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Table of Contents College News New Faculty/Staff..................................................................................................... 4 Retirees................................................................................................................... 4 Promotion & Tenure.................................................................................................. 5 CERH Marks Two Decades of Service......................................................................... 5

Student News Medical Laboratory Science Students Win Stago Analyzer........................................... 6 Physician Assistant Studies Students Lobby Frankfort................................................. 7 Students Complete Project for Operation Smile........................................................... 8 2011-12 CHS Ambassadors...................................................................................... 9 National Allied Health Week....................................................................................... 9

Research News Research Spotlight: Johanna Hoch........................................................................... 10 New Grants............................................................................................................ 11 Kentucky Appalachian Rehabilitation Network Conference......................................... 11

Alumni News 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees................................................................................... 12 2011 Hall of Fame Induction, Scholarship and Awards Dinner.................................... 14 McDougall Scholarship Awarded.............................................................................. 15 Medical Laboratory Science Announces Committee.................................................. 15

Academic News Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching............................................................... 16 Employee of the Year.............................................................................................. 16 Human Health Sciences Degree Approved................................................................ 16 Q&A with Brad Schwarz, Director of Physician Assistant Studies................................ 17 Integrating Science and Art: A Collaboration for Voice Care........................................ 18

Development News 3rd Annual Scholarship Scramble............................................................................ 20 2011 Donors.......................................................................................................... 22 College of Health Sciences Online


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Message from Dr. Sharon Stewart, Interim Dean Dear Friends, There is no denying it - the past year has been one of great change for our college. Although it was with heavy hearts that we said farewell to Dean Gonzalez, our faculty and staff took on the 2011-12 academic year with confidence and a sense of purpose. With change came the challenge to rise to the occasion and I am proud to say that is what our faculty and staff have done. I was honored and gratified to be appointed as Interim Dean by our Provost. The College of Health Sciences has been my academic home for many years. Throughout the years I have witnessed tremendous growth in our college in every area – education, research, and service - and I am certain that we will see much more as we continue to move forward in the search for a permanent Dean. As you may know, our search for a Dean has been unsuccessful thus far, but the Provost is committed to continuing the process. In 2012-2013, the Provost plans to re-initiate the search and employ a search firm to assist us in finding the best Dean for our college. Our goal is to have the new Dean in place no later than July 1, 2013. As you will read in the following pages, our students have had an extraordinary year. Students in Physician Assistant Studies joined PAs and healthcare leaders from across the state to lobby for SB 96. The organization for students of Communication Sciences and Disorders led a project for Operation Smile to provide blankets and operation gowns to young patients in third world countries. The Medical Laboratory Science students banded together to submit a winning video for a competition that earned the program a hemostasis analyzer. The Student Ambassadors were also hard at work helping the college celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week. Our new Physician Assistant Studies Division Director, Brad Schwarz, had a very busy year helping the program grow and prosper. The new Human Health Sciences undergraduate degree program was approved in May, and we expect to take our inaugural class in fall 2012. We continue to make great strides in research, and it is highlighted by the work of one of our doctoral students in Rehabilitation Sciences on page ten. CHS alumni also had an exciting year as you will see in the coverage of our annual Scholarship Golf Scramble and Hall of Fame Induction, Student Scholarship and Awards Dinner. All in all, it has been an exciting year and while change is still on the horizon for our college, we remain confident in our ability to meet our mission to take a leadership role in improving the health of our citizens through education, research, and service. Warmest regards,

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New Faculty

Suzanne Fiscella, MSPAS, PA-C

New Staff continued

Associate Clinical Coordinator, Lecturer Physician Assistant Studies

Virginia Valentin, MSPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor

Physician Assistant Studies

New Staff Christa Blackwell

Staff Support Associate II

Clinical Leadership & Management

Kristen Burg

Staff Support Associate II

Medical Laboratory Science/Human Health Sciences

Kristina Burns

Speech Language Pathologist Voice Clinic

Heidi Morrow Payroll Coordinator Business Office

Brooke Povah

Staff Support Associate II Physical Therapy

Brooke H. Smith, MPA

Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator Office of Advancement

Retirees Gilbert Boissonneault, Ph.D.

Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Nutrition Dr. Boissonneault came to the University of Kentucky Clinical Nutirition Program as Assistant Professor in 1986 and moved through the ranks to earn the status of Professor in 1995. He served as Chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences from 1995-1999 and was named Interim Director for Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. He served a joint appointment in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies and Division of Clinical Nutrition during his last years at UK. Dr. Boissonneault has been an important asset to the University during his years of service. Having taught more than 40 courses and directed or co-directed nearly 200 graduate and doctoral students, he also assisted in the procurement of over $3 million in funding for the college. Loved by his students and colleagues, Dr. Boissonneault has been an invaluable member of the university and the College of Health Sciences. We wish him the very best in “retirement” and in his new position as Professor and Program Director for Physician Assistant Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 4

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Elizabeth Schulman, Ph.D.

Clinical Leadership and Management Dr. Elizabeth Schulman first taught at the University of Kentucky in 1996 when she became Faculty Associate for the Center for Health Services Management and Research. Over the years Dr. Schulman served as joint faculty member in the College of Medicine, Martin School of Public Policy and College of Health Sciences. Since 2002, Dr. Schulman worked as a tenured associate professor in the CHS Department of Clinical Sciences, with special emphasis on her work with students in the Clinical Leadership and Management (CLM) program. Her expertise has been exceptionally valuable to the CLM program as she brought more than three decades of healthcare-related experience ranging from work as a registered nurse, hospice director, allied health professional and academic educator and mentor. Dr. Schulman was involved in international outreach and research projects and was an advisor and mentor to dozens of students in our college. Although we hate to lose a great faculty member, we wish her the very best in her retirement and future endeavors.

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Promotion & Tenure Carl Mattacola, Ph.D. Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Programs

Promoted to Professor

Promotion Denise McCarthy Business Office

Director, Finance & Administration

Sam Powdrill, MPhil, PA-C

Keturah Taylor

Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor

Alumni Relations Coordinator

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Center for Excellence in Rural Health Marks Two Decades of Service The University of Kentucky’s Center for Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a ceremony honoring current and former faculty, staff and students. Officials also announced the addition of a new baccalaureate program, Medical Laboratory Science, coming to the center in fall 2012. This program will join two other CHS programs – the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (DPT) and the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Leadership and Management – along with a Masters of Social Work through the College of Social Work. The event was held in the UK CERH’s Bailey-Stumbo Building, located in Hazard. The keynote speaker was U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, a long-time advocate for the improved health status of Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District. Others who were in attendance included: UK President Eli Capilouto; Dr. Wayne Myers, the Center’s first director and a former director of the federal Office of Rural Health Policy; local elected officials; and numerous community partners. “I’m happy to be here to celebrate what has been a tremendous success,” Capilouto said. “With approximately 80 percent of the Center’s graduates working in Appalachia or other rural communities, it’s a testimony to the fact that this idea worked.” Heather Watts, DPT, spoke from her multiple roles as a graduate of the program, a local Physical Therapy Clinic manager, and now, a part-time faculty in the DPT program. She emphasized the importance of obtaining a high quality education in a critical healthcare field without having to leave the rural home she loves.

rUK President Eli Capilouto (second from right) with CERH Director Fran Feltner (far right) and CERH staff. Photo courtesy of Sandra Gayheart.

The UK CERH was created in the early 1990s by mandate of the Kentucky General Assembly. Its mission is to improve rural health care systems and the health of rural Kentuckians through education, research, service and community engagement. “That we came here and did something for the people we serve is what I would like our legacy to be,” said Fran Feltner, Director of the UK CERH. “The overall success of the Center really stems from the fact that we have the University of Kentucky behind us and that we are part of the communities we serve, so we work as partners to bring the best possible health care to our rural areas.” More than 550 students have graduated from UK CERH academic programs. The UK CERH also includes Kentucky Homeplace, a nationally recognized community health worker initiative; the Kentucky Office of Rural Health; and the East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program. UK CERH, its programs and staff have won five National Rural Health Association awards, a Pew Award for Excellence in Primary Care, and a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Innovations in Prevention Award. Learn more about UK CERH at University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences


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Medical Laboratory Science Students Win Stago Analyzer Students in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program have reason to celebrate. During the 2012 Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference, MLS Division Director Dr. Michelle Butina was thrilled when the video her students submitted to a national Stago competition was shown and announced as the winner in front of more than 400 attendees. “The Stago representative did not announce the winner; instead he played the winning video,” said Dr. Butina. “As the video started and the words ‘Coagulation: An Interpretative Dance’ appeared on the screen I gasped and told my friend that this was the UK MLS video. Immediately, I was an excited and proud program director as 400 of my medical laboratory science educator colleagues were watching our video.” In January the Stago group, manufacturer of laboratory equipment, announced a competition that would award a chosen NAACLS-accredited clinical laboratory educational program or clinical site the 10,000th STart® Hemostasis Analyzer, with a retail value of $10,000. This analyzer will provide students with hands-on training on an automated hemostasis analyzer utilizing the latest clot detection technology.

Programs were invited to submit a creative description of what winning the analyzer would mean to their clinical program. With less than a month to brainstorm and create, MLS students from the College of Health Sciences scripted, narrated and filmed a video demonstrating, through interpretive dance, how a blood clot forms (hemostasis). “Even though I did the editing and filming for the video, I would have had nothing to edit without the team of people who came up with the ideas, wrote a script and made it all happen,” said MLS student Trudy Colaco. “We all worked together and we are all proud of ourselves for the win!” The analyzer will benefit the MLS program and its students for many years to come. “The STart® Stago hemostasis analyzer will provide the UK MLS students with an opportunity to utilize technology currently present in most hospital laboratories today,” said Butina. “This is often not possible due to the high costs of these instruments. The MLS class of 2012 has made it possible for the next decade of students to receive training on a state of the art analyzer.” For more information please visit To view the winning video, visit the college’s YouTube channel at


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Physician Assistant Students & Faculty Lobby Frankfort The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies (UKPAS) classes of 2013 and 2014 joined PA professionals from across the state to participate in the Kentucky PA Legislative and Advocacy Summit in Frankfort during the last week in January. More than 105 students lobbied state legislature and advocated in support of Senate Bill 96, which will enhance PA practice in the state by addressing Kentucky’s restrictive PA practice laws. Senate Bill 96 is designed to move Kentucky closer to achieving model language in state PA practice law. “Physician Assistants are designed to enhance physician-directed care services and play an important role in the MD-PA team,” said Kevin Schuer, UK Physician Assistant Studies Program faculty member. “SB96 is an important step for PAs in the state of Kentucky as it will allow MDs and PAs to work in a more cost effective, efficient and patient-centered manner than ever before.” The Kentucky PA Legislative and Advocacy Summit in Frankfort, which was coordinated by the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA), gave practicing PAs and students, as well as healthcare professionals from across the state, the opportunity to educate Kentucky legislators on the benefits of empowering the physician assistant profession. The two-day event featured invited talks by representatives from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) as well as individual meetings with state representatives and senators. Physician assistant students and faculty from the UKPAS program were also featured on the senate floor where SB96 was given a formal reading by senator and bill sponsor Tom Buford (R).

“Spending the day in Frankfort, alongside our professors and PAs from the community, to advocate for SB96 was an invaluable experience,” said UK PA student Michael Bradley. “Supporting this bill will allow for a more efficient working Physician/PA team, allowing us to provide better care for our patients. As students we…[try] to learn everything we can so that we can ultimately make a positive impact on our patients when we graduate. This bill will allow us to do that in Kentucky. It was invigorating to see the support of a bill that will put physician assistants’ responsibilities in Kentucky in line with the rest of the country.” Current PA practice law in Kentucky is more restrictive in language compared to most states in the country. In fact, of the six key elements of modern PA practice law that the AAPA endorses, Kentucky has only one in place. This disproportionately affects not only practicing PAs in Kentucky, but also severely impairs the state’s ability to address the health issues of the citizens of the Commonwealth. “Physician Assistants are a vital component of healthcare delivery in Kentucky,” said Dr. Barry Little, a UK Healthcare Physician who joined the lobbying efforts in support of SB96. “With a persistent shortage of primary care physicians, especially in rural and medically underserved areas, they are mission critical in our collective effort to provide care where it is needed the most. I wholeheartedly support expanding their role to better align with the level of responsibility granted them in other states.” For more information please visit To learn more about SB96 and its benefits visit the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants website at

vUK Physician Assistant Class of 2013 students Jim Hunter, Micheal Bradley and Sarah DuPlessis with Ed Sorace, PA-C.

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Students Complete Project for Operation Smile A cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth (hard palate) or the soft tissue in the back of the mouth (soft palate). A cleft lip may be accompanied by an opening in the bones of the upper jaw and/or the upper gum. A cleft palate occurs when the two sides of a palate do not join together, resulting in an opening in the roof of the mouth. A cleft lip and palate can occur on one side or both sides. A child can suffer from a cleft lip, a cleft palate or both. Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital defects that occur early in embryonic development.

Every year the members of UK’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), advised by the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program, coordinate fundraising campaigns for nonprofits that make an impact in their field of study. This year the students decided that along with raising funds, they would complete a project that would have immediate benefit for the types of patients they will one day be treating. The group met in late January to make gowns and blankets that the organization Operation Smile will give to patients in recovery following cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries. These patients are primarily third-world citizens who are aged three to eight years. Made from donated t-shirts and fleece purchased by the group, the recovery gowns will be a bright, warm comfort to children who have undergone facial reconstructive surgery. Operation Smile is an international, mobilized force of medical professionals who provide reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than two million evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Based in the United States, the organization currently has a presence in more than 60 countries. “Operation Smile does cleft palate and lip surgeries for young children whose families cannot afford to have the surgeries done,” said Lauren Robinson, the student Vice President of UK’s NSSHLA Chapter. “Our profession ties directly into this operation. One day we will work on feeding, speech, and hearing disorders which children with cleft palate and lip deal with.”


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“Our NSSLHA undergraduate students did a great job on this project for Operation Smile,” said Dr. Anne Olson, faculty member in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders and UK’s NSSLHA Advisor. “It was a great opportunity to blend a service project to benefit children receiving cleft lip/palate repair surgeries with their own professional interests. It was also a wonderful outreach global effort as these blankets and t-shirt surgical gowns will be distributed around the world. We’re so grateful to Lauren Robinson for spearheading this effort and for all our junior and senior CSD students who helped make this effort possible.” A cleft inhibits a child’s ability to eat, speak, socialize and smile, causing some communities to shun or reject them. Impoverished families often cannot afford to give children the surgeries they need to correct the deformities. NSSLHA is a pre-professional association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. UK’s chapter of NSSLHA is composed of students from the CSD program in the College of Health Sciences. The program offers a pre-professional undergraduate degree in communication disorders and a master’s degree program in speech-language pathology. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are health care professionals who evaluate and treat problems related to speech sound production, comprehension and production of language, voice, stuttering, swallowing, orofacial anomalies, and hearing for individuals across the lifespan. “In doing projects like this for Operation Smile,” said Robinson, “we can spread awareness of what SLPs and Audiologists do while spreading awareness of how difficult communication disorders can be. Knowing and understanding key issues and organizations that promote speech, language, and hearing are key to our future success.” For more information about UK’s College of Health Sciences and the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, please visit To learn more about Operation Smile, visit

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2011-2012 Student Ambassadors The CHS Student Ambassadors group was instituted to represent the college throughout the year at various functions and events. To become an ambassador, students are nominated, then chosen by a selection committee of faculty and staff. Students in this prestigious group accompany the dean to special events, help coordinate volunteer and other activities, raise support for charitable organizations and reach out to the community as representatives of the college and UK. Front row, left to right: Tony Law, Kelly Reemelin, Jessica Bellamy, Alexandra List. Back row, left to right: Trudy Colaco, Annie Moons, Candace Read, Anna Mattox, Sarah Gray, Angela Dixon, Alison Schroeder, Ebony Blackmon, Anna Grisanti. Not pictured: Michael Dugger and Hannah Jefferson.

National Allied Health Week National Allied Health Week is held during the first week of November each year. The College of Health Sciences uses this event as a way to raise awareness about allied health professions within the general UK student body, as well as to celebrate with students in the college. This year, CHS Student Ambassadors distributed free hot chocolate and words of encouragement on the cold November mornings. Our genererous friends at Magee’s Bakery provided pastries, muffins and donuts for students to grab as they hussled through the halls to class.

amazing pizza luncheon to cap off the activities. CHS sends a very special thank you to Magee’s Bakery and Giovanni’s Pizza! s Ambassadors distributed hot chocolate as students came in from the cold.

r Ambassadors serve donuts and pastries from Magee’s Bakery.

s Students enjoy pizza from Giovanni’s Pizza.

To conclude the week, the Office of Student Affairs handed out free badge holders and license plate frames, while Ambassadors informed faculty, staff and students of holiday volunteer opportunities. Giovanni’s Pizza, in Nicholasville, helped provide students with an University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences


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Research Spotlight: Johanna Hoch, Ph.D., ATC Johanna Hoch recently defended her dissertation to earn a doctorate of Rehabilitation Sciences. In the short time Johanna has been at UK, she has seen great success. During her dissertation research she completed three studies to evaluate change that takes place in cartilage of the knee during physical activity and after knee surgery. She has also secured several grants to support her reseach and has published four manuscripts as a doctoral student. Following graduation, Johanna plans to obtain a faculty position as an assistant professor and continue her research.

Johanna has worked with her mentor Carl G. Mattacola, Ph.D., ATC who is the Director of the Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Programs, as well as a team of other investigators on a grant titled Serum COMP: a biomarker for acute articular cartilage damage. The grant was funded by the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation-Doctoral Student Research Grant and is described by Johanna below. OSTEOARTHRITIS EARLY INDICATORS, BY JOHANNA HOCH, PH.D., ATC Severe knee injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) ruptures, and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries are common in individuals who participate in sports. Often these injuries are not isolated and concomitant injuries such bone bruise lesions (BBL) are visible on MRI. Although these lesions are not always visible arthroscopically, histological studies have indicated there is substantial damage to the overlying articular cartilage of the knee joint. Long term investigations regarding the relationship between BBL and the damage that occurs to the articular cartilage are scarce. This paucity of literature exists as there are few objective measuring tools available to elucidate these phenomena. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), although sensitive to detect subchondral and articular changes, is too expensive for conducting well-controlled, longitudinal, clinical studies. Cost-effective methods of capturing these long term changes are desperately needed, and biomarkers are a viable option. Specifically, cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), a biomarker for cartilage degradation, may be an appropriate and cost-effective method of documenting cartilage damage after injury. COMP has been studied extensively in the osteoarthritic population, and has been studied in the acute knee injured population. Elevated serum and synovial levels of COMP have been documented in acute knee injured patients; however, the presence and severity of BBL has not been documented. The purpose of our study is to determine if there are differences in serum COMP (sCOMP) levels between patients with and without BBL and to document if sCOMP levels are different when compared based on BBL severity. Results of this study will have considerable impact for future research on articular cartilage injuries of the knee as the biomarker sCOMP may likely provide an objective and stable tool and provide physicians with a cost-effective method for documenting acute articular damage following acute knee injury. 10 University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences

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New Grants Michelle Butina, Ph.D.

Director and Assistant Professor Medical Laboratory Science EO Robinson Mountain Fund

Research News Geza Bruckner, Ph.D. Director and Professor Clinical Nutrition

Medical Laboratory Science Equipment Grant Grant in collaboration with Fran Feltner, MSN Director, UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health

Brian Noehren, Ph.D., PT Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Dr. Noehren has been appointed as a KL2 scholar in the KL2 Career Development Program on the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) received by UK’s Center for Clinical & Translational Science. Dr. Noehren received CTSA support for salary, supplies and travel starting in October 2011. The award is for one year and can be renewed for an additional two years.

Travis Thomas, Ph.D., RD Assistant Professor Clinical Nutrition

National Institutes of Health

“Nutrition Intervention to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure” Grant in collaboration wtih Terry Lennie, Ph.D., RN UK College of Nursing

Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network Conference The 3rd Annual Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) Conference was held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. The annual conference focuses on issues related to spinal cord injury and stroke and patient care and advocacy in rural Appalachia. This year’s conference was a great success with198 participants including healthcare providers in multiple disciplines (physical therapists, occupational therapists, communication disorders, physicians, nurses, physicians assistants), persons with spinal cord injury or stroke and their caregivers, students from the UK Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral programs, students from the EKU Occupational Therapy program and other community partners. Participants came from as far as Madisonville and Louisville. KARRN is a network of people with neurological conditions, healthcare providers, educators, researchers and community members committed to the health and well being of people with neurological conditions who live in Appalachia. For more information visit

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2011 Hall of Fame Inductees

Josef Moore

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physical Therapy, ’84

As a leader in the armed forces and medical field, Colonel Josef Moore believes his foundation was laid strong by the CHS Physical Therapy Program. After earning his degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984, Col. Moore earned a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia, a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and an MEd in Education Management from the University of Louisville. He is a licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Athletic Trainer (AT), and he has been an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Medicine since 1998. Col. Moore is presently Dean of the Graduate School, Academy of Health Sciences and Professor in the Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He served as the Program Director for the Army-Baylor DPT program from July 2003 - February 2011. While serving as director, he completed a tour in 2004 as Chief, Sports Medicine with the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq. Col. Moore has served as Chief, PT; Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium from 12 University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences

1988-1992; and Chief, PT, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado from 1992-1994. He also served as Chief PT, Keller Army Community Hospital and Director, U.S. Military-Baylor Sports Medicine-PT Doctoral Program at West Point, NY from 1999-2003, having established the DSc degree program in 2001. A top priority for Col. Moore, one that he takes into the classroom and beyond, is to never lose sight of why he serves: duty, honor and country. As Dean he feels that students are the center “gravity” of his graduate school, but he and his faculty always keep in mind their obligations in academics, research and service. Col. Moore feels a strong responsibility to lead those who have put their trust in him. In fact, the most meaningful part of his work is “the daily privilege of working with people.” Col. Moore has received numerous military awards including the Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator, and is a member of the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit. In 2001 he was awarded

the Army “8Z” Research Proficiency Designator – Military recognition for demonstration of exceptional professional achievement in the design, conduct, and publication of clinically relevant medical research. In 2003 he was awarded the COL Mary Lipscomb Hamrick Army Medical Specialist Corps Research Award. He received the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) Excellence in Research Award in 2003, 2004, and 2005; the 2001 Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeon’s House Award for Excellence in Clinical Research; and the 2005 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Excellence in Research Award. Also, in 2003, he received the APTA-SPTS Academic Education Award. Col. Moore serves as a board member and manuscript reviewer for several professional and academic journals. “I am deeply honored and very humbled for the Hall of Fame nomination,” said Col. Moore. “My time with the College of Health Sciences established the foundation on which my entire professional career evolved. Nothing that I’ve accomplished over the last 27 years would have occurred had the PT program at UK not given me a chance.”

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Lisa Rai Mabry-Price

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, ’87

Throughout her career as a Speech Language Pathologist, Lisa Rai Mabry-Price has been committed to working with children and young adults. Lisa Rai Mabry-Price graduated from UK’s Speech and Communication Disorders program in 1987. “The faculty and staff at UK prepared me well for a career that I’ve enjoyed for nearly half of my life thus far,” said Ms. Mabry-Price. “For years, being a speech language pathologist was not what I did, but who I was. That passion began here at UK.” After completing her degree, she started her career in Lexington with the Fayette County Public Schools where she spent eight years working with elementary, middle and high school students as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). During this time, she also worked part-time at Swigert and Associates, allowing her the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients. Following her marriage in 1995, Ms. Mabry-Price moved to

Northern Kentucky. While there, she expanded her career focus to work with patients in longterm care and outpatient rehabilitation. She also became involved in program management and business development. Her husband’s career eventually took the family to Washington D.C., allowing her a return to her roots through working in Fairfax County Public Schools. Soon after, she moved into her current position as Associate Director of School Services at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has served in this position for the past 10 years. At ASHA, Ms. Mabry-Price focuses on the issues surrounding school-based SLPs. She works with professionals, stakeholders and consumers from around the country on clinical, professional and advocacy issues. She also works on one of ASHA’s largest projects to develop

and reorganize online clinical and professional resources and coordinates many professional development events for ASHA staff. Ms. Mabry-Price and her husband take great pride in their daughter who is the “light of their lives.” When she isn’t advocating and educating SLPs, she enjoys touring DC and traveling the country. She also takes pleasure in flower gardening and bike riding.

The ability to work in so many different settings and capacities has been incredible. I enjoy the versatility that being an SLP has afforded me. The opportunity to help others has always been the most meaningful part of my work.

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2011-12 Hall of Fame Induction, Scholarship & Awards Dinner The Hall of Fame Induction, Scholarship and Awards Dinner gives the college an opportunity to honor outstanding alumni, celebrate the hard work of students and gives donors the chance to meet the students impacted by their gifts.

Student speaker Johanna Hoch thanks donors and gives words of encouragement to students.

This year’s event was held on April 26 and was again sponsored by our gracious host, Central Baptist Hospital. The night began with the induction of Josef Moore and Lisa Rai Mabry-Price into the CHS Hall of Fame. Following the induction, guests transitioned into the dining hall for dinner, which gave donors time to meet and talk to the student recipients of their gifts, as well as their families. CHS faculty then presented student awards. The 2011-12 student recipients are as follows: Ambassador of the Year Award Alexandra List - Clinical Leadership & Management

Medical Laboratory Science Faculty Award Shannon Keeton Medical Physics Research Award Xin (Roger) Xie Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders Sarah Groppo Physician Assistant Studies Award Seth King Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Award

Stefanie Brock, Physician Assistant Studies, accepts the Marie C. Vittetoe Award for Excellence in Service to the Community.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service Trudy Colaco - Medical Laboratory Science Eileen van Dyke Rural Service Award Emily Gibson - Physician Assistant Studies Marie C. Vittetoe Award for Excellence in Service to the Community Stefanie Brock - Physician Assistant Studies

Katie Filiatreau Robinson Graduate Award for Research Creativity Johanna Hoch - Athletic Training Ryan Husak - Communication Sciences and Disorders Scarlett Parsley-Hooker Award Laura Derrickson - Communications Sciences and Disorders

Maurice A. Clay Award Scottia Miller - Medical Laboratory Science

Shane Carlin and Annie Sit Inclusion Award Casey Messer - Physician Assistant Studies

Interim Dean Sharon Stewarts welcomes guests and opens the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Calling all Physical Therapy Class of 2002 grads! Join us for a class reunion Oct. 19-20, 2012 Don’t miss the UK Homecoming Game & a trip to Keeneland! For more information contact Keturah Taylor, Alumni Relations Coordinator at or 859-218-0479. 14 University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences

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McDougall Scholarship Awarded Physical Therapy alumni came together to provide a student scholarship in honor of a beloved teacher, mentor and friend. In 2011, Physical Therapy Alumna Dr. Barbara Sanders implored her fellow alumni to join her to endow a student scholarship in honor of Richard “Dick” McDougall. Dr. McDougall, UK Professor Emeritus, served the college from 1965 to 1991. This award is given to a Physical Therapy student who excels in the program and demonstrates strong ability to take skills to clinical practice. In a reception at Whitaker Ballpark in September, Physical Therapy student Caitlin Brown was awarded a McDougall Scholaship in the amount of $1,000. Congratulations, Caitlin! Pictured from left to right: Rick McDougall, Dr. Dick McDougall, Dr. Tony English, Caitlin Brown, Dr. Barbara Sanders.

MLS Announces Committee for 80th Anniversary Celebration In 2013 the Medical Laboratory Science Program will celebrate its 80th anniversary. A milestone like this deserves a celebration! The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program, formerly known as the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, has plans underway to celebrate its 80th anniversary with alumni and friends. To ensure a successful celebration, MLS alumni have formed a steering committee to coordinate the festivities, tentatively scheduled to take place in fall 2013. We’ll share more information as the time gets closer, so check back in our next edition of Connection!

MLS 80th Anniversary Celebration Committee: Melanie Browning, ‘95

Dr. Michelle Butina, Program Director, Assistant Professor

Jeff Lytle, Co-Chair, ‘87

Kim Campbell, Lecturer

Mimi S. Perdue-Loan, ‘83 Jackie Resinger, ‘62 Pat Waggener, Co-Chair, ‘61

Dr. Linda Gorman, Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator Dr. Anne Steine-Martin, Professor Emeritus

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Academic News

Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Robert C. Marshall is the recipient of the 2011-2012 College of Health Sciences Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Marshall was selected by the Kingston Committee for his creative and innovative teaching focusing on persons with acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Dr. Marshall has developed a unique and effective clinical-classroom teaching model that incorporates students in working with persons with aphasia and their families.The Kingston Award was established in recognition of Richard “Dick” Kingston to recognize innovation in the classroom, laboratory and clinic and to recognize outstanding contributions and/or long term, consistent excellence in teaching.

Robert C. Marshall Ph.D., FASHA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

“I am so proud to have been selected to receive the College of Health Sciences Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011,” said Dr. Marshall. “A few years ago I underwent major heart surgery. That life-threatening experience caused me to think about the direction my life was going and I realized that the most important thing I could do was to try to touch as many lives as possible. I felt I could best do that by becoming more involved in providing services to patients with aphasia and to bridge the gap between what students learn about aphasia in my graduate class and their clinical training. I feel blessed to get to do what I believe I do best on a daily basis.”

College of Health Sciences Employee of the Year Carlo Labudiong is the 2011 Employee of the Year.

Each year the CHS Staff Council accepts nominations from faculty and staff for the Employee of the Year award to recognize staff members who go “above and beyond” their job duties. Carlo Labudiong, a member of the CHS IT staff, was chosen as the 2011 Employee of the Year because he is an “extremely hard worker” who is always personable and handles stressful situations in a calm and comforting manner. Carlo’s colleagues recognize him as the epitome of a professional with an outstanding work ethic and a sense of humor that puts them at ease.

Carlo Labudiong, Computer Support Specialist III

“I am grateful to be receiving an Employee of the Year Award,” said Carlo. “I am thankful for the recognition I have received for my work. Also, this award could not have been accomplished without the support I have received from my IT Services team, faculty and staff, for whom I have respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better.”

Human Health Sciences Degree Approved The College of Health Sciences announces the launch of the Human Health Sciences baccalaureate degree, appoints Dr. Geza Bruckner Interim Division Director. Approved by the University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees in May, the college will accept the first class for the Human Health Sciences (HHS) baccalaureate program this fall. The inaugural class is expected to cap around 70 students and will use a holistic, rolling admissions process. Dr. Geza Bruckner has been appointed Interim HHS Program Director. He currently serves as Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Nutrition. HHS is the newest degree program offered by the UK College of Health Sciences. Graduates from the HHS degree program will leave with a comprehensive knowledge of healthcare and related issues and gain the initial competencies crucial for a successful career in healthcare. The program will prepare graduates for admission to specialized clinical degree programs at the graduate or professional level and provide needed prerequisites in the sciences, mathematics and social sciences for professional study. HHS courses are taught by faculty from a variety of healthcare professions. Watch for more information on the program launch this fall! If you have questions please contact Wayne Centers, Academic Advisor, at or 859-218-0864 or visit

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Q & A with Professor Brad Schwarz, Director of Physician Assistant Studies

Becoming PAS Division Director was a return to CHS, having previously served as director at the Morehead campus. What brought you back ? A piece of my heart remained with UK following my departure in 1999. The opportunity to return seemed like a dream come true; however, had I not experienced other programs and institutions, I would not have been prepared to assume the role of Director of PA Studies. My experiences at Emory and Mercer Universities were priceless in my development as a leader and program director. Also, I have three children and three grandchildren in the area. To participate in slumber parties, cheerleading practices, band competitions, etc. was too rich to pass up. Also, my wife Leesa is a native of Harrodsburg and is now a provider with Gill Heart Institute. Tell us about your recent appointment as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. I muse that being a distinguished fellow implies that I have been allowed entry into the “Old Folks PA Club.” Truly, it is an honor to be acknowledged as a distinguished fellow by my peers and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The award is recognition of at least 20 years of faithful service as a practicing PA with significant accomplishments in the areas of community service,

volunteer commitment to our national, regional and state organizations, recognized leadership, teaching, and publications. I am blessed to have been a member of our academy for over 30 years, having recently served as a state representative to the AAPA national House of Delegates and President of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. Can you tell us a little about your military service? My entire military career has been one of preparing me for a life of medicine and service. In ‘73 I enlisted in the U.S. Army despite enjoying a reasonably successful college and baseball experience at Arizona State University. I felt it was my duty and honor to serve my country, despite the ongoing Vietnam War. I was trained to be a Special Forces Aidman on an Operational Detachment “A” team (aka the Green Berets). I served on an A- team for almost four years, parachuting into almost every hostile country in the world in order to train counterinsurgency rebels. I received my honorable discharge from active duty and departed the military to pursue my college degree. After several years I developed a deep desire to return to the active army reserves. I was assigned as a medic to an Army Infantry unit in Virginia and while completing my degree, learned of the physician assistant profession. Following Virginia Tech, I was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Physician Assistant Program in 1980 and completed my training at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Since my graduation in 1982 I have remained on active duty or on active reserve status. I attended the Army Flight Surgeon School in 1985 and served as an active duty Aeromedical PA at Buckley Airfield in Denver, where I was assigned to an attack helicopter battalion and supported the U.S. Air Force A-10 fighter squadron. I have flown over 700 hours on various military aircraft and earned my personal pilot’s license. I have been deployed to Iraq in ‘03-’04, special envoy in ‘06 to Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and the Philippines in ‘11. I have also had the good fortune to serve on several humanitarian missions. Recently, I joined the Kentucky Air National Guard 123rd Air Wing, as the element commander to the CERFP (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Packages). I have over 36 years of active and reserve military duty in the U.S Army and U.S. Air Force. Why is cardiology one of your passions? During my clinical year of PA training I was mentored by a superb chief resident in internal medicine/ cardiology. Dr. Saure lit my passion for medicine which has since guided many of my decisions. My first jobs were in family practice and aviation medicine. It was not until 1986 that I joined my first cardiology group in Bangor, Maine where I was trained in basic cardiology, and developed a passion and expertise in the area of pacing and electrophysiology. I worked alongside one of the first

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fellowship-trained electrophysiologist in the nation. This took me back into the operating room and assisting in the implantation of Implantable Cardio Defibrillators (ICD). While at UK from ‘94-’99 I worked for a solo cardiologist in Danville. I still like to teach cardiology and ECG; however, I have been lured back into Primary Care Medicine for the past five years. I suppose that I’m returning to my roots. What are your hobbies? I love to fly. I’ve backed off in recent years; however, I look forward to returning to flying when I get close to retirement. My dream would be to own property in a private airplane community. I also like to parachute. I’ve recently taken up bicycling and hiking. I love to be outside to enjoy the splendor of our world. I enjoy attending church and being active in study groups and service opportunities. What exciting things can we expect from the PAS program in 2012? Currently we are hiring three new faculty members, revising the entire curriculum, engaging the medical school, enhancing our involvement with interdisciplinary training, increasing our visibility with the state legislature, increasing our community service activities, and moving towards the top tier of PA Programs. Ambitious –yes! Doable – absolutely. As PAs, we are poised to play a major role in the new healthcare reform and to meet the needs of underserved patients throughout the U.S. We’re members of the healthcare team and seek to be patient-centered providers in all situations.

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Integrating Science and Art: A Collaboration for Voice Care

Written by: Dr. Rita Patel, Clinical Assistant Professor, UK Communication Sciences & Disorders Sarah Heller, Architect, Instructor, UK College of Design

An interesting opportunity presented itself when the first year design studio of Sarah Heller, an architect and instructor at the UK College of Design, teamed up with Dr. Rita Patel, Clinical Assistant Professor in the UK College of Health Sciences Communication Sciences & Disorders Program. Dr. Patel conducts an NIHfunded study that investigates vocal fold motion that leads to the development of voice disorders in children with the use of specialized equipment called high speed digital imaging and custom-built pediatric laser endoscope. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Patel treats children with voice disorders. For her research and clinic, Dr. Patel examines the vocal folds of children with an endoscope, a small cylindrical medical tube that allows her to see around corners and in dark places like the throat. To get the children engaged during the examination process, Dr. Patel has a collection of off-the-shelf toys she uses while attempting to perform endoscopy. The collaboration began when Sarah Heller met Dr. Patel over a dinner with several employees of UK. After learning about what she did and her clinical study Sarah became personally interested in the question: “How can knowledge of design be used to create a functional design model that would facilitate Dr. Patel’s research and clinical practice?” As an architect, Sarah strongly believes that research on any topic can be generative to a concept in design, and through this concept a statement on form (art and design) and function (in this case medical) can be established. This project served as a perfect opportunity for two disciplines at UK to combine and explore the use of design for medical purposes, to educate first year design students in methods of scientific investigations, and to provide firsthand experience to creatively extract a concept from the medical field to generate a form for a client. “Dr. Patel and I became fast friends after we met over dinner,” said Heller. “As an architect I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and am inspired by its design, proportion and function. What began as a simple conversation about her clinical study involving the larynx turned into my participation in her clinical trial. I was able to witness the movement of my own vocal folds through high definition video and found the structure and movement inspiringly beautiful.” Sarah decided to involve her first year undergraduate design students in a course where they spent the last five weeks of the semester addressing this issue. To begin the design process, everyone at the design studio experienced the scoping process first hand. Both architecture and interior design students participated in endoscopy in exchange for a high-definition video of their own vocal folds in motion. “It was really interesting researching something that had nothing to do with architecture,” said Brittany Dingeldein, student of UK College of Design. “Looking at diagrams and physical models we were able to make a connection to what was being asked and further develop an educational toy to learn about the larynx. Intertwining two very different subjects, medical and architecture, was awesome and difficult, but end results were very rewarding.”

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Academic News Although a non-invasive camera was used to perform the examination, some College of Design students experienced anxiety and a strong gag reflex. This experience became the springboard for researching and exploring these topics further and for designing an educational model to engage young children who are being scoped while at the same time using the model to educate children about how the vocal folds work. The model can be a fun toy about the larynx that is distracting, engaging children to learn about their body, and teaching children the correct way to use their voice to reduce vocal fold nodules, during voice therapy. Vocal nodule is a common voice disorder in children resulting from incorrect / excessive voice use (screaming, cheering, shouting, etc.) “This project blended ideas of medicine and education with the seemingly disparate field of architecture into an interesting and very fun experience,” said Cat Wentworth, a student from the UK College of Design who participated in the course. Sixteen design students researched the natural anatomy of the larynx, its function, and its mechanical nature. After numerous discussions and lectures with Sarah and Dr. Patel, students independently selected aspects of voice production, voice assessment, and treatment as a concept for their models. The lecture that Dr. Patel gave at Sarah’s studio also convinced one student to quit smoking after one slide that showed the ramifications of cigarette smoking on the vocal folds!

“After diagramming and performing many studies about the function and form of the human larynx, I was able to find a new way of designing that was incredibly beneficial to me and my classmates in understanding the correlation of architecture and the physical world,” said Kendall Edward Latham, a student participant from the UK College of Design. “It was amazing that through the fusing of two seemingly different topics, my classmates and I were able to design diagrammatic toys that educated the user on specific functions of the larynx.” The final task of the project showcased students’ models with storage cases designed to protect and store their forms. The models beautifully illustrated various concepts of voice production, vocal fold movement, and voice therapy that are traditionally difficult to present. Some models were interactive so that children could stretch the vocal folds, increasing vocal fold to generate a high pitch voice. Another model was in the form of a music box with a series of stacked drawers, so children could open each one to see different vocal fold movements during voice production. Others illustrated the same concept in different forms, like a butterfly and a rattle in shape of an alligator. These models will be used in voice research and clinic to engage children during endoscopic assessment, to illustrate how the voice works and to demonstrate the concepts of easy resonant voice and hoarse voice during voice therapy. For the design students the models also served to illustrate real world concepts they would typically not be exposed to in the traditional course. Through this project, the students had the unique opportunity to create medically correct illustrations of the anatomy and function of the larynx, complete diagram drawings to articulate the concept behind their model and how to use the model, and learn the difference between a diagram drawing versus an architectural drawing. The focus of this project was for students to hone in on a design concept and clearly articulate the goal, function, and approach of their process. This was the first time most of them had worked with wood, plexiglass and plaster, so the designers spent significant amount of time learning to work with different mediums. This is the first unique successful collaboration between the disciplines of architecture and speech pathology at UK, integrating science and architectural design. The students agreed to donate their work to the UK Clinical Voice Center and Vocal Physiology and Imaging Laboratory, for use in research involving endoscopy and in voice therapy. What started off as a fun, interdisciplinary exploration between a right brain and a left brain thinker, resulted in win-win collaboration between two seemingly different fields of the arts and the sciences, successfully integrating ideas and process to create new knowledge through different perspectives. All Photos Courtesy of Magnus Lindqvist -

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Development News

3rd Annual Scholarship Scramble

Golf Tournament Raises $6,000 for Student Scholarships

Major Sponsors

Sixty-two players, 16 sponsors and 15 donors joined the College of Health Sciences in support of student scholarships on September 16, 2011, a beautiful, sunny day. The 2011 CHS Scholarship Scramble, held at the University Club of Kentucky and made possible by our major sponsors, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Norton Healthcare, Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Kentucky Hand and Physical Therapy, resulted in more than $6,000 raised for student scholarships. In addition to prizes for lowest score, longest putt, straightest drive, longest drive and closest to the pin, players participated in a putting contest. Dozens of donated items were handed out as door prizes. Following the players’ return from the course, they had the chance to hear from

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Afhton Stetzer, a Communication Sciences and Disorders student and recipient of a scholarship from last year’s scramble. He shared how the scholarship he received made an impact in his life and helped him achieve success during his academic career. We thank all our sponsors, donors, players and volunteers for making the 3rd annual Scholarship Scramble such a success, and we look forward to continuing that success in 2012! For information about giving to student scholarships or being involved in this year’s Scholarship Scramble, contact Keturah Taylor at or (859) 218-0479.

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Kentucky Hand and Physical Therapy

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Joseph Beth Booksellers

Jeff Lytle

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate

Keeneland Association

Pat Waggener

Progressive Marketing


Kennedy Book Store


Rockcastle Regional Hospital

Bonefish Grill

Kentucky Horse Park

Norton Healthcare

Cincinnati Reds

Turner Construction

Clean Sweep Carwash

Lafayette Golf Club at Green Farm Resort

Highlands Foundation, Inc.

Comedy Off Broadway


Elk Creek Vineyards

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Embassy Suites Hotel

Frank and Peggy Ballard

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa

Norton Healthcare Rockcastle Regional Hospital Smith and Steckler Pediatric Dentistry UK Federal Credit Union Bill Keller CHS Communication Sciences and Disorders Division

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. Heavenly Ham Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington/Hamburg


Maker’s Mark Panera Bread Ramada Conference Center Skin Secrets, A Division of Dermatology Consultants

Ale-8-One LabDX Kentucky Eagle, Inc. UK Alumni Association University Club of Kentucky UK Dining Services

Talon Winery UK Healthcare UK Men’s Golf Team

Joe Bologna’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

Kentucky Hand and Physical Therapy Rena Murphy and Chris Keath Mark Hunt Scott Gross Company, Inc.

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2011 Donor List $1-$99

Debra F. Bowman Gina N. Adams Marsha M. Adams Delinda L. Adkins William H. Adkisson, Jr. Jane Alberico Sandra G. Alvey Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Jacqueline Renee Baker Carrie L. Barlage Jennifer Susanne Barlow Hilary L. Bates Jule A. Beickman Stuart H. Berryman Patricia K. Biscopink Peggy R. Block Bonnie E. Boggs Teresa R. Braden Jane S. Brantley

Dr. and Mrs. James L. Cooper Susan E. Craft Doris A. Critz Lance T. Croghan Cynthia Lynn Crook Debbie A. Croucher Deborah A. Crowe Sonia N. Crump Leslie M. Crutcher Alison M. Davis Karen Y. Deckard Michelle A. Dillon Diane C. Dossett Luke D. Dubois Debra S. Dunn Regina W. Durbin Susan C. Durbin Sheila A. Eakin Ann K. Elder

Constance M. Gillespie Rene E. Gillim Phyllis J. Goodrich Diana E. Gray Rebecca B. Greenhill Mary M. Greeson Susan E. Gullickson Julie A. Gurwell Laura M. Hagan James M. Hall Mr. and Mrs. James R. Harper, Sr. Anne Harrison Terry A. Herman Paul S. Hii Cynthia L. Hile Nancy J. Hinds Shannon M. Hoard Donna Sue Hoffmann Janice C. Hollan

Ernestine C. Brashear Tammy Reid Brooks Laura T. Brown Genevieve Bruce Leesa Ann Rice Burgess Mary Jane Burton Christi M. Butler Joyce K. Campbell Melissa K. Carpenter Jennifer Carter Rob W. Caturano Betty E. Caywood Rosanna C. Chan Patricia G. Cherry Glenda G. Clark Clean Sweep Car Wash Judith Lynn Cleary Stephanie B. Cohen Keri C. Colmar Deborah A. Compton Dawn K. Cooper

Charles H. Elliott Jarrett T. Embry Margaret L. Evans Carolyn C. Everidge Beth C. Fearin Sherri L. Felts Paul D. Ferrell Carla M. Fields Tanya K. Fields Gary J. Fischer Philip D. Fitzgerald Flag Fork Herb Farm Inc. Karen Halcomb Fleming Bonny Y. Folz Debbie Ann Franzen Frances S. Fresh Brenda J. Fritz Renee M Galardy Robert G. Gandy Gwynndolynne P. Gant Susan B. George

Julia K. Hollon Shannon Nicole Hornbach Timi L. Horton Ronald L. Hout Virginia Howell Lara Hudson Marsha R. Irwin Debra L. Ison Mary L. Jackson Michelle L. Jenkins Joe Bologna Restaurant Robert S. Johannsen Jeanna S. Johnson Mary Jo S. Jones Thomas W. Jones Cody Elizabeth Joyce Gloria S. Keeton Kennedy Bookstore Patrick H. Kitzman Dawn E. Knapp Jeffrey A. Koch

Gifts recorded Jan. 1, 2011 – Dec. 31, 2011

Beverly H. Komara Isa H. Lambert Celeste R. Lamping Carl F. Landis, II Matthew Edmon Lawson Alice M. Ledford Alison H. Lewis Angela G. Lile Stephanie E. Logan Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc. Megan C. O’Connor Marriott Martha Davenport Mayland Helen F. McGill Frances J. McGowan Marcia K. McGrew Pat and Jennifer McKeon Mr. and Mrs. Al McKeown Kelley A. McMurry Courtney W. McQueary David H. McRae

Brad Quiambao Whitney Lush Quiambao Elizabeth K. Ragsdale Tina G. Redmon Kevin Anthony Regenhold Maureen J. Reynolds Susan C. Reynolds Anne S. Rice Charlene Love Riley Patricia H. Ring Amina C. Rishi Christy Elizabeth Roberts Cindy Carroll Robinson Kathy H. Rorer Christopher Robin Rucker Mark Brennan Russo Cynthia M. Salamanca Audrey Sanner Suzanne C. Scarpulla Margaret L. Schakel

Alicia A. Terry Edwina C. Thomas Phyllis Throckmorton David T. Toleman Andrea S. Tomasetti UK Federal Credit Union Eddy Van Hoose Ellen C. van Nagell Kara Vaught Susan I. Victor Jennifer P. Voss Carolyn T. Wadsworth Donald D. Waggener Patricia M. Waggener Bette K. Ward Pamela J. Wardrip Wendy M. Warren Sally R. Watkins Elizabeth A. Weaver Cynthia K. White

Bridget Catherine Medley Patricia Jo Metten Jamie Walker Milby Kimberley D. Milby Cheryl D. Moore Robert L. Morgan Sandra H. Moss Tania L. Motschman Rick K. Mui Carrie Murrell Constance S. Murrie Michael A. Muscarella Susan A. Nalepa Elizabeth L. Neurath Orange Leaf Roger K. Owens Jeff Parmelee Karen Leona Parsley Shane A. Peffer L. Jean Points Connie E. Proudfoot

Denise Schlaak Rebecca A. Scholtz Michele L. Schwegman Scott-Gross Company, Inc. Brian C. Seidenfaden Donna M. Shirley Patricia C. Sihler Leslie S. Simpson Jody C. Sizemore Skin Secrets Darci Smith Karen G. Smith Mary Alison Smith Rhonda K. Smith Norma B. Sparks Louvonna L. Stacy Regina L. Stanley Joseph William Stenger David J. Stepner Sun Tan City Joshua Garland Sykes

Hank D. White II Meredith Anne White Monica Gibbs Whitt Clara Yates Wieland Celia M. Wilke Michael N. Williams Pete D. Williams Lisa S. Wilson Mary A. Wilson Derek L. Winebrenner Thelma J. Wiseman Penny E. Withers Anne Rae M. Wright Beverly J. Youmans Leslie L. Young-Richerson Kathleen M. Zandona Teresa L. Zryd

$100-$499 Nicole A. Anderson

Marcia A. Burklow

Jodelle F. Deem

Monica G. Gardner

Jamey High

Mary S. Kaeder

Anonymous - Organization

Lisah N. Cane

Dorothy R. Deleon

Steven G. Gaskins

Benjamin H. Hill

Rena Murphy Keath


Catherine B. Chamberlain

Carolyn L. Dennis

Carol J. Gertsch

Melinda W. Hill


Carlos S. Anzola

Larry D. Chandler

Jaclyn K. Donovan

Sara R. Gilliam

Lauri McDougall Holder

Janet K. King

Ginger G. Aulick

Lisa S. Cleary

Elizabeth L. Douthitt

Irene Gooding

David W. Hopper

Cherie L. Kipfer

Dale L. Avers

James L. Click

Robin S. Downing

Brenda B. Gosney

Ronald A. Hosterman

Jane O. Kleinert

Francis M. Ballard

The Closet Factory

Robert L. Edwards

Debby F. Gray

Anthony S. Howell

Kimberly A. Kluemper

Jonathan M. Beiser

Charles W. Coffey II

Elk Creek Vineyards, LLC

Larry W. Gray

Jeannine W. Jett

Thomas D. Kmetz

Janice B. Blythe

Community Foundation of Louisville

Embassy Suites Lexington

Beth G. Gudeman

Johnson & Johnson

Janice M. Kuperstein

Scott S. Crook

Joanne Erickson

Carole H. Guthrie

Andrew O. Jones


John H. Faulkner

Cheryl E. Hampton

C. Todd Jones

Ann T. Lee

Tammy Sue Filback

Nancy M. Hanna

Rickard Dustin Jones

Leslie C. Long

Lori A. Bolgla Bonefish Grill Marty G. Bozarth Geza G. Bruckner Barbara J. Bruening

Cheryl A. Crouch Francis D’andrea Victoria A D’Auteuil

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Arthur W. Francis, Jr.

Vicki Hast

Sandra G. Jones

Amy Michelle Lykins

Mary A. Gardner

Donna C. Hazle

Kathryn W. Jordan

Rusty MacSwords

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$100-$499 continued Roger W. Madden Tracy A. Madden R. Mack Major Carl G. Mattacola Margie E. McCaslin Patrick McKeon Sheila A. McKinney Kevin Patrick McNamara William J. Meadors Jane Richardson Meenach Paula G. Melson Elizabeth K. Miller H. Johnnie Miller Tonya L. Miller

Marc K. Morifuji Francine F. Morris Traci H. Mullins Jonathan S. Nalli Laurie S. Newsome Gail A. Olson Laura W. Osborn Joey Payne Joe G. Peavler J. Gabriel Pendleton Tom A. Pennington Andrea L. Pfeifle Plas-Tanks Industries, Inc. Staff

Albert A. Prewitt III Deborah Puckett Mary M. Reid Tessa Foote Rios Jane B. Roberts Cheryl R. Robertson Susan Roehrig Mabel T. Scherzer Rita Schmid Kevin M. Schuer Lou P. Sievers Karen O. Skaff Smith & Steckler Donna-Dale Smith

Joey R. Smith Deborah B. Snavely Leslyn H. Spaulding Janella Spencer St. Claire Regional Medical Center Staggs & Fisher Consulting Engineers, Inc. M. Frances Stander Berry L. Stewart Gary and Sharon R. Stewart Dennis J. Stilger Kathy Stilz Kathrine B. Stoots

Annie Fairchild Suchy Ellen W. Sutherland Rebecca K. Swoyer Barbara A. Tackett Leigh Logan Talley Talon Winery & Vineyard RuthAnn Lee Thompson Albert J. Threlkeld Rhonda R. Trautman Marie C. Vittetoe Tina L. Volz Jeffrey E. Ward Cynthia C. Weller Richard E. Weller

Kelly J. Werkmeister Gerald A. White, Jr. Barbara Williams Susan B. Wilson Jerry L. Wise Kityin Helena Wong Carmen L. Woolums Jean S. Wright Stewart Young Bonnie S. Zimmer Jeananne M. Zink Rosemarie N. Zolnierz

$500-$999 Karen R. Kendrick

Heart Power, Inc.

Sandy J. Lytle

Anna L. Smith

Tim K. Thurston

UK Alumni Association

BMT of Kentucky, Inc.

Highlands Foundation, Inc.

Terry R. Malone

Gregory A. Smith

Judith K. Wright

DPT Class of 2011

Allison May Horseman

Linda F. Mulloy

Gail H. Spence

Turner Construction Company

Lori S. Gonzalez

Jeffrey W. Lytle

Barbara R. Sanders

James W. Spence, Jr.

$1,000-$4,999 Linda S. Gorman

Donald E. Bursch

Robert and Lynn English

Elizabeth S. Bainter

Gail H. Bursch

Michael T. Funk

Laurence N. Benz


Mark F. Hunt

Debbie S. Brown

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Holly L. Johnson

Terrence C. Brown

Kentucky Hand & Physical Therapy PLLC Virginia W. Longnecker

Norton Healthcare Charlotte A. Peterson

Denise N. McCarthy Paul F. Nett

Jase Pinerola Natalie Pinerola

Rockcastle Hospital & Respiratory Care Center, Inc. Shell Oil Company Joseph C. Stemple

$5,000+ Martha E. Alexander

Margaret Simmons

CHAN Healthcare Auditors


Giving by the Numbers

450 678 $ 139,885 Donors


Total Donations & Pledges

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 Keturah Taylor, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at or calling (859) 218-0479.

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Thank you for supporting the fall phonathon! Your generosity contributed $24,000 that will help provide scholarships for College of Health Sciences students. We are thankful for our loyal alumni and friends!

Connection Newsletter  

Spring 2012

Connection Newsletter  

Spring 2012