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July 29
Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) Workshop, January 12-16, 2016
The upcoming Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) workshop January 12-16, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina builds upon the successful model used by the Enhancing Rehabilitation Research in the South (ERRIS) workshops that resulted in many junior investigators receiving, for example, NIH, NIDRR (now NIDILRR) and VA level research and career development funding.

Unlike passive seminars on grant writing selected mentees will come prepared to complete at least the specific aims for a grant proposal for submission to the NIH or other similar scale funding agency. This offering is based upon a 13-year history of successfully providing mentorship to approximately 360 Junior and mid-level faculty from throughout the North America and in several foreign countries.

Please see the brochure at for more details, or visit the website at
July 20
2015 ASHA Awards Announcement
Former RHB doctoral student Lyn Covert has been named a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association!
Congratulations Lyn!
July 20
Congratulations to Bob Marshall and Joe Stemple, CSD Faculty
Robert C. Marshall, Ph.D. and Joseph C. Stemple, Ph.D., professors in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be receiving Honors of the Association at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Denver in November. This award is the highest award given by this professional organization. It is a public recognition of the recipient’s distinguished contributions to the field of speech, language and hearing over the course of their career that have enhanced or altered the course of the profession. To date, no individuals from Kentucky have received this award.
Bob Marshall’s selection was based on his years of sustained research, scholarship, teaching and service activities within the profession that stretched from the public schools, to the VA and academia in Oregon, Rhode Island and Kentucky. He has held clinical and leadership positions in all employment settings and is widely regarded for his scholarly expertise in Aphasia.
Joe Stemple’s selection was based on his unique ongoing research, scholarship, teaching and service activities within the profession, that include his development of centers of excellence for voice care, voice research and educational opportunities , his prolific publication record including textbooks and scholarly manuscripts as well as his international reputation as a dynamic presenter on issues related to the voice across the lifespan.
Please join us in extending your congratulations to two of our own and very accomplished faculty members. Congratulations Bob and Joe! We are so very proud of all of their efforts.
July 20
Save the Date - 7th Annual KARRN Conference
The 7th Annual KARRN Conference will be held September 23rd at the Perkins Center of Eastern Kentucky University. See the flyer in the link below for more details about the conference.
July 20
RHB Athletic Training Publication
Congrats to RHB students Aaron Sciascia and NAtalie Myers on their publication in the Journal of Athletic Training.
The full article can be viewed here:
May 27
World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress in Singapore
Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, had three presentations on her PT COUNTS research study at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress in Singapore. Also presenting their dissertation findings in Singapore were recent Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral graduates, Megan Danzl, PT, PhD, and Matt Day, PT, PhD.
May 13
The University of Kentucky was well represented at ICRS in Chicago.
Dr. Christian Lattermann
  • Biomarkers in Early OA & Resulting Strategies
  • Didactics & Live Demonstration: PF cartilage repair including concurrent procedures (MPFLr, TTO, LL)
  • Hands-on Skills: MPFL, LL
  • Didactics & Live Demonstration: Meniscal Repair & Augments
  • Hands-on Skills: Meniscal Repair & Transplantation
  • Rehab after Biologic Knee Reconstruction

Jennifer Howard, PhD, ATC

  • Functional Restoration & Expectations

Jenny Toonstra, PhD, ATC

  •  The Relationship Between Patient Expectations and Functional Outcomes: A Mixed Model Analysis

Caitlin Whale, MS, ATC

  • Effect of Previous Cartilage Surgery Failure on Short-term Patient Reported Outcomes following Knee OSteochondral Allograft

April 28
Rehabilitation Sciences Spring 2015 Colloquium
A list of presentations from the Spring 2015 Colloquium are below:
Spring 2015 Colloquium Agenda:
Brian Noehren - Developing Paradigms for Testing Altered Lower Extremity Function Following Injury:
Phillip Gribble - Wildcats Ankle Research (W.A.R.): New Approaches to Combating Ankle Injury:
Travis Thomas - Overview of Applied Research in Clinical Nutrition: the Quest to Maintain Physical Function in Aging and Cancer:
Scott Lephart - Injury Mitigation and PErformance Optimization Strategies for the Elite Tactical Athlete: The Special Forces Operator
Faculty Blitz 2015:
April 10
Arthroscopy Association of North America Grant Awarded to UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Funding Agency: Arthroscopy Association of North America
Grant Title: “Triamcinolone treatment in patients with acute ACL tear and painful effusions: follow-up 2 years post-ACL reconstruction”
Amount: $12,500
Investigators: Christian Lattermann, MD; Jennifer S. Howard, PhD, ATC; Darren L. Johnson, MD
Project: This funding will allow investigators to add an additional 2 year follow-up time point, which will include MRI evaluation, to a previous study funded by the Arthritis Foundation examining the effect of administration of triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog) following acute ACL injury. The project will examine if specific synovial fluid biomarker levels and their response to early intervention with triamcinolone Kenalog correlates with improved patient reported outcome measures regarding pain, function, and health related quality of life and structural joint health as evaluated by MRI 2 years following ACL reconstruction.
February 25
New RHB Publication
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