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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
February 23
Corps Connection - Newsletter for the Specialists Corps - OT/PT/RD/PA
The Corps Connection Winter Newsletter can be found here:
Congratulations to Enrique Smith-Forbes (Pgs. 6-7), his advisors, several of our alumni, and incoming student Tim Benedict. Tim Benedict on page 16 will be entering UK in the fall.
Kudos to Katie Yancosek (2010) on page 9, and “ DEAN” Scott Shafer (2006) on page 13. Great to see the terrific work they are doing!!!!
Also important to note that COL Joseph Moore on page 13 was a recent recipient of a CHS Alumni award and past graduate of our Physical Therapy Program.
February 23
Congratulations to Dr. Dupont-Versteegden and her trainee, Jenae Brown from Alma College!
Jenae worked in Esther’s lab last summer and her abstract was awarded "Outstanding Abstract” by the American Physiological Society and she will present this work at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston this year.
February 13
Updated University of Kentucky Thesis and Dissertation Submission Guide

The team in Academic Services along with UK Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Department updated the University of Kentucky Thesis and Dissertation Submission Guide during the fall of 2014. The revisions mentioned below should be welcomed add-ons to the process.


Embargo Policy—The candidate continues to have the option to embargo (i.e., delay) online access to a thesis/dissertation. Now we ask that the candidate, in consultation with their committee chair, indicate the length of the embargo on the Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) approval form. The form can be found at Candidates and advisors are encouraged to visit for additional information regarding embargoes such as when an embargo is appropriate and the pros and cons of an embargo.


Additional Files—We now require all forms that are normally delivered to the Graduate School be converted to PDF format and uploaded to UKnowledge as additional files during the submission process. The forms concerned include the signed ETD approval form and reprint permission letter(s). Doctoral candidates should also upload the signed ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Agreement and the confirmation page of the Survey of Earned Doctorates as additional files.


What Happens Next—The section titled “What Happens Next” in the submission guide provides information on what occurs once the thesis/dissertation has been submitted to UKnowledge. We hope this will ease any anxiety or tension the candidate might be having as we review the document for Graduate School standards.

The revised submission guide can be found here:

February 03
New RHB Publication
Page, C., & Howell, D.M. (2015). Current clinical practice of speech-language pathologists who treat individuals with aphasia: A grounded theory study. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 6 (1), 1-23. doi: 10.1558/jircd.v6i1.1
A PDF of the article is linked here:
February 03
RHB graduate featured on the Penn State website
Nicole M. Etter, PhD, CCC/SLP, and 2014 graduate of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, was recently featured on the Penn State website.
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