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October 03
Congratulations to Major Enrique Smith Forbes and faculty advisors @ EKU & UK


The 2014 American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting


Major Enrique Smith-Forbes is a doctoral candidate in the cooperative Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral program between Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. He was recently awarded recognition for his two abstracts presented at the 37th American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 18-20, 2014.  


His quantitative study, (with co-authors Howell, D.M., Willoughby, J., Pitts, G., & Uhl, T.) “Minimal Clinical Important Difference of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) for Post-surgical Distal Radius Fractures,” earned ‘The First Time Scientific Session Presenter Award.’


His qualitative study, (with co-authors Morgan, R., Clark, K., Hall, S. Willoughby, J., Armstrong, H., Pitts, G., Uhl, T., & Howell, D.M.) “Experiences of Individuals in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation with Incongruence Between their QuickDASH and GROC Scores: A Phenomenological Study,” earned ‘The Best Scientific Paper Award.’













The 2014 Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting




From left to right: Dr. Dana Howell, MAJ Brian Gregg, MAJ Enrique Smith-Forbes, and CPT Theresa Reer. Missing: Dr. Anne Shordike.


A team students and faculty from EKU, members of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral program between Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky presented at the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting in Lexington Kentucky on Sunday September 21st, 2014. They discussed “The Deployment Role of Army Occupational Therapy in Behavioral Health.” The presenters were MAJ Smith-Forbes & MAJ Gregg, both from the EKU Ph.D. program, in conjunction with CPT Reer, the Chief of Occupational Therapy at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dr. Howell and Dr. Shordike, their advising professors, supervised the project. The 3-hour mini-course reviewed the role of Army OTs in behavioral health in the deployed environment, services available to veterans upon redeployment, and current concepts on mild traumatic brain injury OT intervention.

September 09
Recomendations from the Curriculum Committee
August 25
Congratulations Dr. Kleinert for her recent publication!

Self-determined Goal Selection and Planning by Studentswith Disabilities across Grade Bands and Disability Categories


Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014, 49(3), 464–477



August 12
Congratulations Dr. Olson and Sarah Campbell
Congratulations on the publication of their paper Degree of Hearing Loss and Working Memory in Adults
July 21
Congratulations Megan and Ben
Ben and I would like to share the exciting news of the birth of our son, Ellison Xavier Danzl Lampkin. After bedrest/restricted activity for the last 20 weeks of the pregnancy, he arrived on June 15 - healthy and happy - 8 lbs 13 oz, 20 in. We're all doing well and adjusting to this new life.
I hope you're each doing well! Megan
June 23
Congratulations to Several Faculty, Current Students and Graduates.
A great example of the collaborative and inter-disciplinary work taking place within the program.
Comparison of tongue muscle characteristics of preterm and full term infants during nutritive and nonnutritive sucking. G.J. Capilouto, T. Cunningham, E. Frederick, E. Dupont-Versteegden, N. Desai, T.A. Butterfield
Comparison of Isokinetic Hip Abduction and Adduction Peak Torques and Ratio Between Sexes. Dai Sugimoto, PhD, Carl G. Mattacola, PhD, David R. Mullineaux, PhD, Thomas G. Palmer, PhD, and Timothy E. Hewett, PhD

To download the paper:


June 20
RHB Baby News
Congratulations to Ashwini Joshi and her husband on the birth of their daughter Aarohi on May 25.
Congratulations to Kristie Law and her husband Chris on the birth of their son Johnny on June 19.  Johnny was 8 lbs, 5.6 oz, and 20.5 inches long. 
Welcome to the Wildcat Family!
May 29

Nathaniel Sebert Howard, has arrived to the joy of proud parents Jennifer and Alex Howard and older brother Brayden.  He was born 5/27/14 and tipped the scales and tape at  7lbs 9.6oz, 19" long.

Congratulations Howard Family!!!!

May 27
RHB Spring Colloquium Video
If you missed the 2014 RHB Spring Colloquium or are interested in any of the lectures, the link to the video is posted below:
April 30
UK College of Health Sciences Students to Present at National Meeting
Eight students in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences' athletic training program and two students in the rehabilitation sciences doctoral program have been invited to present at the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) 65th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, June 25-28, in Indianapolis.
"We are proud to see this stellar group of students, who are continuing the tradition of representing us on the national stage," said Tim Uhl, director of the Musculoskeletal Laboratory and an associate professor in the Division of Athletic Training.  "It is a significant achievement, which demonstrates the high-caliber of students in our program."
Below are the students invited to present, along with the titles of their accepted research presentations:
  • Julie P. Iannicellie, ATC (AT Student): "Congenital Variation in the Distal Ulna and Subsequent Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Subluxation in a Female Tennis Athlete"
  • Jennifer Werner, ATC (AT Student): "First Rib Stress Fracture in a High School Baseball Player: Case Report"
  • Minda McCullough, ATC (AT Student): "Risk Factors of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Meta-Analysis"
  • Emily Gravelin, ATC (AT Student): "Case Report of a Traumatic Knee Injury in a Middle School Football Athlete"
  • Diamond O'Donovan, ATC (AT Student): "Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in a Division III Swimmer"
  • Anna Porter, ATC (AT Student): "Scapular Muscle Activities During Closed Chain Shoulder Exercises"
  • Catherine Beckemeyer, ATC (AT Student): "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II in a Collegiate Softball Athlete"
  • Derek Rafeldt, ATC (AT Student): "Identifying and Differentiating Ehrlichiosis from Post-Concussive Symptoms in a High School Football Player"
  • Aaron Sciascia, MS, ATC, PES (RHB Doctoral Student): "Establishing Pre-Season Self-Reported Functional Outcome Scores for the Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow in Athletes"
  • Jenny Toonstra, MA, ATC (RHB Doctoral Student): "Factors that Influence Patient Expectations Following Cartilage Repair of the Knee"
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