College of Education Student Follows Passion for Helping Tobacco-Users

Written by Chelsea Hobbs, News Intern Sierrah Miley, a senior in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is passionate about helping others improve their health. She recently returned from the Atlantis Clinical Fellowship, where she shadowed surgeons in neurology, ears/nose/throat, and obstetrics and gynecology in Lisbon, Portugal. “The culture … Read More

Research Collaboration Focuses on Painful Hip Condition

University of Kentucky researchers are in search of answers for those who suffer from a painful hip condition known as Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS). Although the condition can be experienced at any age, it often impacts the young and athletic, bringing their active lifestyles to a halt. Patients are impacted … Read More

Faculty Member’s Personal Experience Inspires Children’s Book

Life inspired art for Shelly Krajny, a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. It began as an assignment for one of her doctoral classes at Kent State University. “We were told to create something that was not in the typical research paper format,” Krajny said. “ I … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Doctoral Students Win at Conference

Four graduate students in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion were recognized at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Southeast Regional Chapter conference in Greenville, S.C. Taylor Dinyer received second place in the rapid research race. PJ Succi received a first time presenter award. He … Read More

NCAA Awards Grant for Mental Health Research

A University of Kentucky College of Education research team has been selected to receive funding from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for a project related to college athletes’ psychological well-being and mental health. The team is comprised of Jeff Reese, a licensed psychologist and professor in the Department of … Read More

Samaan Selected for Career-Development Program

Dr. Michael Samaan, University of Kentucky College of Education assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, was recently selected to be part of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science KL2 program. Samaan’s research project, “Hip Joint Bone and Cartilage Health and Mechanics in Patients with … Read More

Feb. 8-9, 2019: UK to Host Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium

The Sport and Exercise Psychology Club at the University of Kentucky is hosting the 29th annual Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium Feb. 8-9, 2019. The meeting will feature professional workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and research presentations. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key leaders in the field, … Read More

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Professor Wins Teacher of the Year

Dr. Elizabeth Whitney has been selected by the Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as the 2018-2019 College/University Teacher of the Year for Health Education. She was honored at the association’s annual convention in Lexington and will be the state’s nominee for the national teaching award. As an assistant professor at the UK College of Education, Whitney’s research … Read More

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