Ann Blackford

By

College: Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences Inducts Two Into Hall of Fame

Published: Apr 23, 2014

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2014) − The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences recently welcomed two new inductees into its Alumni Hall of Fame. The latest inductees are:
 

Russell E. Miller, physical therapy, ’80. Miller, who is retired, worked most recently as a consultant for Avacore Technologies, a company in Ann Arbor, Mich., which developed a device to augment natural body cooling; and Lori Stewart Gonzalez, speech-pathology & audiology, ’79, who served as dean of the UK College of Health Sciences for seven years before becoming the first female provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

 

Russell E. Miller

Miller received a bachelor of science in health and physical education, from Wilmington College in Ohio in 1966. He received a master of science in health and safety with an emphasis on athletic training from Indiana University in 1968. He then earned a bachelor of science in physical therapy from UK in 1980.

 

Miller began his career in athletic training prior to receiving his degree in physical therapy. Over a span of 13 years, Miller worked as head athletic trainer at Wilmington College, DaPauw University, and Western Kentucky University. In 1980, Miller became dual-credentialed as a licensed physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer. Miller served as head athletic trainer for the University of Michigan (UM) and developed and directed the UM Physical Therapy Department at UM’s Sports Medicine Clinic. In 1991, he began working as senior athletic trainer for the Detroit Tigers professional baseball team, where he advanced to medical director and head athletic trainer before retiring from athletic training in 2002.


Miller has been influential on a national level, serving as a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) since 1964. He was part of the original NATA committee that developed the certification requirements for the board certification for athletic trainers. Miller has held service and leadership positions within multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Sports Dentistry, the Michigan State Medical Society (Sports Medicine), and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Association. Miller has also shared his knowledge and expertise through many lectures, publications and presentations.

 

“As a clinical supervisor, he taught the students and his staff how to interact with athletes, coaches, and physicians, in order to meet their individual expectations. He was remarkable in educating the physicians about the coaches’ and athletes’ concerns regarding injury and facilitated the best outcome and care for his athletes,” said nominator Tim Uhl, who is director of the Musculoskeletal Laboratory, and an associate professor in the Division of Athletic Training. “He epitomized the role of master clinical practitioner and problem solver.”

 

Lori Stewart Gonzalez

The second inductee, Gonzalez, received a bachelor of arts in speech-pathology and audiology from UK in 1979. She then pursued graduate work, receiving a master of arts in communication disorders from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981, and earning a doctorate in communication disorders from the University of Florida in 1989.

 

Gonzalez, a native Kentuckian, began her academic career at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU) in 1988. As an assistant professor, she assumed the role of director of supervision and clinical training at SIU. In 1991, she returned to UK as an assistant professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Gonzalez devoted 20 years of her career to UK, moving up to professor, then serving the College of Health Sciences as associate dean of academic affairs, and later serving as dean. Gonzalez was selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 2001, providing her with the opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of college and university presidents. Following her ACE Fellowship, she returned to UK and became more engaged in campus leadership and governance.

 

Following a national search in 2005, she was appointed as the third dean of the UK College of Health Sciences. Gonzalez served as dean for seven years. Under her leadership, the research profile of the college was significantly elevated. The college continued its tradition of excellence in teaching, research and service, and Gonzalez remained directly engaged, facilitating excellence across the college. Her priorities as dean included mentoring young professionals and faculty, as well as supporting staff development.

 

“I have had the opportunity to work with Lori as her colleague and friend during her years at UK,” said nominator Jody F. Deem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders “I cannot think of an individual who would be a better role model for our students than Dr. Gonzalez. Having received her undergraduate degree from UK, she provides an image of just what young professionals can hope to achieve at a national level, given drive and effort.”


Media Contact: Ann Blackford at 859-323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu

 

hall_of_fame_2014.jpg
November
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
College of Pharmacy Open House
Iron Pour
UK Women's Choir 20th Anniversary Concert
Adventure Hiking & Rappelling @ Red River Gorge
Pickin' Time Mountain Music and Harvest Day
Purposeful Retirement: Planning Your Next Stage of Life
Diwali Dhoom 2014
Sat
2
UK Percussion Ensemble
Day Hike
Curator Tour: Take My Word For It
Sun
3
Industry Career Week: Resumes and Cover Letters
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Morehead State
Mon
4
Industry Career Week: How to Impress Your Boss in 90 Days
Rock Star Professionalism Series
UK Lab Band
Tue
5
Industry Career Week: Networking and Job Search
Social Enterprise and Innovation / Certified Nonprofit Professional Program Informational Meeting
Circle of Love Name Distribution
Appalachian Forum with Dr. Fran Ansley
Dana Harper Gallery Reception
Wed
6
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Zona Sur
LNFS Presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel
UK Jazz Ensemble
Circle of Love Name Distribution
Abstract Workshop
Lauren Potter
Thu
7
LNFS Presents: V for Vendetta
Last Day to Withdraw or Reduce Course Load
Circle of Love Name Distribution
R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Marvin Heiferman
Men's Soccer vs. Charlotte
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Georgia
Free Friday Evening Swing Dance
Fri
8
Kentucky Football vs. Georgia
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
The Power of Poetry
The Lexington Lowdown and Free Lindy Hop Workshop
Swing Dance Featuring Live music by"The Metrognomes Orchestra"
Sat
9
UK Combos Concert
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Missouri
Sun
10
Circle of Love Name Distribution
Mon
11
UK Sax Ensembles
Job Club - Interviewing Strategies
Undergraduate Research Information Session
Jose Abisambra Presentation on Current Alzheimer's Research
Women of the World: Judy Smith
Tue
12
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Reservoir Dogs
Refugee Life in America
#UKEDTALKS: International Opportunities for Education Majors
Leadership Assessment
Wed
13
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Iron Man 3
Chili and Pie Cook-Off Supper
#TrendingTopics: Vegetarians vs. Meat-Eaters
Campus Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics KY
LNFS Presents: La Demora
Thu
14
LNFS Presents: Pretty in Pink
LNFS Presents: Mean Girls
Fri
15
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
16
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Florida
Greek Cinematography: Critical Approach and Discussion
"Storied Streets" Documentary Showing about Experiences of Homelessness
Sun
17
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
UK Rep Bands Concert
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment 2014 Celebration of Land-Grant Research
Amanda Rogers, "Black Flags, ISIS 'Swag' & Jihadi Rap: Marketing Militancy after the Arab Spring"
Stories of Homelessness: Panel Discussion
Mon
18
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
A Positive Approach to Caregiving Conference
Education Abroad Open House
CatWatch Party
Appalachian Forum and Film Screening of "Up the Ridge"
Tue
19
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
LNFS Presents: The Princess and the Frog
Pinterest Party
International Games Day
Global Design with Phil Duncan
Caregiver Support Group
OXFAM Social Issues Banquet
Wed
20
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
LNFS Presents: The Big Lebowski
International Education Week Keynote Speaker: Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at USAID
Tobacco-free Tailgate 5 Year Anniversary
Bollywood Night
Thu
21
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: Water For Elephants
4th Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia
Freedom from Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangers
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
MEAT.
Fri
22
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
23
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
UK Symphony Band and UK Concert Band
Sun
24
The Vexillology (the study of maps) Contest
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Mon
25
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Job Club - What is your money habitude?
Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner
Tue
26
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Wed
27
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Thu
28
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Fri
29
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Arkansas
Sat
30
 
Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thu, 11/20/2014

Fri, 11/21/2014 - Sun, 11/23/2014

Reset Page