Presented by Dr. Jennifer Hatcher
Dr. Jennifer Hatcher is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky. She has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years and received her PhD from the University of Kentucky in 2006. She also holds a Masters as a family nurse practitioner from West Virginial University and a Master's in Public Health from the niversity of Kentucky. Dr. Hatcher has practiced nursing in a variety of venues from the bedside to resarch. She has worked in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Surgery and the Recovery room. At this time she teaches nursing to doctoral students and has a program of research that is aimed at improving the helth of vulnerable populations. She currently leads several research projects that are focused on diabetes, herart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. She is interested in helping decrease those conditions in African Americans, Appalachians, and other groups that are at increased risk and has been awarded more than 2 million dollars in funding for these projects.
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Presented by Sarah Smith, Becky Rhodes, Alyssa McKarris from Sanders-Brown Center on Aging located at 800 S Limestone in Lexington.
Sarah N. Smith is currently a Junior at the University of Kentucky, majoring in Psychology on the pre-med track. During her freshman year she began volunteering at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and a few months later she was hired as a Clinical Research Assistant in the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core. She enjoys working with older adults and hopes to become a geriatrician.
Becky Rhodes is a Clinical Research Assistant in the Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. She started at Sanders-Brown inApril of this year and is excited to bring her skills to a new professional setting. She attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate work in Psychology and graduate work in Counseling Psychology. She worked for over 14 years in community mental health providing therapy for at-risk youth and their families, consultation with school personnel, and collaboration with community partners. She also worked for two years as a Counselor and Behavior Therapist in a residential program for adults with brain injuries.
Alyssa McKarris is an intern in the Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and has been with them since January. She is excited to grow and learn from her experiences at the center. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in May, 2014. She is currently a freshman at the University of Kentucky majoring i Psychology and has worked in various settings involving older adults, including the Alzheimer's Associate and the Lexington Country Place. She hopes to later
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