Behind the Blue

Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.
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Mar 17, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 17, 2017) – Each year we see athletes new and old flipping, dunking and swimming their way to wins and national titles. What we don’t see are the countless staff members working to keep these athletes healthy and in shape before, during and after their meets, games and matches.

People like Dr. Kim Kaiser, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Kaiser not only serves patients in the UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine clinic she’s also team doctor for gymnastics, cheerleading, women’s soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball and sideline physician for women’s basketball.

In this week's episode of the Behind the Blue, Kaiser shares how she works with athletes to ensure they’re in shape and feeling healthy for class and game time. She also provides insights into how research being done at UK Sports Medicine will help reduce and hopefully prevent the long term effects of repeated head injury and concussion. Kaiser also discusses why she chose to come to Lexington from Missouri and how her experience as a student athlete better enables her to treat both college athletes and patients in clinic who have their own athletic goals.  

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Mar 7, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 7, 2017) – On February 28th, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association held a dinner to honor this year’s recipients of the Great Teacher Award. Six UK professors have been named winners of the award for 2017:

Since 1961, when the program was started, 283 faculty members have been honored as Great Teachers. The award holds special significance for the winners, because it is entirely student nominated. It is the oldest, continuously-given award for teachers at the University of Kentucky. Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the UK Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and representatives of the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa. In addition to the awards dinner, the winners received a plaque, a cash stipend, and were recognized at center court on the floor of Rupp Arena during this season’s final home UK Men's Basketball game.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, each of the 2017 Great Teacher Award winners discuss what it was like to be presented with this honor, their teaching philosophies, their thoughts regarding their students here at UK, and more.

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