Student Opportunities

The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging offers a variety of student opportunities across several disciplines, including social work, engineering, and geriatrics & palliative medicine. We invite you to explore how your passions, skills, and interests could be strengthened by joining the Institute's team. Contact us to learn more about customized programs for legal students and nursing students.

**New offer for Students!**

We are excited to offer a new graduate-level practicum placement for students in their final year of studies in the following disciplines: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (doctoral-level), Counseling Psychology (master-level), and Social Work (master-level). 

About the Program: Flourish Behavioral Health Graduate Internship Program is a one-year, paid internship that trains students to provide care coordination and behavioral health interventions while working with older adults in rural Kentucky. Placements begin Fall 2018.

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Practicum Placement
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Engineering Capstone

Social Work Practicum Placement: Current & Previous Students

2017 - 2018 Cohort    
Click here to view the current cohort of Social Work Practicum Students

2016 - 2017 Cohort    
Leigh Ann Bowman
BSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work
Nannette Bowman
MSSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Sara Burch
MSSW/CFT Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work
Amber Embry
MSSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Fred Fischer, PhD
MSSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work
Barbara Martin
BSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Carmella Petty
MSSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work
Amanda Velez
MSSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work
Liz Wright
MSSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work


   
2015 - 2016 Cohort    
Megan Ray Austin
MSSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Leigh Ann Bowman
BSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work 
Carli Bryan
MSSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work 
 
Geoffrey Elmore
BSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Deborah Geisler
MSSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Angela Hogan
BSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Lori Mellor
MSSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work 
 
Sarah Morgan
BSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Natalie Pope
MSSW Practicum Student, 
Kent School of Social Work
Amanda Puckett
BSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
Samantha Watanabe
BSW Practicum Student,
Kent School of Social Work
 

 
   

Social Work PhD Students

Samantha Cotton, MSSW, ABD
PhD Research Assistant,
Kent School Cohort of 2013
Jeanelle Sears, MSSW, ABD
PhD Graduate Researcher,
Kent School Cohort of 2014
Julle Ann Morgan-Siebe, MSW, ABD
PhD Practicum Student,
Kent School Cohort of 2015

  

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