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July 1, 2011 View Archives

Green Idea

When buying a new shower curtain purchase a cotton one to reduce the VOC you breath in. Plus, it can be washed!

Questions, concerns, ideas? E-mail Nick.

Stemple, Andreatta and Butterfield Receive R01 Grant

Congratulations to Joe Stemple, Richie Andreatta and Tim Butterfield, along with their collaborator in the Dept. of Physiology, Colleen McMullen, who recently received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

The project, titled “Response of aging intrinsic laryngeal muscles to chronic electrical stimulation,” was awarded roughly $1.8 million over a period of five years.

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Nick Basham Accepts Position with Deaconess Hospital

Nick Basham has accepted a position with Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He will be joining the public relations department as a graphic designer. Nick’s last day at UK will be Thursday, July 14 and we wish him the very best in his new endeavors.

If you would like to help us send him off, please join us at P.F. Chang’s for lunch at noon on July 14 or stop by his office to wish him well.

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CHS Committees for 2011–2012

A list of the CHS Committees members for 2011–2012 is now available. Click below to download the document.

CHS Committees 2011–2012 (pdf)

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UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn

Understanding Senior Housing Options: defining levels of care within your budget

Date Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Time 12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Location W.T. Young Library Gallery Room

The goal of this seminar is to clarify some of the confusion over housing options for our elder population. The seminar will define the various housing options available for senior community living, the care one can expect to receive at each level, the expected cost, and what is available in our area. State guidelines and licensing/certification will be discussed and defined. We will address the question, “when do I consider alternative living arrangements and how do I apply?”

For more information, call Elder Care at (859) 323-4600 or contact Terri at

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Volunteer with Habitat to Benefit UK Employee

UK HealthCare is sponsoring Habitat for Humanity’s Good Health build. Volunteers are needed, especially on July 9. If you are interested in participating in this build, which will benefit an employee from UK Good Samaritan Hospital, contact Geoff Blair at All volunteers will receive a free UK HealthCare T-shirt.

The green-certified home being built at 2089 Polk Lane in Lexington benefits Eugenia Barrera and her three children – Noah, Jose and Sofia. Eugenia works in housekeeping at UK Good Samaritan Hospital. Each construction day is 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. You do not need your own tools or special skills to participate.

Volunteer Opportunities are listed below:

  • June 21-25: Build Blitz Week
    Three to five volunteers are needed each day to join volunteers from other partner organizations for the initial construction blitz. UK HealthCare is providing lunch and water to all volunteers on Friday, June 24.
  • Saturday, July 9: UK HealthCare Day
    Fifteen volunteers are needed for the day; UK HealthCare is providing lunch and water.

To learn more about Lexington Habitat for Humanity, please visit

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Muscle Forum

Date July 7, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker David Glass
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Calendar of Events

July 7 Muscle Forum
11 a.m. – Noon
Physiology Conference Room, MS505

July 12 UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room


Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint Calendar

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