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PAS Faculty Achieves First Publication

Pangela Dawson, MSPAS, PA-C, Senior Clinical Coordinator and Lecturer in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies, was recently published for the first time. Please join us in congratulating her on this major milestone. Click here to learn more about the publication, titled Ethnicity and Race, a volume of Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice.

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Are you on Twitter?

So are we! CHS is now on Twitter. If you have an account, follow us @ukchs!

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Scholarship Info Session

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation offers merit-based scholarships for students who demonstrate a commitment to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. An information session on the scholarships will be held on November 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 113. For more information please contact Dr. Pat Whitlow, Director of External Scholarships, at Click here to see an informational flier that you may share with students.

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Article on Nerve Transplant Shared by PT Student

Physical Therapy student Aaron Jones, who is the President of the PT Class of 2014, wishes to share the following article with CHS faculty.

Dear Health Care Professionals,

As it is a part of our professional duty to in all cases do what is best for our patients and to make the appropriate referrals, being aware of new treatment options such as this is very important. Dr. Susan Mackinnon, a neurosurgeon, has new ways to save arms and legs for patients with nerve damage. She actually saved my girlfriend's arms. Please at least briefly review the article, as many health care professionals, including MDs, are unaware that such treatments exist.


Aaron Jones

UKDPT Class of 2014


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PAS Faculty featured on Health Matters Radio Show

Dr. Andrew Wyant was featured on a recent episode of “Health Matters Radio Show” on Morehead State University Public Radio. He is an Assistant Professor with the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program. His presence on the show positively promotes the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program and the PA profession. Click here to listen.

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Rangel Fellowship Applications Now Accepted

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for its 2012 graduate fellowships. The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and graduates who want to begin two-year master’s programs in the fall of 2012.

Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship, plans to enter graduate school in fall 2012, and a minimum 3.2 GPA.  The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  The application deadline is January 20, 2012.  Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at  

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Kingston Award nominations now accepted

The Kingston Award Committee is preparing to select a faculty member who will receive the award for excellence in teaching at the University of Kentucky faculty awards ceremony scheduled for mid-February 2012. Click here for the details for submission of a nomination, which may be completed electronically or in hard copy.

Please submit the nomination materials to Kim Campbell by Thursday, December 15, 2011 for review. Committee members Kim Campbell, Carl Mattacola, Sam Powdrill, and Karen Skaff will be happy to answer questions as you complete your nomination.

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Dept. of Rehab Sciences Research Colloquium

Speakers: Jennifer Howard, Jenny Toonstra and Carl Mattacola, Ph.D.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: CTW 405

Title: Development of the Bluegrass Orthopedic Rehabilitation Network (BORN): a practice based research network (PBRN) of rehabilitation specialists in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration (UKCCRR)

If you have any questions please contact Theresa Cook at

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College Meetings Dates

The 2011-2012 College Meetings for faculty and staff are scheduled for 12:00 – 1:30 as follows:


December 16 – CTW 216

January 13 (part of the Spring Kick-Off)

February 17 – location TBD

March 16 – location TBD

April 20 – location TBD

May 18 – location TBD

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Faculty Development Opportunity

Date November 29, 2011
Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Topic Beyond the Grad Student- Teaching Undergraduates through Research
Wine, Cheese and Discussion to follow presentation.
RSVP By Clicking here
Location Hilary J. Boone Faculty Club, Back Bar Library
Presented by CHS Office of Academic Affairs

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Faculty Lunch and Learn

Date December 8, 2011
Time 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - How-to (Computer Lab)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Discussion (127B- entrance through Commons)
Topic Incorporating Social Media in Higher Education I:
Learn how to develop and manage a Twitter account and then join your colleagues for discussion on how to incorporate this social media into your classes. You are welcomed to come for discussion only which will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Dean's Conference Room. Boxed lunches will be provided.
RSVP By Clicking here
Location CHS Computer Lab & 127B (Common's Conference Room)
Presented by The CHS Office of Academic Affairs

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2011 Faculty Performance Reviews

All resource materials for the 2011 Faculty Performance Review process have been loaded to the CHS Academic Affairs website Click on the gray bar labeled Faculty Performance Review to find all materials needed for this year’s process.

 • November 30 - Final date for faculty member to submit packet, including electronic copy of FPRR, to Director. NOTE: FPRR can be updated at any time up to submission.

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Save the Date for CHS event

o Administrative Services Thank You Reception, December 5, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, The Commons 127

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Muscle Forum

Date December 1, 2011
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Tim Leonard (guest Tim Butterfield)
Topic TBD
Contact Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden at
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505

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Requests for Information to All Faculty

• ALL faculty should have their productivity data for 2011 added to Digital Measures by December 1st. The Colleges uses this information for multiple metrics in the College Strategic Plan and State of the College Address. In addition, we will use the information in Digital Measures to respond to data requests from the Provost’s Office regarding faculty leadership positions and fellows, presentation and publication information and the annual diversity report. Questions about data entry into Digital measures should be addressed to Rena Murphy or to the administrative assistant/associate in your division/department.

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2011-2012 CHS Holiday Service Projects

Please see this flier for CHS Staff Council's 2011-2012 Holiday Service Projects. Please contact Kristie Bruner with any questions.

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Calendar of Events

November 21 CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 21 Administrative Council
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
November 21 PAS Admissions Committee
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 23 UK Academic Holiday
November 23 AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
November 23 CS Department Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
November 23 AT Division Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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

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