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Calendar of Events

January 27 DRS Research Colloquium Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
January 30 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 30 Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 1 AT MLS Journal Club Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
February 1 CS Division Directors Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 1 Reproductive Graduate Program Faculty Mtg.
CRS Library
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 1 DRS Division Directors' Mtg.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
February 3 Living-Learning Comm. Brown Bag
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 6 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
February 6 Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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

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College Meetings Dates

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

February 17 – CTW 216

March 16 – CTW 216 - CANCELLED

April 20 – CTW 216

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date February 2, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Stuart Campbell & Kelsey Snapp
Topic Transmural Distribution of Myocyte Contractile Properties in Altered in Aging F344 Rats
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date February 1, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Junting Ai, GCNS Research Assistant, UK & Xiangan Li, Ph.D.
Topic Role of scavenger receptor B1 in erythropoiesis
Location CTW Room 411
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Dept. of Rehab Sciences Research Colloquium

Speakers: Kristin V. Day, PhD, MPT, NCS

Date: Friday, January 27, 2012

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

Place: CTW 405

Title: From spinal cord injury to disorders of consciousness: exploring translational research opportunities.

If you have any questions please contact Theresa Cook at

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DanceBlue Donation Deadline

The deadline for DanceBlue donations is rapidly approaching. This is the final call for faculty, staff and students to donate and see our College represented at the event! To make a donation, please visit Wayne in 111 CTW.  All proceeds will be donated to DanceBlue for College of Health Sciences participants!  The deadline for these donations will be February 2! 

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CHS Undergrad Presented Poster at Capitol

Aman Shah, an undergraduate student working under the direction of Dr. Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, was one of 15 undergraduate researchers selected to present at the 2012 Posters-at-the-Capitol event, January 26, at the Capitol in Frankfort. The title of Aman's poster was: "P-bodies are Elevated with Age-, but Not Disuse-associated Skeletal Muscle Atrophy." Congratulations!

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Dr. Rita Patel Awarded Best Paper

Dr. Rita Patel received the award for Best Scientific Paper at the 2012 Annual Pacific Voice Conference. See following for full citation. Congratulations Dr. Patel!

Best Scientific Paper Award, The 2012 Annual Pacific Voice Conference, Optical Imaging, Therapeutics, and Advances Technology in Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology, held conjointly with the International Society for Optics and Photonics (BiOS-SPIE), Photonics West.

Title: 'Analysis of high speed digital phonoscopy: Pediatric Images'

Authors: Harikrishnan Unnikrishnan, MS; Kevin Donohue, PhD; Rita Patel, PhD.

This research is in collaboration with the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments at UK. Harikrishnan is a doctoral student in the College of Engineering and a research assistant in the Vocal Physiology and Imaging Laboratory. Dr. Donohue is a professor in the College of Engineering and Dr. Patel is a member of our faculty in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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AED & CPR Classes - Open to Faculty & Staff

Do you want to be prepared in a medical emergency? Has your CPR/AED certification run out? Well, you are in luck! The College of Health Sciences is offering CPR and AED training on the following dates & times: Monday, February 27 at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m., and Friday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m.. All three trainings will be held in the Commons room. This training is being taught by Marcy Thobaben of Bluegrass Health & Safety. Each training session is approximately 3 hours long. The trainings are being done together as there have been new CPR Guidelines put into effect in 2011. If you are interested in attending, please respond to the following link: 2012 AED & CPR Training.

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Dr. Karen Skaff Awarded Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Skaff on the award of two grants, described below.

Integrating Oral Health in Medical Education, funded by: HRSA Grant (Building Oral Health Training Capacity in Medical Education). "Methamphetamine Information: Integrating Oral Health in Primary Care"

Integrating Oral Health with Primary Care: Engaging Community-Based Preceptors, funded by: NIIOH Physician Assistant Incentive.

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PA Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony

Date: Friday, January 27, 2012

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Place: Chandler Medical Center, Pavilion A Auditorium

Reception to follow immediately after in the Pavilion.

If you have any questions please contact Renee King at

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Faculty Brown Bag Lunch

Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

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

Place: CTW 218

Topic: Living-Learning Communities

Speaker: Trisha Clement-Montgomery, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, UK Residence Life

Beginning fall 2012, UK will have a Healthcare Residential College Living Learning Program designated for students interested in Health Sciences.

Bring your lunch and learn what an LLC is, how faculty can become involved and plans for the HS LLC. No RSVP required.

No RSVP required. If you have any questions please contact Gilson Capilouto at

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Educational Enhancement Grants 2012


The call for Educational Enhancements awards for 2012-2013 is now open. The application can be accessed via the College website at by selecting “Education Enhancement Grants” and then “Information and Application”.

The committee asks that you please consider the following:

  1. All applications will be considered; however, the committee is especially interested in reviewing proposals that attract new revenue/additional students through distance learning, summer school or winter session.
  2. A Gantt chart is now required so faculty can provide a timeline for completion of project tasks and activities (template under ‘Information and Application’).
  3. In addition to the required written report, recipients will prepare a brief oral report for presentation at a College meeting. This report does not need to be submitted to the ADAA and is meant to showcase project objectives and results, and stimulate additional ideas.

 If you have any questions please contact Gilson Capilouto.


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University Announcements


New eIAF Policy

Click here to see the new eIAF policy, effective April 2, 2012.

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University Budget & Legislative Session

Click here to see the discussion points about the current status of the University's budget for the next two years that has been prepared by President Capilouto.

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Joseph Fink receives award

Joseph Fink, who teaches Health Law for the Clinical Leadership & Management program recently received the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award in the College of Pharmacy. Click here to read more.

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UK Symposia on Advanced Medical Imaging

Date: February 3, 2012

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

Place: UK Dept. of Radiology Conference Room (3rd FL of Hospital, Rm. HX303)

Speaker: M. Elizabeth Oates, MD, Professor & Chair, UK Dept. of Radiology

Topic: New-clear Medicine: Applications of Software-Based SPECT/CT & SPECT/MR Image Fusion for Daily Clinical Practice

Speaker: Margaret M. Szabunio, MD, Prof. of Radiology & Surgery, Chief of Women's Radiology, Assoc. Med. Director of the CBCC

Topic: Elastography of the Breast

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UK Founders Day 2012

Date: February 22, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Place: Worsham Theatre, Student Center

Dress: Academic regalia required for processional


A reception will follow in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center, Student Center

The Provost invites all faculty members and their guests to join the President and the deans in acknowledging the recipients of many university-wide awards. Please help us congratulate our colleagues on their achievements. If you received a significant award in the 2011 calendar year, please submit your information here:

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