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Calendar of Events

April 2 Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
April 2   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 4   AT MSL Journal Club Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
April 4   CS Division Directors Meeting
CTW 205
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 4 Open Forum: Christopher D. Ingersoll, Dean Candidate
Central Michigan University
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
April 4   DRS Division Directors' Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 5   Passover
April 6 Erev Passover (Jewish)
April 6 Good Friday (Christian)


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:

April 20 – CTW 216

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date April 5, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Christian Lattermann
Topic Current thoughts on Cartilage injuries from Clinician Scientists' perspective
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date April 4, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Fred Finkelman, M.D.
Professor, Division of Immunology
University of Cincinnati
(Erik Eckhardt, PhD)
Topic Lessons from mouse models of anaphylaxis and food allergy
Location CTW Room 411
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Save the Date: 5th International Ankle Symposium

Date October 17 - 20, 2012
More info Click here: UK Healthcare CECentral
Topic International researchers and clinicians who specialize in the evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of foot and ankle injuries gather to share information, present new ideas, develop position statements, and develop collaborations for large scale research and clinical projects.
Location Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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Now Accepting 2012-13 Ambassador Applications

The Office of Student Affairs is now accepting online applications for students interested in joining the College of Health Sciences Ambassadors.  This is a select group of students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics and student leadership. The College of Health Sciences Ambassadors serve the college and assist with student recruitment, speak to community and university groups, plan social, philanthropic and educational activities for peers, and represent the college at receptions and meetings.

To be eligible, students must be formally accepted into their respective program and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Other requirements are noted within the online application. 

To apply, students must visit the following link and complete the application. Click here for application.

The application deadline is April 8, 2012.  For questions, please contact Wayne Centers at

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Students continue to knock on our door and inquire about undergraduate research opportunities for summer & fall.  We’ve been on a roll with providing opportunities for these students; let’s keep up the momentum!  If you have an opportunity or potential opportunity for summer or fall, please email with the information to be posted on the UGR Current Opportunities webpage.  Thank you for supporting the Office of Undergraduate Research!

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The next PA information session will be April 10, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in CTW 415. If you have any questions please contact Renee King.

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Nominations for Employee of the Year

Nominations for the 2011-12 Employee of the Year award are now being accepted. Click here for Nomination forms as well as a list of eligible staff members.  Please submit nominations to Kristie Bruner (located in CTW 210) no later than Wednesday, April 4th.  All nomination forms must be signed and sealed in an envelope.

This year’s Employee of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Join the CHS Heart Walk Team

The American Heart Association's Heart Walk will take place at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the CHS team, Hearts and Soles! If you have any questions contact Sharon Goins. To register, click here.

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College Internal Due Date for e-IAFs (electronic Internal Approval Forms)

Beginning with applications due on or after April 2, 2012, no proposal shall be submitted to any external funding agency unless a fully executed e-IAF has been received by OSPA at least three (3) business days prior to the sponsor's published deadline.  For more information, please see

The College of Health Sciences is implementing and requesting those submitting a proposal to have the eIAF completed an additional one week in advance before it is due to OSPA.  This will allow time for anyone affiliated with the proposal to review and certify the eIAF.  Please contact Nan Rice if you have any questions.

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Purchasing Year-End Deadlines

Please click here for the schedule of purchasing year-end deadlines from the Business Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise at 218-0484. 

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Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities

Peer Instruction - March 30, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., CTW 403

Service Learning - April 9, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CTW 218

If you missed the faculty development session on Living and Learning Communities, a video of the session is now posted on the ADAA website under Professional Development.

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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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Website Updates Underway

Our temporary web hire has completed a number of updates to the site ranging from fixing links to content updates. Some of these updates include support files, such as images and Word documents.  Divisions or areas with published changes include the CHS home page, web pages within physical therapy, research, medical lab sciences, and communication sciences and disorders.   Content changes continue to be made and we will keep staff and faculty informed of changes weekly via Footnotes so be sure to check back next week.

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Samaritan's Touch Website Now Live

In partnership with UK Healthcare Samaritan Physical Therapy Clinic, Samaritan's Touch is a physical therapy clinic led by UK Doctor of PT students. The clinic's website is now live! Click here to check it out.

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University Announcements


Announcement from Provost Subbaswamy

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Lynda Brown Wright, Professor of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, who has filled in as Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs this academic year while Dr. Heidi Anderson was doing double duty, has been named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Georgia State University effective July 1.  She is a long-standing, well respected faculty member at UK, and has held multiple leadership roles.  Please join me in congratulating her on this  important appointment.

This creates a vacancy in the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs position.  With my own upcoming departure, and ongoing reorganization discussions, there won’t be any immediate plans to fill the vacancy.  Once an interim Provost is named, the status of this position will be revisited.



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Renew Your Parking Permit

University of Kentucky Parking & Transportation Services is now accepting employee and retiree parking permit renewal applications for permits that expire March 31, 2012. UK employees are encouraged to renew their permits at Employees may also apply for permit renewal via campus mail, by using printable forms found at or in person at Parking and Transportation Services, 721 Press Avenue (Parking Structure #6). Office hours for permit sales are 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Women's Forum Announces Educational Assistance

University of Kentucky's Women's Forum is offering Educational Assistance Awards. The award will provide $250 reimbursement to eligible UK employees to assist with the cost of books and/or other materials, supplies and fees related to their UK coursework, complementing the existing tuition waiver program for UK employees. Click here for more information.

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UK Sports Medicine Symposium & Sports Concussion Summit

Date: June 8 & 9, 2012

Place: Clarion Hotel, Lexington, KY

Click here for printable brochure.

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Voice Mail Upgrades

University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) is upgrading both main campus and UK HealthCare employee voice mail during spring/summer 2012.

Over the past year, a select group tested Exchange voice mail, which alerts users of voice mail through Outlook email.  The voice mail message can be reviewed through an office telephone, computer, cell phone, or other mobile device.  In addition, the system provides speech-to-text in the voice mail notification email.  This allows users to read voice mail when listening is unavailable. 

The Exchange voice mail system also provides users the following features:      

    Remotely listening to email being read using text to speech;

    Calling into the system and asking for the system to read your calendar schedule; and

    Calling into the system and creating meetings and writing emails orally.      

UKIT will migrate users from the existing WindStream voice mail platform to Exchange voice mail without a charge. To schedule a voice mail upgrade, contact Denise McCarthy at 218-0484.

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Women's Club Scholarship

The University of Kentucky Woman’s Club Scholarship was established to provide financial support to non-traditional students. A scholarship covering tuition at the resident rate will be awarded during the 2012-2013 academic year. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements, as listed on the application, will be forwarded to the Scholarship Committee, which will select the recipient according to the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have a cumulative UK GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a minimum of 12 UK undergraduate credit hours.
  • Applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
  • Applicants must be residents of Kentucky.

     Applicants must be in a degree program at the University of Kentucky as either a full-time or part-time undergraduate student. Preference will be given to female candidates.

For additional information concerning the UK Woman’s Club Scholarship and a link to the application, please visit  The deadline to submit the scholarship application is April 12, 2012.


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