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Calendar of Events

April 12 Hol H'Moed Passover (Jewish)
April 12 BOT Mtg Agenda Items Due
April 13 Community-Based Faculty & Practice-Based Research Network Conference
Marriott Griffin Gate Resort
April 13   DRS Spring 2012 Faculty & Staff Mtg
CTW 216
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 14   CSD Division Faculty Mtgs
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 16   Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 16 PAS Admissions Committee
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 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:

April 20 – CTW 216

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date April 19, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Jonathan Makielski, University of Wisconsin
Topic The cardiac sodium channel macromolecular complex and inherited arrhythmia syndromes
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date April 18, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Dana Dolinoy, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
(Bernhard Hennig, Ph.D.)
Topic In utero bisphenol A exposure: effects on epigenetic and metabolic homeostasis through the life course
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
Back to Top Call for Summer & Fall Undergrad Research Opportunities

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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Employee of the Year Luncheon

This year’s Employee of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Commons. An email will be sent for RSVPs. Please contact Kristie Burner 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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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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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.

Click here to see web pages that were updated during the past week.

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Faculty Awards Brunch

Please plan to attend the CHS Faculty Awards Brunch to be held on Friday, April 20 from 10:30 – 12:00 in the Commons. At that time we will recognize the Kingston Teaching Award and the Research Award recipients. The event will be followed by our regularly scheduled College meeting at noon in CTW 216.

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Hall of Fame, Scholarship & Awards Dinner

Hall of Fame Induction & Student Scholarship & Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 26th at Central Baptist Hospital Education Center.  Registration will begin at 5:30 and the program will start at 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by April 13th at  If you have any questions, please contact Keturah Taylor at or 218.0479.

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CHS Presents Dr. Silvia Blemker

When: Monday, May 7, Noon - 12:25 p.m.

Where: CTW 411

Speaker: Dr. Silvia Blemker, University of Virginia

Title: "Meso-scale computational models of skeletal muscle provide insights into muscle injuries."

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Faculty Nominated for Teachers Who Made a Difference

The UK College of Education will host its 14th Annual Teachers Who Made A Difference banquet on April 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This year CHS is very pleased to say that three faculty members have received a nomination for this special award. Let us all congratulate Dr. Tim Uhl, Professor Pangela Dawson and Dr. Andrew Wyant for receiving a nomination from one of their students. Click here for more information.

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PAS Student to Present Poster

Kara Hagan, PAS class of 2014, will present a poster at the Health Equity Summit in Louisville on April 16. Click here for more information on the event.

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Welcome Virginia Valentin, PAS Faculty

We extend a warm welcome to new PAS Faculty member, Virginia Valentin. Professor Valentin graduated from nursing school from Weber State University and while working as a Registered Nurse she earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Utah. She later earned a Master's Degree from Barry University Physician Assistant Program in 2007. Before coming to UK, Professor Valentin worked in the areas of oncology, neurosurgery and hematology/bone marrow transplant. She brings nearly two decades of experience in health-related fields. Welcome Professor Valentin!

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eIAF Deadline Rule Reminder

Please see the following important reminder and clarification regarding OSPA’s three day deadline rule for electronic internal approval form (eIAF).  The College of Health Sciences’ internal deadline is one week in advance of OSPA’s three day rule.

IMPORTANT REMINDER!   Internal Approval Form Required for Extramural Proposal Submission
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 business days prior to the sponsor's published deadline. For more, read the pdf memo.  

  • Example of three business days:  If the sponsor has a deadline for electronic proposal submission of 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, the completed e-IAF is due in OSPA before 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday,   May 8.
  • April 2 is a Monday. If the sponsor has a deadline for electronic  proposal submission of 5:00 p.m. on April 2,  a completed e-IAF must be received by OSPA before 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29.  
  • A fully executed e-IAF means that the PI, all co-Investigators, applicable chairs, directors and deans or associate deans have certified electronically through workflow in MyUK. Once the final certification has been made,  the PI and OSPA will be notified by email.
If you have questions about the deadline, please contact Deborah Davis, director, OSPA at 7-8311.  If you have questions about completing the form, please contact your College Grants Officer or see information posted on the OSPA website. Back to Top

University Announcements


Silent Art Auction for Shoulder to Shoulder

A silent art auction will be held on Friday, April 13 from 3p.m. - 7p.m. in the Commons. Proceeds benefit Shoulder to Shoulder to help fight childhood anemia in Ecuador. Click here to see an invitation.

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Be a Bone Marrow Donor

Many ancient superstitions and myths surround Friday the 13th that simply aren't true and the same can be said about myths that surround bone marrow donation. 

Myth: Donors have to pay for the donation procedure.
Fact:  Donors never pay for donating and are never paid to donate. All medical costs are paid by the patient’s medical insurance or by the patient, sometimes with assistance from the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). The NMDP, which operates the Be The Match RegistryŽ, reimburses donors for travel costs, and may reimburse other costs on a case-by-case basis. Although a donor never pays to donate, many people do pay the tissue-typing cost when they join the registry.

Local folks:  Join us Friday, April 13th from 8am – 4pm in the BBSRB atrium (between the College of Pharmacy and BBSRB) to become a potential donor AND at Tin Roof Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm to hear Ryan Hamner, a four-time Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, perform for us.
Our team webpage:

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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:      

ˇ    Remotely listening to email being read using text to speech;

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

ˇ    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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UK Women's Forum Accepting Nominations

The UK Women's Forum Board is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2012-2014 term are being accepted now through Friday, April 27. Please consider nominating yourself to champion women's issues at UK.  The Women's Forum Board membership is open to all regular staff and faculty, men and women. Click here to nominate yourself here.

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UK Staff Senate Seeking Nominations

The Staff Senate is also seeking nominations for Senators. Visit their website to download the nomination form and instructions at Nominations will close on April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

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Research Ethics Lecture Series

The UK Program for Bioethics is pleased to announce the Research Ethics Lecture Series, the newest addition to bioethics education at UK. Click here for information on the inaugural presentation.

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Kentucky Innovations Conference

Registration is now open for the Kentucky Innovations Conference being held at the METS Center in Erlanger, Kentucky on May 16, 17 and 18.

The Kentucky Innovations Conference is focused on examining topics related to P-12, adult and post-secondary education. Presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions and corporate partners will provide conference participants the opportunity to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning, the latest technologies, best practices and to share innovative instructional techniques. The conference will begin on Wednesday morning, May 16th with presentations focused on pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  On Thursday, May 17th, the presentations will focus on eLearning and instructional technologies used for teaching and learning. Then on Friday, May 18th, the presentations will focus on Information Technology topics. 

Carolyn Jarmon, Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation will be joining us on Thursday, May 17 as the featured keynote. Carolyn has given numerous presentations and been published widely on the topics of effective delivery of student services and distance education.. We are also planning a KyRON presentation and a CIO panel on Friday.

Information is continuously being updated on the Kentucky Innovations website Even though we are still in the planning stages watch for information on birds-of-a-feather discussions. 

The registration site is now open to accept registrations. You will receive an invoice within a day or so once you have registered. Credit card payments and checks will be accepted.  

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