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Calendar of Events

April 27 Last day of spring classes
April 27 DRS Research Colloquium Presentations
April 30 UK Final Exams
April 30 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 30   Administrative Council
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
May 2   AT MSL Journal Club Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
May 2   CS Division Directors Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CTW 205


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:

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date May 3, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Matt Day
Topic Reliability of Ultrasound Imaging for the Assessment of Muscle Thickness of the Lower Trapezius and Serratus Anterior
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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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 Graduate Students Honored for Research at Hall of Fame Dinner

Congratulations to Ryan Husak & Johanna Hoch, MS, ATC for receiving the 2012 Robinson Graduate Award for Research Creativity!   Ryan was recognized for his scientific inquiry & passion for clinical research at the master’s level in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program; he secured a fellowship to attend the 2012 Clinical Aphasiology Conference in May where his research findings will be presented.  Johanna was recognized at the doctoral level for her persistence & commitment to the research process & for her exemplary funding record.  While in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, her scholarly activity includes the following: 10 published abstracts, 3 manuscripts in review, a paper accepted for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, & served as author/co-author on 15+ presentations.  Please be sure to congratulate Ryan & Johanna! If you have any questions please contact Cynthia Byars.

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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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Staff Council is now accepting nominations for three new Staff Council members.  Each member's term will last three years in duration beginning July 1, 2012.  All nominations should be sent to Kristie Bruner no later than Monday, May 7th.  For more information regarding the expectations of Staff Council members please feel free to contact Kristie Bruner.

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Please extend your congratulations to undergraduate researcher Ryan DeCoster for winning an Undergraduate Research and Creativity grant (through the UK Office of Undergraduate Research) via his project "Effects of immediate and delayed message on inflammatory and reparative pathways in damaged skeletal muscle." His mentor is Dr. Tim Butterfield.

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Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral candidate Melba Custer, MS, OT/L will defend her dissertation on April 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the College of Nursing, rm. 504. Click here for more information.

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2012-2013 Education Enhancement Grants Awarded

The purpose of the Education Enhancement Grants is to “provide CHS faculty with resources to support the development and implementation of innovative and educational initiatives to improve student learning.” These grants provide up to $3,000 to complete proposed projects. At the conclusion of the project period, awardees provide a written report of project outcomes to be posted on the Academic Affairs website. In addition, recipients prepare a blitz report for presentation at a spring faculty meeting. Michelle Butina, Anne Olson, and Lynn English, along with Gilson Capilouto made up the grant review committee.

The grants represented an interesting and exciting array of topics and disciplines. Recipients and Titles of funded grants for 2012-2013 are as follows:

Anne Olson, Leah Olson & Lauren Hicks

Ensenar a aprender: Creating Speech and Language Therapy DVDs for Ecuador

Kim Campbell & Michelle Butina

Digital Video Clips to Enhance MLS Curriculum

Michelle Butina

Exploration of MLS Special Practicum Rotation in Haiti

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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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Website Updates

From this point forward please send all website content updates to Brooke Smith. Further updates will be made on a regular basis beginning in May. If you have questions please contact Brooke.

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Blemker Presentation - CANCELLED

This event has been canceled.

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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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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



Staff Senate Nominations Now Accepted

This is a reminder that nomination period to run for a Staff Senate seat is open until Monday April 30. Please consider joining us to ensure staff members always have a voice at UK and help continue UK’s role as a great institution that serves the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Click here for the nomination form.

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College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Place: Pavilion A Auditorium

Speaker: Allan Basbaum, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco

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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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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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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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