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Calendar of Events

February 8   RHB PhD Faculty Meeting
CON 102A
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
February 11   Administrative Services Meeting
CTW 214B
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
February 11   Division Directors & Administrators Meeting
CTW 214B
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
February 11   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
February 11   Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
February 11   PA Program Meeting
CTW 216
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
February 12   BOT Meeting Agenda Items Due
February 13   AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
February 15   College Meeting
CTW 216
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date February 14, 2013
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Jana Jackson
Topic Satellite Cell Depletion Negatively Impacts Voluntary Wheel Running Performance in Mice
Location  MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date February 13
Time 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Speaker Paula C. Chandler-Laney, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama, Birmingham

(Kevin Pearson, PhD)
Topic Maternal glucose during pregnancy and children's body composition
Location CTW 411
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Upcoming Research Presentation

Date February 13
Time 3:00 p.m.
Speaker Christine Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dept. of VA Office of Nursing Services
Professor, Graduate School of Nursing
Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences
Topic Metal-Mediated Muscle Mayhem
Location Medical Center, MN 463
Sponsor CHS, Center for Muscle Biology, UK Dept. of Physiology
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Don't forget to check for updates on The Staff Voice. Announcements made frequently.

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The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) will provide in 2013 up to $15,000 in seed money for one new interdisciplinary research project that focuses on health and rehabilitation. The aims of the project and the investigators who work on it must represent more than one discipline (from within or external to a specific university). More information is posted under the heading Interdisciplinary Research Award in the Breaking News section in the middle column of the homepage at

One item in the program description that appears on the homepage needs to be changed. Applications should NOT be sent to anybody at the ASAHP office. Instead, ALL INQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS should be sent to the grant review chairperson: Christopher Ingersoll at

The deadline for applying is March 15, 2013.

Priorities for the Research Award are as follows:

Position new scholars to seek larger extramural grants.

Align with priorities of leading extramural agencies (e.g., NIH, AHRQ, CDC).

Address translational, outcomes, and comparative effectiveness research.

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The Hall of Fame and Student Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 21st at Baptist Health (formerly Central Baptist Hospital) Education Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start at 6:00 p.m.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by March 7th at If you have any questions, please contact Keturah Taylor at or 218.0479.

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CHS Student Ambassadors will host a bake sale on Monday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the CTW lobby. Proceeds benefit the Ambassador Scholarship. For more information contact Wayne Centers.

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The University of Kentucky Program in Communication Sciences & Disorders is currently undergoing an accreditation review by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and will host a site visit with a CAA site visit team on February 21 & 22, 2013.

As a part of the accreditation review, the Communication Sciences & Disorders Program will hold an open, public meeting on February 21st at 4:15 p.m. in Room 127 (“Commons”) of the Charles T. Wethington Building located at 900 S. Limestone Street on UK’s campus. This event allows for public comment about the program.

We encourage all interested individuals to attend. For more information, please call 859-218-0493 or email A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 800-498-2071, or accessing the documents on ASHA’s Web site.

If you have questions, please contact Meredith Houlihan by email or call 218-0570.

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It is time for faculty to begin preparing their 2013-2014 Distribution of Effort Forms. All faculty should have received an email with the DOE Memo outlining the timeline (PDF) and Instructions for the DOE Calculation Worksheet (PDF). New faculty members should download a blank DOE Calculation Worksheet from the link below. Returning faculty members should use the final copy of the work sheet provided to your division directors last year and make corrections/updates as necessary.

The forms will also be located on the Academic Affairs website under the Distribution of Effort tab.

If you have questions, please contact Phyllis Nash at or 218-0570.

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All staff should please save the date for CHS Staff Retreat to be held March 11, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More information to follow. Please contact Kristie Bruner with any questions.

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The Fourth Annual Conference on Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Communities will be held on Saturday, March 9 at CHS. This conference focuses on serving the needs of rural occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists who desire increased competency in the provision of evidence-based practice service delivery and increased understanding of diversity issues for infants, toddlers and children with disabilities in early intervention or school-based settings.  

The major focus of this conference is on the intersection of Policy, Advocacy, and the Best Practice of Related Services Personnel. A summary and the specific objectives for each session are provided in the conference schedule.

Click here for more information and to access the registration form.

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Ankle Study Seeks Participants

Do you keep re-spraining your ankles? Researchers in the CHS Musculoskeletal Lab are looking for volunteers who have weak ankles from past ankle sprains to participate in a clinical research study. Click here to view the flier.

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University Announcements


Judicial Conversation Series

UK College of Law invites you to a series of thoughtful and engaging interactions between members of Kentucky's highest court and students preparing for a career in law. Each forum will take place in the courtroom at the College of Law. Click here for a schedule of presentations or visit Contact Amanda DeBord with any questions.

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Human Development Institute Presentation

The UK Human Development Institute (HDI) will present a two-hour seminar from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15 titled "Universal Design for Learning: Tools That Promote Excellence in Higher Education and Community Learning."

Registration is available through this flier and you may select your preferred Lexington venue or statewide location which is hosting the Seminar through live, interactive video-conferencing.

Universal Design for Learning is a professional development concept that strives to make learning accessible to all students, no matter their individual backgrounds. This seminar will provide participants with a framework and skills to incorporate universal design for learning (UDL) strategies in a variety of settings. Attendees will gain an understanding of UDL concepts. This seminar will provide a basic tool kit of skills to use when approaching teaching and learning. Attendees will also be presented with examples of innovative uses of UDL elements from working with post-secondary learners in higher education and human services.

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