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Calendar of Events

May 3   End of Spring Semester
May 5   Commencement
May 6   PA Faculty Meeting
CTW 216
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
May 6   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 6   Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
May 7   First Day of Summer I
May 8   AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
May 8   AT Division Meeting
CTW 214B
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 8   AT Division Meeting
CTW 214B
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 10   RHB PhD Faculty Meeting
CON 102A
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date May 9, 2013
Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Esther Dupont-Versteegden
Topic In search of a role for endonuclease G in muscle size regulation
Location  MS505
Back to Top The Staff Voice Blog

Don't forget to check for updates on The Staff Voice. Announcements made frequently.

Back to Top PT Student Attends National Forum

Avery Schroyer, PT class of 2014, was recently chosen by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) to be the student representative of the state at the Federal Advocacy Forum held in Washington DC by the American Physical Therapy Association. He was selected through an open process for all PT and PTA students in the state. At the forum he attended meetings and met with national political leaders to discuss issues related to healthcare and physical therapy care in particular. He is pictured here with three KPTA members, from left to right: Kurt Neely, Jeff Parmalee (UK PT graduate), Avery and Patrick Myers (UK PT graduate).

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Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral student Mary Profitt, PT, DPT, OCS, recently presented a workshop designed to give Music Therapists a detailed overview of the complex ICU setting with a focus on medical devices and monitoring. The workshop was titled "Lines, Tubes & Monitors: Considerations for the Music Therapist in the ICU Setting." Over 25 Music Therapists and Music Therapy students were in attendance from the following institutions: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and the University of Alabama.

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       Undergraduate Researcher Aman Shah, who works with mentor Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegdon, was awarded the David S. Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, given by the American Physiological Society at a recent poster presentation. He is pictured here with Dr. Dupont-Versteegdon. The official announcement can be found here.

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Clinical Nutrition Doctoral student Maja Redzic won first prize in the American Society of Nutrition graduate student poster competition at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, MA. The award was in Epidemiology Research of Vitamins and Minerals, which is under the Society's Vitamins and Minerals Research Interest Section.

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Friday, May 24 from 12-1p in Wethington 411 – Dr. Art Nitz (Physical Therapy) will present with Babak Bazgari, PhD (UK Center for Biomedical Engineering) on their research collaboration.

Back to Top Grant Go-To Guide on Research Website

Please note the “Grant Go-To Guide” that was distributed last week in the College Meeting is available online.  You can find it on the CHS Research home page (link on right side) or through the Research Resources & Helpful Links page.

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Dr. John Wilson, from the UK College of Medicine and the UK Board of Trustees will visit the College of Health Sciences on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in CTW 127 (the Commons). Dr. Wilson will be here for an informal, face-to-face conversation during a Brown Bag luncheon. CHS faculty are encouraged to attend to share concerns and ask questions.

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The College of Health Sciences had an excellent showing at the Eighth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, April 24, 2013. Please congratulate our outstanding students and their mentors.

Allison Ferguson

Mentors: Robert Marshall, Anne Olson

Problem solving by subjects with and without brain injuries on a modification of the 20 questions test

Melissa Sustar

Martha Bailey

Mentors: Katie Maddy, Gilson Capilouto

Cohesion in the recounts of individuals with non-aphasic brain injury

Rachelle McKinley

Kaley Robertson

Mentor: Brian Noehren

Are trunk mechanics affected by exertion?

Chelsea Oswald

Mentor: Brian Noehren

Differences in the 2D pelvic angle between the injured and uninjured limb in patients with patellofemoral pain

Elizabeth Bauer

Maria Ritter

Michael Schultz

Travis Green

David Brueggmann

Jerry Coleman II

Andrea Cripps

Luke Dinan

Alexander Carson Hardy

Emilia Witt-Hensel

Kristen McGraw

Brittany Roy

Matthew Stevens

Mentor: Scott Livingston

Establishing normative data for motor evoked potentials (MEP) responses among healthy young adults

Ryan DeCoster

Mentor: Tim Butterfield

Stretch-activated ion channels are essential for fiber type transition in eccentric exercised muscle

Emily Furnish

Dan Croake

Maria Dietrich

Mentors: Joe Stemple, Tim Butterfield

Sarcomere length measurement in rat laryngeal muscles

Romik Patel

Amy Confides

Rich Miller

Mentor: Esther Dupont-Versteegden

Elevated protein abundance of RNA-binding motif protein 3 (RBM3) with caloric restriction in mice

Back to Top Inaugural Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury

The Inaugural Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), hosted by KARRN, will take place on Friday, May 10 at the Lexington Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The mission of the event is to hold an unprecedented one-day meeting to gather individuals with SCI from around the Commonwealth to discuss the critical issues that are important to them and to draft an agenda to be used to legislate change in our Commonwealth for people with SCI. Look here for more information.

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