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Change in February College Meeting

Rather than the standing College Meeting on February 18th, faculty and staff will meet in two separate locations to discuss issues important to each group.

The Dean and Associate Deans will not be in attendance at either meeting.

The faculty discussion will be led by the CHS Senators (Andreatta, Dupont, & English) and will meet in the CTW 014.

The staff discussion will be led by Staff Council Chair (Meredith Houlihan) and will meet in CTW 216. Please plan to attend and bring any issues you would like to discuss with your colleagues.

Marie Poole will still send out the monthly report prior to the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the dean.

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Note from New College Grants Officer

I am so excited to be here. I started yesterday and it’s been a whirlwind. I was given a tour and tried to meet everyone. If I’ve missed you, please stop by my office (in Kim Stroth’s old office) to say hi. If you have any upcoming proposal due or have any questions regarding grant submissions, please contact or drop by to see. I look forward to working with you.


Nan Rice
(859) 218-0547

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Dance Blue 2011

DanceBlue is Feb. 18 and 19, 2011, and runs from 8 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday.

The CHS Ambassadors would like to extend an invitation for you to volunteer at this year’s DanceBlue marathon. We are proud to host one of the largest student-run philanthropy events held at UK and in the state of Kentucky, and seek to make this year’s event an even bigger success as we enter the sixth year of the marathon.

Help us by volunteering at the marathon. Whether it is through aiding with hydration stations, food areas or security, each and every volunteer is greatly appreciated and vital to making DanceBlue a success. This is such a special event for many students, and we are excited for your participation to help make an even bigger difference in this year’s event.

Information and volunteer registration is available at DanceBlue website or you may email with any questions.

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Grand Opening of Samaritan’s Touch UK Student Physical Therapy Clinic

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the grand opening of the Samaritan’s Touch UK Student Physical Therapy Clinic.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 • Noon – 1 p.m.
UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Clinic, 125 E. Maxwell Street

Light refreshments will be available before the ribbon-cutting ceremony. A tour of the facility, led by physical therapy student volunteers will follow.

Please RSVP online.

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Physical Therapy Career Fair

The Division of Physical Therapy will be host its annual PT Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. – noon throughout the first two floors of the Wethington Building. This will be followed by afternoon interviews for the third year PT students.

We anticipate 160 PT students will participate in the morning Fair and nearly 60 in interviews.

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Military Care Packages

NSSLHA is collecting items for military care packages. Please help by donating items to support our troops!

For a list of recommended items and to donate please see the drop off boxes located in the Dean’s Office or student lounge.

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Committee Service Opportunities

As you each think about your next year’s DOE, please keep in mind that several positions will need to be filled on a variety of committees. Some committee members are elected and some are appointed. If you are interested in serving on any of the committees below, please contact Anne Olson so that your name can be placed on the ballot for elections to be held in March.

These committees are an integral part of our joint faculty efforts to self governance, and so we are each obligated to serve to the best of our ability. Additionally, committee work is a great way to get to know other faculty within our College. Please consider serving the CHS in whatever capacity your DOE allows.

CHS Committee Open Positions for 2011-2012

Faculty Council:
Elected by college faculty for 2-yr term
5 openings
Academic Affairs:
Appointed by FC for 3-yr term
4 openings
University Senate:
Elected by college faculty for 3-yr term
2 openings
Student Affairs:
Appointed by FC for 3-yr term
1 opening
Health Care Colleges Council:
Elected by college faculty for 2-yr term
2 openings
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Senate Council Call for Nominations

The Senate Council has been asked by the Office of the President to supply nominations for various academic and administrative committees. Use the link below to view a list of the committees with vacancies, as well as a brief description of who is eligible to serve.

Committee List Spring 2011 (pdf)

If you have nominations (including self-nominations) that you would like the Senate Council to consider, please reply to Sheila Brothers,, no later than Thursday, Feb. 10.

In addition, you may also submit nominations for administrative committees not listed below. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Employee and Retiree Parking Permits

University of Kentucky Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is now accepting employee and retiree parking permit renewals for permits that expire March 31, 2011. UK employees are encouraged to renew their permits online at Employees may also apply by campus mail, or in person at any PTS office.

This year, PTS has eliminated the traditional information packets sent out via campus mail, reducing paper waste.

UK retirees may only apply for permits by mail or in person; they will receive application materials via mail.

Employees applying before March 1 should receive the new permit at their preferred address by March 31. Permits ordered after March 1 will also be mailed to the preferred address; the online application will be open until March 25.

Both employee and retiree permits will remain the same price for the 2011-2012 permit year ($372 a year, and $60 a year, respectively). Retirees who retired from UK prior to July 1, 1995, are eligible for permits at no cost.

All outstanding parking citations must be paid before an application is accepted. Citations may be paid online.

Eligible UK employees may payroll deduct permit fees on a pre-tax basis. Pre-tax forms must be completed each year. The form is available online for those who did not select the pre-tax option during the online process. UK Retirees are not eligible for pre-tax exemption. Applicants will need their mailing address and a MasterCard or Visa if not eligible for payroll deduction, as well as the license plate number if the permit is for a new vehicle. UK employees must have their link blue login information.

PTS will control some student lots for permits during the summer for any valid UK permit. Parking for special events should be arranged with the PTS Special Events Coordinator. For more on summer parking click here.

For more on permits, campus parking or to receive forms, stop by PTS at 721 Press Avenue (Structure #6) or 110 Transcript Avenue (UK HealthCare Parking Garage), call 257-5757 or click here. To stay up-to-date on campus parking and transit news, follow UK Parking on Twitter. To subscribe to the PTS e-mail newsletter click here or tune into 1700 AM.

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Apply to Teach Abroad

The Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS), a leader in international education, invites faculty members from across the academic spectrum to apply to teach on KIIS's Summer 2012 study abroad programs. The application deadline for Summer 2012 programs is March 1, 2011.

Faculty members do not need to speak a foreign language to teach in a KIIS program; only four of KIIS’s 24 summer programs (Munich, Paris II, Spain I, and Spain II) have a language requirement. KIIS runs programs in the following countries: Argentina, Austria (Salzburg and Bregenz), China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France (two programs in Paris), Germany (Berlin and Munich), Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco/Spain, Poland/Ukraine, Quebec, Spain, Tanzania and Turkey.

The major criteria for selection of courses are appropriateness to the geographic location, academic focus of the program, and the expected level of student interest. KIIS offers faculty members the following additional benefits: all living expenses for the duration of the program; a $2,000 stipend, a round-trip airline ticket, assistance in recruiting students, orientation sessions, indemnification against liability, comprehensive medical insurance, emergency medical evacuation, and security evacuation protection.

For more information and to apply click here

Applications must be approved by the faculty member's academic supervisor (Department Head/Chair) at the faculty members' home institution. The final selection of faculty and courses will be made by the KIIS Board of Directors at its April 9, 2011 meeting. Faculty will be informed of decisions in early May 2011.

For additional information please visit the KIIS website or contact John Dizgun via e-mail or by phone at 270-745-4416.

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“How to Build a Dinosaur” Presentation

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 • 7:30 p.m. • Singletary Center

Can dinosaurs be brought back to life? Paleontology, the study of ancient life, may have the answer, and no one has probably done more to further this kind of understanding in the field than Jack Horner, a world-renowned paleontologist who studies dinosaurs. Jack is coming to Lexington in February at the invitation of the Kentucky Section, American Institute of Professional Geologists, to tell us about the dinosaurs that still live with us the birds and how we might use them to create modern dinosaurs.

For more information download the information flier (pdf).

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University Leadership Summit

The Office of Student Involvement is beginning to plan the 7th annual University Leadership Summit. As many of you know, Summit is a program that brings together undergraduate student leaders from across campus who work to create positive change for the University. Please see a more detailed description via the link below if you are unfamiliar with the Summit program.

The deadline to nominate a student for Summit 2011 is Friday, February 18, 2011. Because we know each of you works with outstanding undergraduate students, we ask that you carefully consider those students who would benefit the most from this program and who would contribute the most to the University community.

Click here for more information or to nominate a student.

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Academic Enhancement Open House

March 8th, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
306B Complex Commons

Dr. Karin Lewis, Director of Academic Enhancement, will open with welcoming remarks at 4:15 p.m. followed by brief remarks from Dr. Robert Mock, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dr. Mike Mullen, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Refreshments will be provided.

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4th Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House continues the University’s commitment to building diversity by targeting traditionally underrepresented minorities interested in the Health Professions. Please note, however, this event is open to ANY interested student. The Open House will give prospective students from the state of Kentucky and surrounding areas and their families the opportunity to meet and greet the Deans and select staff and students from each of the University’s Health Professions Colleges.

Students will again have the chance to choose from a myriad of different interest sessions designed to provide information about the Colleges of Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. In addition, other detailed interest sessions will be offered for students should they decide to attend. Among them: Financing a professional school education, Interviewing, and Other ways to be a competitive applicant. Finally, prospective students will have the opportunity to visit the UK Healthcare Colleges and participate in an open, frank discussion with current professional students about their experiences.

The 4th annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House is open to any interested high school, current undergraduate or graduate student.

Check-in will begin at 9:15am in the Biological Pharmaceutical Complex (BPC - NEW College of Pharmacy building) with the event beginning promptly at 10am. The event will end by 2:45pm. Due to space capacity, students are ideally limited to 2 guests.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is also available by directly visiting the Registration Website.

Please keep in mind, seating is limited so register early! Be sure to bring a friend or two! Registration may close early, if capacity is reached.

Additional Information, including registration instructions, directions to the building and parking information is available by visiting the registration site, or by contacting Chris Johnson via e-mail or by phone at 859-257-5196.

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STEM Education Conference

Friday, April 29, 2011 – Student Center

The Second Annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky will focus on STEM research, teaching and learning and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines.

Faculty, K-12 educators and STEM undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present STEM Education related research or experiences. Presenters may choose among three formats: paper presentation, “round table” discussion, and poster presentation.

Keynote Speaker President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
“Supporting STEM Initiatives in Kentucky and Nationwide”
President Todd will discuss how we are attempting to leverage STEM initiatives to positively impact the STEM pipeline in Kentucky and across the nation. The President will speak about various means of supporting the “Educate to Innovate” initiative as well as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Submission Deadline 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2011

Click here for more information

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Health Systems Transformation Conference

The Northeast Area Health Education Center is collaborating with Morehead State University’s College of Business for a conference addressing Health Systems Transformation.

For more information download the information flier (pdf)

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Final Word Series: Major Jim Gray

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray • Monday, Feb. 7 • 7 p.m.
Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Smart Classroom

Come hear Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington, speak for the Final Word Series on his topic "Town and Gown." Gray was elected Mayor of Lexington in 2010 and served as Vice Mayor under Jim Newberry. He is known for being an openly gay politician.

The Final Word Series allows UK professors, faculty or community members to lecture about a topic of their choice. They are supposed to look at the lecture as if this was their very last lecture to give. Past speakers have been Dr. Woodrum, Dr. Rice and Coach Calipari.

Need more information or have a question? Visit the SAB Website, text SABQ followed by your question to 411-247 or send an e-mail.

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Bioethics Grand Rounds

Speaker Frank Romanelli,PharmD, MPH, BCPS,Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Educational Advancement in the UK College of Pharmacy with joint appointments in Physician Assistant Studies in the UK College of Health Sciences and the Department of Internal Medicine in the UK College of Medicine
Topic “Clinical and Ethical Aspects of Lethal Injection as a Means of Capital Punishment”
Date Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011
Time Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Location Hospital Auditorium HG-611
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Topic The role of mPGES-1 in diet-induced obesity
Speaker Nicholas Hatch, University of Kentucky GCNS Research Assistant
Date Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
Time 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location CTW 411
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Markey Research Series

Speaker Jianhang Jia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Markey Cancer Center
Topic “Receptor Modification in Hedgehog Signaling”
Date Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
Time Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Location Hospital Auditorium HG-611

Download information flier.

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Muscle Forum

Topic Discussing grant from Ken Campbell.
Date Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Calendar of Events

February 4 National Go Red Day
All Day Event

February 7 Final Word Series • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray
7 p.m.
Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Smart Classroom

February 8 Bioethics Grand Rounds
Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Hospital Auditorium HG-611

February 9 Muscle Forum
11 a.m. – Noon
Physiology Conference Room, MS505

February 9 Markey Research Series
Noon – 12:50 p.m.
ospital Auditorium HG-611

February 9 Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

February 10 "How to Build a Dinosaur" Presentation
7:30 p.m.
Singletary Center


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

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