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Call for nominations:

Provost Outstanding Teaching Awards

Each year, faculty and graduate students are recognized for outstanding teaching. The Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs is seeking nominations for these deserving faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for distinguished teaching awards. The awards are intended to identify and recognize individuals who demonstrate special dedication to and meritorious success in their teaching; and to encourage awareness of the importance of excellence in teaching.

A selection committee will review the nominees, collect additional information and recommend approximately 10 winners to the provost. Deadline for faculty, staff and students to submit one-page initial nominations to the faculty member's department chair is 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. All submissions are to be made electronically. Details about the nominating and selection process are available online at:

The award recipients will be honored at the Founders Day Ceremony Feb. 22, 2012,.

For questions contact Rita Wilkie, institutional staff officer, Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, (859) 323-6589,


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Long Distance Codes

Don’t forget, your long distance code is now your 8-digit employee ID number (listed at the top of the employee pay statement).   If you have any questions please contact Denise at or 218-0484.

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Music for Mission Concert

Shoulder to Shoulder Global invites you to attend a Music for Mission Concert to benefit healthier lives and clean water in Ecuador.

One hundred percent of the offerings received will go directly to serving the poor community served by Shoulder to Shoulder Global in Ecuador.

Did you know that $100 provides health care to 50 children and $100 provides 3 families with clean water for 3 years?

Who: Felix Hell, International Concert Organist

Date: Friday, September 16th, 2011

Time: 8:15 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 174 North Mill Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

*Free parking for concert on Mill Street across from the church.

Music for Mission is an outreach of the Worship and Arts and Mission Commissions of First Presbyterian Church. Music for Mission is a unique series that offers concerts given by outstanding musical artists free of charge to the community while raising money and awareness for local and regional mission organizations. Free tickets are available at the Downtown Arts Center Box Office (141 E. Main St., 859-225-0370) OR at First Presbyterian Church (171 Market St., 859-252-1919). Ticket holders enjoy pre-seating for the event. Those not holding tickets are seated 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the concert. If you are unable to attend and desire to make a donation please make a check out to Shoulder to Shoulder Global and mail it to First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market St., Lexington, Kentucky, 40508. All donations are fully tax deductible. Thank you for giving generously.

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CHS Spring Kick-off Theme Announced

The Dean’s Office and Faculty Council are pleased to announce the theme for the CHS Spring Kick-Off:  Successful Transitions. Please save January 13th  from 8:30 – 1:30 for a day of activities featuring the ‘Fab Five’: forum, fellowship, faculty meeting, fun, and food.  


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Upcoming Employee/Student Appreciation Day

Let’s celebrate a great year!

We have seen significant improvement in patient safety indicators, grew surgical and new patient visit volumes, and we have grown outreach programs. We have everything to look forward to as Fiscal Year 2012 advances. We know the Commonwealth desperately needs the skills and capabilities we provide, and now it’s time for everyone who contributes to the success of UK HealthCare and our academic medical center to be celebrated at our annual Employee/Student Appreciation Day.

This event is for employees of UK HealthCare as well as employees and students from the six health profession colleges. The event will be celebrated Sept. 14 (night shift employees) and Sept. 15 (day shifts). Encourage every member of your team to take the time to be honored. Encourage all to attend the celebration, if only for a brief amount of time.

Richard P. Lofgren, MD, VP for Healthcare Operations & Chief Clinical Officer, UK HealthCare

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College Meetings Dates

The 2011-2012 College Meetings for faculty and staff are scheduled for 12:00 – 1:30 as follows:


September 23 – CTW 216

October 14 – CTW 216

November 11 – CTW 216

December 16 – CTW 216

January 13 (part of the Spring Kick-Off)

February 17 – location TBD

March 16 – location TBD

April 20 – location TBD

May 18 – location TBD


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CHS Blood Drive Planned

The annual CHS Blood Drive will be held on September 20th from 8 to 1:30 in the Commons. Please make plans to give if you are able!

Those who wish to schedule an appointment online may do so at:

Sponsor Code 034-A10

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Grand Rounds

The Boards of Directors for the Center for Excellence in Medical Education is pleased and excited to announce Medical Education Grand Rounds for the month of September.

Please click here for further details.

>>Georges Bordage, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Seventh Markey Cancer Center

Lung Cancer Symposium

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD, director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Duke University’s Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the UK Markey Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Symposium.  D’Amico’s presentation is titled “Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer.”

 A graduate of Harvard and Columbia University, D’Amico joins 23 other health care specialists in presenting the latest research on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, including the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial.  

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Markey Research Seminar Series

Date September 14, 2011
Time Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Topic “VEGF Signaling in Tumor Initiation and Progression”
Speaker Arthur M. Mercurio, PhD, Interim Chair and Professor, Dept. of Cancer Biology, UMass Medical School
Location UK Hospital Auditorium, HG–611

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Save the Date: 'International Apartment Shower' and Presentation about Vietnam

Date October 5, 2011
Time 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Speaker Peter Berres
Details This is a brown bag lunch with more details to follow.
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Muscle Forum

Date September 15, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Magda Muchlinski
Topic “To whisk or not to whisk: intrinsic vibrissa musculature in primates”
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Staff Service Opportunities

Votes due by Tuesday, September 13


Below you will find the list of potential service event ideas that were mentioned during the Friday, August 19th Staff Business Meeting.

I have divided these ideas into two categories: Monetary/Physical Donations and Volunteering Time. Please vote on one Monetary/Physical Donations idea and one Volunteering Time idea.

Monetary/Physical Donation:

  • PAWS-Paris Animal Welfare Society: wish list available and accepts monetary contributions.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities: wish list available and accepts monetary contributions.

  • God’s Pantry Food Bank: competition food drive between students, faculty and staff.

  • DanceBlue: monetary donation.

  • Thomson-Hood Veterans Center: wish list available and accepts monetary contributions.

  • Volunteering Time:

  • Adopt A School: a mentoring program for a local area school; potentially Harrison Elementary School.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities: preparing a meal for families, a house volunteer, or volunteering at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

  • DanceBlue: volunteer for the night of the dance marathon; food station, general volunteer, bag check, and dancer services.

  • Thomson-Hood Veterans Center: volunteering to assist in group activities, game night, programs, etc. Two big events coming up in October: October 1st, Veterans Picnic 10am-4pm, and the Halloween Carnival 1pm-4pm, on October 31st.

  • Another idea that was brought up is to just save the money that we raise this academic year and use it towards Backpacks for Kids for the 2012-2013 school year. Which would mean that next summer (end of July, beginning of August) the money would be used to buy elementary school students backpacks and school supplies.

    Please make sure that you email Kristie Bruner (Staff Council Chair) at with your vote by Tuesday, September 13th.

    Calendar of Events

    September 9 KPTA Alumni Reception and McDougall scholarship awarding
    6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Whitaker Bank Ballpark

    September 12 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Items Due
    12 a.m.

    September 12 CD Clinic Coordination Meetings
    9 a.m.
    Rm 119

    September 12 DD's and AC
    1 p.m.
    Dean's Conference Room

    September 12 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
    2 p.m.
    Room 214B

    September 12 Administrative Council
    2 p.m.
    Dean's Conference Room

    September 14 AT MSL Lab Meeting
    7 a.m.

    September 14 AT Meeting
    12:30 p.m.
    Room 214B

    September 15 Muscle Forum

    September 16 CHS Scholarship Scramble
    University Club of Kentucky


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

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