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Calendar of Events

October 19   RHB PhD Faculty Meeting
CON 102A
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
October 22   Division Directors & Administrators Meeting
CTW 214B
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
October 22   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 22   PAS Program Meeting
CTW 216
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 22   Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
October 24   AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
October 24   AT Division Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
October 25-26   Staff Council's Traveling Trays


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

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Muscle Forum

Date  October 25, 2012
Time N/A
Speaker Center for Muscle Biology Retreat
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date October 24, 2012
Time 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Speaker Jianing Li
GCNS doctoral candidate
(Greg Graf, PhD)
Topic The emerging role of the intestine in reverse cholesterol transport
Location University Health Services Room 130
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Don't forget to check for updates on The Staff Voice. Announcements made frequently.

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The CHS Office of Research is pleased to announce the availability of Undergraduate Research Enhancement Awards (UREAs) for faculty mentoring undergraduates in research.

Four UREAs of $500 each are available for Spring 2013.  PIs could, for example, use these funds to provide students with a small stipend, support student travel to present undergraduate research work, or to purchase lab supplies necessary for their respective research programs.

To apply for an award, please send an email to Gilson Capilouto with a brief description of your work with undergraduates as well as a breakdown of how you plan to use the award. The deadline for applications is December 7, 2012. Applications will be reviewed by committee and awards will be announced by January 4th, 2013.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gilson Capilouto via email or phone (218-0555).

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The Halloween Traveling Trays will be available on Thursday, October 25 - Friday, October 26. This year the Staff Council is trying something different by having “snack stations” as opposed to one central location for snacks. There will be “snack stations” on the 1st, 2nd , and 4th floors (CTW 123, Sarah Ross’ desk, CTW 205, Renee King’s desk, CTW 206, Kristie Bruner’s desk, and CTW 433/435, Margo Ubele and Amy Confides desk in the lab). If you are interested in donating a snack to the Halloween Traveling Trays please contact Kristie Bruner or Margo Ubele before Wednesday, October 24th.

Staff Council is now collecting items for the Silent Auction/Harvest Breakfast on Thurs., November 1. Staff Council currently has 11 donated items and you can see a complete list of items on the CHS Staff Blog at this link

If you would like to donate either breakfast food for that morning, or an auction item, please contact Kristie or Margo. All auction items are due no later than Monday, October 29th.

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Dr. Tim Butterfield and Dr. Srinath Kamineni were awarded a grant from the Tenex Health Corporation. The total award amount is $38,545 and the title of the grant is 'Ultrasound Energies in the Treatment of Tendonopathies.'

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On November 2, Dr. Karen Skaff will present at the Rural Physicians Leadership Program in concert with NEAHEC and the Clinical Sciences Department in Morehead, KY. She will present her grant titled 'Integrating Oral Health with Primary Care: Engaging Community-Based Preceptors," supported by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health.

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Megan Danzl, a Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral candidate, received an outstanding poster award from the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine.

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The 2012 UK/United Way campaign is now underway and runs through October 31. This year UK and the United Way have implemented a new e-pledge system. To be able to make your pledge go to this site: Follow the instructions to get your login and password. There will still be a solicitor (Marie Poole, Anna Moore, and Theresa Cook) for your department so be sure to ask them for assistance if you have any problems making your donation.

Please take a minute to check out the United Way website, and see the types of programs you can assist with your donation. Any amount donated, large or small, does make a difference.

The 2012 UK goal is $450,000 and the College of Health Sciences goal is $3,000. We surpassed our goal last year and hope to reach or surpass our goal again this year.

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University Announcements


2012 Education Innovation Summit

The University Senate Council announces two open forums to give faculty the opportunity to voice thoughts on how the first and anticipated second round of budget cuts have or will impact the University’s academic mission. These forums will take place as follows:

The University of Kentucky College of Education invites you and your colleagues to attend the 2012 Education Innovation Summit, a professional gathering co-sponsored by AdvancED Kentucky focused on creative ideas, research and innovation to help transform P-12 and higher education in Kentucky, on November 29-30, 2012, at the Lexington Convention Center. This year’s theme is Local Focus…Global Impact, focusing on developing a deeper understanding of how to narrow the global achievement gap and better prepare our students for a highly competitive and challenging future.

Among the featured speakers is Tony Wagner. Dr. Wagner’s interactive presentation will draw from his two most recent books, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, and The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It. Global and local business and P-12 and higher education leaders will participate, including UK President Eli Capilouto; Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers; Ron Townsend, Executive Vice President of Battelle’s Global Laboratory Operations; Herb Miller, President, Columbia Gas; Bob Quick, President and CEO, Commerce Lexington, as well as over 100 school leaders from the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab’s Next Generation Leadership Academy, who work daily to create innovative learning environments for all students to succeed in school, college and life.

The Summit will launch new and innovative programs and standards such as Kentucky STEMx Network and the Next Generation for Civic Readiness - The State Standards for Social Studies, as well as concluding the Summit with an Education IDEA Festival led by Kris Kimel, President, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, and other entrepreneurs.

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College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: October 24, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: UK Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium
Speaker: Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa
Topic: "Mechanistic Insights into Muscular Dystrophy Pathogenesis from Bench to Bedside and Back to the Bench Studies"
Click here for more information.

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UK Women's Forum Conference

The UK Women’s Forum Conference Committee has planned a wonderful opportunity for all UK employees to consider on Friday, October 26th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Frank Harris Grand Ballroom of the Student Center.  Registration is FREE and now open! Click here to register.  Please register right away with your supervisor’s approval.

The conference theme is “Connect the Dots!” Learn how connecting the dots can improve your life at work and at home—and how your membership in the Women’s Forum can make a brighter future for all women at UK.  For more information about the conference visit:

We are proud to say that the day will be kicked off by Coach Matthew Mitchell, UK Women’s Basketball Coach, who is sure to motivate us with his keynote message. We are confident he will set the tone for the fun-filled learning experience planned for us.

Sessions that range from domestic violence in the workplace to developing leadership skills to Zumba will be available to choose from throughout the day. The entire day, including lunch, break-out sessions, and approximately 15 exhibitors are planned with you in mind and are FREE! Prizes will be given away too!

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2012 Global Health Conference

Date: October 26, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: UK Student Center Addition
Click here for more information.

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Concert to Benefit Shoulder to Shoulder Global

Date: October 28, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: First Presbyterian Church
Click here for more information.

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