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February 12 BOT Meeting Agenda Items Due
February 13 DDs & AC
Dean's Conference Room
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
February 13 CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
February 13 Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 17 CRE Discussion
CTW 405
10:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 17 College Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 17 RHB Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
February 20 President's Day - Holiday


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

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College Meetings Dates

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

February 17 - CTW 216

March - Cancelled

April 20 – CTW 216

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date February 16, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Ken Campbell, Ph.D.
Topic Grant Review
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date February 15, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Lindsay Carter, GCNS Research Assistant, Kevin Phearson, Ph.D.
Topic Exercise during pregnancy and health effects on offspring
Location CTW Room 411
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Save the Date: 5th International Ankle Symposium

Date October 17 - 20, 2012
More info Click here: UK Healthcare CECentral
Topic International researchers and clinicians who specialize in the evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of foot and ankle injuries gather to share information, present new ideas, develop position statements, and develop collaborations for large scale research and clinical projects.
Location Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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Administrative Services Survey

Please take a moment to complete the Administrative Services Survey by clicking here. The survey is active through Feb. 23rd. If you have questions about the survey or difficulty gaining access please contact Keturah Taylor.

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PT Career Fair

The Division of Physical Therapy will host its annual student career fair on Friday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first and second floors of CTW. If you have any questions please contact Leslie Simpson.

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Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities

CRE Discussion & Brunch – Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CTW 405, Please RSVP

Blogs & YouTube with Lunch - March 2, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., CTW 218, Please RSVP

Peer Instruction - March 30, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., CTW 403

Service Learning - April 9, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CTW 218

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CHS Chili Cook-off

It's time for the Annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Staff Council. The event will take place on Monday, Feb. 13 in the Commons from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All faculty & staff are invited to attend and to participate by entering their "prize winning" chili into the competition. Each attendee will rate his or her favorite chili and the winner will receive a prize.

If you would like to enter your chili please contact Kristie Bruner by Thursday, Feb. 9.

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Congratulations to Terry Malone, Ed.D., PT, ATC, FAPTA, for receiving the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Lifetime Excellence in Education Award. Terry has made an important impact in contributing to the education of entry-level students and post-professional physical therapists for many years.

Susan Effgen, Ph.D., PT, will be presenting the third annual Susan Effgen Advocacy Award that honors a member of the APTA Section on Pediatrics who has made an outstanding contribution to pediatric physical therapy, including leadership in the areas of advocacy and government affairs at the regional, state, or national level. This was originally awarded to Susan Effgen to honor her for her outstanding work in advocacy for children throughout her career. She carries on the tradition of advocating for those who can't advocate for themselves by presenting this award at the annual winter meeting.

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Nan Rice Has New Office Hours

Effective February 9th, Nan Rice (Office of Research) will have new office hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please contact her during this time for assistance or to schedule a time to meet.

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Staff Newsletter

Staff newsletter is now available. Please click here to view. If you have any questions please contact Kristie Bruner.

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Educational Enhancement Grants 2012


The call for Educational Enhancements awards for 2012-2013 is now open. The application can be accessed via the College website at by selecting “Education Enhancement Grants” and then “Information and Application”.

The committee asks that you please consider the following:

  1. All applications will be considered; however, the committee is especially interested in reviewing proposals that attract new revenue/additional students through distance learning, summer school or winter session.
  2. A Gantt chart is now required so faculty can provide a timeline for completion of project tasks and activities (template under ‘Information and Application’).
  3. In addition to the required written report, recipients will prepare a brief oral report for presentation at a College meeting. This report does not need to be submitted to the ADAA and is meant to showcase project objectives and results, and stimulate additional ideas.

 If you have any questions please contact Gilson Capilouto.


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AED & CPR Classes - Open to Faculty & Staff

Do you want to be prepared in a medical emergency? Has your CPR/AED certification run out? Well, you are in luck! The College of Health Sciences is offering CPR and AED training on the following dates & times: Monday, February 27 at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m., and Friday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m.. All three trainings will be held in the Commons room. This training is being taught by Marcy Thobaben of Bluegrass Health & Safety. Each training session is approximately 3 hours long. The trainings are being done together as there have been new CPR Guidelines put into effect in 2011. If you are interested in attending, please respond to the following link: 2012 AED & CPR Training.

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Welcome Natasha Mamaril

Please welcome Natasha Mamaril, a graduate student who will be assisting part-time with the duties of the Director of Assessment while Rena Murphy Keath is on leave. Natasha is also employed as the graduate assistant in the UK Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (IRPE), Office of Assessment. We are fortunate to have an individual with Natasha's experience and expertise in assessment working with us.

We expect Natasha to be with us until mid-May when Rena is scheduled to return. Her planned office hours are 8-12 on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, and she will be located in Rena's office. Natasha's office phone is 218-0562, and her email address is

Natasha's primary assignment is to work with the assessment liaisons for each academic program to complete the student learning improvement action plans due at the end of May. Toward that end, she will be in contact with the liaisons in the near future. She will also assist in collecting and analyzing data for the CHS strategic plan, fulfill additional requests for reports requested by central administration and represent our college in campus-wide meetings.

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Faculty Brown Bag Lunch

Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: CTW 218

Topic: Living-Learning Communities

Speaker: Trisha Clement-Montgomery, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, UK Residence Life

Beginning fall 2012, UK will have a Healthcare Residential College Living Learning Program designated for students interested in Health Sciences.

Bring your lunch and learn what an LLC is, how faculty can become involved and plans for the HS LLC. No RSVP required.

No RSVP required. If you have any questions please contact Gilson Capilouto at

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CHS Musculoskeletal Laboratory Seeks Volunteers

The CHS Musculoskeletal Laboratory is seeking volunteers who have weak ankles from past ankle sprains to participate in a clinical research study. Click here for more information.


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University Announcements


February is Black History Month

The University of Kentucky’s Diversity Education & Community Building component is proud to announce the 2012 Black History Month Collaborative.  This group of students, organizations, and academic partners has worked diligently to ensure a cohesive schedule of cultural events, lectures, and more will be offered during the month of February. The goal of the BHM Collaborative is to promote a community celebration that provokes thought through innovative educational opportunities that specifically pertain to history and culture of the African Diaspora. DE&CB aspires to provide a unified front for nationally recognized cultural awareness months, and an opportunity to cultivate new traditions and opportunities for appreciation of cultural and heritage awareness within our campus community.

Click here to see the full calendar of campus activities.

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UK Founders Day 2012

Date: February 22, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Place: Worsham Theatre, Student Center

Dress: Academic regalia required for processional


A reception will follow in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center, Student Center

The Provost invites all faculty members and their guests to join the President and the deans in acknowledging the recipients of many university-wide awards. Please help us congratulate our colleagues on their achievements. If you received a significant award in the 2011 calendar year, please submit your information here:

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