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Calendar of Events

April 20 Faculty Awards Brunch
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
April 20 College Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 20 RHB Meeting
1:30-2:30 p.m.
April 23 DDs & AC
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
April 23   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 23   PAS Program Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CTW 216
April 23   Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 25 AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
April 25   AT Division Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
April 26   Hall of Fame, Scholarship & Awards Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Central Baptist Hospital


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:

April 20 – CTW 216

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date May 3, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Matt Day
Topic Reliability of Ultrasound Imaging for the Assessment of Muscle Thickness of the Lower Trapezius and Serratus Anterior
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date April 25, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Cetewayo Rashid, GCNS Research Assistant
University of Kentucky
(Kevin Phearson, Ph.D.)
Topic Effects of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure during pregnancy in mice
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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There will be a mandatory Staff Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 25th from 10-11 am in CTW 127, The Commons. During the meeting Staff Council will present its 2011-2012 year-end report, discuss nominations for three new members to join Staff Council starting July 1st, and then open the floor to all staff members that may have an announcement or want to discuss a particular topic pertaining to the college. Please contact Kristie Bruner if you have any questions.

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Students continue to knock on our door and inquire about undergraduate research opportunities for summer & fall.  We’ve been on a roll with providing opportunities for these students; let’s keep up the momentum!  If you have an opportunity or potential opportunity for summer or fall, please email with the information to be posted on the UGR Current Opportunities webpage.  Thank you for supporting the Office of Undergraduate Research!

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The American Physiological Society (APS) recently announced its 2012 Undergraduate Research Fellows, including two CHS research students. Please extend your congratulations to Zakkary Hardyniec and Aman Shah, mentored by Dr. Charlotte Peterson and Dr. Ester E. Dupont-Versteegden, respectively. Fellowship winners spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist & APS member. Click here to read the full press release.

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Kara Hagan, PAS Class of 2014, won 1st place at a poster presentation during the Health Equity Summit in Louisville last weekend.

Ms. Hagan went head-to-head with presenters from the University of Louisville and others.  Stephen Wyatt, DMD, MPH, Dean of the UK College of Public Health was on-hand and came by during the conference to congratulate Kara.  Her performance generated significant interest in the PA profession and the UK PA Program. Numerous attendees inquired about PA’s and asked about increasing the number of PA’s in the Louisville area. According to Professor Michael Cooper, Kara did a spectacular job in her presentation and proudly represented the University of Kentucky. Her poster, “Breast Cancer Trends Among Appalachian versus Non-Appalachian Women” brings important attention to an area of significant morbidity and mortality in rural and underserved areas of Kentucky and beyond. 

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2012-2013 Education Enhancement Grants Awarded

The purpose of the Education Enhancement Grants is to “provide CHS faculty with resources to support the development and implementation of innovative and educational initiatives to improve student learning.” These grants provide up to $3,000 to complete proposed projects. At the conclusion of the project period, awardees provide a written report of project outcomes to be posted on the Academic Affairs website. In addition, recipients prepare a blitz report for presentation at a spring faculty meeting. Michelle Butina, Anne Olson, and Lynn English, along with Gilson Capilouto made up the grant review committee.

The grants represented an interesting and exciting array of topics and disciplines. Recipients and Titles of funded grants for 2012-2013 are as follows:

Anne Olson, Leah Olson & Lauren Hicks

Ensenar a aprender: Creating Speech and Language Therapy DVDs for Ecuador

Kim Campbell & Michelle Butina

Digital Video Clips to Enhance MLS Curriculum

Michelle Butina

Exploration of MLS Special Practicum Rotation in Haiti

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Join the CHS Heart Walk Team

The American Heart Association's Heart Walk will take place at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the CHS team, Hearts and Soles! If you have any questions contact Sharon Goins. To register, click here.

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Purchasing Year-End Deadlines

Please click here for the schedule of purchasing year-end deadlines from the Business Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise at 218-0484. 

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CLM Graduate Inducted into ODK

Karen-Stucker Rogers, a graduate in the Clinical Leadership and Management program received an Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary. Omicron Delta Kappa is an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor. It is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students; to graduate students; to faculty, staff, administration, and alumni; and to persons qualifying for membership "honoris causa." ODK is a tribute to outstanding leadership in both the academic and the larger community, as well as a recognition of characteristics for which ODK stands; exemplary character, scholarship and intelligence, service to others, good citizenship and consecration to democratic ideals.

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Website Updates

From this point forward please send all website content updates to Brooke Smith. Further updates will be made on a regular basis beginning in May. If you have questions please contact Brooke.

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Faculty Awards Brunch

Please plan to attend the CHS Faculty Awards Brunch to be held on Friday, April 20 from 10:30 – 12:00 in the Commons. At that time we will recognize the Kingston Teaching Award recipient. The event will be followed by our regularly scheduled College meeting at noon in CTW 216.

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Hall of Fame, Scholarship & Awards Dinner

Hall of Fame Induction & Student Scholarship & Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 26th at Central Baptist Hospital Education Center.  Registration will begin at 5:30 and the program will start at 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by April 13th at  If you have any questions, please contact Keturah Taylor at or 218.0479.

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CHS Presents Dr. Silvia Blemker

When: Monday, May 7, Noon - 12:25 p.m.

Where: CTW 411

Speaker: Dr. Silvia Blemker, University of Virginia

Title: "Meso-scale computational models of skeletal muscle provide insights into muscle injuries."

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Faculty Nominated for Teachers Who Made a Difference

The UK College of Education will host its 14th Annual Teachers Who Made A Difference banquet on April 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This year CHS is very pleased to say that three faculty members have received a nomination for this special award. Let us all congratulate Dr. Tim Uhl, Professor Pangela Dawson and Dr. Andrew Wyant for receiving a nomination from one of their students. Click here for more information.

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PAS Student to Present Poster

Rebecca Nicole Eicher's (UKPAS Class of 2013) research on the Patient Centered Medical Home in Kentucky has been awarded acceptance for presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistant's (AAPA) annual conference, this year held in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), May 25-29th. 

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Kevin Schuer to Present Abstract at National Conference

PAS faculty Kevin Schuer has had an abstract accepted for presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges 2012 Integrating Quality Meeting: Collaboarting for Care, which will be held in Chicago, IL June 7-8, 2012. Click here for more info on the conference. Congratulations Professor Schuer!

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eIAF Deadline Rule Reminder

Please see the following important reminder and clarification regarding OSPA’s three day deadline rule for electronic internal approval form (eIAF).  The College of Health Sciences’ internal deadline is one week in advance of OSPA’s three day rule.

IMPORTANT REMINDER!   Internal Approval Form Required for Extramural Proposal Submission
Beginning with applications due on or after April 2, 2012, no proposal shall be submitted to any external funding agency unless a fully executed e-IAF has been received by OSPA at least three business days prior to the sponsor's published deadline. For more, read the pdf memo.  

  • Example of three business days:  If the sponsor has a deadline for electronic proposal submission of 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, the completed e-IAF is due in OSPA before 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday,   May 8.
  • April 2 is a Monday. If the sponsor has a deadline for electronic  proposal submission of 5:00 p.m. on April 2,  a completed e-IAF must be received by OSPA before 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29.  
  • A fully executed e-IAF means that the PI, all co-Investigators, applicable chairs, directors and deans or associate deans have certified electronically through workflow in MyUK. Once the final certification has been made,  the PI and OSPA will be notified by email.
If you have questions about the deadline, please contact Deborah Davis, director, OSPA at 7-8311.  If you have questions about completing the form, please contact your College Grants Officer or see information posted on the OSPA website. Back to Top

University Announcements



Women's Forum Announces Educational Assistance

University of Kentucky's Women's Forum is offering Educational Assistance Awards. The award will provide $250 reimbursement to eligible UK employees to assist with the cost of books and/or other materials, supplies and fees related to their UK coursework, complementing the existing tuition waiver program for UK employees. Click here for more information.

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UK Sports Medicine Symposium & Sports Concussion Summit

Date: June 8 & 9, 2012

Place: Clarion Hotel, Lexington, KY

Click here for printable brochure.

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Voice Mail Upgrades

University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) is upgrading both main campus and UK HealthCare employee voice mail during spring/summer 2012.

Over the past year, a select group tested Exchange voice mail, which alerts users of voice mail through Outlook email.  The voice mail message can be reviewed through an office telephone, computer, cell phone, or other mobile device.  In addition, the system provides speech-to-text in the voice mail notification email.  This allows users to read voice mail when listening is unavailable. 

The Exchange voice mail system also provides users the following features:      

    Remotely listening to email being read using text to speech;

    Calling into the system and asking for the system to read your calendar schedule; and

    Calling into the system and creating meetings and writing emails orally.      

UKIT will migrate users from the existing WindStream voice mail platform to Exchange voice mail without a charge. To schedule a voice mail upgrade, contact Denise McCarthy at 218-0484.

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UK Women's Forum Accepting Nominations

The UK Women's Forum Board is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2012-2014 term are being accepted now through Friday, April 27. Please consider nominating yourself to champion women's issues at UK.  The Women's Forum Board membership is open to all regular staff and faculty, men and women. Click here to nominate yourself here.

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UK Staff Senate Seeking Nominations

The Staff Senate is also seeking nominations for Senators. Visit their website to download the nomination form and instructions at Nominations will close on April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

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Research Ethics Lecture Series

The UK Program for Bioethics is pleased to announce the Research Ethics Lecture Series, the newest addition to bioethics education at UK. Click here for information on the inaugural presentation.

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Kentucky Innovations Conference

Registration is now open for the Kentucky Innovations Conference being held at the METS Center in Erlanger, Kentucky on May 16, 17 and 18.

The Kentucky Innovations Conference is focused on examining topics related to P-12, adult and post-secondary education. Presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions and corporate partners will provide conference participants the opportunity to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning, the latest technologies, best practices and to share innovative instructional techniques. The conference will begin on Wednesday morning, May 16th with presentations focused on pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  On Thursday, May 17th, the presentations will focus on eLearning and instructional technologies used for teaching and learning. Then on Friday, May 18th, the presentations will focus on Information Technology topics. 

Carolyn Jarmon, Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation will be joining us on Thursday, May 17 as the featured keynote. Carolyn has given numerous presentations and been published widely on the topics of effective delivery of student services and distance education.. We are also planning a KyRON presentation and a CIO panel on Friday.

Information is continuously being updated on the Kentucky Innovations website Even though we are still in the planning stages watch for information on birds-of-a-feather discussions. 

The registration site is now open to accept registrations. You will receive an invoice within a day or so once you have registered. Credit card payments and checks will be accepted.  

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