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Calendar of Events

May 6 Spring Commencement
May 7 CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 7 Administrative Council
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
May 9 AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
May 9   AT Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 10   Lag B'Omer: Jewish Holiday
May 11   Dean's Advisory & Philanthropy Board Meetings
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 12   BOT Meeting Agenda Items Due
May 14   DDs & AC
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
May 14   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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:

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date May 10, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Stephanie Moore
Topic The effectiveness of massage for improvement of posterior shoulder movement
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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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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Staff Newsletter

Click here to read the May edition of staff council's newsletter, The Staff Voice.

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Thomas Cunningham to Defend Dissertation

Thomas Cunningham, Exercise Science doctoral candidate, will defend his dissertation on May 9. Click here for more information.

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Congratulations to Zakkary Hardyniec and Aman Shah for receiving a paid summer fellowship available through the American Physiological Society (APS).  The APS sponsors a national program offering fellowships based on academic merit of the student, quality of proposed research experience, and mentor availability.  Nationwide, 24 research fellowships were awarded, 3 of which are being hosted by UK investigators, and of those, 2 are with the College of Health Sciences. Zakkary (Alma College, Wayne, MI), and Aman (University of KY) will work under the mentorship of Dr. Charlotte Peterson & Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden (respectively). 

Back to Top Call for Summer & Fall Undergrad Research Opportunities

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!

Back to Top Call for Staff Council Nominations

Staff Council is now accepting nominations for three new Staff Council members.  Each member's term will last three years in duration beginning July 1, 2012.  All nominations should be sent to Kristie Bruner no later than Monday, May 7th.  For more information regarding the expectations of Staff Council members please feel free to contact Kristie Bruner.

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Rockcastle Regional Hospital will host its annual golf scramble on June 27 at Cedar Rapids Golf Course in Mount Vernon, KY. Please click here for more information.

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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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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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Website Updates

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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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


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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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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