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Calendar of Events

August 12   BOT Meeting Agenda Items Due
August 13   Division Directors & Administrators Meeting
Dean's Conference Room
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
August 13   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 13   PAS Program Meeting
CTW 216
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 16   College Retreat
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 17   College Retreat
August 17   RHB Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
August 20   PT Faculty Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
August 20   CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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

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CHS Master Calendar

With the myriad college events and strategies scheduled during the 2012-13 year it can become very confusing to keep up with what's going on! We encourage all faculty and staff to regularly check the CHS Master Calendar to stay in the loop. The CHS Master Calendar contains information about upcoming college-wide meetings and deadlines, although it does not list events that are program/discipline specific. The most convenient way to stay up-to-date is to connect the master calendar to your Outlook. However you also have the option of accessing the calendar through Footnotes or the main CHS webpage. Please click here for instructions on the multiple ways to access the CHS Master Calendar.

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College Meetings Dates

The 2012-13 College Meetings for faculty and staff are scheduled for 12:00 – 1:30 as follows:

September 28  CTW 216
November 2     CTW 216
December 7     CTW 216
February 8       TBA
March 8           TBA
April 12            TBA
May 10            TBA

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Muscle Forum

Date  August 16, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Brian Storz
Topic The ultimate and proximate regulation of myofiber hypertrophy in cannibalistic tadpoles
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date August 22, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Changcheng Zhou, Ph.D.
Topic Course Introduction
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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Need to get in touch with someone? Please look here for the College of Health Sciences phone directory.

Back to Top Blackboard Upgrade

Blackboard will be upgraded to its latest Service Pack on August 13. The upgrade process will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 and will be completed by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13. Blackboard will not be accessible by faculty or students during the upgrade timeline.

Improvements to Blackboard will include a simplified look without major changes in the location of course functions. New tools include a Quick Setup Guide, ease of navigation from one course to another, and automatic grade recalculation in tests and quizzes, among others. UKIT has conducted overview sessions and hands-on training April-July, and has collected the training resources for all to access:

• For a breakdown of what’s new, please visit

• Find more help, including online tutorials and training for faculty and a resource page for students, in UKIT’s Blackboard resource pages:

Back to Top CHS Committees 2012-13

The list of CHS Standing Committees has been finalized. Thanks so much to those who have agreed to serve on these important Committees; your service is appreciated. Please click here to view the list and keep it for future reference.

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The 2012 CHS Fall Retreat Schedule is now available. Please click here to view it.

Back to Top Interested in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research?

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold two special webinars in August to brief the public on PCORI's draft Methodology Report, which offers an excellent overview of what patient-centered outcomes research is, as well as standards to guide healthcare stakeholders toward the best and most appropriate methods for conducting the research.

Broader health care community: you may be interested in attending the webinar on Tuesday, August 14, from 1:00−2:00 p.m. ET – it will provide patients, caregivers and the broader health care community an in-depth discovery of the contents of the draft Methodology Report and the proposed standards for how patients should be engaged throughout the research process. Register for this webinar here.

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As a result of a revised regulation, PHS investigators ***including post-docs*** must complete an online training & a new online annual Disclosure Statement through MyUK by next Friday, August 10th. PHS investigators on a proposal or award must do this to be eligible to apply for & receive PHS funding & to continue performing on any active grants. Here are some helpful resources:

Instructions for accessing the training module
Instructions for accessing the Financial Disclosure Form
Information on Financial Conflict of Interest

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Educational Enhancement Grants are now available. You may access the application through the Academic Affairs website. Please contact Phyllis Nash with 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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HSE 595 Research in the Health Sciences

For those faculty mentoring undergraduates in a 'for credit' research opportunity this fall, please have students register for the HSE 595 (variable hours 1-3) Section 003. Please contact Gilson Capilouto or Cynthia Byars if you have any questions.

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Undergraduate Research Enhancement Awardees Named

Congratulations to Drs. Tim Uhl, Brian Noehren, Scott Livingston, Joe Stemple and Tim Butterfield, recipients of the first Undergraduate Research Enhancement Awards.

Dr. Uhl’s student is involved in a project investigating EMG activity of scapular musculature in healthy and injured persons.

Dr. Noehren is mentoring a student studying the effects of fatigue on functional test performance.

Dr. Livingston is mentoring four students collecting data in the Concussion Assessment Research Lab.

Dr. Stemple has three undergraduate students investigating the response of aging intrinsic laryngeal muscles to chronic electrical stimulation (animal model).

Dr. Butterfield’s student is involved in investigating the role of stretch activated ion channels in the transition in fiber type following long term exercise (animal model).

The CHS Office of Research is pleased to support the work of these investigators. Thank you for helping to make the Undergraduate Research program a success!

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University Announcements


Volunteers Needed for K Week

K Week, the fall welcome week for new students, is one of the most exciting weeks of the year at the University of Kentucky. Hundreds of faculty and staff are directly involved in the planning and execution of K Week, but hundreds more volunteers are needed. A complete schedule of events can be found at, and faculty and staff are invited to participate in all K Week events. There are many opportunities to meet and greet new students and their families. If you are interested in participating in any capacity please contact DeWitt King.

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College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: UK Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium
Speaker: Elaine Fuchs, PhD, The Rockefeller University
Topic: Skin Stem Cells: Their Biology & Clinical Promise
Click here for more information.

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UK IT Tech Talk - Echo360

Date: August 28, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Place: Classroom Building 319
Speaker: IT Staff
Topic: Echo360 - A workshop designed to meet the needs of faculty and technical staff
Click here to register.

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