Calendar of Events
Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint CalendarBack to Top
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.Back to Top
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
Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
Symposia on Advanced Medical Imaging
Save the Date: 5th International Ankle Symposium
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 http://www.uky.edu/acadtrain/newinBb9
• Find more help, including online tutorials and training for faculty and a resource page for students, in UKIT’s Blackboard resource pages: http://www.uky.edu/acadtrain/blackboardBack to Top Wethington Building Power Outage
A power outage in the C.T. Wethington Building will take place on August 7, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.. This outage will affect all floors of the building. During this test there will be two scheduled power flickers. We recommend that all computers and any other sensitive equipment be unplugged or shut down during these tests. This outage is required in order to test and confirm proper operation of the Automatic Transfer Switch System. If you have any questions please contact David Moody at 859-323-4771.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.Back to Top Fall Kick-off Schedule Now Available
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.
Investigators/technical audiences: you may be interested in attending the webinar on Friday, August 3, from 1:00−2:00 p.m. ET – it will provide an in-depth account of the scientific value of the proposed standards. Register for this webinar here.
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.Back to Top PIs Required to Complete Online Disclosure Statement by 8/10
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:Back to Top Educational Enhancement Grants AvailableBack 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 Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org with the information to be posted on the UGR Current Opportunities webpage. Thank you for supporting the Office of Undergraduate Research!Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.
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!Back to Top
College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2012