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Calendar of Events

September 9   Division Director and Administrator Meetings
CTW 214B
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
September 9   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
September 9   Administrative Council Meeting  
Dean's Conference Room  CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
September 13   CHS Scholarship Golf Scramble


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

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Muscle Forum

Date  September 12                                
Time 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Andrew Deane


Hanging around: What can the forelimb musculature of Humboldt's woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) tell us about ape and early human evolution?

Location  MS505
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Peterson Receives NIH BIRT Grant with Duke University

Congratulations to Charlotte Peterson, PhD, who recently received a NIH-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Building Interdisciplinary Research Team (BIRT) award.  Dr. Peterson (Principal Investigator) and John McCarthy, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator; Physiology) will extend an ongoing project by utilizing interdisciplinary expertise in both skeletal muscle and vascular biology (Duke University).  The project, entitled The role of satellite cells in adult skeletal muscle growth and maintenance, was funded for one year and promotes building new interdisciplinary teams for basic or translational research.

Back to TopWorld Physical Therapy Day: September 8


Physical therapists can help people become fit and active contributors to society, whatever their physical limitations or stage of life. This is the message that thousands of physical therapists (known in some countries as physiotherapists) are sending out on World Physical Therapy Day on September 8.

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2013 Faculty Performance Reviews

All resource materials for the 2013 Faculty Performance Review process have been loaded to the CHS Academic Affairs website. Click on the gray bar labeled "Faculty Performance Review" to access the materials needed for this year’s process.

  • October 15 - Final date for faculty member to submit requests to Chairs for input from individuals outside of the unit as appropriate (e.g., supervisor for those in clinical practice). Requests should include the name, email address, and postal address of the source(s) so that the Chair may seek input from these individuals by letter.
  • November 1 - Deadline for faculty member to update entries to Digital Measures for 2013 and print out preliminary Faculty Performance Review Report (FPRR). Faculty members should make needed changes to the FPRR as described above. Any issues with Digital Measures or the FPRR should be corrected by this date.
  • November 15 - Deadline for faculty member to submit updated vita to Keturah Taylor for Standard Personnel File. This date is necessary to meet the SACS requirement.
  • November 15 - Final date for faculty member to submit packet, including electronic copy of FPRR, to Director. NOTE: FPRR can be updated at any time up to submission.
  • November 15 – Deadline for faculty member to contact the Department Administrative Assistant [Christa ( ext.80513) or Theresa (; ext.80477)] to schedule a 30-minute appointment to discuss the Review between the dates of January 30-February 15, 2014.
UK to Host 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research


The University of Kentucky will host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research on April 3-5, 2014. As many as 4,000 researchers from across the country as well as internationally will come to UK to present the results of their research efforts in the form of poster sessions and oral presentations. In addition, there will be numerous Plenary Speakers, Student Interest Sessions, UK Open Houses, presentations by student organization, special events and entertainment, and more. This will be a stellar opportunity for our undergraduate researchers to showcase their accomplishments and the productivity of the research groups with whom they work.  



Online abstract submission opens: Monday, September 30, 2013
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013 11:59 EST

For more info, visit the website.

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5th Annual KARRN Conference

The Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network presents the 5th Annual KARRN Conference: Issues Related to Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and Brain Injury. The conference will be held September 25 at the Perkins Conference Center, Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The conference is free. View the conference schedule flyer and register online.

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Undergraduate Research Enhancement Awards

The CHS Office of Research is pleased to announce the availability of Undergraduate Research Enhancement Awards (UREAs) for faculty mentoring undergraduates in research. Three UREAs of $500 each are available for Fall 2013. Faculty may use these funds to provide students with a small stipend, support student travel to present undergraduate research work, or to purchase lab supplies necessary for their respective research programs. To apply for an award, please send an email to Gilson Capilouto with a brief description of your work with undergraduates, including the name of a student you are working with this fall, as well as a breakdown of how you plan to use the award. The deadline for applications is September 15.  Applications will be reviewed by committee and awards will be announced by October 1.

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Mark Your Calendar! Blood Battle September 10

Donate blood at the Health Care Colleges’ Blood Battle on Tuesday, September 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Commons (CTW 127). If you donate, you will be entered to win a $25 Wal-Mart or Speedway gift card. You may sign up online. Please be sure to select the date associated with the UK College of Health Sciences. 

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The UK Center for Muscle Biology and UK CHS welcome Nadine Connor, PhD, Associate Professor, Depts. of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Surgery, Research Director, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Join us for a Physiology Seminar, “Plasticity in Lingual and Laryngeal Muscles,” Wednesday, September 11, from 3 to 4 p.m., MN463. Dr. Connor will be available to meet with RHB and CSD academic and clinical faculty and students for a Round Table Discussion, Thursday, September 12, from 9 to 10:00 a.m., CTW 127 (Commons).

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Campus News and Events

Publishing Consultant, Award-winning Poet Named Women Writers Event Speakers

The non-workshop experience at the 2013 Kentucky Women Writers Conference, being held Sept. 20-22, will be anchored by two outstanding presenters, publishing consultant and author Peggy DeKay and award-winning poet Paisley Rekdal. Peggy DeKay, author of "Self-Publishing for Virgins: The first-time author’s guide to self-publishing," will teach two seminars on self-publishing and e-book opportunities for emerging and established writers, delving into case studies of poets, novelists, and essayists who have reached wider audiences through these new publishing paradigms. "Self-Publishing and Today’s Writer" will be presented 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. DeKay will lead "E-books: The Future of Publishing Is Here" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Both seminars are available to conference registrants only and will be presented at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

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UK Work-Life Supervisor of the Year Nomination Deadline: September 13

Do you know a great UK supervisor? Give them the recognition they deserve. Submit your nomination for the 2013 UK Work-Life Supervisor of the Year Awards HERE before Friday, September 13, at 5 p.m. The Work-Life Supervisor of the Year award is given each year to one UK supervisor who exemplifies UK values, especially a sensitivity to their employees' work and personal life responsibilities. Our previous winners have inspired us with their ideas and innovative thinking, and we are excited to offer this award again. Nominations are open to all UK employees. Visit the website to learn more, and submit your Work-Life Supervisor of the Year nomination before Friday, September 13, at 5 p.m.

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