Calendar of Events
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Kleinert Wins DiCarlo Award
Kleinert, Ph.D. has won the 2013 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical
Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. The DiCarlo
Award recognizes an individual's significant accomplishments in the advancement
of clinical service in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Each year one
recipient is chosen from among individuals nominated by state
Kleinert was nominated for the development and
implementation of the TAALC (Teaching Age-Appropriate Academic Learning via
Communication) project, a state/federally funded SPDG grant (State Personnel
Development Grant) in the commonwealth of Kentucky. The project began in 2009
and continues to the present. The primary purpose of the project is to ensure
that all students with the most significant disabilities and complex
communication needs have communication systems in place in order to participate
in the academic curriculum in the public school setting.
Kleinert will receive her award at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Founders Breakfast at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention in November.Back to ToSkaff Receives Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program Grant
Karen O. Skaff, RDH, Ph.D. has received an Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program grant. This grant emphasizes the interprofessional initiative in engaging oral health with nurse practitioner students and physician assistant students learning together to integrate oral health with primary care.Back to TopCollett Successful in Defense of Dissertation
Congratulations to DeShana Collett, MSPAS, PA-C on the recent, successful defense of her dissertation. She will be a graduate of the UK College of Education with a Ph.D. in Higher Education in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation.Back to TopDupont-Versteegden Receives NIH (R21) Grant Funding
Congratulations to Esther Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D. who received NIH National Institute on Aging (NIH-NIA) grant funding. Dupont-Versteegden (Principal Investigator) will collaborate with Francisco Andrade, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator, College of Medicine) on the two-year project, entitled “Effect of satellite cell ablation on the aging diaphragm.” This project extends Dupont-Versteegden’s existing line of aging/muscle research by aiming to understand the aging diaphragm – a muscle that is constantly active for such behaviors as breathing, coughing, sneezing, and speaking. Dupont-Versteegden currently has another NIH funded project underway with Tim Butterfield, Ph.D., ATC investigating the effects of massage on muscle during aging.Back to TopUpcoming Events of Interest
15th Annual Run for Your Life 5K (PT Class of 2014)
When: Saturday, October 5; Check-in from 8-8:30 a.m.; Race begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Blue Lot, UK Commonwealth Stadium
Entry fee: $20
New Hope Clinic’s Annual Fish Fry and Auction
6th Annual Run for the Health of It 5K (PA Class of 2015)
Run in your favorite costume.
When: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Entry fee: $20 general public; $15 UK PA students, faculty, and staff and all Physician Assistants
Register here by October 18.Back to Top2013 Faculty Performance Reviews
All resource materials for the 2013 Faculty Performance Review process have been loaded to the Academic Affairs website. Click on the gray bar labeled "Faculty Performance Review" to access the materials needed for this year’s process.
Performance Evaluation Information Sessions
University of Kentucky staff employees can learn more about the new enhanced performance evaluation system during several upcoming information sessions. UK Training & Development has scheduled a series of events to offer an overview and demonstrations of the new evaluation process. The sessions will be held:
9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the College of Nursing Auditorium (Room 115)
1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, a virtual town hall will be held
Changes to the performance evaluation system will affect staff evaluations university-wide for the current review period which ends Dec. 31, 2013. For UK HealthCare staff, the enhanced evaluation will apply to the current 2013-14 fiscal review period, which began July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014. For more info, read the UKNOW article.
UK Theatre presents "Zombie Town: A Documentary Play"
Start your Halloween celebration early with "Zombie Town" presented by UK Theatre, Thursday, October 3-5, and October 10-12, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., October 12 2 p.m., Fine Arts Guignol Bldg, $15 general admission. Synopsis: Mayor Arnsen, Slash Murphy and the rest of the cerebral citizens of a sleepy Texas town are recovering from a traumatizing zombie apocalypse that has shaken them to the core. Members of a San Francisco theater collective interview the survivors to offer the "healing that can only come through theatre." So what really happened that deadly night? Listen to the tales of courage, conspiracy and carnage. For more info or to buy tickets, visit the website.