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Calendar of Events

October 18   Departmental Faculty & Staff Meeting
CTW 216
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
October 18   Grantsmanship Presentation
CTW 405
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
October 21   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
October 21   Administrative Council Meeting  
Dean's Conference Room  CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
October 25   Faculty Council
Dean's Conference Room  CTW 123
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
October 28   Division Director and Administrator Meeting
CTW 214B
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
October 28   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date  October 24                                
Time 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Brian Noehren
Location  MS505
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Kitzman Receives Grant Funding

Congratulations to Pat Kitzman, PT, PhD for recent funding from the KY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Dr. Kitzman will help develop and implement Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology Project (CARAT), a grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Project CARAT aims to make assistive technology and durable medical equipment more accessible to those who need it in rural Kentucky. 

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Congratulations to Karen O. Skaff, RDH, PhD for being awarded funding from UK Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) Grants for her proposal titled “HSE 101 – Survey of Health Professions.” 

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Congratulations to DeShana Collett, MSPAS, PA-C, PhD who was selected to serve as a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Diversity & Inclusion Council. 

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United Way Campaign

uwCHS has always done its part in making the lives of the community better by contributing to the United Way. The 2013 goal for our college is $3,000.00, and we hope to not only meet that goal but to exceed it. The campaign runs from October 1 through October 31. 


The way to pledge has changed: You can now go to myUK - Employee Self Service - Benefits tab and make your pledge. You may still choose to use paper forms as well Visit the UK United Way website to pledge by cash, check or credit card, set up payroll deductions, or e-pledge.

 If you have questions or need assistance in setting up your pledge, please contact Marie Poole, Theresa Cook, Christa Blackwell or Meredith Houlihan. 


Back to TopNov. 1 Grantsmanship: Invited Speaker, Lumy Sawaki, MD, PhD

In lieu of the standing November Grantsmanship presentation (originally scheduled for Nov. 15), the CHS Office of Research has invited Lumy Sawaki, MD, PhD (Assoc Professor – UK Depts of PM&R & Neurology & Cardinal Hill Research Scholar in Stroke & Spinal Cord Rehab) to present to our college on November 1, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., CTW 405. Sawaki will discuss specific aims for an R21 proposal that was originally submitted with former CHS Athletic Training faculty member, Pat McKeon.  

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Please see this schedule for info on free UK HealthCare employee flu shots.

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Silent Auction Nov. 5

The CHS Annual Silent Auction will be Tuesday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the 127 CTW (Commons).  Each year, we choose a community service activity that will benefit from the funds raised through this fun-filled event. As of now, we are in the process of choosing one and will inform you of our decision as soon as possible. 

Please consider making an in-kind donation to our auction. All items are welcome and much appreciated. Items can include, but are not limited to, gift baskets, gift certificates, home decor, etc. For example, if you are a chef and would like to teach three to four people how to prepare a particular dish or a wine connoisseur and would like to have a wine tasting at your house, these services can be donated. We ask that donated items and services be submitted by Friday, November 1 to either Kathy Schuler-Ringo in CTW 204 or to Margo Ubele in CTW 433.   

In addition, we will also raise money through our Harvest Breakfast held prior to the auction from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. All faculty and staff are welcome! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Margo Ubele at

CHS in the News

We are proud to see DeShana Collett, MSPAS, PA-C, PhD representing CHS and PAS on WKYT News. Watch the video.

CHS continues to play a key role in UK's Healthcare Residential College.Check out this UKNOW article.

CHS involvement in Shoulder to Shoulder Global is highlighted in this UKNOW article.

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Penelope Umbrico Kicks Off May Photography Lecture Series

Penelope Umbrico, who is known for her work's examination of humanity, will kick off this year’s Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series with a talk at 4 p.m. Friday, October 18, in the Worsham Theater in the University of Kentucky’s Student Center. Her exhibition, which will run from October 18 through November 10, will be on display in the Richard B. Freeman Gallery in the Art Museum at UK. Both the lecture and exhibition are free and open to the public. Read the UKNOW article.  

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UK HealthCare Named ‘Rising Star’ Hospital by University HealthSystem Consortium

University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has named UK HealthCare among the 2013 recipients of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2013 in Atlanta.

The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care. Read the UKNOW article.  

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Panel Discussion - #Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media

UK Libraries invites you to a panel discussion about alternative metrics (altmetrics) and research assessment: #Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media Tuesday, October 22, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., UK Athletics Auditorium, W. T. Young Library.

As social media has become a day-to-day communication avenue, more scholars have turned to it to share ideas and comment on research studies. Although these online interactions may contribute to research assessment, they are not accounted for by traditional impact metrics. To address this new scholarly communication landscape, some academics have asserted the importance of altmetrics. UK Libraries will host a panel discussion during Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27) to encourage a fruitful conversation about altmetrics and research assessment. Three UK faculty members will provide an overview of altmetrics, address the perceptions of them from the perspectives of author and journal editor, and discuss metrics for research assessment and faculty evaluation at UK. Details of this event are available on the website.

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