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Calendar of Events

September 2   Labor Day
September 4   CS Division Directors Meeting
CTW 205
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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 5                                
Time 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Maja Redzic


"Vitamin D Contribution to Muscle Metabolic Function in the Elderly"

Location  MS505
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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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Robert Marshall Honored at Gala

Pictured are: Anne Olson, Donna Morris, Janice Kuperstein, Sarah Campbell, Bob Marshall, Sharon Stewart, Gilson Capilouto, and Susan Effgen.

The Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association recently honored our own Robert C. Marshall, Ph.D., FASHA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS for his dedication to stroke survivors and their families, his support of their recovery efforts, and support of the stroke community’s needs. He was honored during the Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event, which took place August 27, at the Olmsted.

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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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Peterson Receives NIH Resource Grant

Congratulations to Charlotte Peterson, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, for receiving an NIH resource grant (R24) with the University of California San Diego National Skeletal Muscle Research Center (NSMRC). This one year pilot project, entitled Tracking Satellite Cell Dynamics During Skeletal Muscle Plasticity, will enable development of a new genetic model for tracking satellite cell dynamics during skeletal muscle adaptation, disease and aging. Once characterized, the model will be made freely available to all NSMRC members and the research community at large.

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Dr. Noehren’s BioMotion Lab is Social – LIKE IT!

Dr. Noehren launched a Facebook fan page for the recently renamed BioMotion Lab! Within weeks, the page has garnered over 370 “likes” and continues to grow in popularity. The BioMotion Lab is dedicated to the study of common lower extremity injuries such as running injuries and mechanics, orthopedic injuries, and muscle function. The Facebook page aims to keep likers and the public informed on current studies, hot topics on running, injury, and exercise, and scientific data we can all understand.  Check it out and LIKE it!

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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CHS Committees 2013-14

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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CHS in the News

Check out this article by Rebecca Hancock on UKNOW. It also appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Campus News and Events

Education Aboard Grant Deadline September 1

The Education Abroad Program Development Grant got off to a very successful start in 2012-2013.  Twelve grants were awarded to UK faculty members to develop new programs in a wide range of disciplines in diverse locations throughout the world, from Israel and India to Uganda and Uruguay.  Read more about the 2012-2013 recipients here.


If you would like to develop a new education abroad program, now is the time to start preparing your grant proposal.  Applications are due by September 1 (for travel during the spring semester or later) or February 1 (for travel during the summer, fall semester, winter break, or later). Due to the holiday weekend, grant proposal for this current cycle are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3.


Travel grants may be awarded to establish either a course that embeds an international education travel component into a fall or spring residential course or a program to be offered during the summer or winter intersessions. The proposal must relate to a new program that will be offered within two years of receipt of funding. Applicants must receive at least 25% matching funds (e.g., cash or in-kind contributions) from their college/department or external funding sources. More information on developing a credit-bearing, education abroad program and this grant opportunity can be found on the website here.  Back to Top

Join the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Team

This year, the UK Women’s Forum will assemble a team to participate in the Susan G. Komen For the Cure race. This race will take place Saturday, October 5, at the Robert Stephens Courthouse. If you are interested in being a member of the team, please complete this form and email to For more information on the race, please visit the website. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join as well.

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Kentucky Women's Health Registry

The Kentucky Women's Health Registry at UK's Center for the Advancement of Women's Health needs women who are over age 18 and living in Kentucky to take a confidential health survey once a year. Registry data is protected by a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institute of Health. The survey can be taken online or on paper (complete with postage paid envelope) by calling 1-800-929-2320. The information collected is used by researchers in Kentucky to better understand how women's health changes over time. Don't wait for someone else to advance women's health; join the thousands of other Kentuckians playing their part to improve women's lives.

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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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Elder Care Free Fall Lunch & Learn Series

UK Elder Care is pleased to present the 2013 Fall Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn about important topics. Register online.

Fall Schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 10: VA Benefits -- Aid and Attendance

  • Thursday, October 10: Virtual Dementia Tour

  • Tuesday, October 15: Legal Planning: What Documents Everyone Needs

  • Tuesday, November 6: A Walk in My Shoes: A Look into a Caregiver’s World

  • Wednesday, November 20: Caregiving and Dementia: How to Ask for Help

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Preventing (or Surviving) Working Parent Burnout

Check out this free Health Smart Conversation, presented by UK's Center of Advancement for Women's Health with Dr. Aletia Farmer & Dr. Allison Bailey from UK's Gill Heart Institute, September 5, from 12:10-12:50 p.m., 127 Wethington Building (Commons). You will hear from a panel of UK health care providers who are moms and are either right in the thick of it or on the other side and smiling. They will be sharing their wisdom, discussing ways to balance priorities, and sharing how imbalance affects our health. Dr. Deidra Beshear, Dr. Aletia Farmer, Dr. Jacqueline Fister, Dr. Lynne Jensen, and Dr. Katherine Twist of UK Women's Care and Dr. Allison Bailey of Gill Heart Institute will be leading the conversation. Register here.  Back to Top