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Calendar of Events

March 14   College Meeting
CTW 216
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
March 14   Faculty Council
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
March 17-22   UK Spring Break
March 17   Administrative Council Mtg
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
March 17   CSD Division Faculty Mtg
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
March 21   Staff Retreat
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 24   Division Director and Administrator Mtg
CTW 214B
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
March 24   Administrative Council Mtg
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date March 20                       
Time 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moriel Vandsburger

RIP: MRI of fibrotic heart disease without gadolinium.

Location  MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date March 20
Time 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Seminar Host)
Vivek Rangnekar, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

(Xiuwei Yang, PhD)
Topic TBA
Location Medical Science North: MN 463

Grantsmanship Presentations

Date March 21
Time 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Speaker Joe Stemple, PhD
Topic The Relationship of Established Aging Biomarkers and Voice Decline in the Elderly
Location 405 CTW

College News

Welcome New Staff

Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member: Alyssa Huddleston, Faculty & Human Resources Administrator, College of Health Sciences. Read her profile  

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Outstanding PA Student Award


The UKCHS Physician Assistant Program is happy to announce Bethany Lee as this year’s recipient of Outstanding PA Award. UK and MSU recognize and support academic excellence with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. 

Bethany has demonstrated exemplary achievement in Physician Assistant Studies; stands out personally and academically; and has achieved an outstanding GPA. Bethany is originally from Bath County KY and received her undergraduate in Biology at Morehead State University. 

The Outstanding PA Award is given each year to one PA student who attends the Morehead Campus. The College of Science and Technology Academic Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crager Room of ADUC, Morehead KY.


Back to TopCPH Hall of Fame Nominations

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor persons who, over their lifetime, have made exceptional contributions to the health and welfare of citizens in the Commonwealth, our Nation, and/or the world. 

Since 2004, a total of 47 outstanding persons have been inducted into the College’s Hall of Fame.  On behalf of our College, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee at this time cordially invites nominations for consideration in the 2014 review process. 

The Nomination Form specifies the selection criteria and eligibility for this lifetime achievement award. Using this format, nominations for 2014 awards should be submitted by mail, email, or fax on or before May 2, 2014. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact either Brooke Melanson or Dr. Angela Carman.

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UK HealthCare Invites Nominees for American Red Cross 2014 Heroes Campaign

As a sponsor of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross 2014 Heroes Campaign, UK HealthCare has the opportunity to nominate an individual for Hero of the Year. The requirements are simple: The person needs to be making a positive impact in his or her community by helping/supporting those facing challenges or who are less fortunate. UK HealthCare’s nominees in 2013 and 2012 were both honored with the Hero of the Year title from a pool of incredibly generous and caring individuals. UK HealthCare is full of heroes, employees who not only help the community through their daily work providing care here, but who extend that spirit into their personal lives to make a difference for others in the community. Please send any suggestions for a colleague at CHS who fits this description to Melanie Sparks. The deadline for submitting a nominee is April 1.

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Click here to view the Leadership Profile prepared by Witt/Kieffer. Click here to view the position announcement.

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Educational Enhancement Grants are now available. You may access the application through the Academic Affairs website. The deadline is March 21, 2014. Please contact Phyllis Nash with any questions. 

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CHS Soap Drive

The CHS Student Ambassadors are leading a semester-long Soap Drive to benefit the residents of Shady Lawn and Parkside Manor in Cynthiana. As many of you know, our own Linda Allen generously devotes much of her time to the residents of these homes.  

You can help by bringing bars of soap or other toiletries (shampoo, lotion, etc.) to the Office of Student Affairs, CTW 111. These items are part of the everyday routine for us, but to the residents of Shady Lawn and Parkside Manor, these items are a small luxury. The goal is 1,000 bars. Click here to download the flyer.  

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Meeting with the Provost

The College meeting with the Provost has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 1:00 – 2:00 in CTW 216. If you are able to make adjustments to your teaching schedule and/or other standing meetings and commitments in order to attend, please do so. This is an important opportunity for you to meet with Dr. Riordan.

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Fun Activities for Students at NCUR

Please pass this information on to your undergraduate students and encourage them to attend:

As you are aware, the University of Kentucky is hosting the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5, 2014.  As part of the conference, we are offering participants the opportunity to explore Kentucky in a variety of ways.  We are excited to announce that these events are now open to our own campus community.  Please review these exciting opportunities below and take advantage of this offer by registering for these events.  Once you have created an account you may login and visit the “Extras Store” to sign up.  Accounts must be created using a .edu, .org, or .gov e-mail account.  Please do so by Friday, March 14.

The purpose of the account is to allow you to purchase ticketed items - you will not be charged for registration of any kind. Click here for a pdf with event information.    

Back to TopFifth Annual Conference on Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Communities

Save the date: Saturday, March 22, at the College of Health Sciences, Charles Wethington Building, Room 014.  

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2013 Hall of Fame & Student Recognition Dinner, April 17, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Baptist Health Hospital, Education Center Basement. Registration to begin at 5:30 p.m. 

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Save the date: Friday, May 2, noon - 1:30 p.m., CTW 127, Commons.

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Campus News and Events

Professional Development Opportunity  

As a board member of UK’s Women’s Forum, I’d like to invite you to our next professional development opportunity on Tuesday, March 18 from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. in the W.T. Young Library Gallery.  This month, Stephanie Hopkins from the Lexington Farmer’s Market will speak with us about the market and produce. 

You don’t need to be a member to attend!  The UK Women's Forum is an organization for all employees of the University - faculty and staff. Our mission is to exert a leadership role in empowering, validating, informing, including and celebrating all women employed at the University of Kentucky by addressing the challenges, communicating issues, and recognizing successes within the context of the workplace. Check out more information and photos from our events on our website.

Women's Forum Seeking Nominations  

The UK Women’s Forum is an organization for all employees of the University—faculty and staff.  Our mission is to exert leadership role in empowering, validating, informing, including and celebrating all women employed at the University of Kentucky by addressing challenges and communication issues while recognizing successes within the context of the workplace.

It was officially created in 1992 and spent its first year surveying over 1,800 women on various issues and establishing the first Staff Appreciation Day.  The UK Women’s Forum was established as a place of open discussion, creativity and collective problem solving.  The board consists of 20 individuals:  18 elected Board members, the past chair and current chair.  There will be up to nine open spots for Board members this upcoming year.

The UK Women’s Forum will open its nomination period during the week of March 17th for a two week period.  We encourage any woman wanting to gain leadership skills, receive monthly professional development opportunities and provide critical development and networking opportunities, should consider nominating themselves.  A campus-wide election is held annually in the spring (late April) and elected nominees then serve a two year term on the Board.

If you have questions about the UK Women’s Forum, please contact Keturah Taylor, 2012-14 WF Secretary for more information. 

-- Keturah Taylor
Director of Alumni & Community Relations
Women’s Forum Secretary, 2013-14

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