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Calendar of Events

April 7   PA Faculty Meeting
CTW 216
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
April 7   CSD Division Faculty Mtg
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 7   Administrative Council Mtg
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
April 11   College Meeting
CTW 216
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
April 14   Division Director and Administrator Mtg
CTW 214B
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
April 14   CSD Division Faculty Mtg
CTW 214B
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 14   Administrative Council Mtg
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
April 14   University Senate
W.T. Young Library
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


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

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Muscle Forum

Date April 10                      
Time 11:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Charles Lutz

Muscle, fat, and lymphocytes -- Is subcutaneous fat the “bad guy” in the elderly?

Location MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date April 10
Time 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Seminar Host)
David Schnell, GCNS doctoral candidate

(Daret St. Clair, PhD)
 Adam BerronesColl. of Education doctoral candidate Kinesiology and Health Promotion 

(Bradley Fleenor, PhD)
Topic The Role of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase in Cellular Metabolism and Early Cancer Development Curcumin Supplementation and Arterial Stiffness in Humans
Location Medical Science North: MN 463

Grantsmanship Presentations

Date April 18
Time 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Speaker Susan Effgen, PhD
Topic Relationship of Older Student Outcomes to School-Based Physical Therapy Services
Location CTW 405

College News

Andreatta Selected as Recipient of the 2014 Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Kingston Award Committee has selected Richard Andreatta, PhD, as the recipient of the 2014 Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Many thanks to the Kingston Committee (Karen Skaff, Bob Marshall, and Charles Marshall) and to those who nominated and supported Dr. Andreatta for this award.  The award will be presented at the CHS Staff and Faculty Recognition event on May 2. Please offer Dr. Andreatta your congratulations.

-- Phyllis Nash, PhD
Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs



Congratulations to the 2014 Teachers Who Made a Difference Honorees

Each year, the College of Education encourages students to nominate educators who have made a difference in their lives through the Teachers Who Made a Difference program. The 2014 honorees will be recognized April 26, during a reception at the Student Center. Congratulations to the CHS faculty honorees: 

  • DeShana Collett, MSPAS, PA-C, PhD (honored by Jazmene Landing)
  • Suzanne Fiscella, M.S.P.H., PA-C (honored by Suzanne Mattingly)
  • Charles Hazle, PT, PhD (honored by Ryan Montgomery)
  • Robert Marshall, PhD, FASHA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS (honored by Erin Salmons)In addition, congratulations to CHS alumna Janice Burdette Blythe, PhD, Clinical Nutrition '74, who was honored by Luci Hockersmith.


New Funding!

Congratulations to Chris Fry, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in the Peterson Lab, who was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship grant (F32) from the NIH-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. He will serve as Principal Investigator on a 3-year project, entitled Regulation of skeletal muscle extracellular matrix remodeling by satellite cells. Great job, Chris!


Chih Co-Author of JAMA Psychiatry Article on Smartphone App to Help Recovering Alcoholics

Congratulations to Ming-Yuan Chih, PhD, M.H.A., for his recent publication in JAMA Psychiatry. Chih is co-author of “A Smartphone Application to Support Recovery From Alcoholism: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” The study was also mentioned in a recent Lexington Herald-Leader (AP) article describing how smartphone app technology may be used to help alcoholics with sobriety. David H. Gustafson, PhD, who is mentioned in the article and senior author on the JAMA publication, served as Chih’s PhD advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chih is continuing this line of research at UK by studying how this app may help addiction providers to offer ongoing support to patients. 



Skaff to be Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Congratulations to Karen O. Skaff, RDH, PhD, who was named the Distinguished Alumni for 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine to be awarded at the Dean’s Scholarship Ball May 10 at the Phipps Conservatory. 


CHS on UKNow

Check out this great article about a multidisciplinary research team, which includes our own Doug Long. In addition, Dr. Nathan Johnson, who leads the team, will be joining the CHS faculty in July as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy. Read “The Aging Brain and Fitness: How Are They Related?”



PT Students Receive Awards from APTA

Congratulations to Bryan James, who received the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Orthopaedic Section’s Outstanding Orthopaedic Student Award. The award is given to a student physical therapist with exceptional scholastic ability and potential for contribution to orthopaedic physical therapy. James was able to attend and participate in the national meeting in February.

Congratulations to Sarah Martin, PhD, who has been awarded the prestigious Mary McMillan Scholarship from the APTA. The scholarship recognizes students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution. Martin is one of only five students nationally to receive this $5,000 scholarship. She will be recognized during the APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition, June 11 through 14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Bridging the Divide: Presentation and Discussion

Faculty: Please join us for brief presentations and a discussion of teaching methods and strategies for improved student satisfaction for both on-site and remote-site instruction. Drinks and dessert will be provided; please bring your lunch. 

When/Where: April 18, from 12:05-12:50 p.m., CTW 216 (CHER 312 in Morehead and 220 in Hazard)

Featuring presentations by:

• Kim Campbell, MS, MT (ASCP)

• Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS

• Joan Darbee, PT, PhD 


Etter and Toonstra to Defend Dissertations Next Friday

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program students, Nicole Etter, M.S., CCC/SLP, and Jenny Toonstra, M.A., ATC, will defend their respective dissertations next week. Click below for informational flyers:




Fifth Annual PREPaRE Conference a Success

The Fifth Annual PREPaRE Conference on Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Communities held on March 22 was a huge success. Over 100 physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists attended this multidisciplinary conference. There were speakers from Ohio, North Carolina, and Kentucky along with participants from several neighboring states. This is a joint activity with the Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at UK, funded by a grant from the US Department of Education.


PA Quality Improvement Poster Presentation Event

You’re invited to the the UK CHS Physician Assistant Program in collaboration with the UK HealthCare Office of Enterprise Quality and Safety and St Claire Regional Medical Center’s Quality and Risk Management Office invite you to our Quality Improvement poster presentation, showcasing the quality improvement initiatives of our PA students and clinical partners.

Please join us:

  • St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Atrium), Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Chandler Medical Center (Pavilion A), Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 


Dean Search - Leadership Profile

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


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.  


Save the Date

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. 


Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon

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


Campus News and Events

Take Part in Today's NCUR Activities! 

Today marks the second day of the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) taking place on the UK campus. Read more.