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Calendar of Events

April 25   Faculty Council
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 28   Division Director and Administrator Mtg
CTW 214B
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
April 28   Administrative Council Mtg
Dean's Conference Room
CTW 123
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
April 30   Rehab Sci DDs Mtg
CTW 214B
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
May 2   Last day of classes
May 2   Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon
12:00-1:30 p.m.
May 2   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 none scheduled at press time
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date May 1
Time 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Seminar Host)
Federica del Monte, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston(Florin Despa, PhD)
Topic TBA
Location Medical Science North: MN 463

Grantsmanship Presentations

Date May 16
Time 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Speaker Joneen Lowman, PhD
Topic TBD
Location CTW 405

College News

CHS Receives a Special Visitor!

WSCWe received a visit from UK basketball player, Willie Cauley-Stein. Left to right: David Bland, Nick Gibson, and Willie. Nick uses an Augmentative Communication system. Our own Dr. Jane Kleinert has worked with Nick on and off since he was 13 months old. Nick now works for Dr. Kleinert on one of our grants for about six hours each week. Nick hopes to enroll at UK in the fall.


Clinical Nutrition Student Wins First Place in Three Minute Thesis Competition

Olufunmilola Akinola, CN graduate student, received the first place prize in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition sponsored by the Graduate School Congress. It is a research communication initiative requiring graduate students to speak in three minutes about their current research to a non-specialist audience. In addition to receiving first place for the research presentation,  Akinola also received the people's choice award (which goes to the audience's favorite). The topic was "Reducing Symptom Severity and Burden in Advanced Heart Failure." 



CSD Grad Students Raise Funds for UK NICU

NICUEach year, first year graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders spend one day shadowing the interprofessional team that provides developmental follow-up to infants who graduate from the UK NICU. In many cases, families travel significant distances to make sure their child/children receive necessary care.   

To pay it forward, these students held a very successful fundraiser aimed at purchasing gas gift cards for distribution to those families who must travel significant distances to receive developmental testing. As you can see, they are a proud bunch-and a little eager, as they went on to raise a bit more. As a result of their efforts, families will receive a little help they would otherwise not have.



CHS on UK Now

Great story highlighting 2014 Teachers Who Made a Difference honoree, DeShana Collett, MSPAS, PA-C, PhD. Congratulations again to Collett and all of our 2014 honorees: Suzanne Fiscella, M.S.P.H., PA-C, Charles Hazle, PT, PhD, and Robert C. Marshall, Ph.D., FASHA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS.  Also, congrats to CHS alumna Janice Burdette Blythe, PhD, Clinical Nutrition '74, who is an honoree as well.

Check out this UKNow story on our most recent Hall of Fame inductees.


CPR & AED Training 

Do you want to be prepared in a medical emergency? Has your CPR/AED certification run out? Well, you are in luck! The College of Health Sciences is offering CPR and AED training on Thursday, May 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in CTW Commons. This training is being taught by Marcy Thobaben of Bluegrass Health & Safety. The training session is approximately 3 hours long. If you are interested in attending, please respond to the following link: 2014 CPR & AED Training Faculty.


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.  


Retirement Reception - Theresa Cook

You are cordially invited to a Retirement Reception for Theresa Cook: Tuesday, May 20, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Commons, CTW 127. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, May 14 to Marie Poole at  or (859) 218-0480.



Campus News and Events

Jill Frank Exhibit Reinvents Historical Symbols and Scenes through Photography 

While living in Chicago, artist Jill Frank was curious about visual cues used in advertisements she saw around the city on her daily commute. Frank borrowed those iconic images and poses, such as an artistic rendering of Mary and Jesus or the Hindu goddess Shiva, to create a series of photographs that challenge how society interprets and responds to historical images.


Select pieces from Frank's collection of photographs are on display in the East Rotating Gallery in the Univeristy of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital as part of the UK Arts in HealthCare program. Titled "Latent History," Frank's collection of works spanning from 2009 to 2012 will be on display through October. Read more.