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Carl Mattacola and Tim Uhl Receive SEATA Award

Congratulations to Carl Mattacola and Tim Uhl, who were awarded the SEATA (Southeast Athletic Trainer's Association) 2011 Education/Administration Award last weekend. The award is given to a member who is committed to teaching athletic training skills and functioning in a leadership capacity at an institution.

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Save the Date

Please mark the following dates on your calendar:

  • April 28, 2011, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Clinical Laboratory Sciences Reception
    Hilary J. Boone Center
    RSVP online at
  • Sept. 16, 2011
    Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament
    University Club of Kentucky
    More details to follow
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Faculty Training Offered for Digital Measures Software

The College of Health Sciences will be offering trainings for all faculty members to learn how to use the Digital Measures software. Digital Measures is a faculty productivity software this software is replacing the former UK Faculty Productivity Database and was used to generate the Faculty Performance Review Reports (FPRRs) used in the performance review process this past fall. It is important for all faculty members to know how to use the system since all future performance review reports will be generated using this software.

Thursday, March 31 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, April 1 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 4 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 6 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 8 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, April 11 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Please e-mail Rena Murphy with the training session you would like to attend. Please note that space is limited to six people for each training session due to the size of the training room. All training sessions will be held in CTW 109.

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Fourth Annual CHS Education Enhancement Grant Competition

Do you have an idea for an innovative educational initiative? If so, you should apply for a CHS Education Enhancement Grant. The purpose of these Grants is to provide CHS faculty with resources to support the development and implementation of innovative educational initiatives to improve student learning.

Grant proposal must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011 for activities to be completed during the 2011-2012 academic year (end date no later than June 30, 2012).

Please submit your application electronically using the template found on pages 2-3 of the document linked below. These materials are also available by checking on Information and Application under the Education Enhancement tab on the CHS Office of Academic Affairs webpage.

Education Enhancement Award 2011-12 (Word document)

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CHS HeartWalk Team

It’s that time of year again and we are putting together a team for the 2011 Start Heart Walk. The event is on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m.

Our team is listed under UK Healthcare, College of Health Sciences and is named “Hearts & Soles.”

The walk is a wonderful way to get exercise, spend time with your coworkers & the community and bring awareness to the issues of Heart Disease.

The UK Healthcare tent will provide lunch after the walk. Last year it was barbeque.

The walk is for everyone. Please bring your family, friends and pets. Strollers are welcome. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.

Join the team.

The goal is to raise $1,000 for our team. Help us reach that goal by making a donation on line or by check. Checks need to be made payable to The American Heart Association.

Please pass this along to anyone that wants to join our team. You don’t have to work here to join our team.

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2011 KRHA Call for Poster Presentations

The Kentucky Rural Health Association invites you to submit a proposal for poster display and presentation for its 13th annual conference. The conference is scheduled for July 21-22, 2011 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel in Bowling Green.

Download the information packet (pdf).

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location CTW 411
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Markey Research Series

Speaker Craig W. Vander Kooi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Biochemistry
Topic “Neuropilin Function and Inhibition in VEGF Dependent Angiogenesis”
Date Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Location UK Hospital Auditorium, HG-611

Download information flier (pdf).

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Provost’s Office Requesting Faculty Honors & Awards

The Provost’s Office is requesting information about 1) national and international faculty honors and awards in the area of research and 2) fellows.

The honor or award should be in recognition of research or all mission areas, but not for teaching, advising or service only; the emphasis is research. All faculty fellows should be included in the list as well. This information will be used to measure progress on Metric 2-5 of the UK Strategic Plan: “Increase total annual national and international recognition awards for research excellence.”

The file linked below contains a list of faculty research awards for calendar year 2010 extracted from Digital Measures (we plan to use this system annually to extract data for these types of requests). We would like to give all faculty the opportunity to add to this list if you received an award or fellow that was not entered into Digital Measures. Please review the list below and send any updates to Rena Murphy by Friday, April 8th. Please provide all information listed in the below table. Please contact Rena with questions.

Download the 2011 faculty research awards list (pdf).

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GRE Plus Workshop

Faculty, please pass along the following information to your students:

What A quick, yet thorough, GRE workshop covering both math and verbal
Cost $200.00
Date Saturday May 14 and May 21
Time 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location 306C Complex Commons (computer cluster)

Please contact Jessalyn Ubellacker or Amanda Smith with questions.

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Invitation to CELT Open House

The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) cordially invites you to attend our open house.

Date Friday, April 1, 2011
Time 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location 518 King (Science) Library

Download the information flier (pdf).

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UK’s Tobacco-free Campus Policy

Complaints have been received and reported that employees are consistently smoking in front of the buildings that front Limestone St. near the Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Center on Aging buildings. This information has been shared with Medical Center Security and, while the sidewalks adjacent to Limestone are technically not controlled by the University, we ask that tobacco users respect the pedestrians and the university’s efforts to provide a healthier environment by refraining from tobacco use on those sidewalks.

So that you are aware of the implementation guidelines for the tobacco-free policy, please view the Tobacco-free Implementation Guidelines (pdf) document.

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Human Race Machine – Part of UK’s Cultural Diversity Festival

The University of Kentucky’s Cultural Diversity Festival will bring the “Human Race Machine” as a part of the festival this year. A powerful, yet subtle diversity tool, The Human Race Machine is a unique diversity experience. The machine allows the viewer the opportunity to envision oneself as a member of a different race. It allows for a opportunity to move beyond our appearance and contemplate a deeper human connection.

The viewers will have six races to choose from: Asian, White, African, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Indian.

The machine will be in the Student Center on March 31st – April 2nd. The machine will be available to use from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

To go along with the machine, there will be two opportunities to engage in dialogue about the machine and your experience. A student discussion will be held on March 31st at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). There will be a faculty, staff and student luncheon on April 1st at noon in the CSI.

For more information and to RSVP for the luncheon contact Rebecca Comage via e-mail or by calling (859) 257-0179, by Tuesday, March 29th by 5 p.m.

For more information on this unique experience, visit either or .

Download the information flier (pdf)

This event is free and open to the public.

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Grant-Writing Basics Workshop

Join the Proposal Development Office in a workshop designed to help you get started down the path to success as a grant-writer.

Date Tuesday, March 29
Time 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location WT Young Library Auditorium
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Decoding the Disciplines Workshop

What does it mean to think like an anthropologist, a physicist, an economist, a nurse? How do faculty across the disciplines translate those modes of thinking into teaching introductory courses? Faculty and Graduate Students at UK will have the opportunity to explore these questions in a series of CELT-sponsored workshops.

On March 28, Professor David Pace, a history faculty at Indiana University will share the results of the decade-long, faculty-driven Decoding the Disciplines project at Indiana. He will lead UK faculty through the process of “decoding” their disciplines. The first step of the process asks faculty to consider: where are students getting stuck in your courses? Faculty are then encouraged to explore in some depth the strategies that they, as experts, take to solve such problems and to design an assignment that simulates this process for students. Two follow-up workshops will be held in April and early May to share the outcomes of the project.

The Decoding the Disciplines project has been praised for making transparent the ways in which faculty think as practioners of their academic disciplines. Ideally timed with UK’s new GenEd initiative, Decoding the Disciplines will generate opportunities for faculty to work collaboratively to create innovative introductory courses that will help to recruit students into the majors.

Please contact David Sacks by March 21 to register. Faculty are encouraged to register as teams of two for the March 28th workshop, though individual applications will also be accepted. Food and intellectual stimulation provided.

Download promotional flier (pdf).

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Campus Chat with Dr. Robert Mock, Vice President for Student Affairs

The event will take place March 31 at 1:30 p.m.

Download the information flier (pdf).

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Guest Lecturer Peter Vanderklish, Ph.D.

Peter Vanderklish, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute will be in town March 30-31 as an invited speaker between the Physiology Seminar Series and the College of Health Sciences Research Office.

Date Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time 3 p.m. &ndash 3:50 p.m.
Topic "Regulation of microRNA biogenesis by a stress-responsive mRNA-binding protein."
Location MN-463, Medical Center

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Guest Lecturer Marci Bowers, M.D.

On March 28 and March 29, 2011, UK Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE) is sponsoring Marci Bowers, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN and Transgender Surgeon, as a guest lecturer.

Date Monday, March 28, 2011
Time 7 p.m.
Topic "Gender, Sex, and Love" – what science and society have to say about trans-genderism through both a professional and personal lens
Location Memorial Hall

Date Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time Noon.
Topic "Medical Perspectives for the Transgender Patient"
Location Hospital Auditorium HG611

For more information download the information flier (pdf).

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Muscle Forum

Topic Myositis: From autoantibodies to clinical trials
Speaker Dr. Oddis
Date March 31, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Location MS 505, Physiology Conference Room
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Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day

Date Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (UK Student Center, Grand Ballroom)
Poster Session Noon – 3 p.m.
Awards Reception 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Boone Center)

Come hear researchers from the University of Kentucky and other regional institutes share their current findings and ongoing research about the alarming rise in obesity and diabetes rates. Our presenters will also discuss prevention, development and treatment of these epidemic-level diseases.

Featured Speakers:

  • Robert Eckel, MD, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado, Denver
  • Robert Hegele, MD, Director of the Blackburn Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory in London, Ontario, Canada
  • Patrick Tso, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati


  • Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes & Obesity Center
  • UK Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences
  • NCRR Center of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • National Institutes of Health T32 Nutrition & Oxidative Stress

Event website and registration | Download the information flier (pdf)

For questions, please contact Mary Lowell via e-mail or by phone at (859) 323-4933, ext. 81390.

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Brain Injury Awareness Walk

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) and the Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation will be holding a "Walk Together" to promote brain injury awareness on Saturday, May 14th in Louisville.

Click here for registration, to obtain a team packet and poster, or for more information about the walk.

Additional questions? Contact Colleen Mahon at BIAK.

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Health Systems Transformation Conference

Date April 14, 2011
Location Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

Download the information flier (pdf).

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Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity

Date Thursday, April 21, 2011
Location Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

View conference information.

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STEM Education Conference

Friday, April 29, 2011 – Student Center

The Second Annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky will focus on STEM research, teaching and learning and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines.

Faculty, K-12 educators and STEM undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present STEM Education related research or experiences. Presenters may choose among three formats: paper presentation, “round table” discussion, and poster presentation.

Keynote Speaker President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
“Supporting STEM Initiatives in Kentucky and Nationwide”
President Todd will discuss how we are attempting to leverage STEM initiatives to positively impact the STEM pipeline in Kentucky and across the nation. The President will speak about various means of supporting the “Educate to Innovate” initiative as well as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2011

Click here for more information

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Calendar of Events

March 28 Decoding the Disciplines Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lexmark Public Room, Main Building

March 28 Guest Lecturer Marci Bowers, M.D.
7 p.m.
Memorial Hall

March 30 Guest Lecturer Peter, Ph.D.
3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
MN-463, Medical Center

March 30 Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

March 31 CHS Education Enhancement Grant Competition:

Grant Proposal Sumbission Deadline

April 1 CELT Open House
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
518 King (Science) Library

April 14 Health Systems Transformation Conference
Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

April 21 Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity
Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

April 23 2011 Start Heart Walk
10 a.m.
Commonwealth Stadium

April 29 STEM Education Conference
8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
UK Student Center


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

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