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Call for Nominations: Provost Outstanding Teaching Awards

Each year faculty an graduate students are recognized for outstanding teaching. the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs is seeking nominations for these deserving faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for distinguished teaching awards. The awards are intended to identify and recognize individuals who demonstrate special dedication to and meritorious success in their teaching; and to encourage awareness of the importance of excellence in teaching. A selection committee will review the nominees, collect additional information and recommend approximately 10 winners to the provost. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 26 at 4:00 p.m. electronically here. For further information contact Rita Wilkie at 323-6589 or Back to Top

Long Distance Codes

Don’t forget, your long distance code is now your 8-digit employee ID number (listed at the top of the employee pay statement). If you have any questions please contact Denise at or 218-0484.

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Music for Mission Concert

Shoulder to Shoulder Global invites you to attend a Music for Mission Concert to benefit healthier lives and clean water in Ecuador.

One hundred percent of the offerings received will go directly to serving the poor community served by Shoulder to Shoulder Global in Ecuador.

Did you know that $100 provides health care to 50 children and $100 provides 3 families with clean water for 3 years?

Who: Felix Hell, International Concert Organist

Date: Friday, September 16th, 2011

Time: 8:15 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 174 North Mill Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

*Free parking for concert on Mill Street across from the church.

Music for Mission is an outreach of the Worship and Arts and Mission Commissions of First Presbyterian Church. Music for Mission is a unique series that offers concerts given by outstanding musical artists free of charge to the community while raising money and awareness for local and regional mission organizations. Free tickets are available at the Downtown Arts Center Box Office (141 E. Main St., 859-225-0370) OR at First Presbyterian Church (171 Market St., 859-252-1919). Ticket holders enjoy pre-seating for the event. Those not holding tickets are seated 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the concert. If you are unable to attend and desire to make a donation please make a check out to Shoulder to Shoulder Global and mail it to First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market St., Lexington, Kentucky, 40508. All donations are fully tax deductible. Thank you for giving generously.

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CHS Spring Kick-off Theme Announced

The Dean’s Office and Faculty Council are pleased to announce the theme for the CHS Spring Kick-Off:  Successful Transitions. Please save January 13th  from 8:30 – 1:30 for a day of activities featuring the ‘Fab Five’: forum, fellowship, faculty meeting, fun, and food.  


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13th Annual Run for Your Life 5k

Put your running shoes on!

The Physical Therapy Class of 2012 is hosting the 13th Annual Run for Your Life 5k race on October 8th.

Proceeds benefit the Samaritan's Touch Student PT Clinic and the DPT Class of 2012.

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Time: 8:00 am Late Registration 9:00 am Run/Walk Begins

Place: Commonwealth Stadium

Race Fee: $15 until September 30, 2011   Late Registration Fee: $20 after September 30, 2011

Each participant will receive a 2012 Run for your Life t-shirt and could win some fantastic door prizes (including restaurant gift certificates, a free massage, movie passes, gym memberships, personal training sessions)! Free Post-Race Refreshments also provided!

For more information, contact Shannon at:

Register online at:


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College Meetings Dates

The 2011-2012 College Meetings for faculty and staff are scheduled for 12:00 – 1:30 as follows:


September 23 – CTW 216

October 14 – CTW 216

November 11 – CTW 216

December 16 – CTW 216

January 13 (part of the Spring Kick-Off)

February 17 – location TBD

March 16 – location TBD

April 20 – location TBD

May 18 – location TBD


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CHS Blood Drive Planned

The annual CHS Blood Drive will be held on September 20th from 8 to 1:30 in the Commons. Please make plans to give if you are able!

Those who wish to schedule an appointment online may do so at:

Sponsor Code 034-A10

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Grand Rounds

The Boards of Directors for the Center for Excellence in Medical Education is pleased and excited to announce Medical Education Grand Rounds for the month of September.

Please click here for further details.

Georges Bordage, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Seventh Markey Cancer Center

Lung Cancer Symposium

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD, director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Duke University’s Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the UK Markey Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Symposium.  D’Amico’s presentation is titled “Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer.”

 A graduate of Harvard and Columbia University, D’Amico joins 23 other health care specialists in presenting the latest research on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, including the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial.  

Symposium begins October 7th at Embassy Suites in Lexington, followed by an optional afternoon at Keeneland.

For agenda and to register online (Sept. 30 deadline) visit:

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e-IAF Training at CHS - limited slots!

Date September 27, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Topic electronic Internal Approval Form (e-IAF) Training Session
Contact Nan Rice at or 218-0547
Location 109 Wethington (IT Suite)

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Bioethics Grand Rounds

Date September 20, 2011
Time 12:00 p.m.
Topic "Lost in Translation: Ethical Issues with Hospital Interpreters"
Location UK Chandler Hospital Auditorium, HG-611
More Information

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Save the Date: 'International Apartment Shower' and Presentation about Vietnam

Date October 5, 2011
Time 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Speaker Peter Berres
Presentation Title "Blending Past and Present: Medicine in Vietnam"
Details Bring your lunch, listen to an intriguing lecture on Vietnam and contribute a new or gently used item to the International Apartment, which houses visiting international CHS guests. Please plan to attend and RSVP to Marie Poole at or 218-0480. Please check here for a list of items needed for the international apartment.
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Muscle Forum

Date September 22, 2011
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker Mike Reid and Leslie Crofford
Topic "Resubmitting a Revised R01 on Rheumatoid Arthritis."
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Support the PT Race for the Cure Team

UK Physical Therapy students Nicole Acosta and Lori Beth Lile have created a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Lexington. The team will represent UK PT and is formed in honor of Lynn English, whose son, Adam, is the Chair for the Lexington event.

The UK PT Race for the Cure team is asking for the support of the CHS family. Their goal is to raise $2,500. They also welcome new team members, who can register at the link below.

From Nicole: "Proceeds from our community allow people without insurance to obtain a mammogram and also supports research to find a cure for breast cancer. I know most of us know someone who has been through the ordeals of breast cancer and together we can help raise money so we can find a cure soon!"

To make a donation go to the UK PT's Team Page. If you have questions please contact Nicole at
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Digital Measures Training Dates Scheduled

The College of Health Sciences will be offering Digital Measures software training sessions for all faculty members who did not complete the training in spring 2011. Digital Measures is a faculty productivity software – this software has replaced the former UK Faculty Productivity Database and is used to generate the Faculty Performance Review Reports (FPRRs) used in the performance review process for faculty. 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.

We have scheduled two training sessions in early October for any faculty member who still needs to learn how to use the system. Faculty members who would like a “refresher” are also welcome to attend.

The training dates are:

  • Wednesday, October 5th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., CTW 109 (IT Suite)
  • Tuesday, October 11th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., CTW 109 (IT Suite)

If you plan to attend one of the trainings, please email Rena Murphy at with the training date and time you would like to attend. If you are unable to attend either training due to scheduling conflicts, please contact Rena as well to identify an alternative training method. Most divisions have support staff who have been trained to use the system and can assist with any questions. Resource materials and step-by-step instructions for entering various types of information will also be added to the Academic Affairs webpage in the next few weeks.

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2011 Faculty Performance Reviews

Mark your calendars! Below are the initial dates for the Faculty Performance Review Process for 2011. Instructions, resource documents and the timeline for the entire process will be loaded to the Academic Affairs webpage in the next few weeks. Watch Friday Footnotes for further announcements.

  • November 1, 2011 - 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 1 - Final date for faculty member to submit requests to Chairs for input from individuals outside 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 14 - Deadline for faculty member to update entries to Digital Measures for 2011 and print out preliminary FPRR. Faculty members should make needed changes to the FPRR as described above. Any issues with Digital Measures or the FPRR should be corrected at this time.
  • November 30 - 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.
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Calendar of Events

September 16 CHS Scholarship Scramble
University Club of Kentucky
September 19 CD Clinic Coordination Meetings
9 a.m.
Room 119
September 19 PT Faculty Meeting
10 a.m.
Room 214B
September 19 CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2 p.m.
September 19 Administrative Council
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
September 19 PAS Admissions Committee
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
September 20 CHS Blood Drive
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 20 AT Meeting
12:30 p.m.
Room 214B

September 21 CS Department Meeting
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Room 216
September 21 Reproductive Graduate Program Faculty Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CRS Library


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

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