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Donations being accepted for Jena Richards-White

If you would like to give a monetary donation and/or gift cards to Jena Richards-White and her mother, please contact Kristie Bruner at 323-1100 ex.80497 or kristie.bruner@uky.edu.

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Brad Schwarz sworn in as Lieutenant Colonel with 123rd Airlift Wing, KY National Guard

CHS is proud to announce that Brad Schwarz, Director of Physician Assistant studies was sworn in September 28th as Lieutenant Colonel of the Kentucky Air Guard. The ceremony was exceptional as Brad's colleague, CHS PA Professor Mike Cooper, served as the officiating officer. Mike Cooper is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright Paterson AFB. Both Brad and Mike have served in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom. Please join us in congratulating Brad in this momentous occasion. CHS is increasingly honored to be home to faculty and staff who proudly serve our country as service members.

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Denise McCarthy named CHS Director of Finance & Administration

We are happy to announce that Denise McCarthy has accepted the position of CHS Director of Finance and Administration. Denise came to CHS in 2007, and has worked as the Personnel and Finance Administrator for the past four years. Said Interim Dean Sharon Stewart, "Denise is well prepared for the position, and I am sure that she will serve the College competently and faithfully." Please extend your congratulations and support to Denise in her new position.

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ATG Blackboard Team how-to for uploading mid-term grades

With mid-terms coming up soon, don't forget the availability of information and resources that the Academic Technology Group (ATG) Blackboard team provides to instructors for uploading their grades from Blackboard. 

Instructors are welcome to use the Academic Technology Training Library. Two easy ways to enter the library are, first, directly at http://www.uky.edu/acadtrain/, or, second, via a link on the ATG homepage at http://www.uky.edu/ukit/atg (see the “How do I” image to the right on the webpage). Once there, browse topics for helpful information in both written and video tutorial format.

Click here for a link directly to the specific information about uploading grades from the Blackboard Grade Center.  This link will also be made a Top 5 link on the ATG homepage in the months of October and December.

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Alumni Awards

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Service and Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Awards. Deadline for receiving nominations is Nov. 1, 2011.

The Distinguished Service Awards are a long-standing tradition presented annually to honor and recognize alumni and friends of the university who have provided extraordinary dedication and service to UK and the alumni association.

The Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award is named in honor of a longtime UK administrator who spent the better part of his life in service to UK students. The award began in 2002 as a way to recognize alumni who are 10 years or less out of college and currently work on behalf of young people through the university, the association, their alumni club or the local community. Recipients of both awards are honored each year during the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors Summer Workshop. Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Please use this form to nominate a UK alum or friend of the university for this honor. In doing so you will play a part in helping to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary service and shown tremendous dedication to the UK Alumni Association and the University of Kentucky. All forms must be filled out completely and submitted online or returned to 400 Rose Street, King Alumni House, Lexington, KY 40506-0119, no later than Nov. 1, 2011.

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Peter Berres 'Brown Bag' & Presentation A Great Success!

We're happy to report that the 'Brown Bag' presentation by Peter Berres on healthcare in Vietnam and the International Apartment Shower event sponsored by the CHS International Committee was very successful!

More than 30 CHS faculty and staff attended Peter's presentation, and a number of items and cash contributions were offered for the two new International Apartments, now available for rent by short-term international faculty and student visitors.

Please thank members of the CHS International Committee who helped with the project, especially Lynn English, Linda Allen, Geza Bruckner, and Brad Schwarz. A special thanks is owed to Linda Allen, Sharon Goins, and Dresden Carpenter who treated the crowd to delicious and varied desserts. We also appreciate the staff who assisted with the event, especially Brooke Smith, Marie Poole, Carlo Labudiong, Fady Abdelsayed, and Bambang (Bam) Sutardjo.

We are still accepting new and 'gently used' items for the apartments. Cash and checks to be used for apartment items are also welcomed. Please bring your contributions to the Dean's Office, and we will make sure that they are delivered to the UK Office of International Affairs. Thanks to all who have contributed thus far!

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Bruckner and Thomas receive R01 Grant

Congratulations to Geza Bruckner and Travis Thomas who are co-investigators on Terry Lennie, from the College of Nursing, who recently received a R01 grant from the National Institute of Health - National Institute of Nursing Research. The project, titled 'Nutrition Intervention to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure', was awarded $1,596,742 over a period of four years.

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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: slwe224@uky.edu

Register online at: http://run4urlife5k.weebly.com/

 

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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:

 

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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Eduglobal Reception

The UK Physical Therapy(PT) program has recently established an affiliation with Eduglobal, which has allowed CHS to establish PT clinical sites at two neurological rehabilitation centers in Italy- Istituto Prosperius Tiberino in Umbria being one. Join us for a reception to visit with two physicians from this rehabilitation center as well as CHS Eduglobal partner Mike Arnall, PT. Dr. Milia will give a 30 minute presentation focused on neurological rehabilitation programs at the Istituto. Light hors d'eouvres will be served.

Date:  Monday, October 10, 2011

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Place: The Commons

Special Guests from Istituto Prosperius Tiberino, Italy: Dr. Paolo Milia, Chair of Neurology & Neurorehabilitation Research and Dr. Marco Caserio, Medical Director

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Scott Livingston to be featured on "Focus on Fitness"

Dr. Scott Livingston, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program, will be featured on the Fayette County School Educational TV 13 Focus on Fitness program along with Dr. James Jagger from UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The program will discuss current issues related to concussion in sports and highlights the UK Multidisciplinary Concussion Program, as well as current research being conducted in the Concussion Assessment Research Lab.

Next Showings on Channel 13:

  •  October 7th @ 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 11:30 pm
  •  October 8th @ 11:30 am, 7:30 pm  
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Upcoming CHS Service Events

Monetary/Physical Donations will go to: Backpacks for Kids & God's Pantry Fall Food Drive.

Two community service opportunities will take place:

  • Thomson-Hood Veteran's Center, Oct. 31st Halloween Carnival, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • DanceBlue- Spring 2011, February/TBA

The first college-wide service event will be held on Monday, October 31st at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center. Anyone that would like to volunteer for their annual Halloween Carnival from 1-4 pm please contact Kristie Bruner, kbrun2@uky.edu, no later than Friday, October 21st.

Message from Thomson-Hood Activities Director: “Thank you so much for volunteering to come for our Halloween Carnival. If you all could come from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. that would be great. At 1:00 p.m. we will decorate for the Carnival and Costume contest. At 1:30 p.m. We will have a costume contest. At 2pm we will get the game booths ready and start rounding the residents. Each resident will go to a game booth and then to the PT gym for refreshments. It will be wonderful if your group can help transport residents to the Carnival, assist them as they go to each game booth and into the PT gym for refreshments. After they have finished their refreshments then it would be great for you and your group to take that resident back to his/her unit. I am sure we will also need help with working some of the game booths too. If you do not mind please let me know how many will be coming on Oct. 21st and I will set up a work schedule.”

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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: http://www.cecentral.com/live/2622

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CHS Co-Sponsoring Physiology Seminar

Date October 12, 2011
Time 3:00 p.m.
Speaker Jim Tidball, PhD, Professor of Integrative Biology & Physiology, UCLA
Topic Mechanisms of Muscle Injury, Repair and Regeneration
Contact Cynthia Byars at cynthia.byars@email.uky.edu or 218-0469
Location MN-463, Medical Center

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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 nacosta87@gmail.com.
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New Online Subagreement Request Form

When a sponsored project award includes a collaborating entity, the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration prepares and issues a subaward agreement to the other party. The Principal Investigator begins the process by submitting a completed Subagreement Request Form to OSPA. The form includes the necessary information to prepare the subagreement such as the scope of work, budget and collaborating investigator contact information. In the past, the form was in pdf format and required a live signature. It has now been converted to an on-line form with an electronic signature. The PI is identified by logging into the site with his or her MyUK logon ID and password.

The new format is available for immediate use at the OSPA website on the Forms page http://www.research.uky.edu/ospa/forms.html. Directly below the form is a document with instructions.

If you have questions, please contact Steve Jacoby, OSPA Subaward Administrator, 257-9420, hsjaco2@uky.edu.


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2011 Faculty Performance Reviews

All resource materials for the 2011 Faculty Performance Review process have been loaded to the CHS Academic Affairs website http://www.mc.uky.edu/healthsciences/academic/about.html. Click on the gray bar labeled Faculty Performance Review to find all materials needed for this year’s process.

  • 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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Digital Measures Training Dates Scheduled

We have scheduled two training sessions in early October for any faculty member who still needs to learn how to enter data into the Digital Measures system. Faculty and staff members who would like a “refresher” are also welcome to attend. The next training will be:

o Tuesday, October 11th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, CTW 109 (IT Suite)

If you plan to attend one of the trainings, please email Rena Murphy at rena.murphy@uky.edu 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. Resource materials and step-by-step instructions for entering various types of information have be added to the Academic Affairs webpage http://www.mc.uky.edu/healthsciences/academic/about.html.

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English-speaking Union Scholarships for Summer Study in the United Kingdom

The Kentucky Branch of The English-Speaking Union will award a limited number of scholarships to qualified Kentucky college students for courses offered at three institutions in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2012—Cambridge University, Oxford University, or Edinburgh University. Scholarship awards will include tuition, lodging and two meals daily for three-week courses at the institution chosen by the scholarship winner. Courses offered are listed on the ESU website; they typically include English Literature, History, and Social Sciences. Scholarships also include one week’s lodging in London and a cash allowance which may or may not cover the costs of travel and incidentals (in recent years, the allowance has been approximately $1,800).

Additional information and the application form are online.

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Dr. Jane Kleinert to present at TASH Conference

Dr. Jane Kleinert has been invited to present at a full day pre-conference at the annual TASH (The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities) Conference in Atlanta in December. For more information please contact Dr. Kleinert or see the TASH website.  

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Save the Date for CHS events

o College Thanksgiving Potluck, November 14, 11:30 – 2:00 PM, The Commons 127

o Administrative Services Thank You Reception, December 5, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, The Commons 127

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Muscle Forum

Date October 13, 2011
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Jonah Lee
Topic Project Updates: Human Skeletal Muscle and Macrophage Phenotypes
Contact Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden at eedupo2@uky.edu
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505

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Dr. Anthony Wolbarst publishes Medical Physics 'Letter'

Dr. A.B. Wolbarst, of the College of Medicine and the College of Health Sciences, has had accepted for publication a Medical Physics Letter as first author, with WR Hendee of the Mayo Clinic, in the technical journal Medical Physics.

This is not a ‘letter to the editor,’ but rather a research article that is published rapidly because it is considered highly significant as an advancement in the field. The article, entitled  ‘An Approach to Assessing Stochastic Radiogenic Risk in Medical Imaging,’ introduces a method to determine, far more accurately than current techniques, the risk of cancer induction in a patient undergoing a CT examination or other study that involves ionizing radiation, i.e., x-rays or gamma rays. Any imaging study seeks to achieve an optimal balance between the often conflicting goals of generating diagnostically adequate image quality and keeping the radiation dose and risk to a minimum. The paper describes a novel method for addressing the second of these two issues, by quantifying the health risks associated with any level or spatial distribution of dose within the body.

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Silent Auction/Harvest Breakfast

The Silent Auction/Harvest Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 11th. The breakfast will be $3.00 and will begin at 9:00 a.m. in The Commons. The bidding for the auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to donate an item for the auction or a baked good for the Harvest Breakfast please contact Kristie Bruner, kbrun2@uky.edu.

Proceeds from the silent auction and the Harvest Breakfast will benefit 'Backpacks for Kids' which gives school supplies to low-income elementary students. This event is sponsored by Staff Council.

All auction items must be turned in no later than Friday, November 4th.

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Request for Faculty Vita updated through December 2011

We are requesting that all faculty members submit an updated vita (through December 2011) to Keturah Taylor at ktayL4@uky.edu for their Standard Personnel File by November 1, 2011. This information will also be used to meet one of the criteria for the UK SACS Reaffirmation in 2013.

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Calendar of Events

October 10 DDs & AC
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
October 10 CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
214B
October 10 Administrative Council
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
October 12 BOT Meeting Agenda Items Due
October 12 AT MSL Lab Meeting
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
TBA
October 12 AT Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
214B
October 14 MLS Faculty Meetings
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Room 124A
October 14 College Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 17 Hol H'Moed Sukkot (4th Day)
October 17 UK Fall Semester Midterm

 

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

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