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Calendar of Events

March 23   DRS Research Colloquium
12 p.m.
CTW 405
March 26 DDs & AC
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
March 26   CSD Division Faculty Meeting
CTW 214B
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
March 26   PAS Program Meeting
CTW 216
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
March 26 Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
March 28 AT MSL Lab Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
March 28 AT Division Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
April 2 Administrative Council
Dean's Conference Room
2:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
April 4   AT MSL Journal Club Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.


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

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College Meetings Dates

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

April 20 – CTW 216

May 18 – CTW 216

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Muscle Forum

Date March 29, 2012
Time 11 a.m. – Noon
Speaker David Powell
Topic Small animal MRI discussion/presentation
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505
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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Date March 28, 2012
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker Nalini Santanam, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology
Physiology, and Toxicology
Marshall University
(Philip Kern, MD)
Topic Oxidized lipids and vascular cells
Location CTW Room 411
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Save the Date: 5th International Ankle Symposium

Date October 17 - 20, 2012
More info Click here: UK Healthcare CECentral
Topic International researchers and clinicians who specialize in the evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of foot and ankle injuries gather to share information, present new ideas, develop position statements, and develop collaborations for large scale research and clinical projects.
Location Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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Dept. of Rehab Sciences Research Colloquium

Speakers: Lumy Sawaki, M.D., Ph.D.

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PPlace: CTW 405

Title: Neuroplasticity and rehabilitation: an interdisciplinary endeavor

If you have any questions please contact Theresa Cook ata href="">

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Now Accepting 2012-13 Ambassador Applications

The Office of Student Affairs is now accepting online applications for students interested in joining the College of Health Sciences Ambassadors.  This is a select group of students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics and student leadership. The College of Health Sciences Ambassadors serve the college and assist with student recruitment, speak to community and university groups, plan social, philanthropic and educational activities for peers, and represent the college at receptions and meetings.

To be eligible, students must be formally accepted into their respective program and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Other requirements are noted within the online application. 

To apply, students must visit the following link and complete the application. Click here for application.

The application deadline is April 8, 2012.  For questions, please contact Wayne Centers at

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Please join us in welcoming Suzanne Fiscella, PA-C, MS, MA to the PAS faculty. Suzanne serves in the roles of Lecturer and Associate Clinical Coordinator for PAS. Suzanne coordinates the curriculum and clerkship experiences during the clinical year of the Physician Assistant program and is the course director for the Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatric Clerkships. She also lectures during the didactic year primarily in Geriatric management and Health Care Literacy and has strong interests in physician assistant leadership roles within the state and national levels. She serves on the American Academy of Physician Assistant Quality Care Work Group. She speaks publicly on patient education and the new health care reform and contributes to multiple community organizations involved in improving health care. Welcome, Suzanne!

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The next PA information session will be April 10, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in CTW 415. If you have any questions please contact Renee King.

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Nominations for Employee of the Year

Nominations for the 2011-12 Employee of the Year award are now being accepted. Click here for Nomination forms as well as a list of eligible staff members.  Please submit nominations to Kristie Bruner (located in CTW 210) no later than Wednesday, April 4th.  All nomination forms must be signed and sealed in an envelope.

This year’s Employee of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Join the CHS Heart Walk Team

The American Heart Association's Heart Walk will take place at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Join the CHS team, Hearts and Soles! If you have any questions contact Sharon Goins. To register, click here.

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College Internal Due Date for e-IAFs (electronic Internal Approval Forms)

Beginning with applications due on or after April 2, 2012, no proposal shall be submitted to any external funding agency unless a fully executed e-IAF has been received by OSPA at least three (3) business days prior to the sponsor's published deadline.  For more information, please see

The College of Health Sciences is implementing and requesting those submitting a proposal to have the eIAF completed an additional one week in advance before it is due to OSPA.  This will allow time for anyone affiliated with the proposal to review and certify the eIAF.  Please contact Nan Rice if you have any questions.

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Faculty Brown Bag: Peer Instruction

Peer instruction is a teaching method created by Eric Mazur to help make lectures more interactive and to get students intellectually engaged. This method of teaching also gives instructors significant feedback about where the class is and what it knows.

Bring your lunch and learn how CHS faculty are using peer instruction to stimulate critical thinking and engage students.

Brown Bag Series: Peer Instruction

Friday, March 30th, 12-1 PM

CTW 403

If you have questions. Contact Gilson Capilouto (

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Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities

Peer Instruction - March 30, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., CTW 403

Service Learning - April 9, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CTW 218

If you missed the faculty development session on Living and Learning Communities, a video of the session is now posted on the ADAA website under Professional Development.

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Educational Enhancement Grants 2012


The call for Educational Enhancements awards for 2012-2013 is now open. The application can be accessed via the College website at by selecting “Education Enhancement Grants” and then “Information and Application”.

The committee asks that you please consider the following:

  1. All applications will be considered; however, the committee is especially interested in reviewing proposals that attract new revenue/additional students through distance learning, summer school or winter session.
  2. A Gantt chart is now required so faculty can provide a timeline for completion of project tasks and activities (template under ‘Information and Application’).
  3. In addition to the required written report, recipients will prepare a brief oral report for presentation at a College meeting. This report does not need to be submitted to the ADAA and is meant to showcase project objectives and results, and stimulate additional ideas.

 If you have any questions please contact Gilson Capilouto.

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CLM Presentation- Faculty Candidate

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: CTW 415

Topic: Patient Satisfaction: How patients integrate their hospital care attribute reactions to arrive at their overall satisfaction.

Speaker: Koichiro Otani, Ph.D.

Dr. Otani is a candidate for the Clinical Leadership and Management Faculty position in the Department of Clinical Sciences at CHS.

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University Announcements


Renew Your Parking Permit

University of Kentucky Parking & Transportation Services is now accepting employee and retiree parking permit renewal applications for permits that expire March 31, 2012. UK employees are encouraged to renew their permits at Employees may also apply for permit renewal via campus mail, by using printable forms found at or in person at Parking and Transportation Services, 721 Press Avenue (Parking Structure #6). Office hours for permit sales are 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Women's Forum Announces Educational Assistance

University of Kentucky's Women's Forum is offering Educational Assistance Awards. The award will provide $250 reimbursement to eligible UK employees to assist with the cost of books and/or other materials, supplies and fees related to their UK coursework, complementing the existing tuition waiver program for UK employees. Click here for more information.

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Celebration of the Arts

Date: Tuesday, March 27

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place: Singletary Center for the Arts

Topic: Students, faculty & staff of the UK Medical Center will perform instrumental & vocal music and dance. A reception will follow.

For more info contact Carlene Hodges at Sponsored by the Humanities Project, Office of Student Affairs. This event is free and open to the public.

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Cardinal Hill Keynote Lecture

Date: May 15, 2012

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Place: Cardinal Hill Center of Learning: Rooms 3 & 4

Topic: Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines--and How It Will Change Our Lives

Speaker: Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University's Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience; Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering & Psychology; Founder of the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering

Click here for printable flier.

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Women's Club Scholarship

The University of Kentucky Woman’s Club Scholarship was established to provide financial support to non-traditional students. A scholarship covering tuition at the resident rate will be awarded during the 2012-2013 academic year. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements, as listed on the application, will be forwarded to the Scholarship Committee, which will select the recipient according to the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have a cumulative UK GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a minimum of 12 UK undergraduate credit hours.
  • Applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
  • Applicants must be residents of Kentucky.

     Applicants must be in a degree program at the University of Kentucky as either a full-time or part-time undergraduate student. Preference will be given to female candidates.

For additional information concerning the UK Woman’s Club Scholarship and a link to the application, please visit  The deadline to submit the scholarship application is April 12, 2012.


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