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July 27, 2007
UK Exceeds Federal Standards in Protecting Volunteers
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2007) − Following a rigorous, three-year evaluation process, the University of Kentucky’s research program has received full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP).
Seeking accreditation is voluntary. UK Provost Kumble Subbaswamy said, “Achieving accreditation demonstrates UK’s commitment to the highest ethical standards in conducting human research. This accreditation signals to research volunteers that we put their safety first and embrace standards that are higher than required by law. It also indicates to sponsors and investigators the efficiency and quality of our research program. This is a great achievement for UK’s research enterprise.”
See the full press release.
July 20, 2007
Social Security Numbers on OSPA Forms
Please immediately discontinue entry of social security numbers on the Internal Approval Form and the Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. The forms will be revised to include UK's Person ID number. If you know your Person ID, please use the number now in place of Social Security Number. Please contact Debbie Davis at 257-8311 with questions.
"How to Approach a Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded" - July 26
Thursday, July 26, 2007
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
511 Nursing Bldg.
Presented by Caroline Herbert, Senior Training Coordinator, Foundation Center – Washington D.C.
Sponsored by the Grant Resource Center
Ever wondered how you can enhance your prospects for obtaining funding from private foundations? Confused about the differences between the federal application process and the private world's?
This presentation covers relationship-building with grantmakers from making the initial phone call through managing the relationship after receiving a grant as well as helping you decide which private foundations are best worth your time and energy in approaching for support. Join us for an informative session on the world of private foundations. Please feel free to come ready with questions.
Ms. Herbert has worked for the Foundation Center in Washington, D.C. since July 1998. As senior training coordinator, she is responsible for designing, implementing and delivering training programs. She previously served as the reference librarian/technology specialist, providing reference services in person and online. In addition, she volunteers as a member of the selection committee for The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.
Ms. Herbert received her M.S.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she worked in the Government Documents and Commerce libraries. Before becoming a librarian, Ms. Herbert worked for over two years as a fundraiser for the Ounce of Prevention Fund in Chicago.
IdeaFestival Announces Geek Squad as Title Sponsor
IdeaFestival, a premiere event in Louisville that attracts some of the world’s leading and most-diverse thinkers to explore and celebrate innovation, announced today that Geek Squad will serve as title sponsor of the 2007 event. An elite force of exceedingly skilled and highly mobile Geek Squad Agents dedicated to bettering civilians’ relationships with technology, Geek Squad also will serve as official technical support of this year’s event. IdeaFestival will be held September 13-15, 2007, in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Geek Squad’s involvement with the IdeaFestival is a true collaboration that helps extend the international reach and recognition of the Festival,” said Kris Kimel, president of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and founder of the IdeaFestival. “Together, we’re committed to helping grow awareness of the IdeaFestival, the pool of talent that will attend, and the ideas and outcomes that will emerge from here in September.” Event Passes and the agenda for the IdeaFestival will go live next week at http://www.IdeaFestival.com.
“We’re honored to contribute the brainpower of 12,000 Geek Squad Agents to the IdeaFestival,” said Robert Stephens, Geek Squad founder and chief inspector. “You can expect a happening that combines the energy of thousands of IdeaFestival attendees and Geek Squad Agents will mean something special. Rest assured we have big plans for the IdeaFestival. But for now, they’re top secret.”
Since its inception in 2000, the IdeaFestival has gathered regional, national and international thought-leaders and innovators to engage attendees – and one another – as they explore the impact of ideas and innovation. Speakers for the 2007 Festival include Steve Wozniak, inventor and co-founder of Apple Computer; Ray Bradbury, novelist and screenwriter; and Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The New York Times. While many events are free, ALL events will require an Event Pass. For the latest, please continue to visit www.ideafestival.com.
Geek Squad is the first national 24-hour computer support task force®. Nearly 12,000 active Geek Squad Agents patrol Geek Squad precincts in all U.S. and Canadian Best Buy stores, and at Geek Squad stand-alone store locations. Geek Squad City, a high-security computer repair facility and operational nerve center, is located in Bullitt County just outside Louisville and is home to the largest concentration of Geek Squad Agents anywhere on Earth. For more information, please visit www.geeksquad.com.
Limited Submission - Searle Scholars Program - August 15 deadline
Visit UK's Limited Submission Internal Deadlines site for more information.
July 13, 2007
"Genetics and the effect of aging on stem cell regulation" - August 2
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Hospital Auditorium, HG611
Speaker: Gary Van Zant, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
- To present an example of the use of mouse genetics to identify genes of importance in human disease.
- To illustrate an example of basic research moving into the arena of translational research.
- To highlight the importance of taking genetic diversity in human populations into account when planning treatment modalities.
- To underscore that cancer cells are characterized by a variety of dysregulated genes that when properly regulated are important in normal cell function.
Lunch available at 11:45 a.m. Presentation begins at Noon.
Please RSVP By 7/30/07: Jessica Wehle, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require special physical arrangements to attend this meeting, please call 323-8150.
Sponsored by Dr. Jay A. Perman, M.D., Dean, College of Medicine and C. William Balke, M.D., Associate Provost for Clinical and Translational Science
July 6, 2007
Center for Clinical & Translational Science: Update on Building the Future - July 12, 24, 31 and Aug 14
|Thursday, July 12||9:00 a.m.||Nursing 502A|
|Tuesday, July 24||1:30 p.m.||BBSRB 202A|
|Tuesday, July 31||3:00 p.m.||W.T. Young
|Tuesday, August 14||12:00 pm||Nursing 511|
Light refreshments provided. Additional questions, contact Geanie Umberger, PhD, MSPH, RPh, Assistant Director for Clinical Research, Office of the Dean, College of Medicine, at 323-4779 or email@example.com.