Upcoming Events

Updated: October 17
Summary:
  1. OBE Workshop: CCTS Opportunities at UK, October 19, 12pm
  2. W.R. Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia abstracts due, October 20, 5pm
  3. Blue Ribbon Panel on Graduate Education forum, October 24, 11am and 4pm
  4. Infectious Diseases Research Day, October 24
  5. Laboratory Safety Fair, October 31, 10am-2pm
  6. OBE Workshop: Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop, November 2, 11am
  7. 20th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day, November 3
  8. W.R. Markesbery Symposium of Aging and Dementia – Scientific Symposium, November 3, 10am-3pm
  9. OBE Workshop: What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, December 4, 12pm
  10. OBE Workshop: Teaching & Research at a Small Liberal Arts College: Reflections of a SLACer, January 8, 11am-1pm
Detailed description:
1. OBE Workshop: CCTS Opportunities at UK
When: October 19, 12-1pm
Where: NURS 214
Description: Join Drs. Tom Kelly and Victoria King as they describe how CCTS accelerates the translation of basic science discoveries into tangible improvements in public health.  
 
2. W.R. Markesbery Symposium of Aging & Dementia Abstracts Due
When: October 20, 5pm
Description: Each poster should describe research conducted by your organization or individual professional staff and focus on hypothesis, methods, and results/conclusions. Poster competition is for outstanding work by graduate/undergraduate students and postdocs.
Register here.
 
3. Blue Ribbon Panel on Graduate Education Forum
When: October 24, 11am-12:30pm and 4-5:30pm
Where: Main Building, Lexmark Public Room
Description: The Panel will provide an update on activities and summarize several areas of focus that are being discussed and evaluated in terms of re-envisioning and enhancing graduate education and the graduate student experience. The Panel also seeks feedback in regard to how UK can improve student funding, increase opportunities for professional development, improve resources, etc.
 
4. Infectious Diseases Research Day
When: October 24, 9am
Where: Todd Building
Description: ID research day keynote addresses feature Grant McFadden, PhD, Professor and Director of the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy from Arizona State University and Elizabeth Dodds Ashley, PharmD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Speakers from the University of Kentucky include Rebecca Dutch, PhD, Department of Molecular Biochemistry, Michael Goodin, PhD, Department of Plant Pathology, Carrie Shaffer, PhD, Gluck Equine Center, and Laura Fanucchi, MD, Internal Medicine. There will also be a 3 minute thesis competition for students and post-docs and a poster session.
Register here.
 
5. Laboratory Safety Fair
When: October 31, 10am-2pm
Where: BBSRB Atrium
Description: UK’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Division will present the 2017 Laboratory Safety Fair featuring food, fun, and prizes. UK Faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to engage with EH&S personnel in interesting and informative activities and demonstrations.
 
6. OBE Workshop: Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop
When: November 2, 11am-2pm
Where: MN 263
Description: Join Dr. Philip Clifford, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Applied Health Sciences and Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Clifford is nationally recognized for championing career and professional development for PhD scientists. He is a co-author of the widely acclaimed career website, myIDP.sciencecareers.org, a web-based career planning tool created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals. Lunch will be provided.
 
7. 20th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
When: November 3
Where: Lexington Convention Center
Description: The UK Gill Heart Institute has the tripartite mission of teaching, service, and research. The Cardiovascular Research Day is a forum that provides a system for displaying novel scientific data that is predominantly linked to understanding human physiology and disease. An overarching goal of the event is to provide broad interaction among students and faculty in different disciplines.
Register here.
 
8. W.R. Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia Scientific Symposium
When: November 3, 10am-3pm
Where: Pav A Auditorium and Atrium
Description: Invited speakers will address the latest in healthy brain aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia followed by Q &A. Poster session/lunch & poster awards.
Register here.
 
9. OBE Workshop: What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoctoral Fellowship
When: December 4, 12pm
Where: BBSRB 202A
Description: Join Dr. Linda Harris, Director of Postdoctoral Talent Acquisition at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as she presents general information and postdoc opportunities at St. Jude. Dr. Harris will meet with interested students individually following her presentation.  Lunch will be provided and served at 11:45am. 
To RSVP for lunch, please email Stacy Smith, ssmit7@uky.edu, by November 29th.
 
10. OBE Workshop: Teaching and Research at a Small Liberal Arts College: Reflections of a SLACer
Who: Dr. Clint Smith, Sewanee: The University of the South, recent Biochemistry graduate
When: January 8, 11am-1pm
Where: TBD
Description: Dr. Smith (most of you may know him as Clint) graduated from the UK COM Biochemistry department in 2011.  He then did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 2011-2016. He now teaches and does research at Sewanee: The University of the South, a top liberal arts college located in Sewanee, Tennessee. He will talk about how he got from where you are to where he is now and reflect about the pros and cons of teaching at a small college.