Women's Health Program Receives $10.4 million from NIH UK's Women's Health program received its second $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. This is a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant. Tom Curry, professor and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will be overseeing ten junior faculty members who will be working on projects that focus on the role of female hormones in various diseases.
President Todd said that he was surprised to learn, when UK started the Women's Health Center a few years ago, that all the statistics you heard about for diseases generally were male dominated. He stated that there are health differences between men and women. This grant reflects $20 million-plus of funding in UK for research in this important area to study some of these problems. This group of faculty is certainly to be applauded.
President Todd concluded his PR 1 report by mentioning a groundbreaking for a new building at the Coldstream Research Campus that afternoon. He encouraged the Board members to attend.
D. Consent Items
Mr. Hardymon said that there were a number of consent items on the agenda, and it is very important that the Board look at those items, read them, and approve them. The consent items include the Minutes of the September 20 meeting, the Personnel Actions, and FCRs 1 through 9. Mr. Hardymon asked for a motion of approval of the consent items. Mr. Shoop moved approval. Mr. Branscum seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. The consent items follow:
Minutes - September 20, 2005
PR 2 Personnel Actions
FCR 1 Norton Healthcare Pledge
FCR 2 Gifts and Pledges to the John R. Gaines Endowed Chair in the
FCR 3 Dr. Hoonbae Jeon Pledge FCR 4 Newman Foundation Pledge FCR 5 Dr. Helen Thacker Hill Gift FCR 6 Kentucky Medical Services Foundation, Inc. Gift to Replace Unfulfilled
Pledges to DePuy Neuro Fellowship FCR 7 Kentucky Medical Services Foundation, Inc. Gift to Replace Unfulfilled
Pledges to DePuy Neuro/Spine Surgery Fund FCR 8 Kentucky Medical Services Foundation, Inc. Gift to Replace Unfulfilled
Pledges to Dr. Fred W. Zechman Professorship FCR 9 Kentucky Medical Services Foundation, Inc. Gift to Replace Unfulfilled
Pledges to Dr. Louis L. Boyarsky Professorship