■ Craig N. Carter, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has received the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society Karl F. Meyer/James H. Steele Gold Headed Cane Award.
The annual award recognizes those who advance human health through the practice of veterinary epidemiology and public health. Carter was honored July 19 during the American Veterinary Medical Association's annual convention.
■ Mark D. Birdwhistell has been named associate vice president for marketing and external affairs for UK HealthCare.
He currently serves as chief of staff for the office of the executive vice president for health affairs and will maintain that position. In his new role, Birdwhistell will oversee the coordination of marketing and public relations with UK HealthCare's strategic plan.
■ Lexington's School for the Creative and Performing Arts has received the 2011 Governor's Education Award, one of the state's highest honors in the arts.
Representatives from the SCAPA and eight other category winners will celebrate Oct. 18 at the Capitol in Frankfort.
■ Sharon R. Stewart, associate dean of academic affairs and professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the UK College of Health Sciences, has been named interim dean of the college.
■ Michael B. Reid, professor and chair of the physiology department, has been appointed senior associate dean for biomedical science in the UK College of Medicine. Reid will be responsible for academic planning and the allocation of resources. He'll remain as chair of physiology, but the day-to-day running of the department will be undertaken by senior colleagues.
■ Dr. Raleigh O. Jones Jr., has been appointed the first chair of the new Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the UK College of Medicine.
■ Dr. Baretta Casey, a professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UK College of Public Health and a professor in the department of family and community medicine at the UK College of Medicine, has been awarded the Kentucky Rural Health Association's 2011 Dan A. Martin Award for her dedication to rural health issues.
Casey, a native of and former practicing physician in Pikeville, served as director for the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard and program director for the UK College of Medicine's Hazard-based East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program, which trains medical school graduates for practice in rural areas.
■ Lori Hetzel, associate director of choirs/choral music education at UK, has been awarded the Robert K. Baar Award, presented annually by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
■ Dr. Robert T. Means Jr., professor and senior associate chair of internal medicine and associate dean for veterans affairs, has been appointed executive vice dean of the UK College of Medicine. Means will continue to serve as associate dean for veterans affairs for the college's interactions with the Lexington VA Medical Center.
■ Sean Brennan, who graduated from UK in May with a major in Asian studies, spent the 2009-10 school year studying at Nanjing University in China on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship. He also was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship and studied Chinese in China this summer.
This fall, he'll begin graduate school and study Chinese at Fudan University in Shanghai on a two-year scholarship from the Chinese government. Brennan speaks and writes Chinese and has traveled all over China. He is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Louisville and is the son of Tim and Nora Brennan.
■ Jey Marks, adviser to Eastern Kentucky University's Student Alumni Ambassadors chapter, recently was honored as National Student Alumni Ambassadors Adviser of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs.
Marks has advised the SAA chapter since 2005 and serves as associate director of alumni relations at EKU.
■ Eastern Kentucky University's Web site, www.eku.edu, has been honored for best redesign-people's choice by eduStyle, a Web design gallery that showcases the best of college and university Web design. More than 900 sites were submitted for awards in 19 categories.
■ Transylvania University is listed in The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, a ranking that includes the top 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges.
The book's two-page profile of Transy includes comments from students surveyed for the book.