■ Katherine Goble has received the 2009-2010 Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award from the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education and the National Association for Gifted Children.
The award recognizes a student who has distinguished academic, leadership or arts achievement and has made a contribution to the community at a level beyond what is expected of the student's age group.
One child in each state can be named a Nicholas Green Distinguished Student. Katherine received a $500 U.S. savings bond and a $500 entity account from the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust.
Katherine, 11, is the daughter of Ron and Laura Goble of Lexington. The home-schooled student is an accomplished violinist, and she enjoys playing for nursing home residents.
■ Debra Moser, a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research to help 400 Kentucky prison inmates reduce their risk of heart disease.
The program consists of a 12-week education program and an aerobic exercise program. It will run through January 2012 for inmates at Little Sandy Correctional Center, Luther Luckett Correction Complex, Kentucky State Reformatory, and Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. Moser also is the director of the Center for Biobehavioral Research in Self-Management of Cardiopulmonary Diseases at UK.
■ The University of Kentucky College of Law National Trial Team recently defeated teams from Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan to win the 7th Region Trial Advocacy Tournament at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Team members Josh Hicks, of Maysville, and Paco Villalobos, of Shelbyville, will travel to Dallas for the National Trial Competition, March 25-27.
■ Suanne Early and Larry Jurek "Jerzy" Jaromczyk received the 2010 Ken Freedman Outstanding Adviser Award.
Jaromczyk, who was named the outstanding faculty adviser, came to the University of Kentucky in 1996 as a visiting professor and is now a member of the College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science. Early, who was named outstanding professional adviser, assists in the Central Advising and Transfer Center, the College of Law and the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.
The awards are sponsored by the University of Kentucky Advising Network and the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. They are named for Ken Freedman, who was a professional adviser at UK for 15 years before his death in 2001.
■ Linda Dwoskin, endowed professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been appointed the college's associate dean for research. Dwoskin replaces Robert Yokel, who will step down April 1.
Dwoskin has been a UK faculty member since 1988. Currently her major research focus is neuro pharmacology and the development of therapy for the treatment of nicotine and methamphetamine abuse.