Wednesday, June 7, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The UofL Heart Walk has raised more than $226,000 throughout the past six years. That money has helped fund research for artificial heart valves, pacemakers, statin drugs and more. The Kentuckiana Heart Walk is Sept. 23. A kickoff breakfast for this year’s walk will be held June 12 at 8 a.m. in Shumaker 139.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Frank E. Collecchia, an adjunct professor of finance, has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Trustees. The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System is administered by an 11-member board.
Six UofL faculty received grants totaling more than $400,000 in the past two weeks. See the projects that were funded here.
Retirement Reception for Daniel Hall, VP for Community Engagement
June 22, 4-6 p.m., University Club Ballroom; Free
Tour of HSC Campus available
June 13, 10-11:15 a.m., Abell Administration Center, 2nd level lobby
Health and Wellness
Expanded Health and Wellness offering now available
If you or a family member are living with COPD/Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hyperlipidemia (and are on UofL’s medical plan) you are eligible to enroll in a program that offers many valuable benefits including a pharmacy incentive, a dedicated health care professional team, and easy access to wellness resources. Get Healthy Now is partnering with UofL Physicians Health Management team to offer this benefit.
Express yourself in GHN’s InCycle Express Class
Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD Defense
June 7, 1-2 p.m., 124, CTR, HSC; Free
Training and Workshops
Webinar: Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research
This webinar, “Compensating Research Tissue Donors: Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Paying for Biological Specimens,” is designed to stimulate dialogue on ethical and regulatory issues in cancer research and promote awareness of developing policies and best practices. The Forum, sponsored by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) and the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), presents educational programs and occasional deliberative sessions focused on specific ethical, legal and social issues involving cancer research.
Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study
The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba, PhD/Amit Dwivedi, MD
June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
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