Advisory: Mayor Greg Fischer, UofL medicine dean to open new Medical Mile walking path at health sciences campus

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    WHO: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer; University of Louisville School of Medicine Dean Toni Ganzel, M.D.; and students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors to the UofL Health Sciences Center

    WHAT: Ribbon-cutting to open the new Medical Mile walking path

    The Medical Mile follows a 1-mile path from the HSC Plaza north to East Muhammad Ali Boulevard, east to South Hancock Street, south to East Chestnut Street, west to South Floyd Street, north to East Muhammad Ali again, and finishing up by going south on South Preston back to the starting point. A map of the path can be found here. The mile is marked along the way with the Medical Mile graphic image and with one-fourth, one-half and three-quarter mile markers as well.

    WHEN: 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Originally scheduled for April 24, this event was rescheduled due to inclement weather.)

    WHERE: The Medical Mile starting point on the sidewalk next to the Health Sciences Center Plaza near Kornhauser Library, 500 S. Preston St.

    WHY: The creation of the Medical Mile was part of the School of Medicine’s SMART Wellness Task Force and the Being Well Initiative, said School of Medicine Chief of Staff Karan Chavis. “We know that walking is great physical activity that virtually anyone can do, and with the sidewalks we have surrounding our buildings, we have a ready-made way to create a dedicated walking space for people,” Chavis said. “Through the spring and summer, we are encouraging people to create ‘walking trains,’ picking up people along the way and walking together.”

    Contact: Jill Scoggins, 502-852-7461, jill.scoggins@louisville.edu

     

     

     

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    Jill Scoggins is proud of her role as an academic communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience with universities in four states. At UofL, she manages communications for several departments, divisions, institutes and centers within the School of Medicine. Her areas include women’s health, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatric medicine, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and oncology/hematology, among others.