April 24, 2014 announcements


    Information Technology

    1.) ULink, PeopleSoft, iRIS and AXIUM to undergo extended maintenance May 16

    May 16, 10 p.m. to May 17, 8 a.m.

    The enterprise servers will be updated during an extended PM on Friday, May 16. This update will address stability problems on the servers that support PeopleSoft production and development, ULink, AXIUM and iRIS. These services will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 16 until 8:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Additional Information: HelpDesk, 852-7997.



    2.) We need your help!

    Through May 7

    UofL is pursuing the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Designation, a program designed to recognize institutions that strive to improve the regional economy. All faculty and staff members are invited to participate and your feedback is important to UofL’s continual improvement of its economic development efforts. Please complete this short survey by May 7; please note the opportunity to win a pair of Cards tickets.

    Additional Information: Monique Kuykendoll, 852-4152. APLU website.



    3.) Pharmacology and Toxicology research seminar scheduled

    April 24, noon, HSC Research Tower, Knoefel Conference Room 1302


    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents a research seminar by April Aloway, “The use of cannabinoids as a novel treatment of glaucoma.”

    Additional Information: Website.


    4.) Microbiology and Immunology defense seminar scheduled

    April 25, 1 to 2 p.m., Baxter II, Room 038

    Free, open to the public

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a PhD dissertation, “Regulation of macrophage inflammatory signaling pathways by AMP-activated protein kinase,” by Yanfang “Peipei” Zhu, PhD candidate in the lab of Jill Suttles, PhD.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


    5.) Chemistry seminar presents Jeffrey Johnston, PhD

    April 25, 4 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room LL-16

    Free, open to the public

    Jeffrey Johnston, PhD, department of chemistry, Vanderbilt University, will present Reagent and Reaction Development in the Service of Complex Target Synthesis: Chiral Proton Catalysis, Umpolung Amide Synthesis, and Case Studies in Therapeutic Development.

    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798.


    Grand Rounds

    6.) Orthopaedic Surgery presents debate on carpal tunnel procedures

    April 25, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium

    Drew Harston, MD, and Nathan Polley, MD, UofL orthopaedic surgery residents, will debate on open carpal tunnel release vs. endoscopic procedure. Participants will better understand the differences in techniques and the pros and cons of each procedure.

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902.


    7.) Family and Geriatric Medicine presents four scholarly project presentations

    April 25, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Bottigheimer Auditorium


    There will be scholarly project presentations by four family medicine graduating residents covering a broad range of primary care topics: Rimy Brar, MD, Using Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation in Primary Care;” Josh Bentley, MD, Predicting Medical Students’ Selection of Careers in Primary Care; Cristina Fernandez, MD, Kentucky and the ACA; and Becky Popham, DO, Myositis. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation and a continental breakfast will be provided.

    Additional Information: Callie Booth.


    8.) Pediatrics presents ‘Pediatric Heart Transplantation’

    April 25, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor auditorium

    Please join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Charles E. Canter, MD. Canter is a professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. He will be presenting “Pediatric Heart Transplantation: When It Works and When It Doesn’t.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 629-8828.


    9.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health presents ‘Depression in Pregnancy’

    April 25, 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building, basement auditorium

    Please join us as Bruce J. Tasch, MD, general psychiatry, private practice, discusses Depression in Pregnancy. He will identify the relative risks of treating and also of not treating depression during pregnancy. Dr. Tasch will summarize the limitations of the FDA Categories of Teratogenic Risks of Psychotropic Medications.

    Additional Information: Robin Marling, 561-2717.


    10.) Neuroscience presents ‘Neurovascular Pathways to Cognitive Impairment’

    May 29, 8 to 9 a.m., School of Nursing auditorium, room 4003


    As part of neuroscience grand rounds, the department of neurosurgery is pleased to have Costantino Iadecola, MD, present Neurovascular Pathways to Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Iadecola is the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and the director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Cornell Medical College. For more information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, click here.


    Additional Information: Paul Fultz.