April 24, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, April 24, 2018



    The Miss Black UofL Pageant and the National Society of Black Engineers Bazaar collectively raised $2,679.17 to support the Family Scholar House. Mikaylah Clipper, a public health major, was named Miss Black UofL 2018. 




    A research group led by Dr. Irina Kirpich, PhD, Assist. Prof. of Medicine, was awarded a Poster of Distinction of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Section of the APS for their work on “Hepatic Gene Expression Changes in a Mouse model of Alcoholic Liver Disease: Effect of the ω-6:ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Ratio” at the Experimental Biology meetings, April, 2018. The research group also included DR Warner, PhD; SG Dastidar, PhD; YL Song; JB Warner; and CJ McClain, MD.



    Dr. Postel named permanent EVP of health affairs

    The board of trustees approved Dr. Postel’s appointment last week and thanked him for his work as interim president, a role he has held since January 2017. Read more here


    Postponed: Ribbon-cutting for Medical Mile walking path at UofL HSC campus

    Due to anticipated inclement weather on Tuesday, April 24, the ribbon-cutting event for the new Medical Mile walking path at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center campus has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for a later date and a revised advisory will be sent.

    Additional Information: Jill Scoggins, 852-7461


    Road closures around campus Saturday for KDF marathon/mini marathon

    Saturday, April 28
    The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Mini Marathon is Saturday beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing throughout much of the morning.The race will cause road closures around the city, including 4th Street and 3rd Street through the Belknap Campus, and West Broadway on the HSC Campus. A map of the race routes is available online.


    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference 2018

    May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus; $50
    Distinctly you, the Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference is open to all University of Louisville employees. Enjoy a day with colleagues focused on your leadership development and communication style. Entrepreneur Angelique Johnson will share her journey from student, researcher to business owner. Understand your communication style and how it enhances your leadership with Hope Zoeller’s proactive communicator sessions. Register online.
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151, website 


    2018-19 parking changes for employees and graduate students

    The University Parking Committee recommended a number of parking changes for the 2018-19 academic year which have been approved and are effective August 20:

    • The third floor of the Floyd Street garage will become employee (blue permit) parking and resident student parking will be moved to the roof.
    • All Green permitted spaces will be converted to Blue permitted spaces.
    • The Floyd Street South lot (across from Yum Center) will become Resident permit parking.
    • All permitted spaces on the street near the intersection of First Street and Brandeis Street will become Health Sciences Center permit parking.
    • The lot between Miller Hall and the SAC will become hourly visitor parking.
    • Sales of all permit types except the Purple (stadium) permit are limited to match available spaces. Waiting lists will be used to offer or upgrade permits as they become available.
    • Employee permits will be available for sale online June 1 and within the Parking Office(s) July 1.

    Additional Information: 852-7275


    Brown bag lunch: ‘Human Trafficking Essentials for Healthcare Providers’

    April 25, noon to 1 p.m., HSC, School of Nursing, Kwing, room 2003
    Human trafficking is a global scourge with a substantial prevalence in Kentuckiana. An overwhelming majority of clinicians lack confidence in their ability to identify a victim of human trafficking in clinical practice, while an overwhelming majority of victims report interacting with the healthcare system. Guest speakers Carrie Bohnert and Allyson Cox Taylor will cover the signs and symptoms of human trafficking in the healthcare environment and the work of the Attorney General’s Office. This is a brown bag lunch event. Please RSVP online by April 24 at noon


    Submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 11-28, opening reception June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 11 through June 28 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 1, 2018. Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670


    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences now offering Lasik opportunity for UofL community

    A new program geared toward UofL students, faculty and staff includes a free Lasik/PRK evaluation at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center. Pay half the average rate for Lasik/PRK by only being charged the facility laser fee. The typical surgeon’s fee is waived. Cases start at $675 per eye. The cases are staffed by Dr. Richard Eiferman, who has performed more than 2,000 refractive procedures, and use the latest technology in the industry – the Johnson & Johnson STAR SR IR Excimer Laser. Call Kim Klein at 502-588-0550 to schedule an appointment.



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Morgan Langille

    April 26, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Morgan Langille, PhD, “Disease signatures of the human microbiome.” Dr. Langille is Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human Micronomics with Dalhousie University.


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense presented by Tiva Vancleave

    April 25, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents a Dissertation Defense by Tiva Vancleave, “Characterizing the Virulence Factor YapE in Yersinia pestis.” Vancleave is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Matthew Lawrenz.


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training

    April 26, 9-11:15 a.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online.
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    Emotional Wellbeing Workshop

    May 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St. 
    Those who have a greater understanding and sense of emotional well-being make better employees and leaders. This workshop provides a holistic view of all the elements of a person’s life and encourages them to explore their level of satisfaction. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St. Register to attend
    Additional Information: Website 

    Active Shooter Training

    April 26, 10-11 a.m., Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    We hope we never encounter an active shooter situation on our campus, but we know preparation and planning can help reduce the negative impacts in case such an event occurs. Please join us in the for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers. Register online.

    Additional Information: Website 

    Health and Wellness

    Mammograms for UofL employees

    May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – Gottschalk Circle; Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed
    The mobile mammography van is coming to campus. This screening is supported by the UofL Women’s Center, KCP and the UofL Brown Cancer Center. Schedule your appointment today.
    Additional Information: 502-852-6318


    GHN membership includes open gym, group fitness classes

    Open M-F, 6 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., noon to 5 p.m.  
    Join Get Healthy Now for $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking. As a GHN Wellness Center Member you can take advantage of open gym times, over 50 group fitness classes, the workout of the week, and personal training sessions with certified, professional staff.
    Additional information: Membership enrollment linkgroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Final week to take advantage of discounted personal training sessions at GHN

    Whatever your motivation, set yourself up for success by partnering with one of Get Healthy Now’s nationally accredited personal trainers. We’ll work with you to set realistic, attainable goals and develop a customized plan to reach them. Your unique program will keep you accountable to your body’s health and wellness and will reveal your fullest potential.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Partnership for a Green City Behavior Change Tip – Do what you can to reduce energy

    The semester is almost over, but there are things faculty, staff and students do as we shift into “summer” mode. During move-out, students should remember to turn out lights and change the thermostat setting so the heat or air conditioning does not run constantly upon leaving. Unplug equipment that will not be used to minimize the vampire load. In offices, empty and unplug mini-refrigerators, microwaves and coffee pots and ensure that other energy hogs are unplugged, so we don’t waste energy.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    April 25, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Swapna Dharashivkar Deo, MD, UofL Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Norton Community Medical Associates – Endocrinology, as she presents, “Adult Hypophosphatasia: a Review.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.