April 30, 2014 announcements



    1.) Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference registration open

    Event is May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shelby Campus


    Register today for the 2nd annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference, which will be held May 16. Marsha Wallace, founder and president of the national nonprofit Dining for Women, will be part of the program along with university, local and national leaders. The program focus will be on developing an idea from concept to action.

    Additional Information and Registration ($99): WebsiteMelissa Long Shuter, 852-6151.


    2.) Graduation Celebration at Cultural Center

    May 8, 5 p.m., multipurpose room

    Free, open to the public

    The Graduation Celebration is an annual event to pay homage to the past, while celebrating the future and endless possibilities of all graduating underrepresented students at the University of Louisville. This year’s celebration will feature a speaker, music, individual recognition and reception. Join the Cultural Center as we recognize all 2014 graduates.

    Additional Information: Website. Leondra Gully, 852-0231.


    Health and Wellness

    3.) Save the date: It’s time for line dancing

    May 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents’ Blvd.

    Free for employees, retirees, their spouses/QA

    Kick off your Derby shoes and join Get Healthy Now and the Great Places to Work Campus Climate Committee for a fun hour of dancing with your UofL colleagues. Check out this short video, invite your colleagues and come start your weekend with some fun.

    Additional Information: Event flyer: Questions? Call 852-7755 or email ghn@louisville.edu.



    4.) Green Tip: Let your lab or office take the summer off, too

    Headed off for a summer break, vacation or research trip? Don’t leave a huge carbon footprint in your wake! Take a few moments before you go to make sure your office or lab won’t be wasting energy while you’re away. Help us reduce our $1,000,000 monthly utility bill by turning off all lights, computers and equipment, setting thermostats warmer, shutting all windows tightly, and unplugging everything possible: empty refrigerators, chargers, coffeemakers and other non-essential equipment.

    Additional Information: Website.


    5.) Retirement luncheon will honor Debbie Young

    May 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Brown & Williamson Club

    After more than 40 years of service, our dear colleague and friend Debbie Young is officially retiring June 30. In order to properly honor Debbie, we are hosting a retirement luncheon to celebrate her years of loyalty and service. We hope to see you there!

    Additional Information: Christy Waltrip, 852-0706.



    6.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar scheduled

    May 1, noon, Baxter II, Room 038, Health Sciences Center

    Free, public

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Structural and Functional Characterization of Class II Toxin/Anti-Toxin Systems in Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans,” by Blair Schneider, PhD candidate in the lab of Don Demuth, PhD.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


    Grand Rounds

    7.) Cardiovascular Medicine presents Kelly C. McCants, MD

    April 30, noon to 1 p.m., Rudd Heart and Lung Center, 16th floor Conference Center, Great Halls I&II

    Please join us when Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds welcomes Kelly C. McCants, MD. Dr. McCants is medical director of cardiac transplantation with the University of Louisville and KentuckyOne Health. He will present To VAD or Transplant: Which Therapy Serves Your Purpose?

    Additional Information: deanna.husted@louisville.edu


    8.) Psychiatry presents “Suicide in Military and its Association with PTSD and TBI”

    May 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building, Glass Room

    Free, public

    Amal Jijakli, MD, assistant professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of Louisville, will present “Suicide in Military and its Association with PTSD and TBI.”

    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell 588-4424 or 813-6664.


    9.) Medicine Grand Rounds canceled this week

    Department of Medicine Grand Rounds will NOT be held this week (May 1). We will resume our normal schedule May 8 as Dr. Mark Pfeifer presents the 2014 Pedigo Lecture in CTR Rm. 101-102.


    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.