August 24, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017





    Scoppechio, Kentucky’s largest ad agency, has announced this year’s recipient of its annual Rise Above scholarship to be Kathryn Tilton, a first-year MBA candidate in the University of Louisville’s College of Business. This is the third year the Rise Above scholarship has been awarded to a top female business student at UofL who has demonstrated “an affinity for marketing and an understanding of the business world.” 



    Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, the Smith and Lucille Gibson Chair in Medicine and director of the Diabetes & Obesity Center, has been named one of just 28 “Research Exemplars” in the biomedical field by the P.I. Program through the Center for Clinical and Research Ethics at Washington University in St. Louis and in collaboration with St. Louis University.




    University Writing Center open for fall

    Ekstrom Library 132
    The Writing Center serves all UofL faculty, staff, and students. Our individual consultations provide feedback on any type of writing at any point in the writing process. Invite us to your classes or meetings for a brief introduction to our services or customized workshop. Visit our website to schedule appointments, see the writing group schedules, browse our resources, and request class visits.
    Additional Information: Website


    UofL Black Family Conference seeks proposals

    The conference will be held February 23-24, 2018 at Louisville Central Community Center, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. The theme: “Elevating the Health and Safety of the Black Family and Community.” Named in honor of Joseph H. McMillian, the conference focuses on the Black family and its issues, challenges and strengths to preserve and overcome barriers. Deadline for proposal is September 30.

    Additional Information: Website, Tamara Russell


    The PreFest Music Festival and LiftUp Fair

    August 24, 6 p.m. LiftUp Fair; 7 p.m., PreFest Concert, George J. Howe Red Barn, Red Barn and surrounding area, 2011 S. Brook St., Free

    Bring a blanket for the lawn and sample the music and fun of the first PeteFest Music festival and LitfUp Fair. Learn about your UofL wellbeing resources at the LiftUp Fair from 6-7 p.m. in the courtyard. Grab a hot dog, play corn hole, participate in the Kognito Challenge, win prizes, take the pledge to #helpsomeone, utilize the #CardsFightSuicide photo booth and share in some social media fun. Featured bands The Placebo Effect, The Last Origin and The Prodepressants.

    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, website 


    Kentuckiana Heart Walk pep rallies scheduled

    The 25th Annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk is scheduled for Sept. 23. Pep rallies will be held to provide people with more opportunities to become involved in the event. All HSC Team Captains and Walkers will meet Aug. 31 at noon at the Kornhauser Library and Commons Building, HSC Auditorium. Please RSVP by Aug. 28 via email. HSC Team Co-Chairs are Deans Toni M. Ganzel and T. Gerard Bradley.
    Additional Information: Register online to participate on a UofL team


    This Week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    August 24, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine. Some items available today include: peaches, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, corn, squash, zucchini, honey, granola, eggs, baked and canned items, kettle corn, soaps, and lotions. Lunch provided by: Sweet N Savory and The Celtic Pig. Special guests: Summer Shade Holistic Apothecary. Stop by today to enter our raffle for a $5 gift certificate.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake

    Are you looking for a work-study or a student worker for your office or department? Have you worked with a student who needs career counseling or an internship? The Career Development Center is excited to introduce Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake to replace Cards CareerLink. Encourage your students to log in today:

    Additional Information: 852-6701


    Tennis Center Membership Drive

    Through December, UofL Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
    The U of L Bass-Rudd Tennis Center is having a membership drive through December 2017 for all UofL faculty, staff and alumni. Want to get fit and have fun learning a new skill? Buy a membership today and receive a 10-percent discount on your annual membership fee. New faculty, staff and alumni members who join and come in with a copy of this UofL today item will receive a free UofL Tennis t-shirt. As always, all University faculty, staff, and alumni receive special court and lesson rates.
    Additional Information: Melinda, 852-1685


    International travel information sessions

    September 8, 1-2 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference room, Brodschi Hall (International Center)
    The International Center and the Controller’s Office will be holding four information sessions on international travel procedures. Each session will include information on procedures for countries on U.S. government warning lists. Faculty/staff travelers and their department contacts are welcome to attend. Individual faculty/staff travel sessions are September 8, October 13. Faculty-led group trips (highly recommended if you lead or assist with a group trip) are September 29, October 20. Please RSVP via email or 852-0295 by the Wednesday preceding each session to ensure adequate space.


    Part-Time Job Fair Hosted by Career Development Center

    August 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bigelow Hall (Miller IT Building)
    Students, alumni, and community members are invited. More than 40 employers are registered.
    Additional Information: Career Development Center, 852-6701


    PLAN offers session to help graduate students set and achieve their goals

    August 28, 4-6 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus

    In this session, learn how to set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals, supported by strategies designed to help you accomplish what you set out to do. Graduate students who attend this session will leave with clear, reachable goals and a clear path to achieve them. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110, PLAN website



    Symposium on Community Engagement in Clinical Research

    August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., HSC Campus – Clinical Translational Research Bldg.
    Join us for a day to help build clinical researchers’ knowledge and skills in the concepts, practices, and ethics of community engagement in research. Hosted by the Kentucky Pediatric IDeA Grant Research Center (K-PIRC), partnering with the UofL Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK). This course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

    Additional Information: Register online


    Biology Department Seminar Series Presents Guest Speaker: Dr. Yujuan Chen, Virginia Tech

    September 1, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
    The topic, “Trees, Soils, and Cities in the Changing Environment from an International Perspective,” will be discussed by Chen, a visiting research scientist in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. She holds a BS degree in horticulture from Beijing Forestry University, a MS degree in Ecology from Chinese Academy of Forestry, and a PhD in forestry from Virginia Tech.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Training and Workshops

    Cosmic Explorer Workshop

    September 17, 2-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $13 UofL employees and students/$15 public

    Do you want to feed your 4-6 year old’s curious mind? Sign your child up for our “Stories in the Sky” workshop. Kids will learn the fascinating stories of some of the constellations and will make their own constellation. The tour of the universe in our theater will captivate their imaginations and spark a love of learning. Note: children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Additional Information: Website


    Webinar on RPPR policy and processes

    August 30, 2-3:30 p.m.,  Room 2035, K-Wing Bldg., HSC; Free

    Did you know there are three types of Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) associated with a NIH grant award? Can you name them? If you said “Annual, Interim, & Final RPPRs”…way to go. What does each one mean as an NIH grantee? What changes have been made in 2017 and what are still to come? The answers and more regarding the latest RPPR policy and process updates will be discussed in this webinar.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website



    Children 7 to 13 years needed for anxiety and worry study

    August 24, Life Sciences 363
    IRB #13.0923
    Does your child seem worried or stressed? Interested in knowing more about your child’s emotions? The UofL Anxiety and Stress in Kids Lab is conducting a study examining the nature of worry and anxiety in parents and children. Parents and their children between the ages of 7 and 13 years are eligible to participate. P.I. is Janet Woodruff-Borden, PhD

    Additional Information: 852-2351, email


    Participants for Prayer Research needed

    August 28
    Research participants needed! Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.

    Additional Information: Patrick Possel, 852-0623


    Health and Wellness

    Laugh, dance and relieve stress with Salsa Fridays

    12:30-1:30 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, Health Science Center; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
    All levels are welcome and no partner required. Enjoy learning the basic moves and core concepts of Salsa Rueda with Cherie Lanier. Salsa Rueda is similar to American square dancing, but for salsa in a circle not a square. A caller calls out simple dance patterns that we will learn in class. Join the School of Medicine, Get Healthy Now and Intramural Sports for this playful contagious dance. Feel free to walk-in on Fridays or email Paula Kommor for calendar appointment reminders.


    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Labor Day Holiday

    September 4, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym
    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, September 5 (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

    Additional Information: 852-7755, website, email 


    OMM – One Mindful Moment

    August 25, 12-12:20 p.m., K 2016, Nursing School, Health Science Center; Free for employees, students, residents, spouses, and QAs
    Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation. Attend this meditation group to reinforce your desire to practice meditation and to help you to expand your skills. You will connect with others interested in mindfulness practices and be exposed to a wide variety of meditation/mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every other week. Drop-in when you can. Sponsored by Being Well, Get Healthy Now, and Campus Health Promotion. Send an email if you would like calendar appointments.


    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    While our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.), you can enjoy the self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    New: STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members

    This non-dance based class revolves around high-intensity interval training, but still focuses on moving to the beat. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    August 25, 7:30-8:15 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium

    The Family Medicine Resident Hospital Service team will present 1-2 case(s) from the month. Learners will critically analyze diagnostic and treatment decisions, have clinical questions answered based on the available literature and current guidelines, and learn from their colleague’s experiences. CME credit will be provided.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

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

    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Jennifer M. Brey, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Louisville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Brey will lecture on “Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Adolescent Knee.”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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