December 1, 2016 Announcements



    Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016





    Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde is the 2017 UofL Grawemeyer Award winner for Ideas Improving World Order. Burde, associate professor of international education at NYU, was recognized for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Her analysis is outlined in her 2014 book, “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan.”



    UofL Professor of Medicine Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology for 2017. She assumed her new role at ASN Kidney Week Nov. 15-20 in Chicago. Lederer also is chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, associate training program director and associate ombudsman for the UofL School of Medicine.




    Commonwealth Credit Union holiday open house

    Now through Dec. 23; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays, 2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices); Free
    Stop by Commonwealth Credit Union’s Floyd Street branch for a month-long, holiday open house. Throughout December, you can enjoy free hot apple cider, hot chocolate, cookies and other festive goodies, along with a healthy dose of holiday cheer. They also are offering a seasonal loan special exclusively for the UofL community.
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website


    Web-based timesheet information session added for HSC campus

    Dec. 1, 2 p.m., CTR Building, Room 101/102, HSC Campus

    Business Operations invites all current hourly employees or those transitioning to hourly due to FLSA to an information session to learn about a new web-based timesheet. Future targeted sessions will be held for supervisors and timekeepers.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7549, website


    Designer Eyewear Trunk Show

    December 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kentucky Lions Eye Center, HSC Campus
    Calvin Klein, DF, Nike, Nautica, etc. 50-percent off all frames with a complete pair purchase. Cannot be combined with any other promotions, discounts or insurance. Maui Jim excluded.
    Additional Information: Cynthia Brock, 852-3716


    Training and Workshops

    QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer Training

    December 12, 2-3:30 p.m., SAC – W309K; Free
    Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Seating is limited, please RSVP.
    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website



    Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    December 1, noon to 1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Exosomes as key regulators of signal relay during chemotaxis,” by Carole A. Parent, PhD, Senior Investigator & Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Co-Director NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research, Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    December 1, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Teresa A. Zimmers from Indiana University School of Medicine will present, ” Hedgehog Pathway Effects on Myogenesis and Muscle Wasting in Cancer Cachexia.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165


    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD proposal defense

    December 1, noon to 1 p.m., HSC CTRB Room 123
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD Proposal Defense by Yihong Li, “Arsenic enhanced high fat diet-induced NAFLD through altering the macrophage function.”
    Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-5141


    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series continues

    December 2, noon to 1 p.m., HSC CTRB Room 123
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a Ph.D. Proposal Defense by Liya Chen “The Role of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-2 in Liver Injury Caused by Vinyl Chloride and High-Fat Diet”
    Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-5141


    Health and Wellness

    Take 20: Merry Fitness & Happy New You

    12:30-12:50 pm; Dec 9 (HSC); Dec 16 (Belknap); Room 2017, K-Wing, HSC Campus; Room 122, Humanities Bldg., Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees
    Don’t let the holiday feasts and the cold weather keep you from achieving your fitness and wellness goals during this winter season. Join us for an energizing and stress relieving 20-minute workout session that may be performed in the comfort of your office or home. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Info: Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    December 2, 8-9 a.m., Norton Hospital 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 14th Annual Dr. Richard S. Wolf Lectureship featuring Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, MBE. Dr. Kesselheim is an Assistant Professor at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Director, MMSc in the Medical Education Program at Harvard Medical School. She will present “The Role of Service in Graduate Medical Education.” Among other things, attendees will learn how to delineate the historical concept of service in medical education.


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    December 2, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Kevin Himschoot, MD. Dr. Himschoot is a PGY-3 resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UofL. Dr. Himschoot will lecture on “Review and Current Treatment of Periprosthetic Fractures.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds

    December 2, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Christine Cook will present, “Women & Bone Health.” She will help you understand concepts of building and maintaining healthy bone and teach you some methods and the role of bone quality assessments.

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463



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