Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
UofL is one of 25 community organizations participating in Louisville’s Bold Moves Against Suicide program. The group is working toward the city’s collective interest in eliminating suicide by embracing the Zero Suicide framework. UofL’s participation is part of the Cards SPEAK program to participate with community partners on suicide prevention efforts.
Faculty and staff notables
UofL researchers in the School of Medicine, led by principal investigator Susan Harkema, associate director of UofL’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center and professor of neurosurgery, have received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to begin enrolling participants in a feasibility study that will further explore the life-enhancing effects of epidural stimulation on people with spinal cord injury.
New Service Catalog for Information Technology
On Friday, December 15, during the PM window, Information Technology will implement a new service catalog to better connect with those looking for technology solutions. With the new service catalog, IT can do much more than track incidents. Look for a user-friendly service portal to better organize issues and requests for quicker accountable resolutions for customers. The catalog will also help provide information on tech services offered to the campus community.
OnBase offline this weekend
Information Technology’s upgrade of the OnBase system is rescheduled for this weekend. Please note this maintenance is outside of our regular PM window and OnBase will be unavailable from Friday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. This upgrade will include all document management applications, workflows and scanning.
Warm up Louisville sock drive extended
Through Dec. 19, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., West Information Center, Belknap Campus
Funding Opportunity: UofL-NSF I-Corps Site
Participate in KIPDA Community Needs Assessment conducted by UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging
Available now through February 1
Additional Information: Anna C. Faul, 852-1981, Joseph G. D’Ambrosio, 852-7811
Join Darrell Griffith, GHN team and others at the wellness center holiday open house
December 13, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free, Open to all UofL Employees & GHN Wellness Center Members
Get Healthy Now to host book signing with Tom Owen and Sherri Pawson
December 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
First New Employee Orientation of 2018 is Wednesday, January 3
For departments that have new employees starting right after winter break, please be aware that the first New Employee Orientation (NEO) of the year will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018. To schedule a new hire for NEO, please work with your Employment Coordinator in Human Resources.
November staff updates
During the month of November UofL had 13 promotions and 1 transfer.: Jonathan Israel, previously Associate Director Alumni Relations in VPUA – Development, promoted to Director of Development, VPUA – Development. Marina Crosswhite, previously Clinical Research Coordinator in Pathology, promoted to Unit Business Manager, Medicine- Cardiology, Diabetes & Obesity Center. Jeffrey Wardrip, previously Patrol Officer II in Police/Public Safety, promoted to Sergeant, Police/Public Safety. Glenn Minor, previously Patrol Officer II in Police/Public Safety, promoted to Sergeant, Police/Public Safety. Meagan Greenwell was promoted to the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center as Research Coordinator and was previously Research Technologist II at the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Nicole Stepp was promoted to the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center as Research Coordinator and was previously Research Technologist II at the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Nathan Amesbury, previously Veterinary Assist, Research Resources Center was promoted to Veterinary Associate, Research Resources Center. Carol Kloenne, previously Program Coordinator Sr in Campus Health Services, promoted to Coordinator Risk Management, Business Services-Risk Management. Shunying Jin was promoted to the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center as Research Associate Sr and was previously Lab Research Technician II at the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Benjamin Herning, previously Plant Operator Assistant in Facilities-Physical Plant Operations, promoted to Plant Operator, Facilities-Physical Plant Operations. Bethany Long was promoted to the Medicine -Cardiology as Research Technologist Sr and was previously Research Technologist II at Medicine –Cardiology. Caryl Conklin was promoted to the Institute for Cellular Therapeutics as Research Coordinator and was previously Research Technologist II at Medicine -Renal. Alison Goldsmith was promoted to the Cancer Center as Clinical Trials Coordinator and was previously Lab Research Technologist III at the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Angela Bryant was transferred to the Clinical Trials Unit as Program Coordinator Sr and was previously Research Manager at the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.
Biochemistry Seminar today
Dec. 13, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series
December 13, 1 p.m., HSC, CTR 123
Health and Wellness
Act now to earn $480 in support of your good health in 2018
Get Healthy Now has extended the enrollment opportunity until Dec. 20, 2017. This extension allows employees additional time to complete a biometric screening (optional) and take the on-line health assessment required for participation in the employee wellness program, and to earn the $40 monthly premium.
Only two weeks left to transition your GHN Membership
$15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking
The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday
The GHN Wellness Center will be closed on December 21 and 22 for deep cleaning, and December 23 – 25 for the holiday observance. We will be open on December 26–30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The GHN Wellness Center will be closed on Friday December 31 – January 1 for the holiday observance. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 2, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Craig McClain
December 14, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
December 13, noon to 1 p.m., Rudd Heart & Lung, Top Floor, Great Halls I & II
Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
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