Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for his concept of “successful intelligence.” Sternberg, a professor of human development, was selected for his view that intelligence encompasses several components that help people succeed in different ways in their own environments.
Faculty and staff notables
Gaurang Vaidya, a second year cardiology fellow at UofL, has received the prestigious Postgraduate Award from the Alpha Omega Alpha Society for research on “Beta Blocker Use in LVADs is Associated with Lower proBNP and is not Associated with Heart Failure Hospitalizations or an Increase in Adverse Events.”
SACS removes UofL probationary status
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has removed the University of Louisville’s probationary status, effective immediately. Read more online.
Warm up Louisville sock drive
December 4-14, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., West Information Center, Belknap Campus
RBAA Red Barn 48th Birthday Party is Friday
December 8, 5-8 p.m., Red Barn; Free admission
Deadline extended for the 16th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama
The deadline for the 16th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Department of Communication has been extended until February 1, 2018, or until 20 participants have been accepted. May 2-3 (on campus) and May 7-26 (Panama). No payments until March. Panama Scholar Awards are given to all participants.
Intergenerational and festive sock drive for cancer patients
The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging invite UofL faculty, staff, and students to join them in collaborating with the 2018 Leadership Louisville Ignite Class for their intergenerational and festive “Sock it to me” Challenge. Festive socks for infants to adults are being collected for Norton Healthcare’s cancer patients and other organizations in the Kentuckiana area. During this year’s Optimal Aging Month in September, the focus was to continue to find ways throughout the year to spread compassion across generations. In this season of giving, for the challenge, festive socks withand without grips on the bottom are accepted. This challenge will also support additional organizations in the community as socks for hospital patients MUST have the grips on the bottom. Socks can be delivered to the Institute, 300 E. Market St., Suite 200, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or to have your department or group’s contributions picked-up, contact Lisa Baunach at 852-5159 or via email. All socks must be received by Monday, December 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Seminars in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
December 7, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Oral Biology 605
December 8, 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dental School, Room 119
December 6, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
Health and Wellness
Expanded health and wellness offering
If you or a family member are living with COPD/Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hyperlipidemia (and are on UofL’s medical plan), you are eligible to enroll in a program that offers many valuable benefits including a pharmacy incentive, a dedicated health care professional team, and easy access to wellness resources. Get Healthy Now is partnering with UofL Physicians Health Management team to offer this benefit.
There’s still time to take your Get Healthy Now Health Assessment
To enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn a $40 monthly premium incentive, you must complete a new Health Assessment by December 20, 2017. Visit the Health Assessment site.
Get moving with Intro to Nia
Tuesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members at the GHN Wellness Center
Get into the spin of things with InCycle
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Only three weeks left to transition your GHN Membership
$15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Sohail Ikram
December 7, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
December 6, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center, 16th Floor, Great Halls I & II
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.