February 1, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017





    The University of Louisville offers free online guides to two Louisville civil rights tours: a self-guided tour of Louisville civil rights history, compiled by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and a trail tour of downtown markers noting civil demonstration spots near businesses that refused to serve African Americans. The College of Arts and Sciences developed both tours with community partners.



    UofL School of Nursing Assistant Professor Fawwaz Alaloul, PhD, is leading a study funded by grants from the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation and the American Nurses Foundation. The study focuses on cultural and religious influences on the experiences of Muslim cancer survivors living in the U.S. Results will be used to develop culturally and religiously sensitive interventions to improve health outcomes.



    Two UofL faculty members have received nearly two million dollars in grants in the past week. See an overview of the grants here.




    HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion accepting Health and Social Justice Scholar applications

    The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion announces that applications are now available for the entering fall 2017 cohort of Health and Social Justice Scholars. This initiative provides an opportunity of educating professional and doctoral students in an interprofessional manner to produce high quality scholarly activities related to health equity, health and healthcare disparities, social justice, and healthcare innovation with the goal of benefitting underserved and disadvantaged populations. Students who have a demonstrated interest in health disparities from a community engagement perspective, attend a school at the HSC campus and will be entering their second year of a doctoral program in fall 2017 are eligible to apply. Four scholars will be selected for the 2017 cohort (1 scholar from each HSC school). Each scholar will receive a $10,000 scholarship/stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due March 31.
    Additional Information: Website


    Cardinal OUTlook Day planned by Office for Admissions and LGBT Center

    Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    This special UofL campus preview day is designed specifically for LGBTQ high school juniors & seniors. Parents/Guardians, student allies and GSA advisors are also encouraged to attend. Guests will hear from university officials and LGBT student leaders, visit the LGBT Center, tour the campus to see LGBT programs and spaces, and meet with Admissions officials to start the application process. The day includes lunch, a packet of helpful information, and concurrent sessions for parents and school officials to talk to LGBT Center staff. Registration is free, but an RSVP is required to confirm attendance. 
    Additional Information: Register online


    Location Announcement: New international travel insurance guidelines and presentations

    February 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; 4-5 p.m., College of Business 336
    Effective March 1, 2017, overseas travel insurance is required for all trips abroad for University purposes. This includes students, faculty leads for group trips, and individual faculty/staff travelers. University Travel Guidelines state that this travel insurance may be reimbursed.
    A representative from our new international travel insurance carrier, CISI, will hold two information sessions. RSVP is required via email.

    Additional Information: Virginia Hosono, 852-0298



    University of Louisville/Yearlings Club Forum Series

    February 19, 4-6 p.m., The Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway, Louisville, 40211; Free and open to the public
    The program, “A Salute to African American Athletes: Trailblazers Who Broke Color Barriers in College Sports,” will include panelists: Mr. Wade Houston, University of Louisville, Mr. Wilbur Hackett, University of Kentucky, Vonwilt Macklin, University of Louisville, Mr. Nate Northington, University of Kentucky. The moderator is Dr. James L. Conyers, Director, African American Studies, University of Houston.
    Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 852-3042


    Microbiology and Immunology Special Seminar

    February 2, 9-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents, “Crisis in biomedical sciences: time for reform,” by Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Training and Workshops

    Training for Panopto, UofL’s new lecture capture system

    February 7; Free
    The University of Louisville has selected a new lecture capture partner to replace Tegrity beginning in the summer of 2017. Panopto allows you to create, edit and import video or lecture capture for your course. You can also embed video in Blackboard, live stream or capture video with mobile devices. Panopto is currently available for all users with a Ulink account. Learn the ins and outs of Panopto at one of two training sessions on Tuesday, February 7: 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Grand Rounds

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

    February 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium, Free
    Anjali Dhanda, MD, PGY-4, UofL School of Medicine, will present, “A Retrospective Study Determining the Main Opioid Used in Suboxone (Buprenorphine and Naloxone) Treatment During the Years 2009-2016 and the Potential Impact of House Bill 1.” Participants will be able to evaluate commonly used opioids patients seek Suboxone treatment for, assess the impact of HB 1 on concurrent prescribing of opioids, and determine any correlation between HB1 institution and the possible increase of heroin use.
    Additional Information: Miranda Sloan, 502-588-4424


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Raj Vijayakrishnan

    February 2, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UofL. Vijayakrishnan will present “Graft Dysfunction and Rejection in the Transplanted Heart” focusing on recognizing rejection as clinical entity, when to notify the primary solid organ transplant team, and how to approach the rejection if suspected.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 1, noon to 1 p.m., NOTE: Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII) – 302 E Muhammad Ali Bvd – 1st Floor Conference Room
    Join us for featured guest speaker Jason Yuan, MD, PhD; associate vice president, Translational Health Sciences; professor & chief, Division of Translational & Regenerative Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.  Yuan will present “Pathogenic Mechanisms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162




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