February 14, 2018 Announcements


    UofL News

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018



    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, UofL Alumni has launched a new social media campaign encouraging the Cardinal faithful to share what they love most about UofL. Follow along on social media channels using the hashtag #UofLove, or donate to your favorite UofL program via Elevate



    Gavin E. Arteel, PhD, FAASLD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Distinguished University Scholar, has been named by the NIH to Chair the HBPP (Hepatobiliary and Pathophysiology) study section for a two-year term.




    The University of Louisville received five grants totaling more than $800,000 last week.




    University-wide initiative provides free personal hygiene products

    In response to student requests, the university has launched an initiative to provide free women’s personal hygiene products on each of its campuses. The Office of the Chief Operating Officer and Student Government Association have purchased and installed 26 personal hygiene dispensers that will provide free tampons and pads in case of emergency. The Women’s Center and American Association of University Women at UofL provide stocked baskets at several other locations. More details, including a map of distribution points, are available online


    Preserve publication options – Register your trial on Clinicaltrials.gov

    Journals that follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Trial Registration Policy require clinical trials to be publicly registered at or prior to first patient enrollment. Member journals are fully enforcing this policy and delayed registration risks the inadmissibility of your article. ICMJE broadly defines interventional clinical trials. Intervention types can include, for example, behavioral treatments and educational programs.

    To view ICMJE’s registration policy, click here.  To view member journals,click here.  For help registering on clinicaltrials.gov, send an email or call 852-7247.


    Group outings with Louisville Basketball available

    Bring your group* to a men’s or women’s basketball game and $5 of every ticket purchased will go back to a scholarship of your choice (*50-person minimum). Group benefits include: pre-game reception; visit from UofL Athletics special guest; food and beverage access; donation to scholarship for UofL students. Cost is $10 for women’s basketball and $30 for men’s basketball.
    Additional Information: George Barbetto, 852-3331


    Celebration of the Life of Elizabeth Williams

    February 18, 3-5 p.m., Red Barn
    Elizabeth Williams was a Physical Plant employee for 30 years. She was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in September. She passed away last week. Her family invites friends and co-workers to gather and celebrate her life. There will be light refreshments.
    Additional Information: Debbie Silverman


    Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) prospective student sessions scheduled

    February 22, 5 – 6:45 p.m., 114 Oppenheimer Hall, Belknap Campus
    Are you interested in a profession improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting virtual and in-person sessions throughout the next two months. Click on the sign-up form to reserve your spot and for more available dates- both on campus and virtual. 

    Additional Information: Sarah Caragianis



    Seminar: ‘Structure-function-activity Relationships in Spinal Cord Circuitry: Why We Haven’t Cured Spinal Cord Injury’

    February 15, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents Dr. David Magnuson, PhD, Professor in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, for this research seminar.

    Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165, Donna Bottorff, 852-7545


    Training and Workshops

    CPR Training available

    March 8, 8 a.m. to noon, Paris Simulation Center, 500 S. Preston, Bldg. B, Room 307, Louisville, 40202; $40
    Reservations are required. Other upcoming CPR courses include: March 15, noon to 4 p.m.; March 29 8 a.m. to noon; April 11, noon to 4 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    Spring 2018 Workshop: Developing and Teaching a Community-based Learning Course

    February 26, 12-1:15 p.m., Belknap Campus Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    This session will explore how to develop a community-based learning course or convert an existing course. Presenters, Dr. Sherri Wallace and Dr. Lora Haynes, will use their own experiences and share successful models they use to develop and teach their own courses. Light lunch will be served. Registration required by February 22 and can be done online.

    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now’s Fit in 30 class fits into even the busiest of schedules

    Thursdays 6:30-7 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    Carve out just 30 minutes before work or during your lunch break to energize your whole body head to toe. Fit in 30! will combine a variety of strength and cardio moves suitable for all levels.
    Additional information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Nia class at Get Healthy Now is the perfect way to decompress at the end of a long work day

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:40-7:40 p.m.,Get Healthy Now, Free with membership, public $5
    Nia: A sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Pause with OMM (One Moment of Mindfulness)

    February 16, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, HSC; Free: employees, residents, students and QAs
    Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. 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 Thursday in February. Drop-in when you can or email to register. If you are an HSC employee or student, your UofL ID should scan you into the building. If you are not sure, or if you would prefer to have the code to get into the building, send us an email.


    Free Bachata Lessons every Friday in February on HSC

    February 16, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, Aerobics Studio Chestnut Street (Between Preston and Jackson- on the right); Free: employees, spouses, QAs, and students
    Learn to dance Bachata, with simple, step-by- step instructions by Cherie Lanier. The top 5 reasons to learn Bachata are: social benefits, fitness, confidence, non-verbal communication, and learning and mastery of a new skill. All levels are welcome and no partner is required. Join the School of Medicine, Get Healthy Now and Intramural Sports for this fun dance. Feel free to walk-in on Fridays or send an email for calendar appointment reminders.


    e-x-h-a-l-e with the updated KORU Basic

    Four Tuesdays: March 6, 13, 20, and 27, noon to 1:15 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, HSC; Free for employees, spouses, & QAs
    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just four weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. We are excited to update our KORU Basic course with a NEW book that aligns better with the course. This program is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Email to register. Watch this one-minute video to learn how KORU works.


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    Feb. 15, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium, HSC
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Samir Karia, MD, Associate Professor in the department of Neurology Child Neurology Division, will present “Visual Sensitivity and Epilepsy” on Thursday, February 15 at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level). More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Julio Ramirez

    February 15, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Julio A. Ramirez, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine/Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at UofL. Ramirez will present “Clinical Research: From Idea to Publication” focusing on an overview of clinical study designs, the planning and performing of a clinical study, the process for statistical and clinical analysis, and the structure of a Clinical Research Coordinating Center.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 14
    There is No Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds today, February 14.
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website



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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.