February 23, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
    The University of Louisville School of Music’s Jazz Fest (originally Jazz Week) was founded in 1992 as a celebration of America’s indigenous music. The event celebrates its 25th anniversary this week with performances running through Feb. 25. 
    Cheryl Hart, sport and exercise psychology professor, and Paula Kommor, wellness specialist and interdisciplinary wellness coaching minor chair, will host the 2017 Second Wind Motivation Women’s Retreat on Lake Michigan July 13-16. Held at the South Haven Conference Center, participants are guided through writing prompts and other activities that encourage relaxation, introspection, mindfulness, goal-setting and new perspectives.
    Commission on the Status of Women hosting afternoon of chocolate and music
    February 24, 2-4 p.m., 124 Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Building, HSC
    The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) invites you to an afternoon of chocolate and music. Join us to learn more about COSW, our role as chief advisory group appointed by the president to advise on UofL faculty and staff gender equity, and how you can become involved.
    RSVP online
    Additional Information: Debbie Dougherty, 852-2029
    Kentucky Women’s Book Festival next weekend
    March 4, 9:30 a.m., Ekstrom Library; Free, optional $10 lunch and cash bar
    The 11th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature local authors from a wide variety of genres — from young adult fiction and poetry to cookbooks and novels followed by a bourbon-tasting reception. The deadline to register for lunch is March 1. There are 20 sponsorships available for students to have a free lunch.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976
    HSC Research Forum scheduled
    February 27, 12-1 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Rooms 101/102
    The HSC Research Forum will feature talks by Dr. Jon Klein, Lale Akca, Dr. Kevyn Merten, and Dr. Craig McClain. The topics will cover updates from the HSC Research Office, Clinical Trials Unit, Audit Results, IDeA State Grant money, what’s new at the NIH and more.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-2553
    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series continues
    February 24, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Hans-Conrad zur Loye, PhD, University of South Carolina, will present “Crystal Growth, Structure Determination and Magnetic Properties of New Complex Oxides and Fluorides Containing U(IV) and U(VI).”

    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798
    Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminars Presents Dr. Bagaitkar
    February 24, noon to 1 p.m., Dental School, room 131
    “Clean up Crew: The Role of Macrophages and Dendritic Cells in Apoptotic Cell Clearance,” by Dr. Juhi Bagaitkar, assistant professor, Department of Oral immunology and Infectious Diseases at UofL.
    Additional Information: Email
    Spring Seminar Series continues
    February 24, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building
    As part of the Biology Department Spring Seminar Series Dr. Rodney King, Western Kentucky University will present “An unusual mechanism of transcription control discovered in a bacteriophage and how bacteriophage discovery can improve student retention”

    Additional Information: Terri Norris, 852-2573
    UofL Philosophy Department presents talk from Columbia University professor
    March 3, noon to 2 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free and open to public
    Bachir Souleymane, from Columbia University, will present “African Philosophy: history and uses of an expression.”

    Additional Information: 852-6811
    KSCIRC Friday Seminar focuses on spinal neurons 
    February 24, noon, HSC B Building, Room 302
    The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center Seminar Series presents a PhD Proposal Defense by Amanda M. Pocratsky, MS, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology titled: “Reversible silencing of spinal neurons unmasks a left-right coordination continuum.”

    Additional Information: Email
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Friday
    February 24, 11 a.m. to noon, HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 101
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Leukotriene B4 receptors BLT1 and 2 -from cloning to clinic-,” by Takehiko Yokomizo, MD, PhD, professor of Biochemistry, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD proposal defense
    February 23, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD Proposal Defense by Aaron M. Neely, “Modulation of Cell Death Signaling and Cell Proliferation by the interaction of Homoserine Lactones and Paraoxonase 2.” Neely is from the lab of Dr. Li.

    Additional Information: Olivia Hill
    Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
    February 24, 3 p.m., Room 112 Natural Science Building
    Professor Benne Holwerda of the Department of Physics and Astronomy will give a talk on the topic, “A Search for High-Redshift Galaxies And An Accidental Galactic Survey of Dwarf Stars with Hubble.”

    Additional Information: Website
    Training and Workshops
    Discourse and Semiotics Workshop: Lisa Wagner
    March 3, 12-1:30 p.m., Stevenson 407, Belknap Campus; Free
    Presented by Dr. Lisa Wagner, this workshop focuses on L2 pedagogical applications of linguistic landscape theory using bilingual English <—-> Spanish commercial signage. We will gauge the amount and type of theoretical background and guided practice students enrolled in the Spanish 490 Capstone course will need to engage in the collection and analysis of an original English <—–> Spanish linguistic landscape data set from Louisville.

    Additional Information: Website
    Green Threads Workshop applications open to all Faculty/GTA Academy through March 22
    Want a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and an interdisciplinary collegial network all designed to help you integrate themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship and resilience into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to apply for the April 21 Green Threads workshop exploring ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. Apply by March 22 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Green Threads application and website
    Webinar: Crafting Your R01 Proposal like the Pro’s: 10 Insider Tips Revealed
    February 28, 2-3 p.m., 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC; Free
    During this 50-minute educational session, Dr. Dorothy Lewis shares her top 10 tactics to help you craft a competitive R01 proposal as well as providing you with an overview of the R01 application process. Lewis has a 25-year history of writing grant applications, including vast experience with the new scoring system. Her successful track record for winning grants has given her a valuable “in the trenches” perspective that can benefit you, at whichever stage you find yourself.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website
    Bystander Training Initiative planned
    March 8, 12-1:30 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium 1st floor, Health Sciences Center
    Join us as Sally Evans, director of the UofL PEACC Center, will share tactful and pragmatic tools to interrupt an instance of incivility.

    Additional Information: Jan Ke-McCue, 852-6193, website
    Smokers needed for CV Study
    Suite 460, HCOC, HSC; IRB# 09.0174
    Andrew DeFilippis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on cardiovascular disease risk. Participation requires two 60-minute visits to complete a questionnaire, EKG, and give blood and urine samples. Subjects receive a $50 gift card for each visit. To participate you must be over 18 years old, non-pregnant, and reside in or near Jefferson County. We currently need “healthy” smokers.

    Additional Information: Karen Beatty, 852-6167
    Flavor addition to e-cigarette and tobacco toxicity research study
    Suite 460, HCOC, 401 E. Chestnut; IRB # 15.0856
    UofL’s School of Medicine and the American Heart Association Tobacco Research and Addiction Center (A- TRAC) are conducting a study that will use blood to study the effects of flavoring added to both tobacco products and e-cigarettes. We will do a one-time blood draw of less than 2 tablespoons. The study is recruiting healthy unmedicated young adults (18-40 years of age) who have never used tobacco. Participant compensation will be $30 as a Swift pre-paid card.

    Additional Information: 852-4236
    Health and Wellness
    PEACCful Yoga available
    February 28, 12-1 p.m., SAC 309K; free
    This provides an opportunity to participate in carefree and non-udgemental yoga, while relieving stress and gaining peace. This session is geared toward relaxing while having fun during the school day.

    Additional Information: The PEACC Center, 852-2663
    Register today for the Cycle To End The Cycle event
    February 25, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Offsite; $25
    Join Leadership Louisville Ignite team The Non-Profiteers, Mission Behind Bars & Beyond, and instructor Reese Turner (Leadership Louisville Class of 2017) as they Cycle To End The Cycle of recidivism in Kentucky, where approximately 40 percent of returning citizens return to prison within two years. Proceeds support MB3’s groups that mentor men and women to successfully rebuild their lives and transition back into society.
    Reserve your seat online.
    Additional Information: Rachel Overton
    Free blood pressure screenings for Belknap Campus
    February 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., SAC Lower Lobby
    Get Healthy Now and the American Heart Association are offering free blood pressure checks, a resistance band workout, heart healthy recipes, and fresh fruit for your campus. Each screening takes less than 5 minutes. Grab a colleague and join us for a chance to win a FitBit Zip.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755
    Take 20 for a Healthy Heart on Belknap Campus
    Feb. 24, 12-12:20 p.m., SAC Lower Lobby, HSC Campus;  Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute resistance band workout to build a healthy heart. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755
    New: STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    STRONG by Zumba combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Saturday Group fitness classes available
    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays. Join us for Weekend Kick Start and Yoga classes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    February 24, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    This Friday, please join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Mark E. Chariker, MD, FACS. Chariker is associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville and director of pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital. He will be presenting “Treating Children with Craniofacial Anomalies.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
    PM&R Grand Rounds
    February 24, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab Institute Boardroom
    The Department of Neurosurgery, Division of PM&R is excited to announce this week’s Grand Rounds Speaker, Dr. Brenton Bohlig. Bohlig is a Resident in PM&R at UofL. Dr. Bohlig will present “Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Ankle Sprain Sport Related Injuries and their Return to Sport Evidence.”
    Please RSVP via email.
    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
    February 24, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    David Doukas, MD, Professor, UofL SOM Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present, “The Place of Virtue in Medical Education and Practice.” Doukas will define and describe Clinical Virtues, discuss how Virtue can be learned beyond one’s intrinsic background, and identify how one can best approach the cultivation of virtues to better respect and care for patients and each other. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
    OB/GYN Grand Rounds
    February 24, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Basement Auditorium
    Join us for OB/GYN Grand Rounds as Dr. Jeffrey King presents, “What Causes the Itch?” He will give you a better understanding of various dermatoses that occur during pregnancy, how to develop an effective and efficient delivery plan and which antepartum testing strategy is indicated to prevent adverse perinatal outcome.

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    February 24, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome one of our PGY-3 residents, Ken MacKinlay, MD. MacKinlay will lecture on “Torticollis and Atlantoaxial Subluxation.”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
    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.
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