January 11, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017





    Last month, six University of Louisville Army ROTC students and two Air Force ROTC students became commissioned officers. The new Army officers bring to 416 the total number of officers UofL’s Army ROTC has commissioned during its 34-year history



    Prof. Gerald B. Hammond (Chemistry) received a $1.8 million dollar grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. Hammond’s research is funded through 2021. The primary goal of the grant is to “develop of a new generation of halogenation reagents and conditions that are user-friendly and environmentally-benign, capable of opening the door for chemical reactivities and selectivities hitherto unknown.”




    UofL Today will not publish on MLK Day

    There will not be a Monday, Jan. 16 edition of UofL Today due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. All submissions received after deadline (noon) on Thursday, Jan. 12, will appear in the Tuesday, Jan. 17 email.

    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    MLK Day Celebration presented by African American Theatre Program

    January 16, 1-2:30 p.m., The Playhouse, 1911 South Third St.; Free and open to the public
    Join us in celebrating the life and dreams of an American Icon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with the theme “Revolutionary Multi-Racial Dialogue.” The program is being presented by the UofL African American Theatre Program and coordinated by Kristi Papailler.


    Support raiseRED at its 50 Days celebration

    January 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn; Free
    raiseRED is UofL’s largest student-run organization. It is a year-long campaign ending in an 18-hour dance marathon, and 100 percent of proceeds directly benefit the patients and doctors at UofL Clinic for pediatric hematology and oncology. They are celebrating the 50th day until the event with free food, activities, and giveaways and invite everyone on campus to join them “For The Kids.”


    Space, employee discounts available in the spring Project Management Certificate program

    Earn your project management certificate from UofL Professional Development. This two-seminar program is based on the processes and knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.” A limited number of spaces in the first and second seminar are available at a 25-percent discount for UofL employees. Classes begin Feb.16. Contact Julijana Curcic at 852-5636 for more information and assistance with registration.
    Additional Information: Website


    University Writing Center available

    First Floor, Ekstrom Library
    Invite a University Writing Center staff member to visit your class for a brief introduction to our services or a customized workshop. The Writing Center provides students, faculty, and staff feedback on any type of writing at any point in the writing process. Visit our website for more information.
    Additional Information: Website; request a presentation or workshop


    Muhammad Ali Scholars Program this week

    January 13, 3-5 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room. 280
    Join us as we share our events for Spring 2017 and provide students with information about the Ali Scholar Program. Applications for the Ali Scholars Program are available as of December 1, 2016 and due on January 31, 2017. Aspiring applicants can meet the current cohort of Ali Scholars and find out more about the program. All are welcome to stop by and learn more about the Muhammad Ali Institute and the Ali Scholars Program.
    Additional Information: Erika R. DeShaMikal Forbush


    Part-time job fair scheduled

    January 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bigelow Hall (Millet IT Building)
    Looking for part-time job this semester? Come check out the Part-Time Job Fair. 

    Additional Information: Career Development Center, 852-6701

    Training and Workshops

    IRB submission workshop

    January 12, 9 a.m. to noon, Suite 200, Med Center One Building, HSC
    The Human Subjects Protection Program will be hosting a monthly “IRB Submission Workshop” to help new investigators/students/staff with their IRB submissions and navigating iRIS. To join, please RSVP via email and bring your own laptop and submission materials.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-5188


    CPR Training available

    HSC, Instructional Bldg., Room 307, Paris Simulation Center; $40
    The Paris Simulation Center will offer CPR Training on the following dates and times: January 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; February 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; February 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; March 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; April 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; May 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, or Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    Gear up for the GRE in free workshop

    February 22, 4-8 p.m., Shumaker Building, Rm 139; Free
    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and REACH are hosting a GRE test information workshop. UofL alumni and staff, post-baccalaureate students, current graduate and undergraduate students and community members are invited to attend. Please register, as space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Cultural Diversity training scheduled

    January 12, 10-11:30 a.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    The workplace is growing and changing to include a highly diverse population. Our cultural diversity workshops focus on helping employers and employees develop more than just an increased awareness of differences. Introducing a set of practical skills for working together in a diverse workplace, mistrust, confusion and negative stereotypes are replaced with mutual respect.
    Additional Information: Email, website



    Gheens Lecture: ‘Traumatic Brain Injury: The Silent Epidemic is Discovered’

    February 10, 12-1 p.m., K-wing, Room 4003; Free
    Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine presents the Gheens Lecture. “Traumatic Brain Injury: The Silent Epidemic is Discovered” will be presented by Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia. Lunch will be served to the first 140 who make a reservation.
    Additional Information: Website


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

    January 12, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. David Lominadze, professor, UofL Department of Physiology will present, ” Fibrinogen Causes Vasculo-Astrocyte Uncoupling after TBI.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165



    Healthy participants needed for study

    UofL Caregiver Stress Study is looking for healthy, European American/Caucasian women, 40 years and older OR 35 year or younger, who have NOT provided care for an ill friend or family member in the last year.  Participants will complete a questionnaire and provide saliva samples for up to three different time points. Each visit takes approximately one hour. We are offering $20 compensation for each visit.  Sessions will be scheduled on Friday afternoons this semester and will be held on the Belknap campus in the Education building.

    Additional Information: Brooks Harbison


    Asthma in older adults research study

    IRB# 13.0419
    If you have asthma and are at least 60 years old you may qualify for this longitudinal study that will examine the environmental and personal factors in asthma control. Participants must be not a current smoker or have other lung diseases. Participants will be compensated. This study is being conducted by Dr. Barbara Polivka.
    Additional Information: 852-2273, email, website


    Health and Wellness

    NEW: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    Jan. 17-March 15; Tuesdays, Room 109, Humanities Building, Belknap Campus; Wednesdays, Room 2017, Nursing/K-Wing Building, HSC Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
    Register now for Weigh to Wellness, a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness.
    Additional Info: Register, email, 852-7755


    ‘Take 20s’ on HSC, Belknap campuses

    Jan. 12, School of Nursing/K-Wing, HSC Campus; Jan. 13, Room 109, Humanities Building, Belknap Campus, 12-12:20 p.m.; Free

    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute session to get the facts on mindfulness, including how it can help relieve anxiety and stress and boost personal awareness and connections. RSVP today to discover useful tips to improve your health and well-being with mindfulness.

    Additional Information: RSVP via email, 852-7755


    Join the Zumba dance party with Get Healthy Now

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zumba STRONG Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party, which is suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Small group training with a personal trainer

    Monday/Wednesday/Fridays, 4-5 p.m.; Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free during January
    This unique opportunity is for GHN members to receive fitness instructions from a personal trainer. Our trainers will lead you through a structured series of workouts while providing feedback on your technique and form. Suitable for all fitness levels. Call us to reserve your spot during designated times.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    All aboard the InCycle Express

    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Pedal those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Wellness Center closed for MLK Day

    The GHN Wellness Center will be closed Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    P-A-U-S-E for a morning of mindfulness

    January 21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center, 1340 S. 4th St., Central Park; $10: employees, spouses, and QAs
    Join Paul Salmon, PhD, certified MBSR & Yoga instructor, and Paula Kommor, Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute and KORU Mindfulness Trained Instructor, for a quiet morning to practice body awareness, breath awareness, and mindful movement. Morning of Mindfulness is sponsored by Get Healthy Now and UofL’s Psychological Services Center. These sessions were created as refreshers for those who have already taken part in any mindfulness course and would like to revive their practice.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    January 13, 8-9 a.m., Wade Mountz Auditorium, Norton Hospital, 2nd floor
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Aparna Ramasubramanian, MD. Dr. Ramasubramanian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Louisville. She will review the presentation and current management of retinoblastoma, the common pediatric ocular tumors, and the secondary manifestations of systemic cancer in the eye.


    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Extended Grand Rounds

    January 12, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Michael E. Thase, MD, professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Pharmacotherapy for Depressive Disorders: Current State of the Art and Practice.” Participants will: understand the problems that interfere with studies of antidepressant medication, identify the treatment needs of unipolar/bipolar depressions, summarize the characteristics of the antidepressant medications, be familiar with strategies used to treat unipolar/bipolar depressions.


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 11, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor (CC)
    Join us for special guest Brad Sutton, MD, MBA, assistant professor of medicine; assistant dean for Health Strategy & Innovation – Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UofL. Sutton will present “Value-Based Care in a Cardiovascular Service Line.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite



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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.