January 2, 2018 Announcements



    In December, Appellis Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO Cedric Francois rang the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is the first company to advance chronic therapy with a C3 inhibitor into clinical trials. Francois received his PhD in physiology from UofL and was a member of the research team that performed the first successful hand transplantation. 




    English professor Deborah Lutz has been conducting extensive archival research on Victorian women’s marginalia, albums, scrapbooks, and paper crafts. She was recently invited to speak on the topic at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. She also gave a talk on the subject in Florence, Italy, in July. Her related article, “Emily Brontë’s Paper Work,” appeared in the journal Victorian Review.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Tuesday, January 2: UofL and St. Margaret Mary school are teaming up on a research project to see if planting trees between the school and a busy, polluted roadway will improve students’ health.

    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found at SoundCloud. This week:
    Tuesday, Jan. 2: UofL is ranked the top school in Kentucky when it comes to sustainability initiatives. The man who coordinates those initiatives is Justin Mog. Criminal Justice professor Kristin Swartz discusses her research on correctional officers and PTSD.
    Wednesday, Jan. 3: UofL researchers have a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research. Enrico Rejc tells us about a paraplegic who can now stand on his own. Tasha Golden, Max Adams and Justin Heidel are three UofL students who participated in an ACC conference showcasing student research in Washington, DC.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel
    This week: UofL researchers are working with Hawthorne Elementary School on project to see if structured exercise and gymnastics improves learning. Nathan Cleary and Daniela Terson de Paleville from CEHD are guests. Dr. Julio Ramirez discusses community acquired pneumonia which kills 1 out of 3 people who are hospitalized within a year.


    Grants.gov changes in 2018

    Faculty who use legacy downloadable grant applications from Grants.gov will find changes in 2018. Grants.gov will no longer allow grant seekers to download an entire application form package for later submission. Grant seekers will need to switch to another grant application option, such as Grants.gov Workspace by registering as an “Organization Applicant” using UofL’s DUNS number: 05758857. Questions? Contact your UofL Grant Management Specialist (GMS) here.


    UofL Women’s Veterans Support Group

    January 16, 10 a.m., Administrative Annex Bldg. (conference room)
    The Women’s Center is hosting interest meetings for women student veterans who would like to participate in an on-campus Women’s Veterans Support Group. This group consists of women veterans from all branches of the military as well as Active Duty, Reserves or the National Guard. Additional meetings are January 18 at 3 p.m. and January 24 at 12 p.m. in the same location. RSVP at least three days in advance of each meeting via email or contacting Phyllis Webb
    Additional Information: Website


    Retirement celebration for Dora Bir

    January 3, noon, Ambulatory Care Building, 3rd Floor, Dept. of Medicine Conference Room

    Join us as we celebrate the retirement of Dora Bir, in
     honor of her 43 years of dedicated service to the University of Louisville and Department of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Participate in the 2018 KIPDA Community Needs Assessment conducted by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging

    Available now through February 1
    Older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities living in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble county, are invited to participate in the 2018 KIPDA Community Needs Assessment. This research study allows your voice to be heard in planning future social services available from KIPDA in your community. Share your opinion by completing a Community Needs Survey online or calling 502-852-8953. Sponsored by the Kentucky Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (KIPDA).
    Additional Information:  Anna C. Faul, 852-1981, Joseph G. D’Ambrosio, 852-7811; website 


    Book collection drive extended through Jan. 19

    January 19
    The deadline has been extended for the Book Collection Drive sponsored by the UofL Women’s Center, Family Scholar House and Gray’s Bookstore. This is a drive to benefit the Women’s Center Student Parent Association, the Women 4 Women Student Board and the Family Scholar House. UofL faculty can drop off old editions of textbooks that are no longer used or spare copies of texts that have been piling up over several semesters. Drop off location: Women’s Center located in the lower level of the Administrative Annex Bldg. Students can also drop off old textbooks as well. Go online for other drop off locations.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976


    The Cardinal Card Office is now offering passport photos

    Houchens LL05; $10
    The Cardinal Card Office now offers 2”x2” passport photos. In about 10 minutes you will have two perfectly sized photos that comply with U.S. government passport specifications. No appointment is required and hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Questions about international travel can be answered through the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel.

    Additional Information: Websiteemail 



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 17 – Increase Heating Efficiency: Things we can all do

    Students and employees can help save energy in different and easy ways. Determine areas of energy loss by using “draft-meters” made from tissue paper and pencils to study where drafts are entering. Then, anyone can help replace insulation, seal, and stuff energy loss “holes” with innovative measures, like making translucent window quilts (coloring on plastic sheeting or thin material) to hang in classrooms or offices and “insulation snakes” to put at the bottom of windows and outside doors.


    Alicia Kelso
    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.