January 24, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, January 24, 2018



    The Disability Resource Center, formerly known as the Office of Special Student Services, was created in 1978, with Bill Cox serving as its first director. The center provides support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services.




    Biology Professor Lee Dugatkin’s book “How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog” (University of Chicago Press: co-authored with Russian scientist Lyudmila Trut) has won the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru “Excellence in Science Books” prize. The Award ceremony will take place next month at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas.



    Building excitement: Belknap Academic Classroom Building on pace for fall opening 

    It’s been nearly two years in the making and we’re now mere months away from opening the Belknap Academic Classroom Building. To help our campus community become more familiar with the newest addition to campus, we’re pleased to share this story — the first in a series to be presented throughout the next several months.


    HSC Research Forum rescheduled for February

    February 13, 12-1 p.m., Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC
    The HSC Research Forum will feature talks by Nancy Tierney, Dr. Jon Klein, Drs. Sanjay Srivastava & Aruni Bhatnagar, Dr. Kevyn Merten, and Dr. Craig McClain. The topics will cover Research Space Report, Jewish Heritage Foundation, iRIS, Research Strategic Planning, Newest NIH updates, HSC Resources, and Research Program/Core Highlights: Diabetes & Obesity Center.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7794 

    Last call for abstracts for graduate student research conference

    Deadline is this Friday, Jan 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST for all graduate students (Masters and PhD) who want to submit an abstract to present an oral talk or poster presentation at the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC) at the University of Louisville happening March 2-3, 2018. The conference theme is “Thriving In and Beyond Graduate School” and features a keynote by Rebecca Heiss, TEDx speaker, and a career workshop for grad students.
    Additional Information: Website


    Deadline for Graduate Teaching Assistant Academy Part II extended 

    The deadline for applications to the Graduate Teaching Assistant Academy Part II has been extended to Friday, January 26. This new pilot academy provides grad students an opportunity gain a deeper understanding and apply concepts of teaching and learning in higher ed while preparing them for the job market. Learn more and apply online.

    Additional Information: Dr. Michelle Rodems

    Graduate Students: Register to participate in UofL Three Minute Thesis Competition 

    Deadline Feb. 9

    Perfect your elevator pitch, refine your presentation skills, learn how to explain your research to anyone, wow at your next conference. 
    Register for the UofL Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition held world-wide. This fun competition will help prepare you for your defense, an upcoming conference, or the job market. Learn more and register online.

    Additional Information: Dr. Michelle Rodems

    Summer research opportunity for students – apply before Feb. 1

    Students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research and/or treatment are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Cancer Education Program. This year’s program is scheduled from May 29 through August 3 for undergraduate students and May 21 through July 27 for medical students. Each student will be given $4,000 for their participation in this program ($4,300 for medical/dental students). More information is available onlineprogram brochure and video. The application deadline is February 1. Apply online.


    Training and Workshops

    Eating Awareness Training available

    February 1, 8, 15, 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., HB208, Instructional Building; $20 or free with study participation
    Learn how to eat mindfully, healthy, and with pleasure. In this four-session workshop, we will address emotional and stress-eating and how to recognize hunger and fullness cues. You will learn to identify individual eating patterns and will develop healthy relationship with food. Give up diets to learn intuitive eating. Open to students and employees.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite


    Health Sciences Center Poverty Simulation

    February 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Room 101/102, Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center; Free
    During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. Participants will gain: 1) increased awareness of the financial barriers to patient compliance in low income populations; 2) better understanding of the challenges faced by those living in poverty; and 3) identify opportunities for increased connections with other health professionals and community agencies to lessen obstacles for patients.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-7159


    Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center

    January 31, 8:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m., Room 136A, Founders Union Bldg, Shelby Campus; $215 for University employees; $430 for others
    Join UofL Professional Development and Instructor Rebecca Crump for a Grant Writing Fundamentals workshop that will help you develop the skills you need to create competitive grant applications, identify and build relationships with potential funders, and follow-through after your grant is funded.
    Additional Information: Alex Bryant, 852-4620, register online


    Health and Wellness

    New location: p – a – u – s – e with OMM

    January 26, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, HSC; Free for 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 walk away from this session feeling relaxed, grounded and present. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every Thursday in January. Email to register, or just drop in when you can. 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.


    Get motivated with early morning classes at Get Healthy Now

    See group fitness schedule; Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public $5
    Get Healthy Now offers a wide variety of early morning classes Monday through Friday that will get your blood pumping and keep you energized throughout your work day. Class times at 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., so you can start your day right.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    ‘Health Trails:’ Head out on an adventure and build healthier habits along the way

    Registration: Jan. 24 through Feb. 7; Challenge: Jan. 31 through Mar. 27; free for employees, retirees and spouses/QAs
    Get out of the office this winter and join Get Healthy Now along one of 6 virtual trails in North America, Europe, South Asia, Australia, or the Middle East. Our 8-week challenge, HealthTrails, helps to build everyday healthy habits as you travel along famous trails, learning about new places from around the world. The first 50 registrants will be entered into a drawing to earn a Homitt tote cooler, and challenge participants will have the chance at prizes along the way.
    Additional Information: Register online, 852-7755



    Green Tip: Stay Warm this Winter without a Space Heater

    Space heaters are expensive energy hogs and can cause fires and burns. UofL strongly discourages their use. If your workspace is cold or drafty, please contact Work Control to report the problem and a room temperature adjustment will be conducted. You can expect occupied room temperatures to be maintained between 66 and 72 degrees F throughout the heating season. Everyone is encouraged to dress for those temperatures.
    Additional Information: Work Control, 852-6245, website


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Brittany Chapman

    January 25, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Brittany J. Chapman, MD, assistant professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at UofL. Dr. Chapman will present “Approach to an Epilepsy Patient,” focusing on knowing when it is appropriate to start or stop anti-epileptic drugs, expectations for treatment, including effects on seizures and side effects, the basic strategy for seizure management, and defining intractable epilepsy and know the treatment options that exist for that patient population.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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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.