January 4, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017





    A scientist at Georgia Tech has found that Louisville has the fastest growing heat island among the country’s largest cities. More than 100 students from Louisville area schools recently attended a Heat Island Summit sponsored by UofL, Louisville Metro Government and other community partners, where they learned about the growing gap in temperature between the city and outlying areas and how to take action. 



    Drs. Rodolfo Zamora-Rendich, Lonnie Douglas and Jon Carlson have joined University of Louisville Orthopedics, expanding the practice to seven surgeons, more than doubling its number over the past three years. 




    End of Year Gifts due as soon as possible

    If your department receives funds to be deposited into a gift or endowment program, please deliver them to Advancement Services as soon as possible. Please include the envelope with the postmark date and any backup received with the check. This ensures accurate tax year receipting to the donor along with crediting the appropriate program. The first week after the break we ask that all gift funds be hand delivered to our office.
    Additional Information: Judy Singleton, 852-7021


    Register for the Family & Friends Campus Visit

    Feb. 6, 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Room 310B, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus
    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting a Campus Visit specifically for you and your high school student. Join us for an admissions information session and walking tour geared for UofL faculty/staff’s children. Space is limited and registration is required.
    Additional Information: Kristin Ellis, 852-5516, website, register online


    Funding Opportunity: UofL-NSF I-Corps Site

    January 11
    Do customers need your innovation? Let the UofL-NSF I-Corps Site program help with the discovery and commercialization of STEM innovations. Inventors and researchers partner with entrepreneurial mentors to develop a strategy to get innovative products to market. Awards are up to $2,500 per team. The program is open to all UofL faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Applications are due by January 11, 2017.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Faculty/Staff memberships to the SRC available

    Student Recreation Center; $22 per month
    Memberships to the Student Recreation Center are available to faculty and staff. Take advantage of the 14,000 square feet of weight and fitness equipment, 130 pieces of cardio equipment, basketball courts, racquetball/squash courts, group fitness classes, indoor track or the indoor golf simulator. Memberships are available in blocks of 3,6,9 or 12 months and may be payroll deducted.
    Additional Information: John Smith, 852-6707


    Training and Workshops

    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library

    January 12, 3-4:30 p.m., W103, Ekstrom Library Belknap Campus; Free to UofL Community
    Want to get started with EndNote, the citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Come to the workshop where we will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and syncing with EndNoteWeb. The workshop is limited to 10.
    Additional Information: Website



    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

    January 5, 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


    Health and Wellness

    Congrats to Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month

    Congratulations to Ginevra Courtade for being Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month for January. This month’s theme is Healthy Resolutions. Keep reading to learn more about how Ginevra practices healthy eating to keep her motivated while pursuing her health journey.
    Additional Information: Ginevra’s Story


    ‘Take 20s’ available on all three campuses

    Jan. 9, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, Burhan’s Hall, Shelby Campus; Jan. 12, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 2017, School of Nursing/K-Wing, HSC Campus; Jan. 13, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 109, Humanities Building, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL employees, retirees, spouses/QAs
    Leave the stressors of 2016 in the past and start the New Year with a refreshed and relaxed mind. 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


    NEW: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    Jan. 17-March 15; Tuesdays on the Belknap Campus (Room 109 Humanities Building); Wednesdays on the HSC Campus (Room 2017, Nursing/K-Wing Building), 12-12:45 p.m.; Free for UofL employees, retirees, spouses/QAs
    Weigh to Wellness is 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 Information: Register online, email, 852-7755


    NEW: Group Fitness Classes at Get Healthy Now

    See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Price varies: Free for GHN members; $40/semester for specialty classes
    Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. We are offering new free classes including Circuit Training, Jazz It Up, Small Group Training and STRONG by Zumba (starts Jan. 12). We’ve also added Gentle Yoga to our Specialty Class schedule.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Grand Rounds

    January 5, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Dr. Zachary Sager, PGY-4, will present “Abuse in the Palliative and Hospice Setting.” Objectives: Understand the unique clinical challenges of appropriately treating patients with substance use disorders at the end of life; Outline the current best practice guidelines regarding assessment and management of substance use disorders in this setting; Propose future guidelines for management of substance use disorders at the end of life.
    Additional Information: Miranda Sloan


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    No CMGR Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017. The next CMGR is scheduled for January 11. Please join us for special guest Brad Sutton, MD, MBA. Dr. Sutton will present “Value-Based Care in a Cardiovascular Service Line.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website, 852-1162


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Allan Ramirez

    January 5, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Allan M. Ramirez, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program at UofL. Dr. Ramirez will present “Bronchiectasis: A New Perspective on 65 Roses.”

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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