January 5, 2017 Announcements


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    An estimated 300-plus participants chipped in for the Citrus Bowl Service Project, hosted by UofL’s Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations. The project took place on Dec. 31 in Orlando before the UofL/LSU bowl game. Check out photos here.



    Criminal Justice Chair, Professor Gennaro Vito, and Vice-Chair, Professor George Higgins, along with advisor Kim Hendricks, recently conducted a chartering ceremony for the new Omicron chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon. It’s part of the national organization of the American Criminal Justice Association. Thirty members were inducted into this chartered organization.



    University of Louisville faculty members received nearly $1.5 million in grants before the end of 2016. Check out the recipients, their projects and the awards here.




    Proposal deadline tomorrow for 2017 Optimal Aging Conference

    January 6, 11:50 p.m.
    The deadline for presentation proposals is tomorrow, Friday, January 6. The Optimal Aging Conference brings together diverse professions and disciplines around the view that aging is an opportunity to flourish in every stage of life.
    Additional Information: Submit an abstract online


    Help students with Ekstrom Library’s Peer Research Assistance Program

    Ekstrom Library’s Learning Commons
    Please remind your students they can get research help from a peer through the University Libraries’ peer research assistance program at Ekstrom Library’s Learning Commons. The Research Assistance and Instruction department provides the service. Find out more and meet a peer research assistant online.
    Additional Information: Anna Marie Johnson, 852-1491



    First Bioengineering Department Spring 2017 seminar

    Jan. 11, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    Shizuka Uchida, PhD, associate professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Innovative Institute at the University of Louisville, will present, “Building of bioinformatics tools and validating their performance with biological experiments.” To assist researchers working with lncRNAs, we have developed a number of bioinformatics tools to analyze RNAs-seq data and to categorize the analyzed data in the forms of knowledge databases.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford



    Resources for Research Collaborators: A SOM LunchNLearn sponsored by L-WIMS

    February 17, 12-1:30 p.m., HSC, K-Wing, room 2035, 555 South Floyd Street; Free
    Louisville Women in Medicine & Science (L-WIMS), for University of Louisville School of Medicine Women Faculty, invites you to network with other UofL SOM women faculty/researchers and learn about available resources through a brief presentation(s). Lunch is provided for registrants and will be available at 11:30 a.m.

    Additional Information: Website



    Green Tip: New Year’s resolution to eat less meat

    Did you know that in today’s industrial food system, a meat-centered diet requires 19 times as much land and 13 times as much water as a plant-based diet? Or that vegetarian men face only a 4-percent average risk of death from heart attack vs. 50-percent risk on meat-based diets? This year resolve to choose meatless options that are easier on you and the planet. Hearty, meatless meals can be requested from caterers or found daily at The Ville Grill & most campus dining venues – just ask.
    Additional Information: Vegan Guide to UofL Dining, Kentucky Proud Caterers


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now offering new specialty classes

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Price: $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress-relieving classes such as Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics and newly-added Gentle Yoga and Saturday Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get into the spin of things with InCycle and InCycle Express

    See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn 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

    New weekend group fitness classes

    See Group Fitness Class Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Your workout routine shouldn’t end on Fridays. Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays too. Join us for Weekend Kickstart, Incycle Express, Yoga classes or shoot some hoops during Open Gym hours.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Jazz up your workout routine

    Fridays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Members
    This low-impact, high-intensity, body blasting program fuses cardio, strength and a bit of dancing that will have you energized to start your weekend on a good note. Join GHN for this new class offering.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755

    Get Healthy Now memberships: Free for UofL employees

    Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; UofL Employees (no monthly membership fee); Spouse/QA ($10/month); UofL Alumni/Partner Groups ($30/month)
    Attention UofL employees: Initiate your free Get Healthy Now membership, and start your workout today. Reap the rewards of better health, more energy, increased strength and muscle tone. Enjoy fitness and wellness classes, state-of-the-art equipment, fully refinished locker rooms, as well as comprehensive and holistic well-being support. 
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755, website for January group fitness calendar and enrollment information


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    January 5, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level) HSC Campus
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, The Department of Neurology is pleased to announce that Anna Ehret, MD, will present “Have you Considered Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis” on Jan. 5. Watch live online and receive CME credit.


    Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 6, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Amanda LeBlanc, PhD, assistant professor, UofL School of Medicine, will present, “Myocardial Regeneration in Aging: A Plumbing-First Approach.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Grand Rounds-Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health

    January 6, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Dr Vernon Cook, one of our Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians will present, “CMV affects more infants than Zika; Prevention guidelines.” He will review basic concepts and recent guidelines.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463



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