July 11, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017





    UofL is the only Kentucky college or university to earn a gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.



    Jonathan Haws, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and co-director of Portuguese Studies, has earned an award from the National Science Foundation. The award is for a 3-year archaeological excavation to study the spread of modern humans across Europe and the extinction of Neanderthals.




    Cards Under the Stars featuring ‘Beauty & the Beast’ is July 28

    July 28; Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dark, Natural Sciences Lawn; Free
    UofL’s free summer movie series returns with the 2017 live-action film “Beauty & the Beast.’ Concessions will be available for purchase from SnoWhat Snoballs and Pollo. Families should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union.

    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, calendar listing


    Online info session; MA in Higher Education Administration

    July 19, 5 p.m., online
    Join our online info session to find out how you can propel your higher education career further, and how online learning can help you fit education in your busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with peers.
    Additional Information: Register online, email


    UofL funding opportunities for product development and research commercialization

    August 7 pre-application deadline
    Do you have an idea for a product that could improve patient care or enhance human health? If so, we want to hear from you. Funded by the NIH, the UofL ExCITE hub offers proof-of-concept grants for all types of health-related ideas. Grants are for a maximum of $100,000 per project, and we expect to fund 5 to 10 projects per year. All UofL faculty, staff, trainees and students are eligible to apply. A two-page pre-application is required by August 7. Questions and informal inquiries are welcome.
    Additional Information: Website, email


    Beer with a Scientist July 12

    July 12, 8 p.m., Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St.
    Lee Dugatkin, professor of biology at UofL, will discuss the research of Lyudmila Trut, who spent nearly 60 years domesticating silver foxes at her research location in Siberia where she and Dmitri Belyaev set out to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time. Dugatkin spent time with Trut and the foxes in the dead of winter in 2012 and 2014, gathering information for his new book with Trut, “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog).” Dugatkin’s 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.


    New grant opportunity

    Aug. 1 deadline

    Passport Health Plan has announced a 10th cycle of funding for the research and demonstration projects initiative entitled Improved Health Outcomes Program (iHOP). The iHOP Cycle X program is seeking proposals from groups and individuals for initiatives that improve quality, access, efficiency, and cost of health care for Medicaid recipients and uninsured individuals in Kentucky. Letters of Intent must be received by August 1.
    Additional Information: Website 

    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training

    July 13, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus
    Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who work with radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670, or Cathy Price, 852-2956



    CRAFT Seminar Series continues today

    July 11, 12-1 p.m., Room 123, Clinical and Translational Research Building , HSC Campus
    CRAFT Seminar presents Cedric Francois, MD/PhD, CEO/President of Apellis Pharmaceuticals and his talk titled, “From Bench to Biotech: Stories for the Road”
    Additional Information: Katie Hasper


    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents Research Seminar

    July 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 124, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a Research Seminar by Xiaoyang Wu, PhD, “Skin Engineering with Epidermal Stem Cells.” Wu is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill


    The history of fraud in America Panel Discussion: from P.T. Barnum to Bernie Madoff

    July 13, 7 p.m., Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch – 301 York Street; Free 
    History Professor Thomas Mackey will sit on a panel with author Edward Balleisen, author of “Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.” They will be joined by consumer rights attorney Stephanie Willis and Benjamin Long, head of the Office of Consumer Protection in the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. They will debate aggressive business practices, regulations, and the rapid growth of American fraud schemes.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Health and Wellness

    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays, and Thursdays 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Power up your lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get into the spin of things with InCycle and InCycle Express

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., 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



    Minimally invasive option to treat severe aortic stenosis in new patient population

    The U of L Cardiothoracic Surgery/ Cardiology Dept is seeking patients over age 18 diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis.  Patients with low surgical mortality risk may be eligible to participate in a randomized study comparing a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device option to open-heart surgery.  TAVR procedure is generally performed “awake” using minimal sedation and requires no sternal incision.  (IRB #16.0249)  Principal Investigators are Kendra Grubb, MD and Michael Flaherty, MD.
    Additional Information: Anne Marie Webb, 587-4106



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