July 19, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, July 19, 2017





    UofL’s African American Theatre Program will present “Baltimore” at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina. The festival receives hundreds of entrants from colleges and theater companies from around the world and selects only 40 to perform. This is the fourth time UofL’s program has attended the festival.



    Dr. Sarah Moyer, MD, MPH, has been named the new director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Moyer is also on the faculty of UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences’ Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences.




    Back-to-School dental promotion

    UofL friendly dental providers are offering free oral health screenings and orthodontic consultations for children and youth to age 21 through the end of October. Receive a $250 credit toward the cost of braces if treatment is started within six weeks of the initial visit. Call 502-852-SMILE (7645) for an appointment.
    Additional Information: Website


    North Information Center visitor lot to close for special events

    July 20, 21, 26 and 27

    The visitor lot located at the North Information Center will be closed for special events during the four dates listed above. Additional parking options on these dates will be to purchase a $5 temporary parking permit from the parking website or to utilize any pay facility on campus, Floyd Street garage or the 4th & Cardinal lot.

    Additional Information: Email 



    2017 Spine Symposium

    September 22, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Churchill Downs Trophy Room, 700 Central Ave, 40208; Free 
    This CME and CEU accredited symposium will present a multidisciplinary approach needed for the care and treatment of patients with neurological spinal diseases in order to educate and inform healthcare providers about best current practices and future treatment and rehabilitation directions.

    Additional Information: Emily Rollins, 502-407-3226, website



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

    IRB #16.0249
    The UofL 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. Principal Investigators are Kendra Grubb, MD, and Michael Flaherty, MD.
    Additional Information: Anne Marie Webb, 587-4106



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