June 15, 2017 Announcements


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    A group of UofL researchers and engineers has developed a free mobile app designed to help health care providers assess and identify women in need of mental health care for intense grief after a pregnancy loss or death of a newborn. Marianne Hutti, PhD, APRN, UofL School of Nursing professor, led research and development of the app, which makes scoring of the Perinatal Grief Intensity Scale easier. The project was funded by a $10,000 grant through the Kimberly-Clark Nursing Research Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses



    Dean of University Libraries Bob Fox recently began a term as President of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. ASERL is composed of the library systems supporting 38 research universities in 11 states. The organization, headquartered in Atlanta, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and supports a number of initiatives including digital projects, resource sharing, and an active staff development and training program.



    Five UofL faculty were awarded more than $2.1 million in grants last week. The faculty, projects and awards are listed here.




    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    June 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the 400 block of East Gray Street. Some items available today include: garlic, greens, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, summer squash, honey, maple syrup, jam, eggs, meats, baked and canned items, gourmet popsicles, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: 502Cafe, SweetNSavory, & Flavor You Can Savor. Special guests: Matt Mattingly (musician) & Summershade Holistic Apothecary.
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook


    Downtown road closures planned Friday evening

    June 16, 5:30 p.m.
    Several streets downtown will close at 5:30 p.m. Friday for the Kentuckiana Pride Parade. Roads will reopen as the parade moves past, at or before 9 p.m. A complete list of road closures is available online


    LGBT Center invites community to march in Pride Parade Friday

    June 16, 6-9 p.m., corner of Floyd and Market streets, downtown Louisville
    The LGBT Center invites the UofL community to march in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade on Friday, June 16. As the LGBT Center marks its 10th year anniversary, it is hoping to have UofL’s largest parade contingency ever. Brian Buford, the center’s executive director, has been named the 2017 Kentuckiana Pride Parade grand marshal. Wear UofL gear or colors and celebrate 10 years of pride.
    Additional Information: Website


    Traffic/parking updates for U2 concert Friday

    June 16, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
    U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will take place Friday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Parking lots will open at 2 p.m. Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The concert will start at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. Traffic patterns will be similar to home football games.  Parking is $20 for cars and $50 for RVs, buses and limos. Please pay attention to the parking staff upon entry as all vehicles will be directed where to park by parking staff. Also, there will be an enhanced security check upon entry to the stadium so please allow for extra time.
    Additional Information: Michael Ortman


    New i2a Digital Resource Guide

    A plethora of customized i2a digital resources are available to faculty, staff and students to help support and sustain and assess critical thinking activities and CUE courses across the curriculum. Resources include new i2a modules, the Concepts and Tools mini-guide, and the critical thinking posters. These tools are also designed to help introduce i2a and its goals to individual who are new to campus, or new to teaching undergraduates.
    Additional Information: Website


    School of Dentistry adds Diversity and Inclusion tab

    The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has added a Diversity and Inclusion Tab on the Alumni and Friends webpage.  
    More information is available online.



    Have a question for HR? HR Reps will be out on campus next week

    June 20 and 21
    Human Resources representatives will be out on campus next week to answer any HR-related questions you may have. HR will be at the Ekstrom Library, Room W210 on Tuesday, June 20, and the Abell Administration Center, Room 110 on Wednesday, June 21. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about ‘HR on Tour’, including future dates and locations, is available online.
    Additional Information: Website


    Training and Workshops

    ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Class available

    July 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and July 6, 8 a.m. to noon, HSC Instructional Bldg. B, Room 307
    ACLS Training will be held at the Paris Simulation Center. Cost is $200 for U of L students and employees, $250 for all others.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, or Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    Health and Wellness

    Work up a sweat with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Are you ready for a workout that’s intense, incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements? This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body, while having fun. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study

    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba, PhD/Amit Dwivedi, MD.
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    June 16, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 14th Annual Dr. Diller B. Groff Lectureship featuring Henri R. Fold, MD, MHA. Ford is vice president and surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is also vice chair and professor of surgery and vice dean of medical education at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He will be presenting “Roles of Nitric Oxide and the Intestinal Microbiota in Pathogenesis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    June 16, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Thomas Schlierf, MD, PGY-3 as he lectures on “Bone Tumors: Identification Required.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Grand Rounds: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health

    June 16, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Join us Friday, for Ob/Gyn grand rounds. Dr Kelly Pagidas with Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility will present, “What I wish I knew when caring for the LGBTQ patients”. She will discuss criteria for gender reassignment surgery, hormonal therapies during the transition period and fertility options.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463



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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.