June 22, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, June 22, 2017





    “Big Red,” the sculpture located in the College of Business’ Jane Goldstein Plaza, weighs about 6,000 pounds and measures 24 feet tall. Although the artist, Tom Lear, conceived the piece as an abstract structure, many people claim to see in it the Cardinal Bird or the bear and the bull of the Stock Market.



    Khaldoun Almousily, program coordinator and instructor of Arabic, was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for doing 125 hours of volunteer work with Louisville Metro Police Department. Almousily received a personalized certificate, an official pin, and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States.



    Five UofL faculty recently received more than $400,000 in grants. See their awards and projects here.




    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    June 22, 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
    Some items available today include: garlic, greens, carrots, cabbage, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, potatoes, honey, maple syrup, jam, eggs, baked goods, canned items, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: Boss Hog’s BBQ & Red Top Gourmet Dogs. Special guests: Summer Shade Holistic Apothecary.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook



    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


    Infant scientists wanted

    July, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314; Free 
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
    Additional Information: Nonah Olesen, 852-6852, website


    Health and Wellness

    Burn calories 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 lots of fun! Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    June 22, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium Lower Level
    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurology is pleased to announce that Victoria Holiday, MD will present “Advances in Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis and Treatment.” More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.


    Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health Grand Rounds

    June 23, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Edward Pavlik, from the University of Kentucky will present “Ovarian Cancer & Ovarian Cancer Screening: lessons learned (how much good, how much harm?).” He will provide a general background for ovarian cancer sub-types, provide the current state of ovarian cancer screening and present possible ontogeny of ovarian cancer.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear Carty, 502-561-7463


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    June 23, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Bldg, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome guest speaker Antoinette Lindberg, MD. Dr. Lindberg is an Assistant Professor at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics. She will lecture on Pediatric Malignant Bone Tumors.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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