June 28, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017





    Schneider Hall was named in honor of Evelyn Schneider, a longtime University Librarian, and formerly housed the University Library. The cornerstone was laid on Jan. 12, 1956.



    Smita Ghare, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition and UofL Alcohol Research Center, presented at the Role of Alcohol in the Pathogenesis of Viral and Bacterial Infections symposium at the Research Society on Alcoholism meetings, June 25, in Denver. The title of her talk was “Alcohol-Induced Immune Suppression and HIV Pathogenesis.” UofL researchers, including Dr. Ghare, are funded by the NIH for their research on alcohol-HIV interactions.




    2017 annual leave adjustment

    Each year, an annual leave adjustment ensures that employees do not carry forward more than two times the amount the employee is currently eligible to accrue. Any employee that has leave accumulated over their maximum will have their leave balance adjusted back to the maximum accrual amount effective June 30. For monthly employees, the leave adjustment will be reflected on the August paycheck. For bi-weekly employees the leave adjustment will be reflected on the July 28th paycheck.
    Additional Information: Website



    Street closures planned on Preston Street downtown

    In order to tie in a sanitary sewer line, Preston Street will be closed on the weekends of June 25-25, July 1-2, July 8-9 and, if needed, July 15-16. Parking will not be available on Preston Street on these weekends, and vehicular traffic will not be able to pass from Muhammad Ali to Chestnut on Preston. All city-required signage and barricades will be in place on the surrounding streets and pedestrians will have normal access.


    NSF.gov, FastLane, Research.gov unavailable June 30, 8 p.m. EDT until July 4 6 p.m. EDT

    NSF is moving its Data Center to the Foundation’s new headquarters June 30, 8 p.m. EDT through July 4 6 p.m. EDT to prepare for NSF staff relocation in August. NSF websites, FastLane, and Research.gov will be unavailable from June 30 8 p.m. EDT until July 4 6 p.m. EDT. During this period there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in Research.gov. Previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and Research.gov, including in-process proposals and reports, will be accessible after the Data Center move.

    Additional Information: Website


    SAC service drive closure continues through July 1

    The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will continue to be closed to traffic through July 1. As a part of the SAC construction, an air handler is going to be replaced, which means the basement cap in the service drive will be removed to get the air handler out and install the new one. Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access).
    Additional Information: Tim Moore


    Health and Wellness

    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba

    Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755



    Treated or untreated hypertension in children 6 to less than 18 years old

    IRB# 14.1112
    The Kosair Children’s Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (KCPCRU) is conducting a clinical trial looking at the safety and effectiveness of a potential new medicine to treat high blood pressure in children 6 to less than 18 years of age.  Eligible participants may be currently treated or untreated for hypertension and will be closely followed by University of Louisville physicians throughout the study. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel.
    Additional Information: Jackie Perry, 502-629-5123


    Childhood Obesity in Children 10 to less than 14 years old

    IRB #13.0334
    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of an investigational product on childhood obesity. White and African American male and female subjects 10 to less than 14 years old who are overweight, obese or normal weight may be eligible. If a child qualifies to participate, he or she will receive the product or placebo and study related care at no cost. Compensation will be provided for time/travel.
    Additional Information: Molly Harper, 629-4695 or 620-0000 (pager)



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