June 7, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, June 7, 2017





    The UofL Heart Walk has raised more than $226,000 throughout the past six years. That money has helped fund research for artificial heart valves, pacemakers, statin drugs and more. The Kentuckiana Heart Walk is Sept. 23. A kickoff breakfast for this year’s walk will be held June 12 at 8 a.m. in Shumaker 139.



    Frank E. Collecchia, an adjunct professor of finance, has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Trustees. The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System is administered by an 11-member board.



    Six UofL faculty received grants totaling more than $400,000 in the past two weeks. See the projects that were funded here.




    Retirement Reception for Daniel Hall, VP for Community Engagement

    June 22, 4-6 p.m., University Club Ballroom; Free
    The university community is invited to attend and wish Dan well in his retirement. Having served under three presidential administrations, Dan’s leadership helped the university achieve national recognition for initiatives focused on community engagement. He was also the first African American appointed to a Vice President position at UofL. A short program will begin at 5 p.m. RSVP by Monday, June 19.
    Additional Information: Website


    Tour of HSC Campus available

    June 13, 10-11:15 a.m., Abell Administration Center, 2nd level lobby
    Do you know your way around the Health Sciences Center? Join the monthly tour of the Health Sciences Center to get to know your way around campus. Register online.


    Health and Wellness

    Expanded Health and Wellness offering now available

    If you or a family member are living with COPD/Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hyperlipidemia (and are on UofL’s medical plan) you are eligible to enroll in a program that offers many valuable benefits including a pharmacy incentive, a dedicated health care professional team, and easy access to wellness resources. Get Healthy Now is partnering with UofL Physicians Health Management team to offer this benefit.
    Additional Information: Website


    Express yourself in GHN’s InCycle Express Class

    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    If you’re looking for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout, GHN’s InCycle class is for you. Ramp up your bike routine with upbeat music, a variation of speeds and resistance challenges. This time-efficient class allows you the opportunity to reach your wellness goals faster and burn tons of calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    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



    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD Defense

    June 7, 1-2 p.m., 124, CTR, HSC; Free
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a MS Defense by Tess Dupre, “Sphingolipids in Models of Kidney Injury and Disease.” Dupre is from the lab of Dr. Siskind.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill


    Training and Workshops

    Webinar: Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research

    This webinar, “Compensating Research Tissue Donors: Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Paying for Biological Specimens,” is designed to stimulate dialogue on ethical and regulatory issues in cancer research and promote awareness of developing policies and best practices. The Forum, sponsored by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) and the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), presents educational programs and occasional deliberative sessions focused on specific ethical, legal and social issues involving cancer research.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website



    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

    Grand Rounds

    June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Haojiang Huang, MD, PhD, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will present, “Charcot and “Hysteria”: A Reflection on the Delicate Physician- Patient Relationship.”
    Additional Information: Sara Thomas



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