June 8, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, June 8, 2017





    The UofL baseball team will open its 2017 Super Regional against Kentucky Friday at noon at Jim Patterson Stadium. This marks UofL’s fifth consecutive NCAA Super Regional berth overall, which is the nation’s longest active streak.



    Irina Kirpich, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, GI, has won the Best Abstract Award for the 69th Annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Nutrition Division, July 30-August 3, 2017 in San Diego. She will discuss her work, “Evaluation of oxidized linoleic acid metabolites in rodent models of alcoholic liver disease,” and take questions. Kirpich is funded by the NIH for her work on the effects of dietary fat on alcoholic liver disease.




    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    June 8, 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: bok choy, asparagus, greens, lettuce, baby carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, squash, zucchini, onions, honey, maple syrup, jams, eggs, stuffed pancakes, baked goods, canned items, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: Pollo, The Kentucky Taco Co. and DelectaBites.
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook


    Use tuition benefit for Master of Public Health

    There is still time to take advantage of the tuition remission benefit for fall 2017 by applying for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Concentrations offered in biostatistics, health policy, epidemiology, population health management, health promotion/behavior, and global health/maternal and child health emphasis. Option available to enroll as undeclared and have until December 1 to decide.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-6263



    2017 Neuro-Oncology Symposium

    July 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center, Great Halls 1 & 2, 201 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, 40202; Free
    This symposium will present a multidisciplinary approach for the care of patients with neuro-oncological diseases in order to educate health care providers, patients, and their caregivers about best current practices and future treatment and rehabilitation directions for patients with neuro-oncologic diseases. Several disciplines will be represented including neurosurgery, neurology, radiation oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropathology, and neuro-oncology.
    Additional Information: Emily Rollins, 502-407-3226, website


    Training and Workshops

    Webinar: Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Cancer Research, ‘Compensating Research Tissue Donors: Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Paying for Biological Specimens’

    June 8, 10-11 a.m., Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building; Free
    This webinar 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


    Health and Wellness

    Weight Watchers coming to HSC campus

    June 19, 11 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building, 2nd Floor, Department of Surgery, Hagan Library
    Weight Watchers is coming to the Health Sciences Center. There is an Information/Registration Session on Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Many of you have already expressed interest in this, but please contact us to confirm that you are still interested, or if you have any questions.
    Additional Information: Larsandra Linton, 852-6768, or Sharlene Dillander, 852-6880


    Take 20 for Pre/Postnatal on Shelby Campus

    June 12, 12-12:20 p.m., Burhan’s Hall Rm 208, Shelby Campus; Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute Pre/Postnatal workout. Participants will receive information on safe and effective exercises. This session will be hosted by our fitness professional who implemented these exercises during her own pregnancy. All soon-to-be and current parents welcome.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    June 9, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join us as we welcome Rodolfo Zamora, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Dr. Zamora will lecture on “Navigation in Orthopaedic Oncology.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    June 9, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 15th Annual Dunbar Lectureship featuring Stephen P. Hunger, MD. Hunger is professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, chief of the Division of Pediatric Oncology, and director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. He is also chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He will be presenting “New Developments in the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828



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