March 1, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, March 1, 2018



    UofL and the State Attorney General’s Office are hosting a one-day training course today at the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building. The course, which is being conducted by the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute based in Washington, DC, is offered to assistant attorneys general, state and local law enforcement officers and local prosecutors and will examine a myriad of issues that surround the investigation and prosecution of death cases resulting from overdoses of heroin and fentanyl. This is one of many mobile training courses offered by the NAGTRI.




    Anita Moorman, professor in the CEHD Department of Health and Sport Sciences, was awarded the Herb Appenzeller Sport and Recreation Law Association Honor Award. The award is presented to individuals who have given outstanding service to the association. She also recently published several articles in Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS).




    The past two weeks have been big for UofL grant recipients. A dozen UofL faculty and staff received more than $3.1 million in awards.



    2018 (spring) internal grants program deadline is March 27, 5 p.m.

    The call for proposals for the EVPRI Internal Grants Program is reinitiated and the EVPRI will be accepting applications for Spring 2018 review.  The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and Undergraduate Research Grants) aims to assist faculty and students in new highly productive research projects.  All grant categories are open to full-time faculty, including full time faculty who mentor students for the Undergraduate Research Grants projects. Information and applications forms are available online.


    UofL to test severe weather alert system today

    March 1, 10:07 a.m.
    March is Severe Weather Awareness Month and UofL traditionally tests its alert system during the Statewide Tornado Drill. The drill will occur at 10:07 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Even though the alert system is activated, no further action is required. Go online  for information to protect yourself during severe weather.
    Additional Information: Dennis Sullivan, 852-6670


    Call for Abstracts for the 6th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society

    April 7,  8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 218, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus; $15 faculty; $10 students and postdocs (exact cash or check accepted on-site registration)
    The day will include scientific sessions with presentations by trainees and speakers, career lectures. It will end with a judged poster session followed by an awards ceremony. Trainee Oral Presentations from one undergrad, one grad student and one postdoc fellow will be selected from abstracts submitted by March 19. To participate in the judged poster session, abstracts must be submitted by March 26. The poster session will be judged with awards being given for best undergrad, grad and postdoc
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-5371


    BGSA Plant Sale

    March 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Life Sciences Breezeway; house plants $5, baked goods $1
    Sale of house plants and baked goods supports graduate student research and conference travel. Cash only.
    Additional Information: Email


    Dress in Blue Day comes to UofL

    March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., James Graham Brown Cancer Center Lobby
    The James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville will be lit blue for Dress in Blue Day and March Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The Kentucky Cancer Program will be available in the lobby of the Brown Cancer Center on Friday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come dressed in blue, show your support, and receive a gift.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-6318; for more information on colon cancer screenings, visit the Get Healthy Now websiteemail or call 852-7755


    Dress in Blue Day Facebook Photo Contest for Colon Cancer Awareness

    Want a chance to win a $200 prize? Enter our 2018 Facebook Photo Contest showing your BLUE for National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and you could be the lucky winner. The Kentucky Cancer Program is inviting UofL Departments to be blue for a day. Get your blue boas, backdrops, glasses- just be creative. For official flyer, contest rules, and entry form, go online or call the KCP office, 852-6318. 


    Graduate student regional research conference

    March 2-3
    Come see more than 150 graduate students from UofL and other regional universities presenting oral talks, poster presentations, and competing in the 3-minute thesis competition at the GSRRC. Friday, March 2 in the Bingham Humanities Building on Belknap and Saturday, March 3 in the Clinical & Translational Research Building (CTRB) on HSC.
    Additional Information: Website


    2017 Orientation t-shirts available for purchase

    Office of Admissions Room 150A, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus; $5
    Orientation t-shirts from summer 2017 are now available for purchase by staff and students at a reduced rate of $5 each (cash or check only).

    Additional Information: Melissa Eversole, 852-7276


    Training and Workshops

    Providing Excellent Customer Service Workshop

    March 13, 1-2:30 p.m., 1980 Arthur St., Human Resources
    The idea of excellent customer service varies from person to person, so how do you make sure that everyone in your department is on the same page? This workshop will explore the categories of customers you serve and create a clear and compelling picture of what excellent customer service means. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St. Register online to attend.
    Additional Information: Website



    Biology Department Seminar Series: Brown & Williamson presents Dr. Don Cipollini, Wright State University

    March 2, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
    The talk is titled, “The potential for host-switching via ecological fitting in the emerald ash borer-host plant system.” Dr. Cipollini discusses the constraints on host switching via ecological fitting in emerald ash borer, an ecologically and economically important invasive wood beetle. He will discuss the host-use skills of this beetle, as well as the barriers to the adoption of additional hosts by this beetle.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263

    Keynote lecture by TEDx speaker, Dr. Rebecca Heiss

    March 2, 4-5 p.m., Bingham Humanities Building, Auditorium 100; Free, Public
    Dr. Rebecca Heiss, TEDx speaker, will be presenting the keynote lecture at the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC). Her talk is titled “Blind Spots to Breakthroughs: The BS of Your Brain.”
    Additional Information: Website


    Arts and Entertainment

    Jazz-4-Sight: A concert to support the Jazz and Ophthalmology Departments at UofL

    April 7, 6 p.m. gala, University Club; 8 p.m. concert, Comstock Hall; concert, $50; dinner and silent auction, $140
    Jazz-4-Sight is a fundraising concert to support the Jazz and Ophthalmology Departments at UofL. A portion of all ticket sales will directly support UofL students. The event begins with a gala at 6 p.m., including dinner and a silent auction. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Comstock Hall and features Doc Severinsen.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Racing for Global Health 5K Walk/Run

    March 31, 9 a.m., Iroquois Park; students: $20, public: $30
    University of Louisville School of Medicine is hosting its annual fundraiser to support medical student service-learning efforts in Ecuador and Tanzania. One-hundred percent of funds will go toward medical supplies, medications, and referrals for patients in these communities. This pet-friendly event includes a 3.1-mile route, free t-shirt, silent auction, and free food and drink. Register online.
    Additional Information: Emily Brazell

    Benefit your mind and body at First Friday Salsa

    March 2, 5-5:50 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, Studio A, 601 Presidents Blvd., Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
    Mayo Clinic researchers have found that social dancing reduces stress, increases energy, improves muscle tone, coordination, and memory. Laugh and have fun while learning the basic moves of merengue and salsa with Cherie Lanier. No partner needed; all levels welcome.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755



    Are you a parent with hearing loss who has adult children? Or an adult child of a parent with hearing loss?

    Researchers in the Program in Audiology are conducting a study to explore the impact of confirmed hearing loss on individuals with hearing loss and their adult children. This information will help to develop more effective hearing healthcare. To participate we will interview both the parent with hearing loss and the adult child. Participants will be paid $25. IRB: 11.0026.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-3990



    Green Tip: TARC to the Game

    March 1, 6-8 p.m., Leave from 4th & Brandeis (Louisville Hall); Free
    Use your UofL ID to ride free to the Yum! Center for the last home Men’s Basketball game against Virginia Thursday night. Join SGA and TARC representatives in front of Louisville Hall for free pizza from The Post, SGA giveaways, and information about how to use TARC to get around. Buses depart every 15 minutes and the last bus before tip-off is 7:40 p.m. After the game, buses will depart from 6th and Market at 9:50, 10:20, or 10:50 p.m. Like every ride anywhere on TARC, these ones will be completely free with UofL ID.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    Sustainability Roundtable continues: Louisville Grows & Urban Forestry

    March 2, 11 a.m. to noon, Urban Studies Room 123 (426 W. Bloom St.)
    Join us for the spring Sustainability Roundtable series every other Friday at 11 a.m. in Urban Studies 123. The series continues Friday with Ked Stanfield, the new Executive Director for Louisville Grows, speaking on Urban Forestry. UofL’s Sustainability Council invites faculty, staff & students to come for discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration around common themes and to share their research (at any stage) into environmental, social and economic justice at future Roundtables.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    March 2, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Gheens Lecturer Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS, Herman O West Professor of Geriatrics, Professor of Psychiatry, Community and Family Medicine, and Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute Director, will present: “Reversing Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations: Prevention, Self-Management, and Technology.” CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    March 2, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Lonnie R. Douglas, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Douglas will lecture on “The SLAP Tear: State of the Art.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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