March 16, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    The University of Louisville is a finalist for One Southern Indiana’s 2017 Growing Healthy Lives ONE Award. The award recognizes employers that have “gone above and beyond expectations in the areas of health and wellness,” including through wellness programs, incentives and environments that have shown positive results in improving employee health outcomes. Online voting runs through midnight March 17. Winners will be announced April 6. 
    Hispanic/Latino Initiatives Assistant Director, Sarah Nuñez, and HLI Program Coordinator, Nora Atkins, will present at the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education annual conference this month in San Antonio. Their presentation, “Establishing an Ecosystem to Enhance Student Professional and Educational Success,” focuses on the HLI “ecosystem” of resources, services, and community that has been built to support Latinx/a/o students on UofL’s campus.
    Next stop for ‘HR on Tour’ scheduled Friday
    March 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dental School, Room 305
    Throughout the next few weeks, the UofL Human Resources department is going to come to you. This Friday, March 17, HR will be at the Dental School, Room 305 (accessible from elevators in main lobby) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reps from each area of HR will be available to answer HR-related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5-10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour, including future dates and locations, is
    available online
    Additional Information: Website
    EVPRI Internal Grants hiatus
    Jouett Hall Room 202
    Given the University budget shortfall for FY17, the EVPRI Office must dramatically reduce the operating budget for FY2017 and FY2018. Therefore, regrettably, although there had been a prior call for proposals for the March 27 deadline, the call for proposals for Internal Grants has been cancelled. No Internal Grants program proposals will be funded for the foreseeable future, at least until Fall 2017.

    Additional Information: Kathy Ward, 852-8373
    Interim President Postel to hold open forums next week
    Dr. Greg Postel will hold open forums on both the Belknap and HSC campuses to provide updates on the 2017-18 budget. He will open the floor so all faculty and staff can have input into the process. The forums will be held: 
    • Monday, March 20, 2 p.m., Floyd Theater, Belknap
    • Wednesday, March 22, 4 p.m., HSC Auditorium
    H-indexes, impact factors and funding sources updates
    Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that UofL has had a subscription to for many years. Recent updates include author h-indexes, journal impact factors and funding sources along with its more traditional use as a citation index. Librarians will be happy to help you explore these newer features to this database, which is publisher-independent and has high selection standards for its content.
    Additional Information: Website
    Mark’s Feed Store open for Spring Break
    Mark’s Feed Store 2nd floor SAC
    Mark’s Feed Store is open for Spring Break and offering a Special Meal Deal for a $6 BBQ Sandwich Basket, valid through Friday March 17th. Feed your office with our Picnic Packs by calling 502-852-8752 or visit to view all of our catering options. On campus delivery available.

    Additional Information: Website
    UofL Women’s Basketball tickets available for NCAA Tournament
    the Louisville Cardinals Women’s Basketball team will host the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament this coming weekend at the KFC Yum! Center. All-session tickets are now on sale online
    Saturday, March 18: 
    • 1:30 p.m.: No.4 Louisville vs. No.13 Chattanooga
    • 4 p.m.: No.6 Tennessee vs. No.11 Dayton
    Take advantage of a special Family 4-Pack ticket offer and see every game this weekend for just $15 per ticket. Family 4-Pack includes four tickets to all three games for $60. All Session Tickets are $36 per seat in club sections and $27 for a lower level reserved seat. Tickets may be purchased online or in person at the KFC Yum! Center box office this week. Single session tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 16 at 10 a.m.
    Last chance to win a $500 gift card from Commonwealth CU
    Now through Mar. 31; branch hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
    Two lucky winners have received a $500 gift card from UofL’s preferred credit union partner. You could be the third and final winner. The gift card recipient will be chosen from among those who open a new Commonwealth Credit Union membership and existing members who take advantage of additional products or services.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website
    Neuroscience Day abstract and registration deadline extended
    March 20, 5 p.m.
    The March 16 deadline for submitting abstracts and registering for Neuroscience Day has been extended to Monday March 20th at 5pm. There will be a poster competition for undergraduates, grad students, and postdocs/residents. Submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting, so please complete both forms found at the website. Registration is free, and pre-registering helps us order enough food. Neuroscience Day itself will be April 13 in the CTRB.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    Register to participate in the 3rd Annual UofL Day of Service
    April 21 (rain date is April 28), 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    All staff and faculty are invited to participate in this service opportunity. Participants must sign-up (subject to supervisor approval), and have the opportunity to choose from 4 sites (2 on campus, 2 off-campus). Participants must also fill out the Community Service Leave Request Form. Transportation, food, and materials will be provided.

    Additional Information: Website, items of interest
    Call for Neuroscience Day judges
    Kosair Clinical and Translational Research Building
    Judges for the Neuroscience Day poster competition (April 13) are needed to judge our poster competition for undergraduates, grad students and postdocs/residents. Please email with ‘judge’ in the subject line if you are willing to serve. Please indicate any conflicts (e.g., posters from your lab or close collaborators) in the text.
    Additional Information: Website, email
    Undergrad Public Health Info Sessions available
    Belknap HSC Advising Center/HP 101, 2314 S. Floyd St.
    The Undergraduate Program in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences is hosting two info sessions for interested students to learn more about the program. Please RSVP by March 28. The one-hour session dates are:
    Additional Information: 852-5559
    UofL faculty and staff discount at UofL Golf Club
    401 Champions Way Simpsonville, 40067
    Discounted Dues and 50-percent off I\initiation fee offered for UofL faculty and staff. This offer expires June 1.

    Additional Information: Sam Hitner, 852-7055 
    Have you reported on your community engagement activities for 2016-17?
    We want to hear about your involvement with community partners in Louisville, across Kentucky, and around the world! The Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement is seeking information on the engaged service, research, and outreach activities you have been involved with in 2016-17. The process is easy and only takes a few minutes. The deadline for reporting on your activities with community partners is April 30. Email Pat Smith to get started.
    Training and Workshops
    Mindful eating workshop
    March 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Health Promotion SAC W309; Free
    Health Promotion Partnered with EAT lab is offering 4-week Mindful Eating Workshop and research study. You will learn mindfulness skills and how to apply them to eating behaviors and food choices, become attuned hunger and fullness cues, and improve your taste satisfaction. Open to UofL students and faculty. Food and resources included. Dates: March 27, April 3, 10 and 17.

    Additional Information: Email Irina, website
    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series
    March 16, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents a seminar by Jennifer Rios-Pilier, Doctoral Candidate in Dr. Robin Krimm’s Laboratory at the University of Louisville. The title of her seminar is “Trk-B Signaling in Taste Development and Function.”

    Additional Information: 852-5165
    Health and Wellness
    New discounted price: Get Healthy Now offers specialty classes 
    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $20 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving classes like Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics and newly added Gentle Yoga and Saturday Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free. 

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Get into the spin of things with InCycle and InCycle Express
    See Group Fitness schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Jazz up your workout routine with GHN
    Fridays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Members
    Start your weekend with a fun fitness number with Jazz It Up! This low-impact, high-intensity, body blasting program fuses cardio, strength and a bit of dancing that will have you energized to start your weekend on a good note.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    New weekend group fitness classes
    See Group Fitness Class schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Your workout routine shouldn’t end on Fridays. Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays too. Join us for Weekend Kickstart, Incycle Express, Yoga classes or shoot some hoops during Open Gym hours.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Family Medicine Grand Rounds
    March 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Jesse Wright, MD, PhD, UofL Depression Center director, and Jason Wells, MD, UofL Associate Professor, will present, “Beyond the HER: Computer Tools for Clinical Practice.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
    Grand Rounds – Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
    March 17, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Join us Friday March 17 for Ob/Gyn grand rounds as Dr. Mary Sterrett presents, “Missing the Forest for the Trees-Maternal anemia, and the differential diagnosis.” She will define and list common pregnancy related causes of anemia and discuss Kentucky refugee population, and its relationship to alternative diagnoses.

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    March 17, 8 a.m., Norton Auditorium, 2nd Floor
    Join us for a Patient Safety Week presentation featuring Vicki Montgomery, MD, and Stephanie Hager, RN, BSN. They will present “A Serious Safety Event Occurred – It’s Time to Learn.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.
    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.