March 5, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, March 5, 2018



    In the past four years, the schools comprising the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center have seen a 37-percent increase in federal research funds, reaching more than $62.5 million in 2017. This significant increase in funding also has resulted in changes related to rankings associated with funding from the National Institutes of Health. The UofL School of Dentistry has climbed eight spots in the past four years to sit at no. 15 in the nation among schools of dentistry receiving NIH funding. The School of Medicine has climbed 10 spots to 63 and the School of Nursing has gone from unranked to no. 51. The School of Public Health & Information Sciences has more than doubled its amount of federal funding in the same period of time.




    Dr. Mark Slaughter, professor and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, has been re-appointed for an additional five-year term as editor-in-chief of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs Journal. During his first term as editor-in-chief, the journal achieved its highest impact factor ever, doubled the number of submission and in 2016 was the top rated artificial organ journal.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.
    Monday, March 5: The International Fashion Show is about more than just fancy clothes and models who are students at UofL.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, March 5: Dr. Laman Gray discusses the work at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute and progress in heart transplants. Political science professor Dewey Clayton talks about his research on African American political power and struggles. 
    Tuesday, March 6: UofL law student Austin Conway somehow finds time to pitch for UofL’s baseball team. Cindi Logsdon has studied a computer program that helps teen mothers with depression symptoms seek help. John Pfaff is a Fordham University professor who says much of what we hear about the causes of prison overcrowding are myths.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Watch the Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.

    This week: Interim President Dr. Greg Postel and Interim Athletics Director Vince Tyra discuss athletics and recent challenges, opportunities and successes at UofL.



    5th Annual International Women’s Day

    March 8, 6 p.m., Bigelow Hall; Free but registration required
    Join us for the 5th Annual International Women’s Day Cultural Awareness Event hosted by Women 4 Women Student Board and the University of Louisville Women’s Center. We will bring focus to the cultural diversity of the campus and the community, with the goal of helping students overcome social stigmas against women and marginalized cultures through talks, various performances and workshops.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite, 852-8976


    UofL hosts the third annual AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

    April 8, 2:30-5 p.m., The Quad in front of the Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
    UofL continues the tradition of the annual AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. Individuals and teams are encouraged to show their pride and compete in contests. The winning team will lead the walk. Our first fundraiser is at the Cardinal Towne Noodles & Company on Wednesday, March 7, 4-9 p.m. Bring a digital/physical copy of the flyer or mention you’re there for the “dine-to-donate” night, 25 percent of sales will be donated to the walk. Register online.
    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, websiteFacebook 


    Conference: Be a Lifesaver

    March 23, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Norton Hospital, Wade Mountz Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 200 E. Chestnut St.; Physicians, nurses and allied health providers: $10; Medical and nursing students, interns and residents: Free
    Kentucky has the second-highest child abuse rate in the United States, with 18,897 victims reported in 2015 (double the national average), according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2015 Child Maltreatment report, the most recent available. Given that this public health problem is 100 percent preventable, this conference will address how to enhance prevention efforts by helping improve health care workers’ recognition of high-risk situations that may result in abuse or neglect.
    Additional Information: 502-629-1234, option 2; website


    UofL School of Dentistry Office alumni spotlight announced

    The UofL School of Dentistry Office of Dental Continuing Education and Alumni Affairs has named Dr. P. Gay Baughman as this quarter’s alumni spotlight. Read more about Dr. Baughman online.


    Celebrate Women’s History Month

    The UofL Women’s Center has published an online Women’s History Month calendar listing a variety of events held on and off campus in celebration of Women’s History Month. The calendar can be downloaded online.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976


    ELSB Leadership Applications available

    Engage Lead Serve Board currently has positions open for our 2018-2019 board. We are asking student that might be interested in leadership, service, event planning, volunteering, or educating students on campus to apply. We have positions available for our Leadership Board. The Leadership Board application can be found online. Application deadline is March 18, 11:59 p.m.
    Additional Information: Email


    UofL Online launches five new 100% online degrees

    In a move to expand University of Louisville’s online education, the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and Kent School of Social Work are proud to launch 100-percent online degrees in Biostatistics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s & Gender Studies. With the addition of these five degrees, UofL now offers 29 online programs. View all programs online.
    Additional Information: Email


    Call for Summer Research Projects for School of Medicine

    Summer research projects are now being solicited from faculty to submit a biomedical summer research project for our medical students. The student’s stipend support and poster production costs are covered by the School of Medicine’s Summer Research Scholar Program (SRSP) and NIH training grants. To submit a project, go online. Deadline is March 9.
    Additional Information: HSC Research Office, 852-2553


    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Human Resources & Organization Development

    March 19, noon, online
    Human resource leadership and strategic organization development are highly sought-after skills in the market. Join us to learn how this degree, offered 100-percent online and on campus, can help you make a difference in your career. Faculty/Staff tuition remission benefits apply. Register online



    Retirement Investment Representatives on Campus

    Check in to see if your retirement investments are on track. One-on-one consultations with retirement investment representatives from TIAA and Fidelity are available on Belknap and Health Sciences Campuses each month and are free to employees and retirees. Reps will be at UofL from TIAA on March 6, 7, 8, 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28 and from Fidelity March 7, 12, 22 and 29. These are by appointment only, for information on how to register, go online.


    Employee Assistance Program provided by Human Development Company

    The University of Louisville will continue to partner with Human Development Company (HDC) for employee assistance in 2018.  HDC is an Employee Assistance Program designed to offer a great variety of resources to employees and their families. Services are completely confidential and free of charge. These resources include: Training and Development (courses on business management, communications, leaderships, management, personal growth, staying positive, supervision, team building), Emotional Intelligence Coaching, Crisis Management, Substance Abuse Program, Online Work/Life Balance, and relationships, elder care, financial, health, legal and personal growth counseling.

    Additional Information: Website



    Scholars at Risk talk: ‘A Philosopher at Large: A Personal Journey’

    March 6, 4 p.m., College of Business, PNC Horn Auditorium, Room 106
    “A Philosopher at Large:  A Personal Journal” will be presented by Dr. Sayed Hassan Akhlaq, who will discuss the personal challenges he has faced in expressing his academic freedom and human rights as a scholar in Afghanistan. 
    Additional Information: Email


    Navigating Community Engagement & Engaged Scholarship: Faculty Experiences from across the University

    March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139, Belknap Campus
    This three-part symposium will focus on how to use community engaged work for promotion and tenure as well as provide opportunities for small group discussions on topics related to interdisciplinary/inter-professional engagement and engaged scholarship. Light lunch will be served. Event is free, but registration is required.
    Additional Information: Register onlineSymposium schedule 


    Biochemistry Seminar

    March 5, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Ed Green, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, Baskin Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, will speak on “DNA Technologies for Genome Assembly and Forensic Analysis.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    CPR Training available

    March 8, 8 a.m. to noon, Paris Simulation Center, 500 S. Preston, Bldg. B, Room 307, Louisville, 40202; $40
    Additional CPR Training class dates include March 15, noon to 4 p.m.; March 29, 8 a.m. to noon; and April 11, noon to 4 p.m. 
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training

    March 8, 9-11:15 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online.
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now Trainers W.O.W.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-10:50 a.m.
    Designed and guided by GHN’s nationally certified trainers, the workout of the week (WOW) is an all-level, power-packed workout session.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    It’s National Nutrition Month

    Each week this month, we’re highlighting how super foods can help improve your health. Avocados are a super substitute for animal products on Meatless Monday because its healthy fat content satisfies the same craving you might have for a juicy steak. However, since the fats found in avocados are mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, they’re doing your body a favor along with your taste buds.

    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipesFacebookwebsiteemail852-7755




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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.