March 7, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, March 7, 2018



    Since 2012, UofL Global Health Center has administered more than 50,000 vaccines to 15,000 refugees in our community. Providing disease preventative vaccines reduces the risk of local disease outbreaks, improves health and expedites school entry. UofL’s offsite vaccine immunization clinics offer a non-traditional setting for nursing, pharmacy and public health faculty and students to experience a cultural, educational and collaborative experience while reducing the risk of disease in our community.




    UofL assistant economics professor Weihua Zhao participated in an American Economic Association poster session at its 2018 annual meeting in January and made a video about her research into self-driving cars and cities. In this video, she discusses the economic effects of self-driving cars on land use, urban density and energy consumption in cities. One effect, for example, could be that self-driving cars will lead to fewer privately owned vehicles, which will free up land now being used for parking. 



    How do you engage with the community? Submit now to UofL’s annual community engagement reporting system

    Tell us about your work with external partners in Louisville, across Kentucky, and around the world. The Office of Community Engagement requests information from faculty and staff about community engaged service, research, and outreach activities through the 2017-18 year (summer ‘17, fall ’17 and spring ‘18). Reporting is easy and only takes a few minutes. Deadline is April 30. Get started online.

    Additional Information: Email, 502-424-3735


    UofL School of Dentistry offering free orthodontic consultations

    Need braces? Spring is a great time to start treatment at the UofL School of Dentistry. We are offering free orthodontic consultations and a $230 credit toward the cost of comprehensive orthodontic treatment, if started by the end of May 2018. This is available to children and adults. Call 502-852-5625 for an appointment. Please note this offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
    Additional Information: Website


    Pegasus Pins are available at Commonwealth Credit Union

    Commonwealth Credit Union, 2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
    Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins are available for purchase now through Derby Week at Commonwealth Credit Union for $6. The pins allow wearers admission Kentucky Derby Festival Events, including Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront and Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest annual fireworks show. Pegasus Pin purchasers are also eligible to win weekly prizes and the gold winner pin grand prize: a 2018 Honda CR-V.
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775


    Nominate an older adult living life to the fullest for the 2018 Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging

    April 15
    Do you know someone 85 years or older who is an outstanding example of what it means to age well? Nominate them for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging, an award given by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This award recognizes adults of 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. Nominations are due April 15 and can be made online


    Register for Online Information Sessions for Social Work Practicum Placement with stipend/scholarship opportunities

    March 9, 3-4 p.m., online
    Join the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging for upcoming informational sessions about our social work practicum placement. We offer a variety of opportunities for BSW students and MSSW students, both foundation and advanced standing. We will be hosting three online Q&A sessions that will overview the nature of the practicum at the Institute, including our various scholarships and stipend opportunities for students. Register online. There are two other upcoming sessions on March 12 and March 20.


    Take Back the Night 2018

    March 28, 5-8:30 p.m., Red Barn
    Join us for the annual The Take Back the Night March and Rally with this year’s theme, To Rise Again. On Wednesday, March 28, we will unite as individuals who each have an important part to play in responding to violence in our community. Take Back the Night has been a campus tradition since 2001 and its purpose is to bring together everyone from community organizations, campuses, and neighborhoods to protest sexual and relational violence and honor the stories of those who have been impacted.
    Additional Information: Ariel Brooks, 852-2567


    SafeAssign: Upcoming scheduled maintenance March 8

    On March 8, from approximately 3 a.m. EDT to 9 a.m. EDT, Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on SafeAssign. During this time, the service will be unavailable to accept papers. Any student submissions made during this period will not receive Originality Reports.
    Additional Information: 852-8833, email


    Some UofL systems unavailable this weekend

    Information Technology will conduct high-priority maintenance on UofL’s key portal systems this weekend. Extending past the normal PM window, this maintenance will make all PeopleSoft systems unavailable from 10 p.m., Friday, March 9, until 8 a.m. Monday, March 12. The systems impacted include: ULINK, Campus Solutions and PeopleSoft Financials. We apologize for any inconvenience that this update may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-7997


    iRIS project submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    March 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., BA038, Baxter Building, HSC
    “An Introduction to Project Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger



    Contributions of the p75 Neurotrophin Receptor to Oxidative Neurodegeneration

    March 8, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Presenting is Bradley Kraemer, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University.

    Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165 or Donna Bottorff, 852-7545


    Health and Wellness

    5K Race for Global Health

    March 31, 8 a.m., Iroquois Park; students: $20, public $30
    The M1s of the School of Medicine need your help. Students traveling to Tanzania and Ecuador this summer would love to see you at our 5K for Global Health. This event features both a 5K race and a silent auction. One-hundred percent of the purchases will help the students buy medical supplies for their trips in June and July. Register online.


    Expanded health and wellness offering

    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 

    Get strong at Get Healthy Now with four Boot Camp classes a week

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Boot Camp: High intensity interval training that incorporates strength, cardio, sport movements, CrossFit, and running.
    Additional information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Discover your potential with free fitness assessment at Get Healthy Now

    Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Sunday, 12-5 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free for employees
    GHN offers Fitness Assessment to determine base-line fitness level, testing aerobic capacity, flexibility and total body strength. Based on results, improve your physical well-being through personal training and group fitness classes.

    Additional information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    March 7, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor, Great Halls I & II
    Please join us for guest speaker, Roberto Bolli, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine – University of Louisville. Bolli will present, “Cell Therapy for Heart Disease.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website




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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.