May 10, 2017 Announcements

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Jalyn Shontee, of Louisville, and Conrad Smart, of Versailles, have been selected to deliver speeches to their fellow students at Spring commencement Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Read their stories online
    Daniel A. Durbin has been named associate vice president for health affairs/chief financial officer for the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center. The appointment is pending approval from the UofL Board of Trustees. Durbin currently is the senior AVP for administration and finance at West Virginia University.
    Today only: Technology sale at the Campus Store
    May 10; Store hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Student Activities Center
    Today, the UofL Campus Store is holding its one-day-only faculty and staff technology sale, with savings of up to $250 on Macs and iPads. Sale details online
    Additional Information: Rusty McMakin, 852-6679, website
    BCC Town Hall-Scientific Focus
    May 10, 2-3 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124; Free
    The new BCC leadership team will hold an open forum discussion to discuss the BCC’s mission and plans to grow the clinical and research programs. Session #1-Scientific Focus- will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in KCCTRB, Room 124. A clinical focus session will be held on Friday, May 12. Details to follow. Everyone will be invited to attend either or both.
    Additional Information: Brooke DeGroote
    School of Nursing Baby Shower to support birthing simulator
    May 17, 4-7 p.m., School of Nursing, 555 S. Floyd St., K-Wing, Room 3003
    The public is invited to a School of Nursing Baby Shower on May 17 supporting the purchase of a High-Fidelity Birthing Simulator for student learning. At the free event, you can watch birthing simulator demonstrations, play to win prizes, and enjoy refreshments. If you cannot make the shower, but would like to make a gift toward this initiative, please click here.
    Additional Information: Hayley Kappes, 852-1954
    Stockroom closed for inventory
    May 15-18, Stockroom
    A reminder that the stockroom will be closed May 15-18 for inventory. It will reopen on Friday, May 19.
    Summer research projects and student participants – disclosure form reminder
    Summer research projects are upon us; remember the disclosure requirement. Any individual receiving any portion of their compensation through an externally funded project and any individual participating in research under the auspices of UofL, regardless of compensation, must complete their annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) requirement BEFORE participation on projects. This includes current UofL students, faculty, and staff, and also visiting students and visiting scholars.
    Additional Information: Conflict of Interest program emailwebsite, 852-7612
    Training and Wellness
    CPR Training
    May 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paris Simulation Center, HSC, Bldg. B, Room 307, 500 S. Preston, Louisville, 40202; $40
    BLS (CPR Training) will be held May 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford
    Research Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center
    May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, TILL Classroom; Employees: $215; Non-UofL Employees: $430
    Learn how to secure funding for your research during this interactive workshop led by Becky Crump, GPC and Johna Rodgers, GPC, who have a combined total of 55 years of grant writing experience with institutions of higher education, non-profits, and government agencies. This workshop is for faculty and staff involved in the grant development process. You will walk away with a completed grant application, action steps for follow-up on unfunded grants, and a one-hour consultation with facilitators. Register online
    Additional Information: Alex Bryant, 852-4620
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD Proposal
    May 10, noon to 1p.m., 123, CTR, HSC, Free
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD proposal by Shuhan Meng, “Exosomes from Embryonic Stem Cells as a Prophylactic Vaccine against Lung Cancer.” Meng is from the lab of Dr. Li.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
    May 11, 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Redefining Bacterial Virulence: Measuring Bacterial Gene Expression during Human Infection,” by Harry L.T. Mobley, PhD, Frederick G. Novy Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208
    Health and Wellness
    Express yourself in GHN’s InCycle Express Class
    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    If you’re looking for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout, GHN’s InCycle class is for you. Ramp up your bike routine with upbeat music, a variation of speeds and resistance challenges. This time-efficient class allows you the opportunity to reach your wellness goals faster and burn tons of calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
    Sleep better and stress less with the KORU workshop
    Four Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 12 -1:15 p.m., Room 2017, Nursing School K Building, Heath Science Center; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults
    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just 4 weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Register on the Being Well site.
    KORU workshop available on HSC campus
    Four Thursdays, July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 2002, Nursing School K Building, Health Science Center; Free: employees, spouses and qualifying adults
    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just 4 weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Register on the Being Well site.
    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study
    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba,PhD/Amit Dwivedi,MD
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    May 10, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd, Heart & Lung, Conference Center – 16th Floor
    Join us for guest speaker Glenn Hirsch, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine; director of clinical cardiology; director, cardiology fellow – Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Louisville. Dr. Hirsch will present “MINOCA: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Insights.” Discussing Myocardial infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary artery disease and prognostic and therapeutic implications.
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Forest Arnold
    May 11, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Forest W. Arnold, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine and University of Louisville Hospital Epidemiologist at UofL. Arnold will present “Controlling Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria in the Healthcare Setting – The Role of the Hospital Epidemiologist” focusing on the components of a successful program to control MDR bacteria, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, the role of a hospital epidemiologist, and how MDR pathogens affect everyone in the hospital.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
    May 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    David Redinger, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will be presenting, “Epidemiology in Substance Use Disorders”
    Additional Information: Sara Thomas
    Alicia Kelso
    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.