May 11, 2017 Announcements

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Of the more than 3,100 students on track to graduate this semester, 2,000 plan to take part in commencement Saturday. That’s about 70 more than last spring.
    Professor Craig Grapperhaus (Chemistry) has been designated a Research Exemplar by The Research Exemplar Project at Washington University School of Medicine. The program defines exemplary researchers as individuals who conduct high-quality, high-impact research and demonstrate professionalism and integrity in their work. The project aims to identify the practices that exemplars use to lead and manage their research labs. Grapperhaus will be interviewed by the program in May and featured on the P.I. Program website.
    Six University of Louisville researchers received more than $1.2 million in grants last week. See the awards here.
    Graduation day is May 13
    Graduation day is May 13 at the KFC Yum! Center for UofL students and their families. Of the more than 3,100 spring graduates 2,000 plan to take part in commencement. Details and a schedule are available here.
    Reception for Police Chief Wayne Hall
    May 12, 3-4 p.m., University Club, Ballrooms B & C; Free
    Everyone is invited to a celebration for Police Chief Wayne Hall on Friday, May 12 at the University Club, in Ballrooms B & C from 3 to 4 pm. We are thanking Wayne for more than 26 years of service dedicated to the University of Louisville as the Director of Public Safety and wishing him well in his retirement. Refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Donna Hardesty, 852-6127
    UofL renames two computer science graduate certificate programs
    J.B. Speed School of Engineering’s Computer Science department has renamed two graduate certificates to reflect industry standards and market demand. The Graduate Certificate in Data Mining is now the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, and the Graduate Certificate in Network and Information Security is now the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. The certificates require 12 to 18 credit hours each and can be completed 100 percent online.
    Additional Information: Data ScienceCybersecurity
    Optimal Aging Conference 2017 deadline approaching, CEU opportunities available
    Conference is June 11-13, The Galt House; Six CME courses available prior, on June 11; Prices will vary
    The 2017 Optimal Aging Conference, set for June 11-13, will bring together professionals, academics, older adults, community members and caregivers to explore new perspectives on aging. Continuing Education opportunities available. Register online. Six CME Category I and 7 continuing education credits/hrs for nurses, social workers, LMFT and LTCA will be offered at the Pre-Conference June 11 and 11 CME Category I and 13 continuing education credits/hrs for nurses, social workers, LMFT and LTCA at the Conference itself. Registration deadline is May 31.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-5629
    Health and Wellness
    Inaugural Cardinal Sprint Tri planned as fundraiser
    May 21, 8 a.m., Ralph Wright Natatorium; Individual $75; Relay $115
    Come participate in the inaugural Cardinal Sprint Triathlon. The sprint distance will consist of a 400 meter pool swim, 20km bike loop around campus and 5 km run through campus. All abilities are welcome to participate. This event is being held as a fundraiser for the University of Louisville Swimming and Diving team.
    Additional Information: Website
    Take 20 for Health and Fitness Month on HSC Campus
    May 11, 12-12:20 p.m., Nursing/K-Wing Rm 2017, HSC Campus; Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute stretch and resistance band workout that will keep you flexible and lean for the summer. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755
    Take 20 for health and fitness on Belknap Campus
    May 12, 12-12:20 p.m., Humanities Rm 109, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute stretch and resistance band workout that will keep you flexible and lean for the summer. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755
    Research subjects needed for optimal loading study
    May 15, Student Activities Center E105L
    The Department of Health and Sport Sciences, seeks subjects for a study to determine the optimal resistance for workouts done on a high-speed exercise machine. Persons who wish to be subjects should be in good health and have the time to complete participation in the research project, which entail six laboratory visits that last 20 to 30 minutes each.
    Additional Information: Dr. Caruso, 852-6648
    Green Tip: Register for Bike To Work Day and win a new bike
    May 19
    May is Bike Everywhere Month and next Friday, May 19, is Bike To Work Day. Register your intention to get to work on two wheels and you could win a free bicycle at Louisville’s Bike to Work Day celebration at 4th St. Live, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. UofL is also participating in the National Bike Challenge this summer and the UofL Sustainability Council and Get Healthy Now want you to join the fun and ride for Team UofL. You could win $400 or other fabulous prizes by logging your rides for fun or transportation.
    Grand Rounds
    Family & Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
    May 12, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Three of the graduating Family Medicine residents, Gerdie Jean, MD, Wanda Lowe, MD, and Amelia Wantland, MD. will present their senior resident Capstone projects covering a broad range of primary care topics. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
    Grand Rounds-Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
    May 12, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Merry Lynn Mann, one of our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellows will present, “Genetics: Screening and Risk Reduction Techniques”. She will review the aneuploidy risks in pregnancy, discuss the genetic preconception options available and review the screening tools in pregnancy.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463
    Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    May 11, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building – Auditorium HSC campus
    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Robert Friedland, MD, will present “the role of bacteria in the mouth, nose and intestines in neurodegenerations and cerebrovascular disease” on May 11 at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level). More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    May 12, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Vinod Balakrishna Rao, MD, FAAP. Rao is assistant professor of pediatrics in the Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine at the University of Louisville as well as medical director of Family & Children’s Place at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center. He will present “Dos, Don’ts, and Clinical Pearls in Child Sexual Abuse Evaluation.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    May 12, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Timothy Ford, DPM, FACFAS, Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Ford will lecture on “Hallux Rigidus – Surgical Considerations.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
    PM&R Grand Rounds
    May 12, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab Boardroom
    The Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is excited to announce this week’s Grand Rounds speaker and topic. Dr. John Gormley will present “The Role of Electrical Stimulation of Peripheral Nerve and Muscle in Neurorehabilitation.”
    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.