May 15, 2014 Announcements



    1.) Discounted tickets available for ‘Body Awareness’ at Thrust Theatre

    May 15 to 17, 7:30 to 9:15 p.m., UofL Thrust Theatre, Theatre Arts Building

    $15 for UofL faculty, staff, students with valid ID

    UofL faculty, staff and students (valid ID required) get $3 off $18 tickets to see Looking for Lilith’s production of Pulitzer prize winner Annie Baker’s edgy, smart comedy BodyAwareness. During Body Awareness Week, the household of psychology professor Phyllis, her girlfriend Joyce and Joyce’s adult son, Jared, who may or may not have Asperger’s, is shaken to the core by visiting photographer Frank and his female nudes. Sponsored by UofL’s WGS department and LGBT Center.

    Additional Information:



    2.) You’re invited to the Kentucky Women’s Book Festival

    May 17, 9 a.m., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library

    Free festival (optional lunch $16), open to the public

    Readers and writers will convene for the 8th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival on  Saturday in the Ekstrom Library. Author presentations, book sales, signings and a luncheon will give participants a chance to connect over their pastimes: reading, writing and talking about books. Stop in and bring a friend. Call 852-8976 by noon, May 16 if you wish to purchase lunch or to request more information.

    Additional Information: Call 852-8976 by noon, May 16, if you wish to purchase lunch or to request more information. Website.



    3.) Have ACC connections? We want to hear from you!

    On July 1, UofL will officially join the ranks of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference. But even though we will be the conference’s newest member, others in the UofL community have already fostered strong relationships with ACC schools and we want to hear your story. Please contact us if you:

    ·         Are an alumni or former faculty of an ACC school

    ·         Have collaborated with ACC colleagues on a research paper or academic project

    ·         Attended  or participated in conferences hosted by an ACC school

    ·         Have any other strong ties to one of the conference institutions


    Additional Information: Matt Lambert, 852-7542. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!


    4.) Expanded shuttle route starts May 29 on HSC

    Beginning May 29

    Effective May 29, University Parking and Transportation will begin operating an expanded shuttle route on the Health Science Campus to include Nucleus and the Jewish Hospital Garage on Muhammad Ali Blvd. The new stops will add 5 minutes to the current route time.  A map of the new shuttle route can be found at this link.

    Additional Information:  Doreen Wood, 852-5029.


    5.) Stockroom closing temporarily for inventory

    May 19 to 23

    The Stockroom will be closed for yearly inventory May 19, reopening May 23. If there is an emergency need, please contact David Jenkins, manager, for assistance at 852-8216.

    Additional Information: David Jenkins, 852-8216.


    6.) Geriatrics accepting nominations for Gold Standard Award

    Do you know someone age 85 or older, making the most of their later years, continuing to love life and, despite constraints, continuing to engage? UofL Geriatrics is accepting nominations for an individual and a couple for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging. Nominations may be made online here. The award will be presented Sept. 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane.

    Additional Information: Margaret Feldman. Website.


    7.) 2014-15 Paul Weber Award information sessions scheduled

    May 23, 9 to 10 a.m. or June 9, 2 to 3 p.m.,  Delphi Center (2nd floor, Ekstrom Library)

    Register to attend an informal information session to learn more about the application process and submission timeline for the 2014-2015 Paul Weber Award for Department Excellence in Teaching. The award seeks to foster and sustain a university-wide culture of teaching excellence by recognizing departments that demonstrate best practices in teaching and learning. Stage one applications are due August 15.

    Additional Information: Contact John Whitney, 852-7623, to register. To learn more about the Paul Weber Award visit this website.


    8.) Space engineering camp offered for grades 7 to 9

    June 16 to 20, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

    $180 UofL affiliates/$150 family members

    The planetarium’s Space Engineering Camp grades 7 to 9 is just the thing to keep kids engaged in learning. Hands-on activities such as building constellations, designing a space outpost, having solar car races, making rockets and using probes and other technology make this an exciting camp for teenagers.

    Additional Information:, 852-6665. Website.


    9.) Department of Surgery’s Samuel Gross Lectureship is Friday

    May 16, 7 to 8 a.m., Health Sciences Center Auditorium, 500 S. Preston St., in the Commons Building of the Health Sciences Center

    The 2014 Samuel Gross lecturer will be Steven C. Stain, MD, professor and chairman, department of surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. His lecture is titled, “Is Informed Consent an Oxymoron?”

    Additional Information: Debbie Krause, 852-5445.


    10.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar features Dr. Andrew Judge

    May 15, 4 p.m., K Wing, Room 2003

    Dr. Andrew Judge of the department of physical therapy at the University of Florida will be presenting a seminar on Targeting FoxO transcription factors to counter muscle wasting.

    Additional Information: 852-5165.


    Grand Rounds

    11.) Pediatric Grand Rounds presents Dr. Kenneth R. Cooke

    May 16, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Please join us for the 12th Annual Dunbar Lectureship. Kenneth R. Cooke, MD, will be presenting “Pulmonary Complications after Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.” Cooke is the director of the pediatric blood and marrow transplantation program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 629-8828.


    12.) Family and Geriatric Medicine presents various topics

    May 16, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Bottigheimer Auditorium

    This Grand Rounds will feature scholarly project presentations by four family medicine graduating residents covering a broad range of primary care topics: Jing Bryant, MD; David Gilbert, MD; Iosbani Morales, MD; and Amy Kim, MD. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation and a continental breakfast will be provided.

    Additional Information: Callie Booth


    13.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health presents uterine fibroids discussion

    May 16, 1 p.m., Health Sciences Center Auditorium, 600 S. Preston

    Charles E. Miller, MD, will present Minimally Invasive Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. Dr. Miller is the founder, president and medical director of Charles E. Miller, MD, & Associates–Specialists in Reproductive Health. He will discuss differences between GnRH agonist and GnRH antagonist. Dr. Miller will explain the technique of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery and also the risks of Uterine Artery Embolization on ovarian reserve.

    Additional Information: Robin Marling, 561-2717.


    14.) Orthopaedic Surgery presents Dr. R. Todd Hockenbury

    May 16, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Baxter I, auditorium, lower level

    The orthopaedic surgery department welcomes R. Todd Hockenbury, MD, assistant clinical professor, UofL. Dr. Hockenbury will lecture on Tendon Transfers of the Foot and Ankle.

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902.


    15.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds presents Izabela Karbassi

    May 22, 8 to 9 a.m., Nursing School, Room 4003

    As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the department of neurology is pleased to have Izabela Karbassi, PhD, to present “Variants of Unknown Clinical Significance: The Elephant in the Room.”


    Additional Information: For more info, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, click here. For upcoming Neuroscience Grand Rounds, please visit here.