May 16, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, May 16, 2018



    Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, who officially started as UofL’s 18th president on Tuesday, received her BA from Andhra University in India, and her PhD from the University of Kansas, where she most recently served as provost and executive vice chancellor.



    Forty-four UofL employees were recognized last week during the 2017 and 2018 Celebration of Faculty and Staff. Shannon Fitzgerald, from the Office of Dental Clinical Affairs, received the 2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Engagement Staff Award, while Delaina Amos, from the Speed School, received the 2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award. The full list of award winners is online.



    Chris Mack Basketball Camp

    June 25, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Yum! Center, Belknap Campus; $300, $250 UofL Employees
    Boys Basketball Camps: June 25-28, grades 3-8; July 23-26, grades 1-6.
    Additional Information: Stephanie Davis, 852-6651, website

    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference – register today

    May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bigelow Hall in Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus; $50
    Join University Counsel Leslie Strohm, Founder and CEO of MEMStim Dr. Angelique Johnson, and Professor and Proactive Communicator Facilitator Hope Zoeller for the 6th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference. Learn from speakers and your colleague in an engaging day focused on success and being ‘distinctly you.’ Register online
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151


    Irismail notifications – Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF)

    The annual ADF requirement is currently being phased in for all employees during Spring/Summer 2018. Automatic email notifications are sent from the iRIS system advising on the ADF completion requirement. This requirement may be new for some employees. Please add to your email safe list or check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss notifications. Go online for additional informationon disclosure requirements.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite,852-7612


    After May 18, accept new ULsecure Wireless Certificate

    On Friday, May 18 at approximately 10 p.m., IT will update UofL’s wireless security certificate. After this update, users of the UL secure wireless network will need to accept the new certificate once upon log-in with each of your wireless devices. The procedure taken depends on the operating system or type of device used. To see the steps necessary to set up your computer, smartphone or other wireless device, visit the Setup ULsecure Secure Access web page
    Additional Information: Wireless configuration guidewebsite, 852-7997


    Louisville Cardinals Equipment Sale

    May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Bronze Lot next to Central Avenue
    Want authentic Louisville gear at a great price? Here’s your chance. Louisville Athletics is hosting an equipment yard sale on Saturday, May 19. Find everything from College World Series jerseys, to official sideline apparel, to running shoes. Most items priced at $20 or less. Parking is free to the public. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Register for the Family and Friends Campus Visit

    June 5, 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., SAC, room 310B
    This Campus Visit Program will be reserved for students who are children of UofL Faculty and Staff members. The information session will be lead by Jenny Sawyer, Executive Director of Admissions, and will be geared to the unique situation of being a UofL dependent. The walking tour will give you a different perspective of campus through the eyes of current students. Parking is available and you will receive more information in your confirmation. Registration, which can be done online, is required and space is limited.
    Additional Information: Shelby Eisenback, 852-5516



    Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar

    May 17, 10 a.m., CTR 124
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology – William J Waddell Seminar Series presents a MS Defense/PhD proposal, “A Clinically Relevant Mouse Model of Cisplatin-Induced Kidney Injury,” by Cierra Sharp.
    Additional Information: Kelly Holland, 852-6255


    CPM Seminar Series

    May 18, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, CTRB, HSC Campus
    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “New, Effective Antibacterial Therapies – An Unmet Need” presented by Kenneth S. Thomson, PhD, Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Pizza and Drinks provided. Limited seating.
    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair


    Health and Wellness

    Develop better movement habits with Yoga Tune Up

    Fridays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Get Healthy Now Free with membership, drop in $5
    Feeling aches and pains by the end of your workday and don’t know why? Try this blend of yoga and corrective exercise to discover body blind spots- areas of the body that we overuse, underuse or misuse- in order to live better in your body. All levels welcome.
    Additional Information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Research study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in the last three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus; IRB:17.1108
    Involves: one or two visits to the lab (2 hours total) and 30 minutes of home procedures. Eligibility: women with a regular menstrual cycle. Ineligibility: diagnosed with a psychological disorder, history of psychological or psychiatric treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding in the last three months, had a serious car accident, had a loved one in a serious car accident (potential serious injury or death). PI: Dr. Tamara Newton. Compensation: $25 gift card.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665


    Research subjects needed

    East SAC 105L
    Drs. Kathy Carter and John Caruso of The Department of Health and Sport Sciences seek subjects for a study to examine the impact of diet on workouts done on a robotic exoskeleton designed for use during manned space flight. Subjects should be in good health and be able to perform a deep knee bend with 200 pounds in good form. Interested parties may contact Dr. Caruso via email


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    May 16, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung -Conference Center, 16th floor
    Join us for featured speaker, Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine; director, Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Gopinathannair will present “Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Heart failure: A Paradigm Shift.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    May 17, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Neurosurgery Department is excited to host one of our own University of Louisville community members, Dr. Eyas Hattab, AJ Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Hattab will present “The Aftermath of the 2016 WHO Classification of CNS Tumors: Implications, Opportunities and Future Direction.”

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Kenar Jhaveri

    May 17, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief, Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University. Jhaveri will present “Social Media in Medical Education: A Personal Story” focusing on learning how to use social media for medical education by examples, and harnessing the networking opportunities of social media.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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