May 17, 2017 Announcements

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Eleven University of Louisville Army ROTC students and three Air Force ROTC students became commissioned officers May 12. The new Army officers bring to 427 the total number of officers UofL’s Army ROTC has commissioned during its 35-year history.
    The Harold Adams Award was presented to Dr. Kathy Pendleton on April 17 during the UofL Annual Student Awards program. Pendleton has been at UofL for almost 18 years serving as assistant director in the Disability Resource Center, director of the Counseling Center, and director of Student Advocacy and Support Services. Currently, Pendleton is the director of TRIO Student Support Services.
    Six UofL faculty, including two in the College of Arts and Sciences, received grants last week. See who secured the awards here.
    Gray Street Farmers Market opens May 18
    Thursdays, May 18 – Oct. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Location: HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is happy to announce that the 9th season of the Gray Street Farmers Market will begin this Thursday, May 18. The farmers market will be open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on UofL’s Health Sciences Center. Our vendors sell the finest in local farm products including fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, canned goods, lunch and more.
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook
    Today: 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, enjoy refreshments and play to win prizes, including a football autographed by Coach Bobby Petrino, a basketball autographed by Darrell Griffith and a handmade UofL blanket. 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
    Register for the Family & Friends Campus Visit
    June 14, 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Room 110, Student Recreation Center, Belknap Campus
    Time is running out to register for the Family & Friends Campus Visit! If you have a student in high school, this is the ideal visit for you both. Join the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for an information session and walking tour just for UofL faculty and staff’s children. Space is limited and registration is required and can be done online.
    Additional Information: Kristin Ellis, 852-5516,website
    22nd Annual RBAA Golf Scramble
    June 24, 7 a.m. Registration; Crossings Golf Club; $60
    The Red Barn Alumni Association (RBAA) 22nd Annual Golf Scramble is Saturday, June 24, at the Crossings Golf Club in Brooks, Kentucky. Registration is at 7 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. The $60 registration includes 18 holes of championship golf, cart and lunch. For the 8th year, the winning team goes to Pinehurst Course #2 and #4 to compete in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship, October 26-29. Registration deadline Monday, June 12.
    Additional Information: George Howe, 852-7467; cell: 502-552-9377
    Submit your artwork for the annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit
    June 12-29, opening reception June 14, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 12 through June 29 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 2, 2017. 
    Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls. 
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670
    In Memoriam web page coming
    The Office of Continuing Education and Alumni Affairs is adding to its Alumni and Friends web page  a Dental Hygiene “In Memoriam.” It can soon be accessed through the Main ULSD Alumni and Friends “Dental Hygiene Alumni” tab or the Dental Hygiene Alumni tab.
    Reminder: New providers for Dental and Vision for 2017
    If you have dental or vision insurance with UofL, please take note! As you head to your dentist or eye doctor, make sure to notify them that we have changed providers this year. The new providers are MetLife for dental insurance and Davis Vision for vision insurance. More information is available online for both MetLife Dental and Davis Vision.
    Additional Information: Email
    Health and Wellness
    Pause for a morning of mindfulness
    May 20, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 116, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.; Employees, spouses, QAs: $10
    Join Paul Salmon, PhD, Certified MBSR and Yoga Instructor, and Paula Kommor, Certified Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute and KORU Mindfulness Trained Instructor, for a quiet morning to practice body awareness, breath awareness, and mindful movement. Morning of Mindfulness is sponsored by Get Healthy Now and UofL’s Psychological Services Center. These sessions were created as refreshers for those who have already taken part in any mindfulness course and would like to revive their practice. 
    Register online.
    Biochemistry defense
    May 17, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Heather Clair, BMG MD/PhD Candidate; “PCB-Associated Steatohepatitis and the Role of Nuclear Receptors.”

    Additional Information: Email
    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
    Treated or Untreated Hypertension in Children 6 to less than 18 years old
    IRB# 14.1112
    The Kosair Children’s Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (KCPCRU) is conducting a clinical trial looking at the safety and effectiveness of a potential new medicine to treat high blood pressure in children 6-<18 years of age.  Eligible participants may be currently treated or untreated for hypertension and will be closely followed by University of Louisville physicians throughout the study. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel.

    Additional Information: Jackie Perry, 502-629-5123
    Childhood Obesity in Children 10 to less than 14 years old
    IRB #13.0334
    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of an investigational product on childhood obesity. White and African American male and female subjects 10 to less than 14 years old who are overweight, obese or normal weight may be eligible. If a child qualifies to participate, he or she will receive the product or placebo and study related care at no cost. Compensation will be provided for time/travel.

    Additional Information: Molly Harper, 629-4695 or 620-0000 (pager) or by email
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    May 17, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center, Conference Center (16th floor)
    Join us for sponsored guest speaker, Ty Gluckman, MD, FACC; adjunct faculty Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease Johns Hopkins Hospital; medical director, clinical transformation Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Portland, Oregon. Gluckman will present “PCSK9 Inhibitors with the Targeted Treatment Approach to Hypercholesterolemia” with practical insights in patient care to optimize management strategies.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162,website
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    May 17, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Christian A. Koch, MD, MACE, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, presents, “Hypertension and Endocrinology.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. David Cohen
    May 18, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features David J. Cohen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Renal Transplantation at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Cohen will present “Renal Transplantation in the Elderly: Is 80 the New 60?” focusing on understanding the outcomes in kidney transplantation of patients over 65 years old, and the appropriate selection criteria to optimize outcomes.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
    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.