May 2, 2017 Announcements

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    The UofL Police Department has relied on a number of sources for its Body Worn Camera project. The department was given access to LMPD’s initial testing and evaluation of BWC products.  LMPD also allowed UofL police to sit in on all of their RFP presentations for both BWC and video management software and/or potential storage solutions.  UofL also received advice from other state agencies and the University’s Criminal Justice Department and SPI. Dr. Bradley Campbell, from the Criminal Justice Department, provided key insight into storage and retention of video evidence.
    The UofL Alcohol Research Center was well represented at a recent Gordon Conference on Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases. Dr. Gavin Arteel, Pharmacology & Toxicology, chaired a session on Immunologic Mechanisms; Dr. Irina Kirpich, GI, presented a poster on Lipid Metabolites and Liver Injury; and Dr. Craig McClain, GI, gave the state-of-the-art talk, “Alcohol-Fat Interactions in the Development/Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease.”
    Road closure announcement for May 9-11
    The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will be closed to traffic from May 9 through May 11. As a part of the SAC construction, work needs to be completed in the service drive. Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the SAC and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access).
    CEU opportunities at the Optimal Aging Conference 2017
    June 11, The Galt House; Prices will vary
    Six CME Category I and 7 continuing education credits/hrs for nurses, social workers, LMFT and LTCA will be offered at the Pre-Conference 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
    Reminder about NCAA Athletics Compliance and UofL’s Commitment to Institutional Control
    UofL’s commitment to institutional control and maintaining NCAA compliance is a campus-wide, shared responsibility. This responsibility includes the obligation, per NCAA rules, for UofL staff and students to report suspected or potential NCAA violations. If you have questions about NCAA rules and/or have information about a potential violation, please contact UofL’s Athletics Compliance Office.
    Additional Information: Websiteanonymous submission form
    Stethoscopes for Students: Sponsor a stethoscope for an incoming medical student
    May 9, School of Medicine – Office of Medical Student Affairs; $200
    The “Stethoscopes for Students” program is a great way for the University of Louisville medical community to support the School of Medicine and our current students. Please consider donating a stethoscope to an incoming medical student. This stethoscope will be presented to the incoming medical students at their White Coat Ceremony in July 2017. This program had a great inaugural year in 2016, and we look forward to continuing this program for years to come.
    Additional Information: Tony Simms, 852-3267, websitedonate through Elevate
    Donations being collected for Louisville Metro Animal Services
    Through May 9, Houchens LL lobby: Dental School Deans Office
    Now through May 9 donations will be collected for Louisville Metro Animals Services. Fliers are available with a list of needed items. Monetary donations also accepted.
    Additional Information: Belknap: Julie Oechsli, 852-1489; Dental: Laura McKinney, 852-1304
    Nobel laureate to visit UofL next week
    UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Free
    Nobel Laureate of 2003 in Chemistry, Dr. Peter Agre, is giving two lectures at UofL. Faculty, staff, students, and post-docs are encouraged to attend. Dr. Agre’s technical lecture, “Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Malaria,” is Monday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. His general audience lecture, “Bridging Science and Society: Advocating for Human Rights and Diplomacy while Fighting Disease Worldwide,” is Tuesday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m.
    Additional Information: Kelsey Kahtwebsite
    Health and Wellness
    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center Derby schedule
    The GHN Wellness Center will operate on a modified schedule over Derby weekend. Friday, May 5: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 6: Closed, Sunday, May 7; 12-5 p.m. Normal hours of operation will resume Sunday, May 7, 2017.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755
    UofL participating in National Bike Challenge
    May 1 to September 30; free
    Saddle up and ride for team UofL and be a part of something big. Showcase your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Compete with your UofL colleagues to earn the coveted title of most active cyclists on campus. Register onlinefor this free summer-long challenge. Your miles cycled will count toward the University of Louisville total, as well as qualify you for individual prizes.
    Additional Information: Team UofL siteemail, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    May 3, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Thong Pham, MD, UofL Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Neurology, presents, “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
    Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    May 4, 8-9 a.m., Donald Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) is excited to announce this week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds Speaker, Dr. James Hickman from University of Central Florida. Hickman will present “Human-on-a-Chip Systems for Understanding Neurological Diseases and Deficits as well as for Drug Discovery.”
    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.