May 2, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, May 2, 2018



    On Wednesday at noon, UofL Hospital employees will participate in their annual Derby Kiddie-Bike Race. The event, held for fun, features 24 teams in their own “jockey silks” competing for win, place and show. The race takes place between the hospital parking garage and the Ambulatory Care Building on South Jackson Street.




    Dr. Jonathan B. Chaires and Dr. John O. Trent (James Graham Brown Cancer Center, UofL Department of Medicine) have published an article titled, “G-quadruplex secondary structure from circular dichroism spectroscopy” in Angewandte Chemie (2016 impact factor 11.99, ranked 14th globally for top cited articles by Google Scholar). This article was selected to be featured on a cover of the journal, and it also received a recommendation from the Faculty of 1000. 



    Recent changes made to Kentucky state law regarding youth camps

    Those on campus who are responsible for operating, overseeing, or administering youth camps and other programs involving minors on campus need to be made aware of these changes. The state regulation found at 902 KAR 10:040, Section 14 (linked here) requires that any adult wishing to work or volunteer at a covered youth camp secure clearance from the Kentucky human services cabinet to the effect that the person has never been determined by the state to have engaged in abuse or neglect of a child. In addition, a revision to the overarching Kentucky statute (KRS 194A.382) has expanded the scope of offenses for which we must exclude camp staff or volunteers.  In addition to excluding individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime or a crime against children from working at youth camps, as was the case previously, any publicly funded youth camp must exclude any individual convicted of any violent offense, whether or not that offense involved children or was sexual in nature. The form to be used to request the required letter can be found here.  The effective date of these changes is July 1, 2018.  As it is unclear whether or how these changes apply to camps that begin before that date but extend beyond it, compliance with the referenced provisions as soon as practicable is urged.  

    Additional Information: Brian Bigelow, 852-1198

    Belknap parking changes prompted by construction

    Parking and Transportation recently announced a number of changes for Fall semester. These changes were prompted by the planned construction of a new residence hall at the corner of Fourth and Cardinal that will displace 328 resident and 132 visitor parking spaces. This project will begin in the middle of the semester so immediate action was needed to inform permit selection. Planning focused on leveraging underutilized areas to ensure adequate resident and visitor parking without excessively inconveniencing other permit holders. A secondary focus was to avoid increasing the number of permit types sharing the same area to reduce tickets and towing. For more information see


    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences now offering Lasik opportunity for UofL community

    A new program geared toward UofL students, faculty and staff includes a free Lasik/PRK evaluation at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center. Pay half the average rate for Lasik/PRK by only being charged the facility laser fee. The typical surgeon’s fee is waived. Cases start at $675 per eye. The cases are staffed by Dr. Richard Eiferman, who has performed more than 2,000 refractive procedures, and use the latest technology in the industry – the Johnson & Johnson STAR SR IR Excimer Laser. Call Kim Klein at 502-588-0550 to schedule an appointment.


    Upcoming changes to the UofL IRB fee schedule and billing process for industry contracts

    July 1
    The University of Louisville IRB review fee schedule and billing process are changing for industry contracts executed on or after July 1, 2018. Please review the revised fee schedule for details on the new amounts and new billing process.
    Additional Information: Website


    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference – registration open

    May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center; $50
    The 6th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference registration is now open. This year, with respect to budget constraints and resources, the conference will be a half-day for $50. Focused on leadership development, the May 18 conference will be include entrepreneur Angelique Johnson and procative communications facilitator Hope Zoeller. Focus on being ‘distinctly you,’ and register online today
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151, website 


    Training and Workshops

    Safe Zone training for faculty and staff

    May 22, 10 a.m. to noon, Human Resources
    Want to know more about the LGBT community? Join us for our Safe Zone Ally training with the LGBT Center. During this two-hour training, you will hear from LGBT students about their experiences, engage in issues that impact LGBT people, and self-reflect on what actions you can take as an advocate. Participants will receive a Safe Zone Ally sticker to display in their work space. Everyone has something to learn, and in this safe environment all ideas are welcome. Register online


    Health and Wellness

    Mammograms for UofL employees

    May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus -Gottschalk Circle; Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed
    The mobile mammography van is coming to campus. This screening is supported by the UofL Women’s Center, KCP and the UofL Brown Cancer Center. Schedule your appointment today.
    Additional Information: 852-6318

    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free for GHN members
    Are you ready for a workout that’s intense, incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements? This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body, while having lots of fun. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    GHN Barre Basics, the best lunch hour escape

    Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now, free with membership, drop in $5
    Use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Focuses on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    May 2, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung – 16th floor, CC
    Join us for guest speaker, Martin Young, DPhil; Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Disease; Vice Division Director for Research Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Young will present “Circadian Influences on Cardiac Physiology & Pathology.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    May 3, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Department of Neurological Surgery’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds will feature guest speaker, Dr. John Jane Jr. from the University of Virginia. Jane will present “Perspectives on Endoscopic Pituitary.”


    Medicine Grand Rounds canceled

    May 2
    Department of Medicine Grand Rounds has been canceled for Thursday, May 3. We will resume our normal weekly schedule on Thursday, May 10.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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    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.