May 19, 2014 Announcements



    1.) Faculty and staff art exhibit continues this week

    Through May 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Photographic Archives

    Your co-workers have hidden talents; come and see what they are! The fourth annual Faculty/Staff Open Walls exhibit features 29 artists from across the university. Woodworking, basketry, photography, painting, drawing and jewelry-making are all represented, along with a few surprises.

    Additional Information: Janet Cappiello, 852-1104.



    2.) Cards Under the Stars Movie Series: Monsters University

    May 30, 6:30 p.m., beside the Natural Sciences Building, Belknap campus


    UofL’s free family movie night series returns for 2014! The first outdoor movie of the summer will be Monsters University. The event begins with entertainment and the film begins at dusk. Activities include children’s inflatables and games, as well as music by Sonablast recording artist Heidi Howe. Concessions will be available for purchase from Holy Mole Taco Truck. Patrons are welcome to bring picnic baskets, coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. 

    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025.


    3.) Enter the 23rd Annual Faculty/Staff/Alumni Golf Scramble

    June 13, 12:45p.m. shotgun start, Quail Chase Golf Course; entry deadline June 6

    $55 due at time of entry

    Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, skins game, team prizes, individual hole competitions, range balls and lunch. Retirees and spouses invited to play. Lunch provided by Sodexo before the round. Check-in between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Limited to the first 120 paid entries. Teams may be requested or individuals placed according to handicap or average score.

    Additional Information: John Smith or David Hatfield 852-6707.


    Health and Wellness

    4.) May Caregiving Workshop: Financial resources

    May 20, noon to 12:45 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    Free, UofL employees, retirees, and their spouse/QA

    Are you caring for a loved one? Get Healthy Now and the Great Places to Work Work-Life Balance Committee host a series geared toward employees caring for a grand/child, parent, relative or friend. The monthly workshop is designed to provide access to important resources, inspire group support and promote self-care. The series is held the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s topic is “Financial Freedom: Resources that Help,” presented by JoAnn Kalb of Jewish Career and Family Services.

    Additional Information: UofL Today Article. Website., 852-7755.



    5.) Retirement luncheon tomorrow for Debbie Young

    May 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Brown & Williamson Club

    After more than 40 years of service, our dear colleague and friend Debbie Young is officially retiring June 30. In order to properly honor Debbie, we are hosting a retirement luncheon tomorrow to celebrate her years of loyalty and service. We hope to see you there!

    Additional Information: Christy Waltrip, 852-0706.


    6.) Louisville Metro Fire Department on Belknap Campus for training

    May 20 to 22, 9 to 11 a.m., Ekstrom Library

    University Emergency Management is working with the fire department to provide a training opportunity involving the book retrieval system in the Ekstrom Library. Fire trucks will be parked by the library, but there is no emergency. Louisville Metro Fire Department and Emergency Management is a partnership that is helping to keep the university prepared.

    Additional Information: Dennis Sullivan, 852-2948; Kim Noltemeyer, 852-0703.


    7.) Surplus warehouse on limited schedule

    Surplus Warehouse, 1901 S. Floyd St.

    The Surplus Warehouse will be on a limited schedule until the end of June. The warehouse will be open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for department selection on May 28 and June 11 but closed all other Wednesdays starting immediately. Departments may continue to send items to Surplus during this period.

    Additional Information: Susan Carmack, 852-2986.


    8.) Neuroscience Lunch and Learn scheduled

    May 29, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 200 Abraham Flexner Way, Fixed Auditorium


    Dr. Mary Ellen Buning will present May’s Neuroscience Lunch and Learn titled Assistive Technology at ULP: Tools for Functional Independence. Dr. Buning is an assistant professor in the UofL department of neurosurgery. This is a free CME event for MDs and DOs, and lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: Emily Rollins, 502-407-3226.



    9.) Nausea and vomiting after a scheduled surgery, birth through 17 years

    IRB #12.0552

    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and dose response of a drug given orally prior to a scheduled surgery that is used to prevent post-operative nausea and vomiting. Children from birth to 17 years of age may be eligible for participation. Subjects may be compensated for time/travel.

    Additional Information: If your child is scheduled or being scheduled for surgery, please call 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager) to speak to study personnel or


    10.) Pain study, infants and toddlers, less than 2 years

    IRB #12.0228

    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate acetaminophen given into a vein to treat moderate to severe pain in infants and children less than 2 years of age following surgery or an injury. Subjects may be compensated for time/travel.

    Additional Information: For more information, contact Tressa Bratton, 629‐5820 or 620‐0000 (pager).


    11.) Pain study, 7 through 16 years

    IRB #12.0192

    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of an investigational drug used to treat moderate to severe prolonged or persistent pain. Children 7 to less than 17 years of age who require continuous analgesia for moderate to severe pain for an extended period of time may be eligible for participation. Patients will be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation. 

    Additional Information: Karrie Kernen, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager).


    12.) Adolescent fibromyalgia study, 12 to 17 years

    IRB #10.0116

    The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication being studied as a possible treatment for fibromyalgia. Adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia may be eligible for participation. If child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will attend seven clinic visits over a 17-week period. If qualified, child will receive the study medication or placebo (an inactive look-alike pill) and study-related care at no cost. Parents may be compensated for their time/travel.

    Additional Information: call 629-5820 or pager 620-0000.



    13.) Cognitive Case Conference scheduled for Wednesday

    May 21, 8 to 9 a.m., UofL Health Care Outpatient Center, Suite 610

    Robert P. Friedland, MD, professor, department of neurology, will present a case about a 46-year-old man with 20-plus-year history of paranoid delusions and recent onset of dementia.

    Additional Information: Margaret Feldman, 588-4260.


    14.) Teleconference with CME scheduled on primary care providers and HIV

    May 20, 12:15 to 1 p.m., CRT-102

    Free (CMEs included)

    UofL and Southern Central AIDS Education Telehealth Training Center will host the second of a two-part live teleconference, presented by Karen Krigger, MD, professor, family and geriatric medicine, UofL. This lecture targets primary care providers caring for a low volume of HIV patients.

    Additional Information: Jeanne Harris, 859-218-1251 for program login access; other questions contact Laura Lukat Anderson, at 852-4722.



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