May 30, 2017 Announcements



    Tuesday, May 30, 2017





    The city of Louisville’s new bike share program, LouVelo, has 305 bicycles located at 27 stations, several near the Belknap and Health Sciences Center campuses. Most of the bikes – 300 – are brightly painted in aqua blue and neon green, but five of them are red. Those are a nod to the red bike stolen from a young Cassius Clay that prompted him to search for a police officer in what would become a life-changing visit to a boxing gym. More information about the program is available online.



    Tyiana Thompson, UofL’s online enrollment manager, was selected as Young Alumni of the Year at Eastern Kentucky University. The award recognizes an alum from EKU who is no older than 40 years of age, and who has demonstrated significant contributions to his/her profession and society. Thompson, who is also Mrs. Kentucky 2017, is one of five recipients selected for this award, out of 80 applicants. She will be honored at EKU’s Homecoming Alumni Dinner in October. She will also compete in the Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas in August.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    This week’s broadcast: More than 70 trees on UofL campuses produced sap which turned into syrup and a lesson on sustainability.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday featured: Dysfunctional workplaces result in health problems for employees.  Brad Shuck and Meera Alagaraja from the CEHD talk about their study. China’s “one child” policy has created problems and social isolation for parents who lose their only child in adulthood. Tom Lawson from the Kent School of Social Work and Barbara Head in the School of Medicine discuss. Darlene Brooks-Hedstrom from Wittenberg University talks about ancient monks. She was guest speaker at UofL.
    Tuesday, May 30: UofL has launched a joint degree program with Kentucky State University. KB Kulasekera from School of Public Health and Information Systems discusses. Will Holley is the director of Annual Giving and he’s talking about Elevate – a new way to give to pet student-run programs at UofL. Javier Perez-Sandoval – UofL grad and Colombian jazz guitarist.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m.  Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel

    This week: Providing free outpatient surgery for those who can’t afford it. Running “Surgery on Sunday” is one of the hats worn by Dr. Erica Sutton. Gina and Karen Bertocci discuss their research on the accessibility of health care facilities for those in wheelchairs.



    LGBT Center invites community to march in Pride Parade

    June 16, 6-9 p.m., corner of Floyd and Market streets, downtown Louisville

    The LGBT Center invites the UofL community to march in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade on Friday, June 16. As the LGBT Center marks its 10th year anniversary, it is hoping to have UofL’s largest parade contingency ever. Brian Buford, the center’s executive director, has been named the 2017 Kentuckiana Pride Parade grand marshal. Wear UofL gear or colors and celebrate 10 years of pride.

    Additional Information: Website 


    550 Community Health Fair scheduled 

    July 8, noon to 4 p.m., Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 40203; Free
    The 550 Clinic and sponsors be providing HIV/AIDS testing and education, cancer and dental screenings, blood pressure screenings, health and wellness education and health insurance enrollment information.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-3489


    Belknap Farmers Market on hiatus this year

    UofL has had three great years of working with farmers and vendors at the Belknap Farmers Market, but will not be having the market in 2017. Those who run the market hope the break will initiate excitement and anticipation for future markets. The Gray Street Market will continue to run on the HSC campus throughout the summer. The annual Holiday Bazaar is still being planned. 
    Additional Information: Darlene Shircliff

    Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit submission deadline this week

    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


    Register for labor and employment law institute

    June 15-16, Seelbach Hilton Hotel
    Offered by the Brandeis School of Law, the Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor or employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts. The institute creates dialogue between academics, government officials and practitioners and is an inclusive forum where employee, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided.
    Additional information: Tracie Cole, 852-1230, website


    Optimal Aging Conference 2017 deadline this week, CEU opportunities available

    Conference is June 11-13, The Galt House; Six CME courses available prior, on June 11; Prices will vary
    The 2017 Optimal Aging Conference, set for June 11-13, will bring together professionals, academics, older adults, community members and caregivers to explore new perspectives on aging. Continuing Education opportunities available. Register online. Six CME Category I and 7 continuing education credits/hrs for nurses, social workers, LMFT and LTCA will be offered at the Pre-Conference June 11 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: Website, email, 852-5629


    Health and Wellness

    Refocus on purpose: Mindfulness retreat in Speed Art Museum

    June 3, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Speed Art Museum, $5, includes lunch
    Open to students, faculty and staff who want to develop their capacity for mindful living: sleep better, less reactive, increased focus and connection with purpose. Both beginners and people with meditation experience are all welcome. Sponsored by Health Promotion in partnership with School of Medicine and Speed Art Museum. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email,852-1914


    Sleep better and stress less

    Four Thursdays, July 20, July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 2002, Nursing School K Building, Health Science Center; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults
    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just four weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Please register via email.


    The thrill of the grill for a meatless summer menu

    Ready to get cooking this summer? Why not explore the endless array of flavors that veggie burgers can bring? From wasabi spiced adzuki bean burgers to chickpea patties with pineapple sauce, the options are endless.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    The Department of Urology presents Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD, Duke University

    May 30, 7-8 a.m., Room 124, Clinical Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
    Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD, professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology at Duke University, presents, “Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Prostate Cancer.” The discussion focuses on how tumor cell heterogeneity is an important mechanism responsible for therapeutic failure in prostate cancer. Additional discussion includes how the P53 mutation in NE cells is a molecular basis for prostatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. CME credit available. Continental breakfast provided.
    Additional Information: Denise Nokes, 588-4746


    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 31, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Brian Clem, PhD, UofL assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, presents, “Potential Role for Phosphoserine Aminotransferase (PSAT1) in Breast Cancer Progression.
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds: Update on pseudotumor cerebi

    May 25, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium
    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Michael Sowell, MD will present “Update on Pseudotumor Cerebi” on Thursday. More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online



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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.