May 7, 2014 announcements


    1.) Register now for Pathways

    May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Founders Union, Shelby Campus


    Register today for the 2nd annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference.  One featured speaker is Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast on Long Beach, who previously served as the first female president of Milsaps CollegeFocus will be on developing an idea from concept to action.

    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151. Website.



    2.) Grant Crafting Brown Bag cancelled

    May 8

    The Grant Crafting Brown Bag session scheduled for May 8 (Project Narratives) has been cancelled. We hope you will join us for our next session on June 4, when the topic is Post Award Grant Management.

    Additional Information: Teresa Wilkins. 852-5588. Website.


    3.) New life for used commencement gowns

    For the first time, UofL graduates can recycle their commencement gowns. Student Government Association volunteers will collect the used robes in 12 recycle bins placed around KFC Yum! Center on graduation day, May 10. They’ll ship the garments to GreenerGrads, a Michigan company that will clean, store and redistribute them.

    Additional Information: Website. Contact Morgan Jenny, 910-685-5141.


    4.) ROTC to commission 14 cadets

    May 9, 10 a.m., 100 Humanities Building

    Kentucky National Guard Brig. Gen. Charles Jones will speak at UofL Army ROTC’s spring commissioning ceremony. Four of the 14 cadets graduating from Cardinal Battalion are distinguished military graduates. A reception will follow in the Schneider Hall gallery.

    Additional Information: Contact Matthew Bernoski, 852-4488.


    5.) Family and friends campus visit scheduled

    June 16, 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Student Activities Center, Room 310B

    This Campus Visit Program is reserved just for prospective students who are children of UofL faculty and staff members. The executive director of admissions, Jenny Sawyer, will be presenting the information session. Parking is available and you will receive more information in your confirmation. You can sign up for this special campus visit on our online reservation form.

    Additional Information: Registration form here. Contact: Kristin Ellis, 852-5516.



    6.) Free therapy available as part of research study

    College of Education and Human Development

    Feeling down, anxious, depressed, or just in a funk? We are offering free therapy as part of a research study. The study involves an initial interview, completion of questionnaires and therapy sessions (typically up to 20 sessions). Therapy sessions are scheduled based on what is convenient for you. IRB#13.0319

    Additional Information: Jesse Owen, 852-0632.



    7.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar scheduled

    May 8, noon, Baxter II, Room 038

    Free, open to the public

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Regulation of anti-tumor immunity via effector CD8 T cell migration by chemokine receptors BLT1 and CXCR3,” by Zinal Chheda, PhD candidate in the lab of Hari Bodduluri, PhD.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


    Grand Rounds

    8.) Medicine presents 2014 George Pedigo Lecture

    May 8, 8 a.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 101-102

    The Department of Medicine presents the 2014 George Pedigo Lecture featuring Mark P. Pfeifer, MD, professor of medicine, V.V. Cooke Chair of Medicine, and senior vice president/chief medical officer, UofL Hospital. Dr. Pfeifer will present You and the Choosing Wisely Initiative: Can Physician Stop Thyself? focusing on evaluating process for physicians in reducing low value testing/treatment, the national Choosing Wisely initiative’s background, strategies promoting conversations on limiting low value medical care.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.


    9.) Milestones: On your mark, get set, go!

    May 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building, Glass Room

    Free, open to the public

    Amanda B. Mackey Hettinger, MD, assistant professor, associate director, residency training program, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, UofL, will present Milestones: On your mark, get set, go!”

    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell, 588-4424 or 813-6640.


    10.) Cardiovascular Medicine presents Dr. George Bakris

    May 7, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center, Great Halls I and II

    Please join us when Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds welcomes Dr. George Bakris, professor of medicine and director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center with the University of Chicago Medicine.  He will present Resistant Hypertension and Interventional Approaches:  How to Proceed.

    Additional Information: Deanna Husted.