Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The UofL Physicians Family and Geriatric Medicine practices have received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. This is a renewal of the designation originally achieved in 2014.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Roberto Bolli, MD, chief of the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, will lead the Stem Cell Summit at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in November in Anaheim, Calif. The summit brings together nearly all of the top international experts who will present the latest and most exciting work in stem cells, cell therapy and cardiac regeneration.
Campus store to celebrate inaugural Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
Nov. 9, UofL Campus Store, Student Activities Center
Women’s Empowerment Luncheon
November 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., University Club; $50 per person; $400 for table of 8
Additional Information: Website, email, 852-8976
#SelfieWithASnowman: Come celebrate UofL’s Online Winter Session
November 1, 12:15-1 p.m., The Quad (between Ekstrom Library and Bingham Humanities Building)
Prospective student information session: Urban and Public Affairs
November 1, noon to 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room W104
Online Info Session: Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
November 15, 6 p.m.; Online
Finding your niche can help put your career as a higher education administrator on the right trajectory. Our online master’s program lets you choose among three concentrations in Administration, Teaching & Learning, or Policy & Equity to tailor your learning to your goals and interests. Join our info session to learn more about how this degree can help prepare you to thrive in the challenging world of 21st-century higher ed.
Additional Information: Register online
Biology Department Seminar Series presents Dr. Jonathan Kopecheck, UofL
November 3, noon, Chao Auditorium
The clinical efficacy of many molecular therapies is limited by a lack of spatial and temporal control over therapeutic delivery. To address this clinical need, Dr. Kopecheck (Assistant Professor at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering) is using ultrasound pulses to facilitate intracellular delivery of therapeutic agents at target sites. He will speak on, “Harnessing the Power of Sound for Intracellular Delivery of Therapeutic Compounds.”
Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series
November 2, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Richard Lloyd, “Crosstalk between RNA granules and antiviral innate immunity.” Dr. Lloyd is a Professor of Microbiology and Virology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Additional Information: Lisa Hagan
Nov. 4 6:30 p.m., Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; $5 for Bernheim members/$10 for non-members
Biochemistry Seminar today
November 1, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
Robert Monsen, BMG Graduate Student, will present, “The Role of ACK1 in Promoting Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer.”
Additional Information: Email
Bioengineering Dept. Seminar: ‘Pharmocologic Inhibition of HDAC1 Enhances the Reparative Capacity of Human Cardiac Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in a Chronic Model of Hear Failure’
Nov. 2, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
In preliminary in vivo studies, entinostat-treated CMCs exhibited superior ability to attenuate adverse LV remodeling and yielded greater improvement in ventricular function relative to untreated CMCs. These results suggest that HDAC1 inhibition enhances the therapeutic potency of CMCs, possibly by augmenting CMC cardiogenic lineage-commitment. Dr. Joseph B. Moore IV presents.
Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
Training and Workshops
PLAN hosts workshop on Developing and Refining Your Elevator Pitch
November 3, 1-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Builiding, Belknap Campus
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
November 1, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital, Rudd Heart & Lung Center
Please join us for guest speaker, Philip Raskin, MD; Professor & Chair in Biomedical Research at University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas. Raskin will present “T2DM and Comorbid CVD: Applying Clinical Data to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk.”
Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Jason Chesney
November 2, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Medicine Grand Rounds features Jason A. Chesney, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Chief, Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology at UofL, and Director, UofL Brown Cancer Center. He will present “Harnessing the Immune System to Control Cancer” focusing on immune checkpoint inhibitors, genetically modified oncolytic viruses, the role of immune suppressor cells in suppressing cancer immunity, and emerging cell-based therapies.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
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