November 1, 2017 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017





    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.



    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
    The UofL Campus store will celebrate Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day all day Nov. 9 with refreshments and discounts on new and clearance technology products including Mac, iPad, Surface and Dell products, as well as sales on other bookstore items throughout the day. See store for details.
    Additional information: Email


    Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

    November 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., University Club; $50 per person; $400 for table of 8
    Business Executive Nikki R. Jackson will speak on “Women and Work: What Are We doing to Ourselves and Each Other” at the Women’s Center Empowerment Luncheon. In addition to the speaker, there will be award presentations including the Tachau Gender Equity Award; Nichols Professional Development Award; Tachau Essay Contest Award and the annual Women’s Center Empowerment Award. The cost is $50 per person or $400 for a table of 8. For reservations, call 852-8976 by Nov. 7.

    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)
    Bring your friends and come take a #SelfieWithASnowman to celebrate UofL’s new online Winter Session. More than 30 courses are offered throughout three weeks — all 100-percent online — giving students an opportunity to plow ahead with their degrees. Winter Session registration is now open for all students. Current students should meet with their advisor. New, transfer, and visiting students should apply for admission. Faculty/Staff tuition remission benefits apply.
    Additional Information: Winter Session website


    Prospective student information session: Urban and Public Affairs

    November 1, noon to 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room W104
    Are you interested in helping to address the complex challenges facing local communities? The degree programs offered through the Department of Urban and Public Affairs examine our evolving urban landscape through an interdisciplinary lens. Come learn more about degrees in urban planning, public administration, and sustainability.
    Additional Information: Website

    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


    SONICBernheim/Frost Moon 

    Nov. 4 6:30 p.m., Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; $5 for Bernheim members/$10 for non-members
    SONICBernheim is a site-specific lecture and performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature. Attendees will travel on foot from performance to performance. Chairs, blankets, flashlights, and picnics are welcome, but no alcohol will be permitted. Every effort will be made to accommodate attendees with mobility restrictions. Upon arrival please check in at the admission table to purchase tickets and receive your wrist band. A talk will be presented by Andra McCartney, Soundwalk Artist and Researcher, Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec). SONICBernheim/Frost Moon is presented by Bernheim Arboretum, with sponsorship from The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at UofL.


    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
    Riding in an elevator with members of a job search committee or a short talk walking around campus, you need to be prepared to talk about your areas of expertise. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to share their pitch in 2-5 minutes. Following the session, grad students will have an opportunity to mix and mingle, to both get to know other graduate students and to practice their elevator talks with students inside and outside their fields. Registration on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar event:Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Grand Rounds

    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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