November 27, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 27, 2017



    The UofL Parents Association won the Association of Higher Education Parent Program Professionals 2017 “Powerful Partnerships” award for collaborating with the LGBT Center on a new initiative: The creation of a “Proud Parent” T-shirt. The shirt features a rainbow design in support of UofL’s LGBT student population.



    Faculty and staff notables

    Paul Coomes, retired emeritus professor of economics, has joined the Pegasus Institute as a senior fellow. The Pegasus Institute is an independent think tank founded in 2016 that focuses on state and local politics.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.
    Monday, November 27: UofL scientists are working on a way to dry blood into a powder then bring it back to life for transfusion months or years later.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This week’s schedule:
    Monday, Nov. 27: Doctors are missing opportunities to talk to young girls about getting the HPV vaccine that fights cervical cancer. That’s the conclusion of a study from Dr. Claudia Espinosa. Tim O’Toole discusses air pollution and its impact on heart and health. UofL students who are undecided have a new program to help them figure out what they want to pursue. Patty Payette and student Syann Lunsford discuss. 
    Tuesday, Nov. 28: The opioid epidemic has resulted in a five fold increase in babies being born with addiction. Lori Devlin-Phinney from Pediatrics talks about Neonatal Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome.  Interview with journalist Suki Kim who went undercover into North Korea and wrote a book about it.


    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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. 
    This week: Could Louisville’s Level 1 Trauma Center, University of Louisville Hospital, handle a mass shooting or injuries similar to what happened in Las Vegas? Dr. Glen  Franklin tells how ULH and our community are prepared for mass casualties. Every state has citizen review panels to look at their systems for handling child abuse and neglect cases. Crystal Collins-Camargo from the Kent School of Social Work discusses their effectiveness as well as a new program to more quickly evaluate the mental health needs of kids going into foster care.



    UofL Farmers Market and Craft Vendors Holiday Bazaar

    Nov. 30, 12-3 p.m., Red Barn
    Join the UofL Farmers Market vendors and craft vendors to purchase holiday gifts, such as jams, salsa, cakes and pies, necklaces, artwork, wreaths, crafts, UofL clothes and accessories and more. Aramark will have food and drinks for sale during the event. All but two vendors will take credit cards.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    Faculty and staff appreciation event winners

    Thanks to everyone who attended the employee appreciation hot cider and donuts event. The winners of the UofL gift baskets are: Steve Lindsey (Belknap/Shelby) and Bill Cull (HSC).


    Blood drive supporting raiseRED

    November 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Barn
    Give the gift of life this holiday season. Join Kentucky Blood Center for a blood drive on the Belknap Campus. Mention “raiseRED” and $5 will go toward UofL’s pediatric oncology and hematology clinic and research.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    Food Drive for House of Ruth

    The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion has a food drive going through November 30 for the House of Ruth in Support of World Aids Day. There are collection boxes in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, School of Dentistry, the Kent School, and at the VOA office at 933 Goss Ave. 


    Biochemistry Research Conference today

    November 27, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Chris Nevitt, BMG Graduate Student. ‘Take It From the Top: Na-PTMs Differentially Modulate the Activity of a Myosin Light Chain.’
    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS Workshop on Health Science Campus: ADF, IRB, ePropos

    November 29, 2-4 p.m., Room 4007, School of Nursing K-Wing Instructional Computer Lab, HSC
    iRIS Specialists will be available for assistance with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Faculty and staff seeking assistance in iRIS are encouraged to drop in anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Starting in January, additional workshops on HSC and Belknap will continue monthly and be posted online.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Health and Wellness

    Act now to earn $480 in support of your good health in 2018

    Get Healthy Now has extended the enrollment opportunity until Dec. 20, 2017. This extension allows employees additional time to complete a biometric screening (optional) and take the on-line health assessment required for participation in the employee wellness program, and to earn the $40 monthly premium
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755, website, flyer


    Join the Piyo party and be your best self

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    All aboard the InCycle express

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., 
    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Pedal those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Meatless leftover hacks you’ll love for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it comes the season of family gatherings, festive traditions and delicious leftovers. After the feast, the leftovers remain – delicious spreads and dishes with enough servings to last the weekend and fill you up on Meatless Monday. Here are a few inventive ways to enjoy your favorite holiday foods after the family meal is done.

    Additional Information: Meatless Monday Recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook Page, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    November 29, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Sham S. Kakar, PhD, MBA, UofL Professor, Department of Physiology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, presents, “Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine and Diabetes.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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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.