October 25, 2017 Announcements





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    UofL’s McConnell Center was one of five places around the globe that was chosen to host the Strategic Broadening Seminar program.



    Dr. Zafrulla Khan, professor and director of Maxillofacial/Oncologic Dentistry at the UofL School of Dentistry, will receive the 2017 Clinician/Researcher Award from the American College of Prosthodontics next week at its annual meeting in San Francisco. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to academic dentistry and the sciences.




    Open Enrollment is now through Friday, October 27

    Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. Changes you make during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2018. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2018 benefit options and to make your elections.  Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.


    Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Belknap Campus Wednesday

    Come to the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center (601 Presidents Blvd) on the Belknap campus Wednesday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors will be on site to answer questions about our 2018 benefits.  Computers are available at the fair. For additional Open Enrollment Benefits Fair dates, visit the website.



    CANCELED – Open Access Week discussion on HSC canceled today

    October 25, noon, Baxter II Multipurpose Room
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Open Access Week discussion at the Health Sciences Center on 10/25 has been canceled. Apologies for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for future discussions.

    Additional Information: Sarah Frankel, 852-8788


    Louisville Water Co. work taking place on Eastern Pkwy.

    October 4 through the end of the month
    Louisville Water Co. is working on a “distribution main project” on Eastern Parkway. A 12-inch distribution main is being installed between Crittenden Drive and I-65 . The work will is scheduled to run through the end of October. At least three lanes of traffic will remain open. The scope will be limited to normal working hours Monday through Friday. Crews will not be working on weekends. All lanes will be open for the football games.
    Additional Information: Donnie Thomas, 852-0022


    Louisville Water Co.-48 inch Transmission Main Project: Phase II, Eastern Pkwy.

    November to Mid-April, Belknap Campus at Eastern Parkway
    Phase II work involves restoring the historic 48-inch main from Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek, (near Poplar Level), along Eastern Parkway to I-65. Prep work began the week of October 16. This project will require the intermittent closure of two westbound lanes. Periodic updates will be provided. Expect traffic delays. More information is available online, on the Eastern Pkwy tab in the menu.


    Schnitzelburg Tree Planting

    November 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amvets Post 9, 1567 S. Shelby Street; Free, includes breakfast and lunch

    Schnitzelburg Area Community Council and Louisville Grows have joined forces to throw some shade for a good cause. We will be planting 220 trees in one day, including the 2000th tree planted by Louisville Grows. This means we need a lot of volunteers. So invite your friends, share this post, and get ready to make the world a better place.

    Additional Information: Facebook


    Join us for the 5th Annual ABI Research Meets Activism Breakfast

    November 9, 9 a.m., Manhattan on Broadway; Free
    A companion event to the ABI annual lecture, this year’s catered breakfast centers around the theme Women’s Housing Activism, based on Rhonda Williams’s book The Politics of Public Housing. Cassia Herron will moderate a discussion with panelists Lauren Heberle (UofL Center for Environmental Policy and Management), Martina Kunnecke (Neighborhood Planning and Preservation Kentuckiana), and Monica Leslie (independent scholar) as they discuss research and activism around this topic. RSVP required.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6142



    Research funding opportunity

    Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link


    Faculty: Explore Active Learning Assessment

    October 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    Building from 2016 Celebration keynote speaker Tom Angelo’s work on the importance of assessment, this session will discuss the importance of regular formative assessment in guiding best teaching practices. Join presenters Jen Anderson and Denise Cumberland and explore quick and practical assessment techniques to use in the classroom today.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Training and Workshops

    iClicker Classic Demo

    November 7, 3-4 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room (Room 302); Free

    If you want to learn more about iClickers come join the conversation during this informative demonstration. Glen Garrett with iClicker will be here to provide answers to all of your questions. Light snacks provided by vendor. Registration online.

    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332


    iClicker Cloud Demo

    November 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room (Room 302); Free
    Mobilize Your Students for Success. iClicker Cloud (REEF Education by i>clicker) is a mobile-optimized engagement platform designed to facilitate student, educator and institutional collaboration. Come learn more about REEF Polling, Quizzing and Attendance. Light snacks provided by vendor. Register online.
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332


    Information Security Office Email Security Training Session

    October 26, 3-4 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium; Free

    Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about email security then this training is for you. Lisa Cooper will present topics including recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi and cell phone security. You will also learn how to spot bogus email messages. In addition we will provide you with helpful tips for managing your inbox.

    Additional Information: Register via email



    LGBT Center Pride Week Keynote

    October 31, 12-1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium; Free
    The 2017 Pride Week HSC Campus Keynote address will feature Noell Rowan, PhD, addressing the clinical and social needs of aging LGBT patients and targeted strategies to improve the health of LGBT populations. Part of the LGBT Health Certificate and Grand Rounds for the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, this lecture is geared towards mental health and primary care professionals, however ALL are welcome. Medical CME and Social Work CEU credits offered. Register online


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘An Electrochemical Platform for Truly Remote, 24/7 Sensing of Heavy Metals’

    Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    To overcome certain limitations and restrictions, we have been developing a new generation of miniaturized “smart” electrochemical sensors for monitoring heavy metals intended for continuous, on-site operation and capable of “on-demand” monitoring with little to no direct operator intervention. The system is based on anodic stripping coulometry (ASC), which requires little to no calibration. Proof-of-concept studies performed in the laboratory have shown the successful determination of arsenite at low-ppb levels, which meet the EPA guidelines for drinking water.  Richard Baldwin, professor in UofL’s Dept. of Chemistry, discusses.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, Student Presentation

    October 26, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a research seminar by Irina Miralda, “Human neutrophils and Filifactor alocis: interactions beyond the cell surface.” Miralda is from the lab of Dr. Silvia Uriarte.

    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan, 852-6208


    Biochemistry Seminar today

    October 25, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614

    Jordan Noe, BMG graduate student, presents, “Peptides Encoded by the Mitochondrial rRNA Genes: Mechanisms of Action and Physiological Significance.”

    Additional Information: Email


    Neuroscience Seminar Series

    October 26, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Kyle Bohnert, Graduate Student in the lab of Dr. Ashok Kumar in the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology will be presenting a seminar titled: “Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) Pathways in Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis.”



    Green Tip: It’s Campus Sustainability Day

    Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Humanities Quad, Belknap Campus; Free
    Stop by the 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day fair today on the Quad between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your bike for a tune-up, batteries for recycling, and media and sports equipment for donation. Shred-It offers free shredding and recycling of documents, videos and disks at the College of Business circle. Sustainability Week continues Thursday with the season’s last Gray Street Farmers’ Market, with a special bike maintenance skill-share station with Falls City Community Bikeworks. Bring your bike.
    Additional Information: Full schedule online


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 25, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital, Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor (cc) Great Halls I & II

    Join the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, as we welcome guest speaker, Nikolaos Frangogiannis, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Microbiology & Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Frangogiannis will present, “The functional pluralism of fibroblasts in the remodeling myocardium.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Julio Ramirez

    October 26, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Julio A. Ramirez, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at UofL. Ramirez will present “Community Acquired Pneumonia in the United States: Incidence, Epidemiology and Mortality” focusing on the operations of UofL’s Pneumonia Study, data on incidence of pneumonia in the U.S., the current epidemiology of pneumonia, early and long-term mortality in patients with pneumonia,and future research activities in the field of pneumonia.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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