October 26, 2016 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016


    Kentucky’s population is projected to grow more than 10 percent by 2040 although 66 percent of its counties are expected to decline in population, according to new projections issued by the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville.


    Jeff C. Falcone, PhD, associate professor of Physiology in the School of Medicine, will receive the Faculty Engagement Award at tonight’s Community Engagement Awards Ceremony. Falcone has helped launch more than 800 students into various health-related fields serving as program director of the Summer Medical and Dental Educaton Program. 





    2016 HSC Pride Week

    October 26-28, HSC Campus

    October 26, noon to 1 p.m., LGBT Health Certificate Dental Patient Simulation, Dental School, Room 125, RSVP; October 27, HSC Pride Week Cook-Out, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Courtyard; October 28, Pride Week Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Building (302 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.), sign up to donate and enter code: HSCPRIDE.

    Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109


    University of Louisville Institutional Compliance

    University of Louisville employees have a duty to report knowledge or suspicion of misconduct, violations of law and/or university policy or other wrongdoing. Reports of non-compliance may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: academics, athletics, environmental health and safety, financial transactions, health affairs, human resources, information security, privacy, and research. How do you report potential non-compliance?

    Additional Information: Website, email


    Power outages scheduled for Belknap Academic Classroom Building project

    October 30
    The demolition of Crawford gym and construction of the new Belknap Academic Classroom building requires two electrical shutdowns that will impact several buildings.
    On Oct. 30 at 5:30 a.m., a power outage will affect the Service Complex, Houchens, Thrust Theatre, Floyd Street Garage and the Natatorium until approximately 6:30 p.m.; Two 30-minute power outages will also impact 12 other buildings Oct. 30, from 5:30-6 a.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. The buildings include Davidson, Baptist/Interfaith Centers, Stevenson, Shumaker, Threkeld, SAC, Red Barn, Honors Program and the elevators in Jouett, Gottschalk and Ford.


    UofL Dining Services opens food truck on HSC campus

    UofL Dining Services opened its first food truck on the HSC campus. This food truck sits on top on the patio of the quad in front of the Instructional Building. The UofL Food Truck is operating Monday-Friday with breakfast service from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. and lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With the addition of this new dining location, the POD in Kornhnauser closed last week. Construction on the new Starbucks and Au Bon Pain is going well as both are expected to open before the end of the year.



    Benefits Open Enrollment Fair today

    Please plan to attend the benefits fair today at the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you can talk with benefit vendors and benefits staff. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information and to make your elections.



    Session: Explore Best Practices for Addressing Challenges and Conflict in Group Work Situations

    October 27, 12-1 p.m., lunch will be available starting at 11:30 a.m.
    Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom, Ekstrom Library #302

    How can we help students to function more productively in teams? In this session, faculty participants from the Collaborative Learning Faculty Learning Community will share best practices for managing and monitoring student groups to minimize challenges and conflict.

    Additional Information: Website


    20-Minute Mentor on-demand videos available free to faculty

    20-Minute Mentor Commons from Magna Publications offers on-demand versions of their popular programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. This resource is free for the UofL community. Topics include Student Engagement, Teaching Strategies, Technology in the Classroom and more.
    Additional Information: Website



    Campus visit of Cuban-American author, Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat

    October 27
    Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat will present the 15th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Exoticism and the Aesthetics of Diversity” Oct. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Elaine Chao Auditorium. Earlier that day, he will also host a poetry reading in English, Spanish, and Spanglish from 11 a.m. to noon in Shumaker Research Building Room 139. His books are available for purchase in the bookstore.
    Additional Information: Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034, website 


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    October 27, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Jason Meyer from the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute at Indiana University will present, “Retinal Ganglion Cells Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Facilitate the Study of Retinogenesis and Retinal Degeneration.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165


    Microbiology & Immunology and Brown Cancer Center seminar

    October 26, 12-1 p.m., Baxter II, Room 038; HSC campus

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and The James Graham Brown Cancer Center present, “Role of Exosomes in Cancer and Inflammation,” by Richard B. Bankert, V.M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo.

    Additional Information: Brooke DeGroote


    ‘On the Value of Boredom, Andreas Elpidorou, Philosophy

    October 27, 2:30p.m., Humanities Bldg. room 300

    By presenting and synthesizing findings on the character of boredom, its relationship to self-regulation, and the role of emotions in well-being, Professor Elpidorou advances a novel theoretical account of the function of the state of boredom and argues for boredom’s significance and importance in our everyday lives. Elpidorou is a 2016-17 CCHS Faculty Fellow specializing in the philosophical study of the mind and the character of consciousness, cognition, and emotions.

    Additional Information: Website, email


    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series

    Oct. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. Marcin Wysoczynski, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UofL, will present “Innate Immunity in Heart Repair.” Recent findings implicate macrophages as direct contributors to cell therapy-mediated myocardial repair. Nevertheless, it remains largely unknown how immune cells regulate myocardial repair and what determines their harmful versus salutary actions. The main goal is to understand how immune system contributes to repair of post-MI hearts.  
    Additional Information: Email


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now offers Yoga/Specialty Classes

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym: $40 Unlimited Classes for members

    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving classes like Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Build your core with Ab Lab

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 20 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Evening indoor cycle class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Shoot some hoops at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Basketballs are available for check out at the front desk during select times. Times subject to change. GHN Wellness Center Members Only.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    October 27, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium, HSC Campus

    Kathrin LaFaver, MD, will present “Spiders, Snakes and Dead People: Update on Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia” on October 27. Watch live on the web and receive a CME credit.

    Additional Information: Website


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 26, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – Top Floor, Great Halls I & II

    Join us to welcome the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation Distinguished Lecture, Ranjit John, MD, associate professor; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; surgical director, ECMO Program from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. John will present “Therapeutic Options for Acute Cardiogenic Shock.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt

    October 27, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Medicine Grand Rounds features Gerhard C. Hildebrandt, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Hildebrandt will present “Acute Graft vs. Host Disease After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation – A Long Known, Long Battled, Yet Still Not Vanquished Enemy.”

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825




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