October 3, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017





    The Speed School of Engineering is part of the prestigious $160 million National Science Foundation National Nanotechnology Network. It is one of only 16 universities nationwide to be part of the network. Other universities include Harvard, Stanford and Duke.



    Mary Pat McCallister, manager of Regulatory Affairs in the Department of Radiology, has passed the AAPC compliance certification. The certification demonstrates that you “understand the key requirements needed to effectively develop, implement, and monitor a health care compliance program for your practice based on governmental regulatory guidelines. This includes being knowledgeable in compliance reviews, audits, risk assessments, and staff education and training.” 




    President Postel hosting open forum on Belknap today; HSC forum is Thursday

    Tuesday, Oct.3, 2 p.m., Middleton Theater, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus

    UofL Interim President Greg Postel will host an open forum for the university community today. During the forum, he will take employee input into the future direction of the university. A second forum will be held on the HSC Campus on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon in the HSC Auditorium. The forums will be livestreamed at http://uofl.me/UL-Video.


    Business Services/ULPD Cookout is Wednesday, Oct. 4

    Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside between ULPD, Commonwealth Credit Union and the parking garage
    A cookout will be held Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to welcome back students. Staff and faculty are also welcome. It will include free food (hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, cookies and drinks), as well as music, games and door prizes. The event is sponsored by the UofL Police Department, Business Services, Aramark Dining and Commonwealth Credit Union.


    Meeting the health care needs of LGBT older adults

    October 31, noon to 1 p.m., HSC Auditorium, Kornhauser Library; Free

    The 2017 Pride Week HSC Campus keynote address will feature leading scholar and researcher Noell Rowan, PhD, addressing the unique challenges of the aging LGBT population, the clinical and social needs of LGBT communities and specific strategies professionals can employ to improve the health of LGBT populations, especially in later life. A part of the LGBT Health Certificate and Grand Rounds for the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine; the community also is invited. Lunch provided with registration by the School of Public Health and Information Sciences Student Council.

    Additional Information: Website


    CIK-FY17 Annual Report available online

    The Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK) has just released its Annual Report highlighting the institute’s diverse research projects and activities from fiscal year 2017. Interactive copies are available on the CIK website.

    Additional Information: Sherry Duffy, 852-8087



    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    October 6, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus

    Susan Kauzlarich, PhD, University of California-Davis, will present, “Applications of Zintl Phases for Direct Thermal to Electrical Energy.”

    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Biology Dept. Seminar Series Presents Dr. Shizuka Uchida, UofL

    October 6, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Building
    Uchida, who joined the Cardiovascular Innovative Institute at the University of Louisville in August of 2016, will present “Long Non-Coding RNAs.” Recent studies show that non-coding RNAs are functional as in the case of microRNAs. Although lncRNAs are of great interested in the research community, their functions are largely unknown. Uchida’s talk will highlight his recent work to understand the functions of lncRNAs, by employing both dry (bioinformatics) and wet (biology) laboratory techniques.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Training and Workshops

    Free Training for Commercializing Life-Science Innovations

    October 3, 3-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124; Free
    All are invited to attend an informative presentation by industry experts. Learn what it takes to bring health-related products to market in the 3-part presentation: Securing intellectual property protection; gaining FDA approval; and achieving reimbursement success. These sessions have been designed to help researchers prepare applications for UofL’s translational grant programs, including NIH and NSF grants and SBIR/STTR applications.
    Additional Information: Email 

    iClicker Cloud Demo

    November 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room (Rm: 302); Free
    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


    iClicker Classic Demo

    November 7, 3-4 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room (Rm: 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. Register online
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332


    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    October 5, 1-3 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    “An Introduction to Grant Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger


    Health and Wellness

    First Friday Salsa at Five

    October 6, 5-6 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd., Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses, QAs

    Laugh, dance, and de-stress with our First Friday Salsa at GHN. Enjoy learning the basic moves of merengue and salsa with Cherie Lanier.  Walk-in or email Paula Kommor for calendar appointment reminders.


    Congrats to Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month

    Congratulations to Steve and Lisa Lindsey for being Get Healthy Now’s Members of the Month for October. This month’s theme is Mental Health and Sustainability. Additional Information about Steve and Lisa’s Story is available online.


    Group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. Specialty classes no longer have a fee; all group fitness classes are free. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

    Biometric screenings for Health Science Center

    Wednesdays only, October 4 – November 15, 7:30 to 11 a.m., Nursing Building/ K-Wing Room 2017

    Get ready for 2018 Open Enrollment. Make an appointment with Get Healthy Now for a free, optional biometric screening. Screenings provide your personal health data, including blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements, and cholesterol/glucose. Use this information to complete the online health assessment during Open Enrollment, required annually for GHN participation to earn the monthly premium incentive. Appointment required and spots are limited – schedule yours today.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 5: Social justice and electricity generation

    Most people do not think about the social consequences of generating electricity. There are LG&E power plants at Cane Run (natural gas), Mill Creek (coal) and Trimble County (coal) to supply the energy needs of our community. The families and children who live near the power stations receive the majority of the pollution, particulates and dust emissions. As electricity is directed across the area on the grid, we should be aware of the people who live near the power plants and conserve energy. Visit the Partnership for a Green City website and click on Lou’s Energy Challenge.

    Additional Information: Brent Fryrear


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    October 4, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038

    Join us as Stephen J. Winters, MD, UofL Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Klinefelter Syndrome 75 Years Later.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette



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