September 11, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Sept. 11, 2017





    Research!Louisville is an annual exposition of health-related research in the Louisville Medical Center. The 2017 event, Sept. 12-15, showcases scientific research, lectures and activities for scientists of all ages. Research!Louisville is co-sponsored by UofL, as well as Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation/KentuckyOne Health and Norton Healthcare.



    The National Science Foundation selected Dr. Sheron Mark, assistant professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, for the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Fellowship. NSF ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models that engage K-12 students in authentic experiences, which build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the information and communications technology workforce of the future.



    Research on microrobots and teacher training are among the areas receiving nearly $1.4 million in grants last week. Here’s the list of who got the awards and what they’re working on.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, September 11: More doctors are using robotic surgery. But they must be trained on how to use the robotic arms. The UofL School of Medicine is doing that training via virtual reality on machines that look like video games.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts available on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:

    Monday, Sept. 11: UofL nursing professor Luz Huntington-Moskos discusses teen smoking rates and e-cigarette usage. UofL Archives’ Carrie Daniels discusses “All In!: Louisville and World War 1” exhibit. UofL’s annual Guitar Festival and Competition – Stephen Mattingly.

    Tuesday, Sept. 12: Senior Erin Burke and Student Engagement director Pam Curtiss discuss Engage, Lead, Serve Board (ELSB) and student volunteerism. Major Aaron Graham from UL Police discusses campus safety and crime fighting initiatives. Christian Bush is a McConnell Scholar who’s been to China and Bulgaria.


    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. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel 

    This week: Conflicting sleep recommendations, no fruit juice for babies, vaccinations – pediatrician Dr. Heather Felton from ULP discusses the latest news about kids’ health. Patrick Possel and Shelby Burton from College of Education and Human Development discuss their research on parents’ and teachers’ impact on depressive symptoms in teenagers.



    Staff Senate to meet today

    UofL’s Staff Senate will meet from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today in Bigelow Hall, Room 106. All staff employees are welcome to attend these meetings.
    Additional Information: Website


    GRE strategy session/lunch/practice exam

    Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davidson Hall, Room 101; $20
    A Kaplan-conducted GRE strategy session, lunch and practice exam will be held on Saturday, September 23, all for $20. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending graduate school.  Pre-registration and payment due is due Monday, September 18.  Forward check/money order (payable to Psi Chi) or cash to Psi Chi, Life Sciences, Room 317.  Please include “GRE Session,” your name and email, along with your sandwich selection for lunch: ham, roast beef, turkey, or vegetarian. Once payment is received, you will receive an email with additional registration details.

    Additional Information: Madison Smith or Dr. Leonard


    Flu shot clinics this week

    Free flu shots for faculty, staff and students. Bring your UofL ID & flu shot consent form online. This week’s flu shot clinics times and locations are:

    • Mon., Sept. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shelby, Burhans 114
    • Tues., Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., HSC Dental School 119 a&b
    • Wed., Sept. 13, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Bigelow Hall
    • Thurs., Sept. 14, 7-10 a.m., HSC HCOC 110
    • Thurs., Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Belknap Speed School Duthie Lobby
    • Fri., Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., HSC Abell110

    Movie screening, ‘Holden On,’ to raise awareness of suicide and mental illness

    September 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center

    To help raise awareness about suicide and mental illness, the Dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH, was instrumental in bringing the movie, “Holden On,” to Louisville. The movie is based on the true story of Holden Layfield, a 17-year-old boy, who fights to keep his mental illness a secret. Join us for a viewing of the movie on Belknap Campus followed by group discussion. Contact Cards SPEAK for more information or if someone you know is struggling.

    Additional Information: Event listing, movie website, Cards SPEAK website


    Participate in the UofL Homecoming Parade

    October 13, 6 p.m., 3rd Street, from Cardinal Blvd. to Eastern Pkwy.

    Campus and community offices and organizations are invited to participate in the 2017 UofL Homecoming Parade, which takes place on UofL’s Belknap Campus. The top participants will receive trophies and will be announced at the football game. Register by October 9 to secure your spot in this homecoming tradition.

    Additional Information: Website, Amanda James


    School of Dentistry’s 34th Annual ‘William J. Mansfield’ Alumni Day

    September 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kornhauser Health Sciences Library – Auditorium

    The Continuing Education & Alumni Affairs Department would like to invite all dental professionals for an exciting lecture on ‘Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Worn Dentition,’ presented by John C. Cranham, DDS, PC.

    Additional Information: Register online, email


    Save the Date: Health Career Fair on September 20

    September 20, 3-5 p.m., CTR Building, Health Sciences Campus

    Looking for a health-related part-time or full-time job or internship position? Stop by the Health Career Fair to meet local employers who are hiring students. Direct questions to 852-6701 or email.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Nominate a student for the Student Orientation Staff

    September 20, 5 p.m.

    Nominations are now being accepted from faculty and staff for qualified students to complete the Student Orientation Staff (SOS) for 2018. SOSers help new students transition to UofL through new student orientation each summer. If you would like to nominate a student as a potential candidate, please complete this online form. Our office will reach out to nominated students with additional details about the opportunity.

    Additional Information: 852-7276; website


    Open dining at the University Club

    September 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $7.75-$13.75

    Dine at the University Club the month of September during “Open Dining.” This is a great time to consider membership. Our Pub is open Wednesday thru Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m. Game-Watching parties, Pre-Game Meals, Sunday Brunch, are only a few of the events you can enjoy. Ask about our promotion.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website



    Save the date: Benefits Open Enrollment begins October 16

    The annual benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, October 16 at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefits. More details will be released soon via UofL Today and a mailing sent to your home. Take a moment to check in Ulink that we have your most up-to-date mailing address.


    Training and Workshops

    Women Who Write Workshop: Conquering the Challenges of Writing the Historical Novel

    September 11, 6-9 p.m., Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1722 Bardstown Road, 40205; WWW members $10, non-members $20
    Women Who Write present a workshop with Sue Kelly Ballard, author of “My Blessed, Wretched Life: Rebecca Boone’s Story,” with strategies to place characters where conflicts and resolutions satisfy as an integrated whole. Ballard worked in the corporate world and as a professor. She belongs to the Filson Historical Society, the DAR, the Historical Novel Society, the board of directors of the Boone Society, and co-edits the society’s Compass newsletter.
    Additional Information: Selene Phillips


    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training

    October 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), East Classrooms SAC – E102 2100 S. Floyd St.; Free

    ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Participants must attend both days. Seating is limited to 45 participants. This training is a $400 value but is being provided free by funds from Kentucky Initiative for Zero Suicides. CE approval for MFT, SW, LPC and KPA.

    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website 


    PLAN hosts session for international graduate students about U.S. graduate education

    September 12, 2-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    This academic orientation is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the academic culture here in the U.S., including classroom practices, research, technology, teaching, and the support systems at UofL. A panel of international and domestic graduate students will share their experiences transitioning to graduate studies in the U.S. university system. Graduate students interestedin attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar listingMichelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Translational Training Series

    September 12, 3-5 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124; Free

    The Translational Training Series kicks off during Research!Louisville with Women Innovators. A panel of women entrepreneurs and innovators will discuss their experiences with the commercialization of university research: licensing to an established company and/or forming a new start-up company. Our panelists will share their lessons learned and will also discuss the “commercialization culture shift”—moving from academic research to working with industry.

    Additional Information: Email or email 


    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training

    September 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus; Free

    Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who work with radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.

    Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670



    Guest Speaker: A part of Research!Louisville 2017

    September 12, 10 a.m. to noon, KCCTRB, Room 124; Free

    Sigma XI Distinguished Lecturer Sandra L. Hanson, Professor of Sociology at Catholic University, will speak on: Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy. This presentation addresses the question of who will do science from a global perspective. It is argued that diversity in science results in better science. Cross-cultural variation in women’s access to science education and occupations is examined and sources of continued inequity are considered.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website 


    Histology Basics Seminar

    September 12, 10 a.m., Baxter II 038

    Get publication worthy results from your precious resources. The Pathology Core Research Lab is presenting a free Histology Basics seminar for research labs. The seminar will discuss tissue collection, fixation, grossing, orientation, sectioning and frozen tissue. There will be time for questions from our certified histologists. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP or submit questions to Debi Bauer at 852-5519 or via email.


    Lecture: Medical homes for children with medical complexity

    September 11, 12-12:50 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, HSC

    Jeffrey Lobas, MD, PhD will be presenting the lecture. He is a professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is Quality Assurance Director for their Children’s Hospital and CEO of The Institute for Transforming Healthcare.

    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003



    September 14, noon to 1 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, Health Sciences Center

    Tim Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC will present, “The Impact of Race and Spatial Deprivation on the Incidence and Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia.” Wiemken is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003


    Health and Wellness

    Take 20 for Get Healthy Now’s Mini Heart Walk

    Sept. 12, 12-12:20 p.m., Burhan’s Hall stairs; Sept. 14, 12-12:20 p.m., Kornhauser Plaza, HSC Campus; Sept. 15, 12-12:20 p.m., Cardinal Park Track, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA

    Get warmed up and ready for the 2017 AHA Kentuckiana Heart Walk by joining our GHN walking group for a half mile route on both Belknap and HSC campuses. Learn walking and hydration tips from our certified health fitness specialists during the walk. Suitable for all fitness levels. Walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Celebrate Whole Grains Month this September

    September is Whole Grains Month, and there’s no better time to discover all the delicious, healthy reasons to eat whole grains than Meatless Monday. These recipes showcase some of the many ways to enjoy whole grains for any course at any meal.

    Additional Information: Get Healthy Now Facebook, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755



    PGC Energy Tip: Know how electricity is made

    When you want something turned on, all you do is flip a switch, but how is electricity made? Coal/natural gas is burned by LG&E to heat water to make steam inside the generator at the power plant. The steam spins a big fan called a turbine, which rotates a big magnet around a piece of wire and creates a magnetic field that electrifies the wire. The electric current flows through the wire and is pushed out through high-voltage transformers and lines to school, work or home. Be energy wise daily.



    Infant scientists wanted

    September, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Davidson Hall

    HSPPO#: 053.06. The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.

    Additional Information: Kate Dixon, 852-6852, website


    Participants for Prayer Research needed

    September 12

    Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.


    Volunteer readers needed for social justice literacy project

    Adult Black male volunteers are invited to provide interactive read aloud experiences with high-quality, culturally-appropriate children’s books for children and caregivers in the UofL Pediatrics-Downtown waiting room. Volunteers will be trained and may choose to participate in an optional research study (IRB# 16.1279) about this experience, sponsored by the Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, directed by Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, CEHD.

    Additional Information: Dr. Ahmad Washington, 852-0628; Jarrod Druery


    Grand Rounds

    PED Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Grand Rounds

    Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bingham Clinic Conference Room, second floor of Norton Hospital

    Armon Perry, PhD, MSW, associate professor at Kent School of Social Work, will present “Engaging Fathers in Services to Children and Families.” This is a event and open to all trainees.

    Additional Information: Kelley Purcell, 588-0807


    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds

    September 15, 7-8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building, lower level auditorium, Health Science Campus

    The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is pleased to welcome David K.C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS, for the 6th Annual Laman Gray Jr., MD Lecture. Dr. Cooper is co-director of Xenotransplantation at the University of Alabama and will present, “Frankenswine, or bringing home the bacon. How close are we to clinical xenotransplantation?” CME credit will be offered and a continental breakfast will be served.

    Additional Information: Meghan Rozema, 588-7622




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