September 20, 2017 Announcements




    Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017





    You can live stream the School of Music concerts and performances from its YouTube channel. If you missed the Faculty Gala last week, the official kick off for the new season, you can watch it online. Check the calendar for a full list of performances in 2017-18 year.



    Patricia Benson, AVP of Health, Wellness and Disease Management, is a founding member of the National University Wellness Summit focused on faculty and staff wellbeing. She co-chaired last week’s fifth annual University Summit in Phoenix along with representatives from Michigan State, the University of Iowa, Emory, and the University of Michigan. The university summit coincides with the annual HERO Forum on Engagement and the Emerging Workforce.




    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.



    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Social Work

    October 2, 6:30 p.m., Online

    Join our online info session and learn about the tools and strategies that can make your application stand out, connect with our academic advisors and get any program-related questions answered.

    Additional Information: Register online, email


    Clothing Exchange Project for Children continues

    Donations are being accepted for the UofL Student Parent Association Clothing Exchange Project for Children through October 6. New or gently used infant and children’s clothing and other items are being accepted as well as a list of items for student-parents. Send an email for a list of drop off locations, go online or call 852-8976.


    Mammograms for UofL employees available

    September 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Gottschalk Circle next to Shumaker Research Bldg.

    The mobile mammography van is coming to the Belknap Campus. Women must be 40 or over, and not had a mammogram within the past year. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed. UofL Insurance will cover 100 percent. Call Kentucky Cancer Program at 852-6318 to schedule your appointment.


    U Club hosts Happy Hour

    September 22, 4-7 p.m., University Club, $5-15

    Join us for Happy Hour with dinner and music in the Pub, Friday September 22 from 4-7 p.m. Music featuring Pat Younger will begin at 5:30 p.m. Pat plays an acoustic mix of country, blues, folk and rock. He covers music by local and regional artists and performs many of his own original songs. 

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, website


    Join Darrell Griffith today for Optimal Aging Lightning Round

    September 20, 12-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Center – 601 Presidents Blvd., free
    UofL offers opportunities to encourage and practice physical and mindfulness activity. In celebration of Optimal Aging Month, join Darrell Griffith at noon today for the Optimal Aging Lightning Rounds at the Get Healthy Now Center. This active and participatory session will sample salsa dancing, KORU mindfulness, chair-based yoga, and buff bones in 15 minute increments. You can see what works for you and how you can make these activities part of your daily habits.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Biology Dept. Seminar Series presents Dr. Sona Pandey, Danforth Center, St. Louis

    September 22, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
    Dr. Sona Pandey joined the Danforth Center in 2008 and is an associate member, Principal Investigator. She will speak on “Heterotrimeric G-proteins as key regulators of nodule formation in soybean.” She also directs the Research Experience for Undergraduate program at the Danforth Center that invites and trains undergraduate students from around the country each summer.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    CPM Seminar Series

    September 20, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, Center for Translational Research Building HSC Campus

    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “Burkholderia contact-dependent inter-bacterial signaling,” by Erin Garcia, PhD, assistant professor, University of Kentucky Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics.” Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students Pizza and drinks provided. Limited seating.

    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents  ‘Building Athletes, Preparing Champions’

    Sept. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139

    Teena Murray, director of Sports Performance at UofL, will speak on UofL’s future-focused performance ecosystem through the integration of novel advanced technologies, innovative athlete training and recovery paradigm, and elucidating physiologic mechanisms. 
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford, website 



    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.


    Training and Workshops

    PLAN hosts workshop on reading and responding to graduate level writing

    September 25, 2-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus

    This workshop will focus on the demands of reading and responding to writing for grad-level courses and research. We will cover concepts such as the genre conventions of scholarly writing, strategies for reading and responding to unfamiliar or difficult texts, and expectations for how grad students are to use the scholarship they read in class and in writing. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar event, Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Health and Wellness

    All aboard the InCycle Express

    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center;  Free for GHN 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


    Strength training orientation with a personal trainer

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with Get Healthy Now Wellness Center membership

    This unique opportunity is for GHN members to receive fitness instructions from a personal trainer. Our trainers will lead you through a structured series of workouts while providing feedback on your technique and form. Suitable for all fitness levels. See our September group fitness schedule for days and times.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join the Zumba dance party with Get Healthy Now

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Take the “work” out of workout and dance fitness. We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 20, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital – Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th Floor (CC)

    Join us for speaker Sohail Ikram, MD, Clinical Chief, University of Louisville Hospital; Director, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Program; Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville. Ikram will present “Physician Burn Out – Where Do the Cardiologist Stand.” Discussing the underappreciated problem among most physicians, especially in cardiologist and high stress specialties.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 22, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium; free
    Rangaraj Gopalraj, MD, Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at UofL School of Medicine, will present, “Bronchodilator Reversibility In Older Adults.” Learners will examine bronchodilator reversibility, how it is useful with asthma, and differences in use with older adults. CME credit will be offered.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499 



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