September 21, 2017 Announcements




    Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017





    Today’s visit by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch will mark the third time UofL’s McConnell Center has hosted a SCOTUS justice as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series. The other visits included Chief Justice John Roberts in 2009 and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas in 2000.



    Jonathan Becker, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, and Charles R. Woods Jr., MD, MS, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Both appointments were approved by UofL’s Board of Trustees and are effective Oct. 1.




    Free lunch to celebration CCU’s one-year anniversary on campus

    September 22, 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    Friday is Commonwealth Credit Union’s Membership Appreciation Day in celebration of its one-year anniversary on campus. CCU’s senior management team will be on hand to serve a free lunch of BBQ sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks.

    Additional Information: Glenn Griffin, 502-564-4775, website


    Call for nominations: Pride Week 2017 faculty/staff Ally Award

    October 17 deadline

    The students, faculty, and staff served by the LGBT Center announce the annual Pride Week Faculty/Staff Ally Award. Through these awards we seek to honor those who work alongside us every day to dismantle prejudice. The winner will be announced during a Pride Week event. Submit your nomination by Tuesday, October 17.

    Additional Information: Email; nomination form


    Support raiseRED at Kentucky Blood Center blood drive

    September 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Barn

    Join us at Kentucky Blood Center’s blood drive on the Belknap Campus; blood will stay in Kentucky and/or go to help areas hit by recent hurricanes. Mention “raiseRED”, and a $5 donation will be given to support UofL’s pediatric clinic, as well as oncology and hematology research. Donors receive a free t-shirt.

    Additional Information: Website


    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    September 21, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray St., in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences

    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine. Some items available today include: apples, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, pumpkins, honey, granola, eggs, soaps, lotions, baked and canned items, apple cider, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by 502Cafe & SweetNSavory. Special guest Matt Mattingly (musician).

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    Master of Public Health (MPH) prospective student information sessions

    October 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 103, SPHIS, HSC; Free
    The School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) will host information sessions to allow undergraduate, graduate, professional, and medical students to learn what the MPH has to offer in Biostatistics, Health Promotion & Behavior, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Population Health Management, and Global Public Health/emphasis on Maternal and Child Health. A session will also be held October 7, noon to 1 p.m., Belknap/Ekstrom Room W210. RSVP via email.

    Additional Information: Website


    Join the 4th Annual Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative

    September 22, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building

    José Carlos Aponte, PhD, NASA & Catholic University of America, will present “Organic Astrochemistry 101: Meteorites and the Orgins of Life on Earth.”

    Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Happenings at the University Club

    September, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4-7 p.m., University Club; $5 – $15
    Reminder that the Club is offering “Open Dining” this month. Also happening: Happy Hour each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening with live music performed on Fridays. Don’t forget $10 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy lunch for an amazing price of only $10 total.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    UofL Tableau Day at ShelbyHurst

    Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, Founders Union Building, ShelbyHurst Campus

    The event will highlight Tableau’s data analytics product, and will include presentations from users at the School of Dentistry and from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. The second half of the event will be a training workshop where attendees bring their laptops and we walk through a beginner-level training of the software. Register online.

    Additional Information: Alex Rice 



    2017 Spine Symposium Friday

    September 22, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Churchill Downs Trophy Room, 700 Central Ave., 40208; Free

    This CME and CEU accredited symposium will present a multidisciplinary approach needed for the care and treatment of patients with neurological spinal diseases in order to educate and inform healthcare providers about best current practices and future treatment and rehabilitation directions.

    Additional Information: Website


    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    September 21, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Dr. Michal Hetman, Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Pharmacology and Toxicology, Endowed Professor of Molecular Signaling at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, will be presenting a research seminar on “Neuropathic Viruses and the Nucleolus – a Fatal Attraction.”


    Training and Workshops

    Canning & Pickling Workshop

    September 22, 12-1 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus
    Don’t know what to do with all that excess produce from the garden? Canning and pickling are great solutions for preserving firmer veggies like cucumbers, okra, green beans, beets, carrots, radishes, summer squash, and more. Join us in UofL’s organic garden for a hands-on workshop about how to can and pickle vegetables so you can continue eating out of your garden all winter long. We’ll have some things to work with, but feel free to bring any excess produce you’d like to can.
    Additional Information: Canning & Pickling WorkshopGarden Commons websiteEllie Miller, 502-758-3834


    EcoReps Lunch & Learn Workshop with Dr. Brian Barnes

    September 22, 12-1 p.m., Room 300, Humanities, Belknap Campus
    Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability. Our first workshop will feature EcoReps Director, Dr. Brian Barnes, describing the program and how you can get involved. The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty and staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL. We provide training, resources, service and leadership for peer-to-peer sustainability advocates.
    Additional Information: EcoReps website

    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now puts the ‘kick’ in Weekend Kick Start

    Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Get your weekend off to a healthy and active start. Utilizing a combination of both high intensity cardio training and weight lifting, you’ll get a total body workout and a great outlook for the rest of the weekend.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join the party with Get Healthy Now’s STRONG by Zumba

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Non-dance based class revolves around high-intensity interval training, but still focuses on moving to the beat. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    September 22, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Center, lower level auditorium

    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome PGY-5 resident, Drew Garber, MD. Garber will lecture on his trip to Tanzania, titled “Hakuna Matata: Orthopaedic Surgery from a Different Perspective.”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    September 20, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Ximena Lopez, MD. Lopez is associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is also medical director of the GENder, Education and Care and Interdisciplinary Support Program in Dallas. She will present, “Evolution of Transgender Care and the Role of the Pediatric Provider.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Shirish Barve

    September 21, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Shirish S. Barve, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Scientific Director, UofL Alcohol Research Center at UofL. Barve will present “Alcoholic Liver Disease and Neuroinflammation: A Gut Reaction?” focusing on alcohol-induced gut microbial dysbiosis/gut-barrier dysfunction, and the potential of gut-dysbiosis/barrier dysfunction in developing effective treatment strategies for alcoholic liver disease/neuroinflammation.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Otolaryngology Grand Rounds

    October 6, 7-8 a.m., Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Bldg., 505 S. Hancock Street, Rm. 123
    Join us as the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders hosts Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman, of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco as he presents “Complications of Mandible Fractures: Learning from One’s Mistakes.”



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