September 25, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Sept. 25, 2017





    Nine of this year’s new principals in Jefferson County Public Schools are graduates of UofL’s College of Education and Human Development.



    Tiffney Gipson, head of collections at Kornhauser Library, will make a presentation to the Medical Library Association Midwest Region’s annual meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in October on the importance of mentoring relationships for millennials studying to become librarians. Her presentation is based on her recent mentoring experience during graduate school while working at Kornhauser. Also presenting at the meeting are Clinical Librarian Jessica Petrey and Emerging Technology Librarian Lauren Robinson.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts. Segments can be found on YouTube.
    Monday, September 25: Lacey Parham is a student in UofL’s Brandeis School of Law taking advantage of the 3+3 program.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts are on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, Sept. 25: Dr. Vatsalya discusses his research on alcohol. UofL’s Youth Violence Prevention Research Center has received a $5 million grant – Monique Ingram discusses the program. Laura Morton and Dee Antimisiaris discuss UofL’s Dept. of Geriatrics and training for young doctors. 
    Tuesday, Sept. 26: Is playing sports worth the risk? Are black athletes being “used” by colleges and pro franchises? Those are some issues being tackled in Sports, Risk, and the Human Ideal forum. Philosophy professor Avery Kolers discusses. Andrei Tsygankov from SF St. University spoke at UofL about U.S.-Russia relations.


    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:  UofL pediatrics professor Dr. Gary Marshall dispels myths about childhood vaccinations and why teens should keep getting shots. Dr. Jesse Wright has a multi-media computer program to treat depression.



    UofL to host Voter Registration Drive on National Voter Registration Day

    September 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The Office of Student Involvement will join over 2,500 partners nationwide in hosting a National Voter Registration Day event in Humanities Quad as part of a 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. The goal this year is to increase participation in the 2017 state and municipal elections across the country by encouraging Americans to register to vote. Though Kentucky won’t have any elections until 2018, other states in which our students may be residents are.

    Additional Information: Website, Pam Curtis


    Online Info Session: MEng in Engineering Management

    October 11, noon; Online

    Join our online info session to learn more about our engineering management degree, connect with faculty and get any program-related questions answered.

    Additional Information: Website, email



    Bluegrass Regional Movement Disorders Symposium

    October 20, 6-9 p.m., Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, 40511; October 21, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Equus Run Vineyeards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway, 40347; Free

    Leaders in movement disorders from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania will share new developments in movement disorders. The goal of this course is to provide an update on diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia and gait ataxia.
    Additional Information: Website


    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series features Professor Vladimir Jakovljevic

    September 25, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium

    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series presents, “Cardiovascular and Metabolic Adaptation to Exercise: From Basic Science to Applied Investigations,” by Vladimir Jakovljevic, MD, PhD, professor, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia.

    Additional Information: 502-852-6231



    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


    New deadlines for the School of Medicine Basic, Bridge, & Collaborative Grant programs

    The School of Medicine Research Committee administers the Basic, Bridge, and Collaborative Matching Grant programs to provide financial support to School of Medicine faculty. These awards have been increased up to $25K for Basic, $40K for Bridge, and $50K for Collaborative with $25K in matched funds. Applications are accepted three times a year: Aug. 1, Dec. 1 and April 1.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-2553


    New deadlines for the School of Medicine JHFE Research Enhancement Grant program

    The Jewish Heritage Foundation for Excellence Research Enhancement Grant (JHFE Research Enhancement Grant) program offers funding to School of Medicine faculty principal investigators to gather new data to improve a previously submitted a multi-year, nationally peer reviewed grant application that scored well but was not funded. Applications are accepted three times a year; Aug. 15, Dec. 15, April 15.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-2553


    Part-Time Faculty: Explore the Flipped Classroom Model

    October 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)

    Are you curious about flipped classrooms? Jeff Hieb, Speed School faculty member and TILL Faculty Fellow, who has been interested in, and experimenting with, flipped classrooms for more than 5 years, explains the basics and shares his experiences.

    Additional Information: Website


    Training and Workshops

    BioRAFT training offered by Environmental Health and Safety

    September 28, 10-11 a.m., Room W 102, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free

    “An Intro to BioRAFT,” the online safety and compliance management system for research labs, will provide an understanding of how to access and navigate through the BioRAFT system. The target audience is Principal Investigators and lab managers who will be utilizing BioRAFT to manage documentation and training of lab members, chemical inventories, conduct lab safety self-assessments, and generate safety and compliance reports. Training for units or departments is also available on request.

    Additional Information: Tim Mulliger


    Arts and Entertainment

    Internationally renowned pianist Yekwon Sunwoo performing at UofL

    September 25, 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, UofL School of Music, 105 W. Brandeis Avenue; free and open to the public

    Gold medalist of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music” and hopes to convey those fundamental emotions to audiences. In addition to the concert, he will give a free masterclass 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 in Comstock Hall.

    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Start your day with protein on Meatless Monday

    A healthy breakfast can help you power through your busy day with focus, clarity and energy. Whether you’re looking for more stamina, working on staying focused, or trying to lose weight, a nutritious breakfast can be the key to success. Get your whole week off to a great start with a high-protein breakfast on Meatless Monday.

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


    Get Healthy Now offers mindfulness programs

    Drop in 5:30-5:55 p.m. (every Tuesday), Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd. Varies; UofL employees, retirees, and their spouse/QA

    Experience Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings in collaboration with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present.
    Additional Information: Facebook, website, email


    Barre Basics offered by Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for all GHN members

    Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.

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



    Participants for Prayer Research needed

    Research participants needed! 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 here.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    September 27, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Betty C. Villafuerte, MD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Familial Hypercholesterolemia.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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