August 16, 2017 Announcements

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    DID YOU KNOW

    Today is Move-In Day. More than 70 percent of UofL’s incoming class will live on campus this semester. 

     

    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES

    Gerald Dryden, MD, MSPH, UofL GI, is the author of this month’s cover article in Innate Immunity. His article is titled, “Immunopathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease: how genetics link barrier dysfunction and innate immunity to inflammation.”

     

    RESEARCH BULLETIN

    Four UofL faculty received grants totaling more than a quarter million dollars last week. Check them out here

     

     

    Miscellaneous

    Research DIY helps students with research projects

    Ekstrom Library
    The Libraries recently launched Research DIY, an online service to help students master many difficult research tasks and use the library effectively. It features unique, visually appealing infographics, short videos, and other materials to help students generate a good research question, find primary sources and use statistics, among other tasks. Consider including the link in syllabuses.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    FirstBuild MegaHackathon: Hack the Home

    September 9, FirstBuild makerspace, 333 East Brandeis; $5 per person
    Teams in FirstBuild’s 2017 MegaHackathon will spend September 9-10 trying to “Hack the Home” at the makerspace and microfactory, on the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus. FirstBuild, backed by Haier’s GE Appliances, expects more than 300 participants to help create the next generation of home appliances. Teams will be competing for cash and prizes.
    Additional Information: 852-0021

     

    UofL employee up for Mrs. America crown; voting available online

    Tyiana Thompson, a UofL employee, is competing in the Mrs. America pageant Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. Voting is now underway for delegates in this competition. Anyone who wishes to cast a vote for Thompson can do so through Aug. 21 online. The delegate with the most votes will automatically advance to the top 15 to compete in finals.

     

    UofL Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing

    Do you know an outstanding nurse from Kentucky or Southern Indiana? Nominate registered nurses for the fourth-annual UofL Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing. Nominations can be made online and the deadline is Sept. 7.

     

    Research!Louisville 2017: Call for Abstracts

    September 11-15 Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center

    Faculty, post-docs, research associates, residents, clinical fellows, research staff, PharmDs, graduate and professional students are invited to submit an abstract on their life science research for a poster presentation at Research!Louisville. Abstract submissions are open August 1-31. Submit an abstract online.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7794

     

    Research!Louisville 2017: Call for Judges

    September 11-15, Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center

    Faculty and post-docs are needed to judge posters at Research!Louisville. Sign up for judging online.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7794

     

    Research!Louisville 2017: New Category for Bioengineering Co-op Students

    September 11-15 Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
    There is a new poster category for UofL Bioengineering Co-op Students. Abstract submissions are open August 1-31. Submit an abstract online
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7794

     

    Calling for medical student and resident volunteers

    September 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kentucky Science Center; Free
    Research!Louisville: A Med School preview for biomedical students, UME, GME and L-WIMS, are partnering with the Kentucky Science Center for this fun event. Middle school and high school students practice some real medical content and meet students, residents, and faculty, and may consider a career in medicine.
    Additional Information: Dr. Karen Hughes Miller

     

    IT

    Sending secure university email – IT has new provider, process

    Information Technology is expanding their use of ProofPoint to increase the security of the University’s email system. On Wednesday, August 16, IT will initiate ProofPoint’s Encryption Secure Send to replace the old Cisco secure email solution. Users should recognize ProofPoint as our anti-malware and spam/phishing filter but need to be aware of the new procedure for sending and receiving secure, encrypted emails. Please check the IT website for new information.

     

    Faculty

    Junior Faculty: Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty applications due

    Applications are due for the 2017-18 Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty on Friday, August 25. This yearlong cohort program is designed to jump-start junior faculty members’ teaching careers by providing a rich foundation in evidence-based teaching strategies and research-based principles to foster student learning.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Studies

    Graduate students in psychology, medicine, nursing, and social work needed as survey participants

    IRB 16.1197
    We are interested in the clinical decision-making of graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology, medicine, nursing, and social work who have had some clinical experience with a client/patient. The online survey should take about 15 minutes. Those who complete the survey may enter in a drawing to win an iPad. Take the survey online.

     

    Adolescent MDD/Depression 12 to 17 Years Old

    IRB# 15.1189
    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug in adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have MDD or feelings of depression. If your child is eligible his or her participation will last approximately 10 weeks, including nine visits to the study site, which compensation for time and travel is provided.
    Additional Information: Trisha Aponte, 502-629-5539, website

     

    Drug resistant epilepsy and ASD/ CBDV oil 4 to 18 years old

    IRB# 16.0505
    Dr. Gregory Barnes, MD, PhD and KCPCRU are conducting a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational CBDV (Cannabidivarin) Oil in children ages 4 to 18 years old who have Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study consists of 3 (1 overnight) screening clinical visits within 28 days. If your child is eligible his or her participation will be a duration of 52 weeks which includes up to 18 (1 overnight) study clinic visits.

    Additional Information: Trish Aponte, 629-5539

     

    Health and Wellness

    Mindfulness without the Woo Woo

    Four Tuesdays: Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 4-5:15 p.m., Conference Room 116 , Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults
    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in four weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now.
    Additional Information: Email to register

     

    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 August 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
    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
     

    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

     

    Sustainability

    Green Tip: What’s better than a UofL Parking Permit?

    Instead of sinking another $296 to $620 into renewing a parking permit, why not try a cheaper, healthier, cleaner way? Try these commute options: 1) Ride any TARC bus free with UofL ID 2) Carpool: Find and offer rides with Cardinal Directions 3) Borrow wheels when you need them with UofL Bike-Share (free daily check-out); UofL Car-Share; or the new LouVelo bikeshare offering UofL half-priced $7.50 monthly memberships with gift code CARDBIKE.

     

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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.