April 19, 2017 Announcements

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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    In 1996, the functions of the College of Health and Social Services were realigned, resulting in a separate Kent School of Social Work and a School of Allied Health Sciences. By 1998, Allied Health had given way to the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Paula J. Bates, PhD, was among the 175 Fellows inducted into the National Academy of Inventors on April 6 in Boston. A researcher with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Bates is both UofL’s and Kentucky’s fourth NAI Fellow.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Stress Management session this Thursday
    April 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Human Resources Training Room, 1980 Arthur St.
    Every day of our lives we face events that cause us stress. Although most of these events are minor in the grand scheme of life, there are situations that clearly can be considered major sources of stress. Chronic pressure can have a detrimental effect on everything from health and relationships to work performance and professional behavior. Attend for valuable strategies to manage emotions and cope more effectively with high-pressure situations. Register online
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Donation collection underway for Louisville Metro Animal Services
    Through May 9, Houchens LL Lobby: Dental School Deans Office
    Now through May 9, donations will be collected for Louisville Metro Animal Services. Fliers are available with list of acceptable items. Monetary donations also accepted.
    Additional Information: Julie Oechsli, 852-1489 or Laura McKinney, 852-1304
     
    School of Nursing Baby Shower to support birthing simulator
    May 17, 4-7 p.m., School of Nursing, 555 S. Floyd St., K-Wing, Room 3003
    The public is invited to a School of Nursing Baby Shower on May 17 supporting the purchase of a High-Fidelity Birthing Simulator for student learning. At the free event, you can watch birthing simulator demonstrations, play to win prizes, and enjoy refreshments. If you cannot make the shower, but would like to make a gift toward this initiative, please click here.
    Additional Information: Hayley Kappes, 852-1954
     
    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference – registration open
    May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with optional afternoon session from 2-4 p.m., Founders’ Union Bldg., Shelby Campus; $50
    The 5th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference registration is now open. This year, with respect to budget constraints and resources, the conference will be a half-day at half-price. Focused on leadership development, the May 19 conference will be opened by Dean Toni Ganzel. Dawne Gee, local news anchor and host, with be the keynote speaker.
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151, website
     
    HR
    Have a Question for HR? Reps will be on Belknap Campus
    Thursday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center
    The UofL Human Resources department is coming to you again for the next ‘HR on Tour’ stop. This Thursday, HR will be available at Miller Information Technology Center (MITC) in Bigelow Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Reps from each area of HR will be available to answer HR-related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5-10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour, including future dates and locations, is available online.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Knowing the Facts About Identity Theft sessions scheduled
    April 19, 2:30-4 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; April 21, 2:30-4 p.m., Kornhauser Library, Auditorium 103, 500 S. Preston St.
    HR will host Knowing the Facts About Identity Theft sessions on the HSC and Belknap campuses this week through our EAP vendor, Human Development. Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, typically for financial gain. The session will outline the various risks, preventive measures, and strategic processes to resolve the aftermath, should you become a victim. No registration required.
    Additional Information: 852-6258
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    2017 Grawemeyer Award in Education winners to discuss ‘The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education’
    April 19, 5 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    Authors Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy will discuss their award-winning work, which contends teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because those discussions help students understand diverse points of view and become more politically engaged adults. Their book is based on a four-year study of teachers and students and provides case studies that showcase the power of the deliberative process in helping students hone thinking, reasoning and communication skills.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
    April 20, 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Bacterial antagonism in the mammalian gut microbiota,” by Laurie Comstock, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208
     
    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series features ‘Nuclear Imaging in Biomedical Research’
    April 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    Dr. Haixun Guo, assistant professor of Radiology, School of Medicine, and member of the Center for Predictive Medicine at University of Louisville, will discuss PET probes for imaging the tumor microenvironment.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
     
    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 Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Join the Zumba dance party with Get Healthy Now
    Mondays, 6:30-7:30 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. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Medicine Grand Rounds: Drs. Rakesh Gopinathannair & Marcus Stoddard
    April 20, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, associate professor of medicine, and Marcus F. Stoddard, MD, professor of medicine at UofL. The will present “Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation” focusing on the role of LAA in embolic stroke and the rationale behind LAA closure, available technologies for percutaneous LAA closure, and cases and evidence on comparative efficacy of LAA closure vs. oral anticoagulation.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
     
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    April 19, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital – Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th Floor, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for guest speaker Andrew Lenneman, MD, Assistant Professor; Director Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville. Lenneman will present “Challenges of Left Ventricle Assist Device Therapy.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite
     
    Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    April 20, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Department of Neurological Surgery is excited to announce this week’s guest speaker, Dr. J. Mocco from Mount Sinai Hospital. Mocco will present “Cerebrovascular Disease in the 21st Century.”
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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.