April 27, 2017 Announcements

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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    The Kentucky Racing Health Services Center, a nonprofit clinic run by the University of Louisville School of Nursing, has been recognized as an innovative clinical model by the American Academy of Nursing. The clinic serves low-income thoroughbred racing industry workers and their families. The designation recognizes innovative, evidence-based and nurse-designed care models that have shown significant clinical and financial outcomes.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    The Metro United Way and the Mayor’s Office hosted a community breakfast on behalf of the Ready for K Alliance, where Jill Jacobi-Vessels, director of the Early Learning Campus, was a moderator for the discussion panel. Jacobi-Vessels also served as a panelist for the Kentucky Girl STEM Collaborative Conference, which focused on ways to engage young women in STEM fields.
     
    RESEARCH BULLETIN
    It was a big week for UofL researchers. UofL received nine grants totaling nearly $1.7 million. See who got the awards and the projects they’re working on here.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Summer parking update
    From May 4 through June 30, all valid blue and green parking permits may park in the Orange permit areas next to Miller Hall and the Floyd Street Garage.
    Additional Information: 852-7275
     
    Summer Camps at the Speed Art Museum
    June through August, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with optional extended care; The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.; $200 per week-long camp for UofL faculty and staff
    Week-long day camps offer a variety of hands-on activities that encourage children and teens to be creative thinkers, art makers, and playful collaborators. Spots are still available for ages 8-14. Registration is open now and can be done online.
    Additional Information: Anna Alger, 502-634-2968
     
    Special Procedures Laboratory, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, to resume accepting fresh muscle, nerve biopsies
    May 1
    For your convenience, the specimen collection/transportation protocol and the muscle/nerve biopsy requisition form are both available to download from our website. If you have any questions or need further instructions, send an email or call 852-5519.
     
    Paid UofL Sustainability Internships available in 2017-18
    Know students with a passion for advancing environmental, social & economic stewardship on campus? Please let them know that UofL’s Sustainability Council will offer paid internships in 2017-18. Interns work up to 10 hours/week throughout the year on tangible projects developed with supervisors from the Council. Positions available include: Zero Waste Intern, and Sustainability Communications Intern. Applications due August 23.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference – register today
    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
    Register today for the 5th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference. This year, with respect to budget constraints and resources, the conference will be a half-day at half-price. The DISC assessment will provide insights in the session “Leverage Self-Awareness to Effectively Lead Other” by Maryanne Honeycutt Elliott, Delphi Center. Visit the website for the full program.
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151, website
     
    Encourage your students to apply for the Anne Braden Institute’s Social Justice Research Paper Awards
    May 2, 4 p.m., Anne Braden Institute, Ekstrom Library Room 258, Belknap Campus
    Students from any discipline are encouraged to apply. $300 awarded to best graduate essay and $100 each for two best undergraduate essays. Application form and full details available online.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-6142
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar
    April 27, 4-5 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium; Free
    Dr. Jingsong Zhou,Professor of Physiology from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, will present a seminar titled, “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a systemic disorder of multiple-organ crosstalk.”
     
    Training and Workshops
    Webinar: The logical framework that holds your grant proposal together
    April 28, 2-3 p.m., Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC; Free 
    You will gain knowledge on: Using the Specific Aims page as a “foundation” during the writing of the application; The essential components of the Specific Aims page and how to write them; How many Aims should you include? Explain the importance of the Specific Aims page relative to the other parts of the application; The importance – or not – of the hypothesis during the writing of your Specific Aims page; and How to use your Specific Aims page to convince reviewers your work has Impact.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website
     
    Sustainability
    Green Tip: Next year, give up your parking spot and earn a bike
    Apply by Aug. 9
    All staff, faculty and students willing to forgo a UofL parking permit for the next 2 years are eligible to earn a $400 bike shop voucher. The 2017 applications are due Aug. 9. Instead of driving to campus, you can bike, walk, ride any TARC bus free with UofL ID, or find carpools through the new Cardinal Directions service. While on campus, you can borrow wheels with UofL Bike-Share and UofL Car-Share.
    Additional Information: Earn-A-Bike ProgramTARCCardinal DirectionsUofL Bike-ShareUofL Carshare
     
    Pedal for Team UofL in the National Bike Challenge and win
    May 1 through Sept. 30, 2017
    May is Bike Month, so saddle up, Cards. Join the National Bike Challenge from May 1 to Sept. 30 and be a part of something big. All miles cycled will count toward the UofL total, and qualify you for individual and team prizes. The grand prize is a $400 bike shop voucher courtesy of Get Healthy Now & the Sustainability Council.
    Additional Information: UofL Bike Commuter Resourcesregister for the National Bike ChallengeJoin Team UofL
     
    Health and Wellness
    Work up a sweat with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Are you ready for a workout that’s intense, incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements? This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body, while having fun. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Relax and splash with Get Healthy Now Water Fitness
    Summer session: May 2–May 26, Tuesday/Thursday, noon to 12:45 p.m., Natatorium; Free, UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 summer semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, relief from joint pain and more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not).
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Grand Rounds-Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
    April 28, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    One of our REI fellows, Dr. Kara Ehlers, will present, “Beyond AMH: Understanding the Psychological Impact of Infertility”. She will discuss the prevalence of depression among couples presenting for infertility eval, identify the psychological barriers to seeking infertility evaluation and treatment and review options for identifying patients at risk for an occult psychological disorder.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463
     
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    April 28, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 8th Annual Butterflies for Maddie Pulmonology Lectureship featuring Joshua D. Sparks, MD. Sparks is assistant professor in the department of pediatrics as well as medical director for pediatric heart failure, ventricular assist device and transplantation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He will be presenting “Thoracic Transplantation: The Good, The Bad, and The Challenge.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
     
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    April 28, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome guest speaker Terry Axelrod, MD MSc FRCSC, Professor, Division of Orthopaedics, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto. Axelrod will lecture on “The Evolution of Distal Radius Fracture Care.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
     
    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
    April 28, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, Associate Professor, UofL School of Medicine, and Marcus Stoddard, MD, Professor of Medicine, UofL School of Medicine, will present, “Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
     
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