July 3, 2017 Announcements

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    DID YOU KNOW

    UofL’s School of Dentistry ranked 13th nationally in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funding for 2016.

     

    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES

    Stephan Gohmann, economics professor and chairman of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise, penned a piece featured in “The American Spectator” titled “Let’s Fully Deregulate the Airline Industry.” The article is available online

     

     

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, July 3: A UofL researcher is looking at ways to give drivers more time to decide whether to accelerate or stop when traffic lights turn yellow.

     

    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday, July 3: Scientists, including UofL’s Michele Kosiewicz, are discovering microbiota and gut bacteria can help or hurt overall health. Kosiewicz is studying its impact on lupus. Lora Haynes talks about a resiliency project aimed at Louisville’s homeless and the residents of Flint, Michigan.
    Tuesday, July 4: UofL employee Tyiana Thompson is crowned Mrs. Kentucky. She talks about her job and title. Gary Hoyle is doing research on lung irritants, specifically chlorine, and a possible way to cut the damage. Peter Zeihan spoke at UofL as part of the McConnell Center’s series on the presidency.

     

    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: Half of Americans who reach age 85 have dementia. Karen Robinson from UofL School of Nursing talks about the toll on their caregivers. Meliha Hrustanovic-Kadic came to America when she was 8. Now she’s a grad of UofL School of Medicine.

     

    Miscellaneous

    Street closures planned on Preston Street downtown

    In order to tie in a sanitary sewer line, Preston Street will be closed on the weekends of July 8-9 and, if needed, July 15-16. Parking will not be available on Preston Street on these weekends, and vehicular traffic will not be able to pass from Muhammad Ali to Chestnut on Preston. All city-required signage and barricades will be in place on the surrounding streets and pedestrians will have normal access.

     

    HR

    Disposition of candidates reason training video available

    The disposition of candidates is the process in which the employer identifies the reasons why eliminated candidates were not hired for a position. Accurate documentation of disposition reasons for all candidates in a search is vital to maintaining full compliance with federal regulations. A listing of disposition reason codes have been added to PeopleSoft to facilitate this process. Please visit our website to view the 7-minute disposition reason training video and supplemental documents.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Using PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions

    All staff and faculty job openings must be posted through PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions. To assist with the transition back to PeopleSoft for some users that have previously used Consensus, visit our HR website for online resources, including a sample applicant tracking matrix, training materials and more. You can also find future dates/times for PeopleSoft refresher training classes, and additional materials such as sample interview questions and other guides.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Applicant tracking changes for new fiscal year

    The new fiscal year brings two important changes to the university’s applicant tracking process, (1) the sole use of PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions and (2) the addition of reason codes for the disposition of candidates. We understand there is currently a hiring freeze for many faculty and staff positions. However, please keep these changes in mind for future postings or positions not affected by the freeze.
    Additional Information: Human Resources Employment Team, 852-6258

     

    Health and Wellness

    The GHN Wellness Center closed on Independence Day

    The GHN Wellness Center will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Normal hours of operation will resume Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

     

    Sustainability

    Green Tip: Megabus moves closer to HSC for convenient intercity connections

    Forget flying or driving – leaving town with minimal pollution, expense and hassle just got easier. Megabus has relocated its pick-up point closer to UofL, on E. Broadway at Brook St. (under I-65 overpass for a protected waiting area during inclement weather). The carrier offers express service to over 120 cities for as low as $1/trip with Wi-Fi, at-seat plugs and panoramic windows. Daily northbound departures go to Indianapolis/Chicago and southbound departures to Nashville/Chattanooga/Atlanta.
    Additional Information: MegabusUofL Sustainable Transportation

     

    Studies

    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study

    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba,PhD/Amit Dwivedi,MD
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801

     

    Minimally Invasive Option to Treat Severe Aortic Stenosis in New Patient Population

    The UofL Cardiothoracic Surgery/Cardiology Department is seeking patients over age 18 diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis.  Patients with low surgical mortality risk may be eligible to participate in a randomized study comparing a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device option to open-heart surgery.  TAVR procedure is generally performed “awake” using minimal sedation and requires no sternal incision.  (IRB #16.0249)  Principal Investigators are Kendra Grubb, MD and Michael Flaherty, MD.

    Additional Information: Anne Marie Webb, 587-4106

     

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    Alicia Kelso
    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.