March 13, 2018 Announcements

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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

     

    DID YOU KNOW

    Dr. Linda Goss, DNP APRN, and Dr. Ruth Carrico, PhD DNP APRN, at UofL Global Health Center, have developed a latent tuberculosis infection clinic specifically to treat newly arriving refugees with the 12-week treatment regimen using Isoniazid and Rifapentine with directly observed therapy. This alternative process resulted in a 97-percent completion rate. Implementation of culturally tailored approaches to treatment of LTBI have proven to be effective in this vulnerable population.

     

     

    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES

    Sharon Moore, professor in the Kent School of Social Work, has co-written a new book titled “Police and the Unarmed Black Male Crisis: Advancing Effective Prevention Strategies.” Presenting both historical and contemporary discussions and coverage, this book provides an in-depth and critical analysis of police brutality and the killing of unarmed black males in the U.S. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

     
     

    Miscellaneous

    NIT first round basketball tickets for sale for tonight’s game

    The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Team is hosting the first round of the 2018 NIT basketball championship at the KFC Yum! Center. The game tips off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, against Northern Kentucky.Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, in person at the UofL or KFC Yum! Center box offices, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Prices are $20 premium seats and $12 Lower level corner/endzone.

     

    The Louisville Water Companies purity test are complete

    The “Boil Water Advisory” has been terminated for the Speed School buildings, south of Eastern Parkway. This means that water is safe for consumption.
    Additional Information: 852-0022

     

    UofL School of Dentistry offering free orthodontic consultations

    The UofL School of Dentistry is offering free orthodontic consultations and a $230 credit toward the cost of comprehensive orthodontic treatment, if started by the end of May 2018. This is available to children and adults. Call 502-852-5625 for an appointment. Please note this offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    UofL Institutional Review Board (IRB) upcoming change to the approval stamp

    April 1
    Any approval sent on or after April 1, 2018 where consent forms will be stamped will no longer have an expiration date on the stamp. The consent form will be stamped with an approval date only. The consent will expire if the study lapses in IRB approval. Enrollment cannot take place if a study lapses in approval.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail
     

    Dissertation writing retreat planned

    May 14-18
    PhD students from all disciplines are invited to apply for the 2018 Dissertation Writing Retreat. The retreat, which will take place in the University Writing Center in Ekstrom Library May 14-18, includes writing consultations, workshops, time to write, and lunch. The University Writing Center organizes the Dissertation Writing Retreat with support from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Visit the UWC website for more details and application information.

     

    Call for abstracts for the 6th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society

    April 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 218, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus; $15 Faculty; $10 Students & Postdocs (exact cash or check accepted on-site registration)
    The day will include scientific sessions with presentations by trainees and speakers, career lectures. It will end with a judged poster session followed by an awards ceremony. Trainee Oral Presentations from one undergrad, one grad student and one postdoc fellow will be selected from abstracts submitted by March 19. To participate in the judged poster session, abstracts must be submitted by March 26. The poster session will be judged with awards being given for best undergrad, grad and postdoc presentations
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite

     

    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium

    April 10, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Office of the Provost are sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 2.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail

     

    Free mammograms available at GHN

    April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., GHN Wellness Center
    The Kentucky Cancer Program and Get Healthy Now have teamed up to offer free breast cancer screenings. The KCP mammogram bus will be parked just outside of the GHN Wellness Center for ease of access for Belknap and HSC employees. Research of our campus community indicates that over 50 percent of women age 40 and older do not complete this potentially lifesaving screening. Call KCP at 852-6318 to get your appointment scheduled.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    The Spring Issue of Student Affairs’ Vibrations is now available

    Read about the new Counseling Center accreditation, student service events, the student voting rate award, Student Affairs’ reorganization, and much more. Issue available online.

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    Conn Prize for Renewable Energy winner providing lecture Thursday

    March 15, 3 p.m. UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    Jay Whitacre, winner of the 2017 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville, will give a public lecture March 15. An international pioneer in sustainable energy technology, Whitacre’s free lecture will begin at 3 p.m. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend. Whitacre, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, is known for his work with sodium-ion batteries, which are an economical way to incorporate renewable energy into the grid. While at UofL, Whitacre will receive the Conn Prize medal and $50,000 award at a dinner in his honor.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Training and Workshops

    Harriett B. Porter Culinary Institute workshop

    April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sullivan University; free
    Get Healthy Now is partnering with the Kentucky Cancer Program and Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer, to promote the Harriett B. Porter Culinary Institute – a free cooking workshop for churches, organizations, and civic groups. Learn a healthier way to prepare meals. Bring three to four people from your group, for a fun interactive day. RSVP by March 19 at 852-6318 or email.
    Additional Information: Website 

     

    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center remains open with regular hours during spring break

    Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m., Get Healthy Now; membership info/enrollment online
    Take advantage of your free time to improve your health, increase your strength and energize your body. GHN is here to help you meet your wellness goals and commits to providing the highest quality of safe and effective resources to do so.
    Additional information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

     

    Studies

    Research opportunity for women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in the last three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
    Help us understand how women are impacted by stress. Involves: one or two visits to the lab (2 hours total) and 30 minutes of home procedures. Women with a regular menstrual cycle are eligible. Ineligibility if diagnosed with a psychological disorder, history of having sought psychological or psychiatric treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding in the last three months, had a serious car accident, had a loved one in a serious car accident (potential serious injury or death). Compensation: 2.5 research credits or entry into a raffle for a $35 gift card (occurs every 20 participants). IRB: 17.1108.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665

     

    Sustainability

    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip – March is a ‘green’ month

    There are a number of “green” behaviors that we don’t always think about. Please don’t use the handicapped access button to open building doors unless you need assistance with building entry. These access pads do use energy to open the doors, but when people use it as a convenience, it lets the conditioned air out of the building and the outside air in. Use stairs if you are able, rather than using the elevator. Not only does this save energy, but it is also a healthier practice.

     

    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    March 14, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Kira C. Taylor, PhD, MS, UofL Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health, presents, “Genome-Wide Association Scans: Basic Methods, Findings for Endocrine Disorders, and Potential Impact on Clinical Practice.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237

     

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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.