Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Research!Louisville is an annual exposition of health-related research in the Louisville Medical Center. The 2017 event, Sept. 12-15, showcases scientific research, lectures and activities for scientists of all ages. Research!Louisville is co-sponsored by UofL, as well as Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation/KentuckyOne Health and Norton Healthcare.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
The National Science Foundation selected Dr. Sheron Mark, assistant professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, for the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Fellowship. NSF ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models that engage K-12 students in authentic experiences, which build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the information and communications technology workforce of the future.
Research on microrobots and teacher training are among the areas receiving nearly $1.4 million in grants last week. Here’s the list of who got the awards and what they’re working on.
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
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts available on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
Monday, Sept. 11: UofL nursing professor Luz Huntington-Moskos discusses teen smoking rates and e-cigarette usage. UofL Archives’ Carrie Daniels discusses “All In!: Louisville and World War 1” exhibit. UofL’s annual Guitar Festival and Competition – Stephen Mattingly.
Tuesday, Sept. 12: Senior Erin Burke and Student Engagement director Pam Curtiss discuss Engage, Lead, Serve Board (ELSB) and student volunteerism. Major Aaron Graham from UL Police discusses campus safety and crime fighting initiatives. Christian Bush is a McConnell Scholar who’s been to China and Bulgaria.
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: Conflicting sleep recommendations, no fruit juice for babies, vaccinations – pediatrician Dr. Heather Felton from ULP discusses the latest news about kids’ health. Patrick Possel and Shelby Burton from College of Education and Human Development discuss their research on parents’ and teachers’ impact on depressive symptoms in teenagers.
Staff Senate to meet today
UofL’s Staff Senate will meet from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today in Bigelow Hall, Room 106. All staff employees are welcome to attend these meetings.
GRE strategy session/lunch/practice exam
Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davidson Hall, Room 101; $20
Flu shot clinics this week
Free flu shots for faculty, staff and students. Bring your UofL ID & flu shot consent form online. This week’s flu shot clinics times and locations are:
Movie screening, ‘Holden On,’ to raise awareness of suicide and mental illness
September 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center
To help raise awareness about suicide and mental illness, the Dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH, was instrumental in bringing the movie, “Holden On,” to Louisville. The movie is based on the true story of Holden Layfield, a 17-year-old boy, who fights to keep his mental illness a secret. Join us for a viewing of the movie on Belknap Campus followed by group discussion. Contact Cards SPEAK for more information or if someone you know is struggling.
Participate in the UofL Homecoming Parade
October 13, 6 p.m., 3rd Street, from Cardinal Blvd. to Eastern Pkwy.
Campus and community offices and organizations are invited to participate in the 2017 UofL Homecoming Parade, which takes place on UofL’s Belknap Campus. The top participants will receive trophies and will be announced at the football game. Register by October 9 to secure your spot in this homecoming tradition.
School of Dentistry’s 34th Annual ‘William J. Mansfield’ Alumni Day
September 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kornhauser Health Sciences Library – Auditorium
The Continuing Education & Alumni Affairs Department would like to invite all dental professionals for an exciting lecture on ‘Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Worn Dentition,’ presented by John C. Cranham, DDS, PC.
Save the Date: Health Career Fair on September 20
September 20, 3-5 p.m., CTR Building, Health Sciences Campus
Looking for a health-related part-time or full-time job or internship position? Stop by the Health Career Fair to meet local employers who are hiring students. Direct questions to 852-6701 or email.
Additional Information: Website
Nominate a student for the Student Orientation Staff
September 20, 5 p.m.
Nominations are now being accepted from faculty and staff for qualified students to complete the Student Orientation Staff (SOS) for 2018. SOSers help new students transition to UofL through new student orientation each summer. If you would like to nominate a student as a potential candidate, please complete this online form. Our office will reach out to nominated students with additional details about the opportunity.
Additional Information: 852-7276; website
Open dining at the University Club
September 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $7.75-$13.75
Dine at the University Club the month of September during “Open Dining.” This is a great time to consider membership. Our Pub is open Wednesday thru Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m. Game-Watching parties, Pre-Game Meals, Sunday Brunch, are only a few of the events you can enjoy. Ask about our promotion.
Save the date: Benefits Open Enrollment begins October 16
The annual benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, October 16 at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefits. More details will be released soon via UofL Today and a mailing sent to your home. Take a moment to check in Ulink that we have your most up-to-date mailing address.
Training and Workshops
Women Who Write Workshop: Conquering the Challenges of Writing the Historical Novel
September 11, 6-9 p.m., Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1722 Bardstown Road, 40205; WWW members $10, non-members $20
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training
October 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), East Classrooms SAC – E102 2100 S. Floyd St.; Free
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Participants must attend both days. Seating is limited to 45 participants. This training is a $400 value but is being provided free by funds from Kentucky Initiative for Zero Suicides. CE approval for MFT, SW, LPC and KPA.
Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website
PLAN hosts session for international graduate students about U.S. graduate education
September 12, 2-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
Translational Training Series
September 12, 3-5 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124; Free
The Translational Training Series kicks off during Research!Louisville with Women Innovators. A panel of women entrepreneurs and innovators will discuss their experiences with the commercialization of university research: licensing to an established company and/or forming a new start-up company. Our panelists will share their lessons learned and will also discuss the “commercialization culture shift”—moving from academic research to working with industry.
Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training
September 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus; Free
Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who work with radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670
Guest Speaker: A part of Research!Louisville 2017
September 12, 10 a.m. to noon, KCCTRB, Room 124; Free
Sigma XI Distinguished Lecturer Sandra L. Hanson, Professor of Sociology at Catholic University, will speak on: Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy. This presentation addresses the question of who will do science from a global perspective. It is argued that diversity in science results in better science. Cross-cultural variation in women’s access to science education and occupations is examined and sources of continued inequity are considered.
Histology Basics Seminar
September 12, 10 a.m., Baxter II 038
Get publication worthy results from your precious resources. The Pathology Core Research Lab is presenting a free Histology Basics seminar for research labs. The seminar will discuss tissue collection, fixation, grossing, orientation, sectioning and frozen tissue. There will be time for questions from our certified histologists. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP or submit questions to Debi Bauer at 852-5519 or via email.
Lecture: Medical homes for children with medical complexity
September 11, 12-12:50 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, HSC
Jeffrey Lobas, MD, PhD will be presenting the lecture. He is a professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is Quality Assurance Director for their Children’s Hospital and CEO of The Institute for Transforming Healthcare.
Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003
September 14, noon to 1 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, Health Sciences Center
Tim Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC will present, “The Impact of Race and Spatial Deprivation on the Incidence and Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia.” Wiemken is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003
Health and Wellness
Take 20 for Get Healthy Now’s Mini Heart Walk
Sept. 12, 12-12:20 p.m., Burhan’s Hall stairs; Sept. 14, 12-12:20 p.m., Kornhauser Plaza, HSC Campus; Sept. 15, 12-12:20 p.m., Cardinal Park Track, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
Get warmed up and ready for the 2017 AHA Kentuckiana Heart Walk by joining our GHN walking group for a half mile route on both Belknap and HSC campuses. Learn walking and hydration tips from our certified health fitness specialists during the walk. Suitable for all fitness levels. Walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Celebrate Whole Grains Month this September
September is Whole Grains Month, and there’s no better time to discover all the delicious, healthy reasons to eat whole grains than Meatless Monday. These recipes showcase some of the many ways to enjoy whole grains for any course at any meal.
PGC Energy Tip: Know how electricity is made
When you want something turned on, all you do is flip a switch, but how is electricity made? Coal/natural gas is burned by LG&E to heat water to make steam inside the generator at the power plant. The steam spins a big fan called a turbine, which rotates a big magnet around a piece of wire and creates a magnetic field that electrifies the wire. The electric current flows through the wire and is pushed out through high-voltage transformers and lines to school, work or home. Be energy wise daily.
Infant scientists wanted
September, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Davidson Hall
HSPPO#: 053.06. The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.
Participants for Prayer Research needed
Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.
Volunteer readers needed for social justice literacy project
Adult Black male volunteers are invited to provide interactive read aloud experiences with high-quality, culturally-appropriate children’s books for children and caregivers in the UofL Pediatrics-Downtown waiting room. Volunteers will be trained and may choose to participate in an optional research study (IRB# 16.1279) about this experience, sponsored by the Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, directed by Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, CEHD.
PED Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Grand Rounds
Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bingham Clinic Conference Room, second floor of Norton Hospital
Armon Perry, PhD, MSW, associate professor at Kent School of Social Work, will present “Engaging Fathers in Services to Children and Families.” This is a event and open to all trainees.
Additional Information: Kelley Purcell, 588-0807
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds
September 15, 7-8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building, lower level auditorium, Health Science Campus
The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is pleased to welcome David K.C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS, for the 6th Annual Laman Gray Jr., MD Lecture. Dr. Cooper is co-director of Xenotransplantation at the University of Alabama and will present, “Frankenswine, or bringing home the bacon. How close are we to clinical xenotransplantation?” CME credit will be offered and a continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Meghan Rozema, 588-7622
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