September 19, 2016 Announcements

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Friday, Sept. 19, 2016:

    • North Korean defector captivates UofL crowd. Read more.
    • Health and Social Justice Scholar: Knowledge can contribute to cultural change. Read more.
    • Photos: The UofL School of Medicine hosted the LGBTQ Health Summit Sept. 12. View here.
    • Photos: UofL officials flipped pancakes Friday morning to benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk. View here.

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    Did You Know?

    Last week, UofL launched its first endowed scholarship fund for Latino and Hispanic students. The Al Dia en America Endowed Scholarship is offered through the Office of Hispanic and Latino Initiatives. It was established by Jose Neil Donis, publisher of Al Dia en America, Louisville’s Spanish newspaper.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    1.) WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    2.) Radio Show

    3.) Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    Miscellaneous

    4.) Fencing goes up around SAC today to prepare for construction

    5.) Distinguished faculty to be recognized Tuesday night

    6.) Surplus Warehouse hosting public auction

    7.) The PEACC Center relocates to the SAC

    8.) Health Promotion Wellbeing Central relocating to SAC

    9.) Research!Louisville 2016: Call for Judges

    10.) Update: REEF Polling Demo on the Belknap Campus

    11.) Information session available for post-bac pre-med program

    Training and Workshops

    12.) Update: iCLicker Demo/Training available for both Belknap and HSC campuses

    13.) Trifecta Training Series, first session scheduled

    14.) PLAN hosting workshop on formatting and submitting dissertation or thesis

    15.) PLAN offers workshop to help graduate school students

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    16.) Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series continues

    Faculty

    17.) School of Medicine grant program submission deadline set

    IT

    18.) New Information Technology Service Catalog coming

    Studies

    19.) Treated or untreated hypertension in children 6 to less than 18 years old

    20.) Childhood obesity in children 10 to less than 14 years old

    21.) Participants needed for blood draw study

    Health and Wellness

    22.) Indoor Cycling: Evening classes available

    23.) Get R.I.P.P.E.D. with Get Healthy Now

    24.) Tempeh, tofu, seitan and jackfruit: How to enjoy them

    25.) Shoot some hoops at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    1.) WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners about campus events. Segments can be found on YouTube. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts.

    • Monday, Sept. 19 – Dr. Michael Bousamra has an inexpensive breath test device that can detect lung cancer

     

    2.) Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (except holidays like Labor Day) on 93.9 FM The Ville; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Hebert hosts two weekly 30-minute programs focusing on research, programs, successful students and insights from UofL’s faculty experts. This week’s schedule:

    • Monday, Sept. 19 – Monica Wendel from UofL School of Public Health and Information Systems talks about efforts to understand and curb youth violence in west Louisville; Dr. Martin Huecker from UofL Physicians talks about heroin epidemic
    • Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Economics professor Jose Fernandez analyzes Louisville’s economy and jobs situation; Kira Taylor from School of Public Health and Information Sciences discusses her studies on the impact of smoking and stress on women’s ability to get pregnant 

    Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.

     

    3.) 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. 

    • This week: Dr. Craig McClain discusses new NIH designated center for alcohol research at UofL; Lee Bewley promotes new academic program for health care workers looking to finish a college degree; Fulbright scholar Ariel Weaver

    Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube.

     

    Miscellaneous

    4.) Fencing goes up around SAC today to prepare for construction

    On Monday, September 19, fencing will go up around the Student Service Annex in preparation for demolish of the Student Service Annex and construction of an addition to the SAC. The short-term metered parking south of the Annex and the parking lot north of the Houchens building will be closed throughout the construction. 

    Additional Information: Updates on the SAC renovation

     

    5.) Distinguished faculty to be recognized Tuesday night

    Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley will recognize dozens of outstanding faculty at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Brown and Williamson Club. The 6 p.m. event is open to the university community. The awards program recognizes distinguished faculty in categories including teaching; scholarship, research and creative activity; service; multicultural teaching; community engagement and others. In addition, new endowed faculty and holders of patents and licenses will be recognized. The winners’ names will be published Wednesday on UofLNews.com.

     

    6.) Surplus Warehouse hosting public auction

    October 1, doors open at 8 a.m., auction starts at 9:30 a.m.

    The Surplus Warehouse, located at 1901 S. Floyd St. on Belknap Campus, will hold a public auction October 1. The warehouse will be open for preview on September 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The list of auction items is available on the Surplus website under “Auction List.”

    Additional Information: Susan Carmack, 852-2986, website

     

    7.) The PEACC Center relocates to the SAC

    September 19; SAC W309-H

    The PEACC Center will be in its new location at the Student Activities Center (SAC W309-H) on the third floor next to the Floyd Theater starting September 19. Come by and see us.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    8.) Health Promotion Wellbeing Central relocating to SAC

    September 19

    As of Monday September 19, Health Promotion Wellbeing Central will be located in SAC W309. Find us in the treehouse behind Floyd Theater.

    Additional Information: Karen Newton, 852-5429, website

    9.) Research!Louisville 2016: Call for Judges

    October 11-14, Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
    Faculty and post-docs are needed to judge posters at Research!Louisville. Sign up for judging online.

    Additional Information: Anne Noe, 852-2553

     

    10.) Update: REEF Polling Demo on the Belknap Campus

    October 3, 1:30-3 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room

    REEF Education by i>clicker is a mobile-optimized engagement platform designed to facilitate student, educator and institutional collaboration. Come learn more about REEF Polling, Quizzing and Attendance.

    Additional Information: Register online


    11.) Information session available for post-bac pre-med program

    September 19, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 117

    Have you ever considered becoming a physician and thought it was too late? It may not be. Come learn more about our career changer program for college graduates interested in preparing for medical school. We’re seeking applicants with minimal pre-med level science coursework (0to 12 hours).

    Additional Information: Tonia D. Thomas, 852-2879, website

    Training and Workshops

    12.) Update: iCLicker Demo/Training available for both Belknap and HSC campuses

    October 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room, Belknap; October 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Baxter Auditorium, Baxter Research 1, HSC; Free

    If you want to learn more about iClickers come join the conversation during this informative demonstration. Glen Garrett with iClicker will be here to provide answers to all of your questions.

    Additional Information: Register online; Linda Leake, 852-4332

     

    13.) Trifecta Training Series, first session scheduled

    September 20, 3-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Building, Room 124; Free

    All are invited to attend the fall edition of UofL’s Trifecta Translational Training Program for Life Science Technologies. Each session focuses on a different aspect of commercializing research innovations. The first session of the five-part series features life science entrepreneurs Stephen Snowdy and Angus McLachlan discussing the importance of a compelling product story.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    14.) PLAN hosting workshop on formatting and submitting dissertation or thesis

    September 22, 3-4 p.m., Room 2022, K-Wing (Nursing), on HSC campus

    This workshop is for students writing (or anticipating writing) a dissertation, thesis, or a similar project for which a copy will need to be submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Participants will learn how to implement the university’s submission guidelines about format, layout, etc. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: PLAN website; calendar notice

     

    15.) PLAN offers workshop to help graduate school students

    September 20, 1-2 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus

    This workshop will focus on the distinctive demands of reading and responding to writing for graduate-level courses and research. We will cover concepts that can help you navigate your way through scholarly work, identify strategies for reading and responding to difficult scholarly texts, and understand professors’ expectations for how grad students are expected to use the scholarship. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: PLAN website; calendar notice

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    16.) Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series continues

    September 21, noon to 1 p.m., CTR 124

    The Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series presents “Treg response in Periodontal Diseases during Pregnancy” by Shuang Liang, PhD, assistant professor, University of Louisville Dental-Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Pizza and drinks provided. Limited seating.

    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair, 852-5596

     

    Faculty

    17.) School of Medicine grant program submission deadline set

    October 1

    The School of Medicine Research Committee administers the Basic, Bridge, and Collaborative Matching Grant programs to provide financial support to School of Medicine faculty. These awards have been increased up to $25K for Basic, $40K for Bridge, and $50K for Collaborative with $25K in matched funds. The next cycle’s submission deadline is October 1.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-7794

     

    IT

    18.) New Information Technology Service Catalog coming

    Information Technology will release a new IT Service Catalog on October 3. This Catalog will allow IT customers to request a variety of services or direct questions to the HelpDesk. All service request forms will be easily identifiable by category and the catalog will provide tracking tools allowing customers to know the status of their requests.

    Additional Information: HelpDesk, 852-7997

     

    Studies

    19.) Treated or untreated hypertension in children 6 to less than 18 years old

    IRB# 14.1112

    The Kosair Children’s Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (KCPCRU) is conducting a clinical trial looking at the safety and effectiveness of a potential new medicine to treat high blood pressure in children 6 to less than 18 years of age. Eligible participants may be currently treated or untreated for hypertension and will be closely followed by UofL physicians throughout the study. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel.

    Additional Information: Jackie Perry, 502-629-5123

     

    20.) Childhood obesity in children 10 to less than 14 years old

    IRB #13.0334

    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of an investigational product on childhood obesity. White and African American male and female subjects 10 to less than 14 years old who are overweight, obese or normal weight may be eligible. If a child qualifies to participate, he or she will receive the product or placebo and study related care at no cost. Compensation will be provided for time/travel.

    Additional Information: Molly Harper by email or at 629-4695 or 620-0000 (pager)

     

    21.) Participants needed for blood draw study

    IRB # 15.0856; Appointment times are Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m., and the study is ongoing

    UofL’s School of Medicine and the American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) are conducting a study that will use blood to study the effects of flavoring added to both tobacco products and e-cigarettes. We will do a one-time blood draw of less than 2 tablespoons. The study is recruiting healthy unmedicated young adults (18-40 years of age) who have never used tobacco. The study will be one visit that will last approximately 30 minutes.  Participant compensation will be $30 as a Swift pre-paid card.

    Additional Information: A-TRAC study personnel, 852-4236

     

    Health and Wellness

    22.) Indoor Cycling: Evening classes available

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

     

    23.) Get R.I.P.P.E.D. with Get Healthy Now

    Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    R.I.P.P.E.D. is specifically designed to challenge you and uses a combination of free-weight, body weight and resistance training that will make you sweat and burn those pesky calories off. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

     

    24.) Tempeh, tofu, seitan and jackfruit: How to enjoy them

    Foods like tempeh, tofu, seitan and jackfruit are taking the spotlight in dishes that are perfect for Meatless Monday meals.

    Additional Information: Meatless Monday website, Get Healthy Now Facebook, email, 852-7755

     

    25.) Shoot some hoops at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    See Group Fitness schedule for times; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Shoot some hoops and show us your jump shot. Basketballs are available for check out at the front desk during select times. Times subject to change. GHN Wellness Center Members Only.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

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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.