January 27, 2016

Join us for this month's SMART Program to learn about the benefits of physical activity! The expert speakers for this program are: 

  • Rachel Keith - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Barb Stetson - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Sri Mokshagundam - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

February 25, 2016

Join us for this month's SMART Program to learn about the benefits of mindfulness! The expert speaker for the program is Dr. Jon Klein, Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean of Research at the School of Medicine.

March 16, 2016

The SMART program for March will be presented by Dr. Dave McIntosh, Associate Dean for Urban Health Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer for the School of Medicine.

While often labeled as buzz-words or lumped in with political correctness, the ideas of diversity and inclusion are important and have a great deal of research that demonstrates attention to these issues can have a dramatic impact on the work and lives of people.  In this session we will draw from the wisdom of Dr. Seuss as a starting point for understanding the nature of implicit bias, and build on these concepts to discuss how we can all be part of creating a space where all people regardless of their identity characteristics feel included, welcomed, and supported.  While this session will describe the published research on diversity and inclusion, time will also be spent to help participants understand the value of individual efforts in ensuring inclusion. 

July 28, 2016

The SMART program for July will be presented by Jeanell Hughes, Interim Executive Director of Human Resources & Assistant Vice President for Administrations & Operations along with Mary Elizabeth Miles, Director of Employee Relations & Compliance. The presentation is titled; Human Resources Update

The Human Resources Department has been working on a lot of neat changes!  Come in and listen to an update session with Interim Executive Director of Human Resources & Assistant Vice President for Administrations & Operations, Jeanell N. Hughes; along with Director of Employee Relations & Compliance, Mary Elizabeth Miles. 

August 30, 2016

The SMART program for August will be presented by Dr. Lorrel Brown, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Dr. Brown is also Physician Director for Resuscitation with the University of Louisville Hospital. The Second half of the presentation will be given by Janice Morgan, Paramedic with LMED and the American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator for one fo the largest Traning Center's in KY. 

Dr. Brown will cover the symptoms of stroke and heart attack in both women and men and discuss the importance of knowing CPR!

Janice Morgan will work with groups to train you on Hands Only CPR!  Be the difference for someone you love...learn how to perform Hands Only CPR to double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival!

October 26, 2016

The SMART program topic for October is Event Planning 101. The Presenter is Lindsey Gumer, Residency Coordinator in Pediatric Surgery with the University of Louisville, Kosair Children’s Hospital. Lindsey attended the Fred Pryor Event Planning Seminar as a SMART Boomerang participant. She will share what she learned!!

The Event Planning presentation will walk you through the entire process of planning a successful event of any size. We will discuss how to build an event plan, the six essential elements of an event, and how to manage your event from start to finish by paying attention to details and removing stress from the equation. 

November 30, 2016

The SMART program topic for November is Emergency Preparedness and Active Shooter Training.  The Presenter is Major Aaron Graham of the University of Louisville Police Department’s Support Services. Major Graham has been involved with the University’s Police Department since January 2010 and has been thoroughly involved in accreditation initiatives, researched and wrote grants that provided the ULPD with over $200,000 for the purchase of equipment, and helped to expand the Active Shooter education to ensure policy and protocol for these potential situations are understood and available to all in the University.

If an active shooter showed up in your building, would you know what to do? Even in this terrifying situation, there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and ensure your survival. This training will delve into the basics of what you need to know, and what it means to Run, Hide, and Fight. This training will help you develop a plan of action and prepare for the worst. 

December 14, 2016

Does STRESS dominate your every moment? Do you find yourself consistently TIRED and OVERWHELMED with the day-to-day requirements with no way to focus and energize?  What if you had access to information and assistance to help EXPAND YOUR FOCUS, GENERATE MORE ENERGY, and IMPROVE YOUR MOOD?

Interested in learning more? If so, then you are in luck!  See a demonstration of the Whil application and learn how you as a member of the School of Medicine have access to this resource to reduce your stress and make you happier, calmer, and more prepared.

Normally, an annual subscription cost is $150.00, but for students, residents, faculty, and staff of the School of Medicine, an annual subscription is free!