Community Engagement News - Fall 2016

Community Engagement News - Fall 2016

Erica Sutton, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Surgery, has been named the director of diversity and community engagement for the Department of Surgery. Sutton volunteers her services with Surgery on Sunday, an organization that provides in-kind outpatient surgical and endoscopic care to income-eligible members of the Louisville community who are uninsured or underinsured. Sutton’s clinical expertise includes advanced minimally invasive procedures and surgical endoscopy.

 

UofL makes September the time to learn how to age optimally

The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville has scheduled a month-long series of events to inspire and encourage people to learn about the concept of optimal aging.

http://uoflnews.com/post/uofltoday/uofl-makes-september-the-time-to-learn-how-to-age-optimally/

 

UofL faculty and staff introduce at-risk youth to careers in health care, welcoming 26 students from the Shawnee neighborhood participating in 1+1=U Summer Youth Enrichment Program
http://louisville.edu/medicine/news/uofl-faculty-and-staff-introduce-at-risk-youth-to-careers-in-health-care

 

ISHOA spring lecture series concludes with lecture on sex after 60.
http://louisville.edu/medicine/news/lecture-on-sex-after-60-concludes-spring-optimal-aging-lecture-series-april-13

 

raiseRED Breaks Record for Pediatrics Research

In its third year, raiseRED, an 18 hour dance marathon organized by UofL students, raised $322,412.85 for pediatric cancer and blood disease research at UofL. The 2016 event, held February 26 and 27 on Belknap Campus, set a new record for the event, which supports the work of Ken Lucas, M.D., in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation.

raiseRed 2016 Total Reveal