Physio News

The University is ready for the release of the new UofL Folio program. The School of Medicine is excited about the program’s abilities as it will help us move forward as a great place to learn, work and invest. This program will be vital for accreditation reporting and provides for our Departments, School and University the ability to get a better look at all the great things our faculty are doing each year. SOM faculty support is essential in the success of this endeavor. As such, if you are able, we highly encourage you to take the time to attend the training, so that you can better acquaint yourselves with UofL Folio by learning the program’s functionality. For those not able to attend, we will have other education sessions available in the Spring for SOM faculty, and there are plans to tape the education session planned by the Provost office. The training will be offered on the HSC Campus (Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTR) 505 South Hancock Street, Suite 101 and 102); January 15, 2020, 8:30 am-4:00 pm (multiple 45 min sessions, 45 min each).  See: for session times.

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society will be hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs and School of Natural Sciences at Kentucky State University on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. The day will include scientific sessions with presentations by trainees and invited speakers, career development lectures and the annual business meeting. It will end with a judged poster session followed by a brief awards ceremony. Registration is $15 faculty - $10 students & postdocs, and is payable the day of the event. Oral presentations from undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be selected from abstracts submitted by Saturday, February 29, 2020. Abstracts for all Poster Presentations are due by Monday, March 16, 2020. Posters from high school students, undergraduate students, graduate stu-dents and postdoctoral fellows will judged with awards being given for best poster in each category. Poster size must not exceed 36" tall x 48" wide.

Irving G. Joshua, Ph.D.
THE BEST MEMORY SYSTEM: Remember every kindness done to you, whate'er its measure; Remember praise by others won, and pass it on with pleasure. Remember every promise made, and keep it to the letter; Remember those who lend you aid, and be a grateful debtor. Forget the kindness that you do, as soon as you have done it; Forget the praise that falls on you, the moment you have won it. Forget the negative things you hear about others, before you can repeat it; Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer, wherever you may meet it. Remember all the happiness that comes your way in living; Forget each worry and distress, be hopeful and forgiving. Remember good, remember truth, remember heaven's above you. And you will find through age and youth, true joy and love will abide with you!

School of Medicine 2020-2023 Strategic Planning to begin! Be a Part of the planning! On January 30, 2020 the School of Medicine executive staff, department chairs, and I will begin the development of our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, and the Dean would like to invite interested faculty to join our endeavor. Over the next several months we will develop our strategic plan around our school’s primary operational pillars of Education, Research, Patient Care, Community Engagement, Diversity, and Leadership & Stewardship. In addition, we will work to align our planning outcomes with those of the University’s Strategic Plan.
If you would like to participate in the development of the School of Medicine Strategic Save the date for January 30th from 8 am to noon, and send an email to Karan Chavis by way of reply to this email or at no later than January 10, 2020 to express your interest and to designate the planning pillar work group in which you wish to be included. If you are interested in being involved in the Strategic Planning process but are unable to commit to regularly recurring planning meetings, rest assured that prior to completion of the final plan, we will provide a review and comment period for the School of Medicine community in order to assure broad faculty, staff and student participation.


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As we begin the new year and the new decade, I ask the faculty not to forget the many contributions that our emeritus faculty have made to our Department, the School and the University of Louisville. They have all been leaders in research, teaching and/or services and have been instrumental in creating the outstanding reputation this Department enjoys today. If you have the time, please call or email one of your emeritus colleagues and wish them a happy and prosperous New Year.

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2020, the University of Louisville School of Medicine has instituted a new international travel policy applying to everyone, whether faculty, staff, or student. The objective for this policy is to ensure all documentation is submitted prior to Provost approval, within the appropriate time frames and that all travelers are insured according to University guidelines. Please note the following:

The School of Medicine Dean’s Office will no longer provide post-dated approvals for international
travel requests, effective January 1, 2020.

  1. Any international travel for university business done without obtaining prior Full Provost approval, will not be reimbursed for personal expenses and any hotel and/or airline expenses incurred will be absorbed by the traveler’s department.
  2. Multiple occurrences of failure to complete the full approval process prior to international travel, will result in a restriction on the individual’s capability to travel internationally using university-related funds.

As of Jan. 1, 2020 there is no cost to travelers or departments for CISI international travel insurance. Travelers are still required to enroll in CISI to receive Provost approval for their International Travel. Details on how to enroll are found on the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel's Insurance page.