August 20, 12-1 p.m., CTR101/102.  Dr. Bruce Hammock, PhD, member of National Academy of Science.  Distinguished Professor, director of NIEHS Superfund Program, University of California, Davis, Califorinia, will speak on "Development for a drug for europathic pain increasing epoxides of polyunsaturated fatty acids blocks pain and resolves inflammation by modulating the ER stress axis. "  Additional Information: Craig McClain, MD

 Tuesday, Aug. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Shumaker Building, Room 139.  The Bioengineering Department Seminar Series returns with "The Process of Medical Device Development," featuring Dr. Paul A. Spence. Spence is a cardiac surgeon who completed his surgery training at the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal. He worked in cardiac surgery for 25 years and then developed an incubator in 2004 to bring innovative cardiac devices to market. Some of the devices developed include the Xpose cardiac surgery beating heart exposure system, blood pumping systems developed  with Heartware (now Medtronic), heart valves including the Lotus Valve (Boston Scientific) and the Sapien M3 catheter mitral valve (Edwards Lifesciences).  Additional  Information: Nancy Hansford  

August 21, 4 p.m., Baxter I, Auditorium. Please join us to welcome Andrew Stokes, PhD; assistant professor; Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Stokes will present "Contribution of e-cigarette use to the uptake of tobacco cigarettes in the youth population: Results from the PATH Study, 2013-2016."   Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162.   

August 23, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building.  The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Eric Skaar, “The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface.” Skaar is professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology with Vanderbilt University.  

August 23, 1-2 p.m., Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Bldg., HSC.   Webinar - Approach Section (NIH): Strengthen Your Grant Approval Odds  - You can get proven strategies to improve the impact of your Approach section by attending this webinar presented by Christopher Francklyn, PhD, an experienced investigator and NIH/NSF reviewer. Francklyn will walk you through how to design a clear logic flow within your Approach. He’ll breakdown the relationship of the Approach section to other sections of the grant, and help you design your Aims to ensure reviewers know what you will do, and why.  Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website .  

Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 2018 Headache and Epilepsy Symposium:  UofL School of Medicine, Instructional Building B, Room 115, 500 S. Preston St., 40202. Free for UofL physicians, faculty, students, residents, fellows and nurses; $25 for others.  Epilepsy and headache are among the most prevalent neurological conditions. Experts in epilepsy and headache from Vanderbilt University will join UofL faculty to update providers on recent advances in the management of headache and seizure disorders. These conditions are quite common in neurology and can be perplexing. Hosted by the UofL Department of Neurology.  Additional information: website  

September 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., Louisville, 40202; Free.  Experts from UofL Department of Neurological Surgery will review risk factors for aneurysm development and rupture, identify factors that influence treatment decisions for unruptured aneurysms, and discuss late effects of subarachnoid hemorrhage. A patient will provide perspective on recovery from subarachnoid hemorrhage, and Adam Arthur, MD, MPH, of Univ. of Tenn. Semmes Murphey Clinic will deliver the keynote on “Cutting Edge Treatment Choices for Cerebral  Aneurysms."  Additional Information: Website, Lauren Ellis, 502-588-2578  

Sept. 21, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Churchill Downs Trophy Room; free.  The University of Louisville Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce the upcoming 2018 Spine Symposium on September 21. This symposium will present a multidisciplinary approach needed for the care and treatment of patients with neurological spinal diseases in order to educate and inform healthcare providers about best current practices and future treatment and rehabilitation directions. Register online.   Additional Information: Website, Lauren Ellis.  

Departmental Seminars are listed below.

Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology Seminars

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Seminar Series

Cardiovascular Medicine

EpiHour Seminar Series (Epidemiology and Population Health)

Medicine, (Department of) - Grand Rounds, Or Complete 2017-2018 Schedule

Microbiology and Immunology


Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminars

Public Health and Information Sciences, School of

Speed School of Engineering