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April 21, 2014 announcements

by UofL Today last modified May 14, 2014 12:17 PM

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Health and Wellness

1.) UofL participating in National Bike Challenge

May 1 to September 30

Saddle up and ride for team UofL and be a part of something big. Showcase your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register as an individual rider or create a team of five to ride against your peers. Your miles cycled will count toward the University of Louisville total, as well as qualify you for great individual and team prizes. Our grand prize: a $400 voucher to a local bike shop courtesy of Get Healthy Now and the Sustainability Council!

Additional Information: Nick Pitas, 852-1234; Justin Mog, 852-8575; registration information.




2.) Fourth annual Student Philanthropy Grant Award ceremony scheduled

April 22, noon to 1 p.m., Chao Auditorium


Faculty and students from political science, psychological and brain sciences, and sports administration will present a small grant to three community organizations to help them further their cause. As part of their course requirement, students are able to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations and learn the importance of giving.

Additional Information: Website.


3.) Sigma Xi’s Bhatnagar Award Dinner set for April 23

April 23, gather 6:15 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., award winner 7:30 p.m., University Club, Mary Bingham Room

Dinner: $25 professional, $20 student

The Sigma Xi Bhatnagar Award for young researchers will be given to one of the following entries: Thad Druffel (Copper Ink for Conductive Films); Smita Ghare (Ethanol Inhibits TCR Signaling in Immune Suppression); Magda Kucia (Somatotrophic/Insulin Signaling of Embryonic-Like Stem Cells); Balaji Panchapakesan (Destruction of Breast Cancer Cells with Carbon Nanotubes); Mathew Spite (Diet-Induced Obesity and Systemic Insulin Receptor Deficiency); and Venkat Vendra (Visible Light-Absorbing Materials for Solar Fuels).

Additional Information: Christopher Graney.


4.) University business resources available at Delphi


The Delphi Center is pleased to make several of the University Business Training (UBT) online modules available to a wide university audience. These contain information that we feel is important information to share with everyone. The modules include: Sustainability, Endowments, Compliance, Information Security and Fraud Prevention. You may access these modules through Blackboard in the University Wide Resources section. You must log into Blackboard with your username and password.

Additional Information: Website.


5.) Thank you from UofL Cares Campaign

The UofL Cares Campaign continues to Rise to the Challenge! Faculty, staff, retirees and students came together to raise more than $275,000 for Community Health Charities, Fund for the Arts, Kosair Charities, Metro United Way, WHAS Crusade for Children and UofL. Thank you! Your gifts of time, talent and treasure have a powerful impact on our community. For those who supported the campaign at the Caring, Sharing and Leadership Levels, a small token of appreciation is in campus mail for you.

Additional Information: Lisa Baunach, 852-5159.


6.) Explore at workshop

April 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., iHub/Nucleus, 204 S. Floyd St.


Explore one of today's leading cloud technologies,, presented by the department of computer engineering and computer science and JAUST Consulting Partners. Learn how it can be harnessed to develop business applications in no time. The presentation will highlight CRM and Salesforce fundamentals, including data modeling, workflows, reporting and customized coding. Pizza and drinks served.

Additional Information: Register here. Contact



7.) Noche de Ciencias: 'Science Night'

May 5, 5 p.m., Chemical Engineering Auditorium (Ernst Hall Room 103)


Noche de Ciencias provides students (grades 6 to 12) a fun and interactive evening. Students are involved in cool science activities and parents are provided valuable information about engineering and science fields. Special guest will be Thomas H. Crawford (professor of chemistry, emeritus) presenting: “It's Not Your Grandparents' Job Market.”

Additional Information: Maria Carreon.



8.) Pediatric High Blood Pressure Study, 6 through 11 years

IRB #10.0306

The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and dose response of an investigational drug used to treat high blood pressure. Children from 6 through 11 years of age diagnosed with high blood pressure may be eligible for participation. Subjects will be compensated for time/travel.

For more information, call 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager) or email


9.) Research Study for Nausea and Vomiting after a Scheduled Surgery, Birth through 17 years

IRB #12.0552

The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and dose response of a drug given orally prior to a scheduled surgery that is used to prevent post-operative nausea and vomiting.  Children from birth to 17 years of age may be eligible for participation.  Subjects may be compensated for time/travel.

If your child is scheduled or being scheduled for surgery, please call 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager) to speak to study personnel or email


10.) Pain Study, Infants and Toddlers, Less than 2 years

IRB #12.0228

The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate acetaminophen given into a vein to treat moderate to severe pain in infants and children less than 2 years of age following surgery or an injury. Subjects may be compensated for time/travel.

Additional Information: Tressa Bratton , 6295820 or 6200000 (pager).


11.) Adolescent Fibromyalgia Study, 12 to 17 years

IRB # 10.0116

The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication being studied as a possible treatment for fibromyalgia. Adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia may be eligible for participation. If child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will attend 7 clinic visits over a 17-week period. If qualified, child will receive the study medication or placebo (an inactive look-alike pill) and study-related care at no cost. Parents may be compensated for their time/travel.

Additional Information: 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager).

12.) Pediatric Pain Study, 7 through 16 years

IRB #12.0192 

The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of an investigational drug used to treat moderate to severe prolonged or persistent pain.  Children 7 to less than 17 years of age who require continuous analgesia for moderate to severe pain for an extended period of time may be eligible for participation.  Patients will be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation in the study. 

Additional Information:  Karrie Kernen, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager).



13.) Biochemistry Research Conference scheduled

April 21, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614

Lee Schmidt, BMB graduate student, “Ras Regulates the SCF-B-TrCP Ubiquitin Ligase Via NORE1A.”

Additional Information: Janice Ellwanger.


14.) Chemistry Seminar scheduled

April 21, 2 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room LL-16

Free, open to the public

Xianghong Qian, PhD, department of chemical engineering, University of Arkansas, will present "Pathways and Free Energy Landscapes for Glucose Reactions from ab initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations."

Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798.


15.) Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminars

April 22, noon to 1 p.m., Dental School, Room 124


Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminars presents “Host-microorganism interactions are key events in oral health/disease status,” by Dr. Mahmoud Rouabhia, professor, dental faculty,The University of Laval, Quebec, Canada. Tuesday,

Additional Information: Gerard Buono.


16.) Seminars in Neuroscience Series scheduled

April 24, 4 to 5 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium

The Seminars in Neuroscience Series is pleased to host Gary Bassell, PhD, professor, departments of cell biology and neurology, Emory University School of Medicine. The title of his lecture is "mRNA transport, local translation, and fragile X syndrome." Light refreshments will be served.

Additional Information: Ruth O’Bryan, 852-8059. Website.




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