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Aug. 14, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Aug. 14. They are in the Aug. 15 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) 2013 Welcome Back Resource Fair
2.) After Clinic Neurosciences Research Coffee Hour
3.) Cardiovascular Forum

Grand Rounds
4.) Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
5.) Pediatrics
6.) Orthopaedic Surgery
7.) Family & Geriatric Medicine

Information Technology
8.) Email may experience slow performance Friday night

Miscellaneous
9.) UofL Alert test set for Friday, Aug. 30

Studies
10.) APRON trial for severe nausea
11.) Pediatric Pain Study

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) 2013 Welcome Back Resource Fair
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Aug. 28 Red Barn Plaza; Table reservation deadline: Aug. 22.
Free
Help us welcome our students back at the 2013 Welcome Back Resource Fair. This is an invitation to any UofL Department or service that would like to reserve a table at the fair to showcase your department to our students. Each year more than 1,500 students attend this event. Come on out and join the fun.
Additional Information: To reserve a table, contact Julie Onnembo.

2.) After Clinic Neurosciences Research Coffee Hour
5 p.m. Aug. 15 Health Care Outpatient Clinic, 401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 600
Free
Kwan-Jin Jung, an MRI physiologist at UofL School of Medicine, will share his research. Hosted by Allan Tasman, chair, psychiatry; Warren Boling, interim Chair, neurosurgery; and Kerri Remmel, chair neurology.

3.) Cardiovascular Forum
8 a.m. Aug. 15 - 17 The Galt House, Fourth and the River.
$295 registration fee
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is hosting The Cardiovascular Forum: Promoting Centers of Excellence and Young Investigators. This event is sponsored by The International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences-American Section. Symposia: Autophagy and Cardiac Cell Death; MicroRNA and Cardiac Remodeling; Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration; Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.
Additional Information: Irving G. Joshua, chair and professor, physiology and biophysics, 852-5371; Suresh C. Tyagi, professor, physiology and biophysics, 852-5371. Cardiovascular Forum.

Grand Rounds
4.) Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
1 p.m. Aug. 16 Ambulatory Care Building, Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Nayera Guirguis, MD, chief resident, Department of OBGYN & Women’s Health, UofL, presents “Female genital mutilation (FGM): An Overview.” She will identify terminology associated with FGM; assess the reasons, health effects and consequences of the practice; analyze the epidemiology; and describe the opposition and legislation.
Additional Information: Susan Jackson, 561-7449

5.) Pediatrics
8 a.m. Aug. 16 Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Join us for a Pediatric Grand Rounds featuring Michael Ruppe, MD, & Erin Owen, MD. Ruppe and Owen are assistant professors in pediatric critical care at UofL. They will present “High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy: A bunch of hot air or wind for your sails?” We hope to see you there.
Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 629-8828

6.) Orthopaedic Surgery
6:45 a.m. Aug. 16 Baxter I Research Building, auditorium, lower level
Free
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to present John Dimar, clinical professor, UofL. Dimar will lecture on “Anterior Spinal Anatomy and Approaches.”
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902

7.) Family & Geriatric Medicine
7:30 a.m. Aug. 16 Bottigheimer Auditorium
Free
Chitra Arumugam, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics (meontology) UofL, presents “Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia—To Treat or Not to Treat.” He will discuss the pathophysiology of hyperbiliubinemia and bilirubin induced neurotoxicity as well as current management guidelines for hyperbilirubinemia and bilirubin encephalopathy. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP & ACCME accreditation and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Additional Information: Callie Booth

Information Technology
8.) Email may experience slow performance Friday night
10 p.m. Friday - 2 a.m. Saturday
The university email system will undergo maintenance during IT’s regular overnight preventive maintenance period. During this time, you may experience slower than normal performance. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, wireless, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, SharePoint, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice.
Additional Information: Complete information on IT’s preventive maintenance period. Questions? Contact the IT HelpDesk, 852-7997.

Miscellaneous
9.) UofL Alert test set for Friday, Aug. 30
Noon, Aug. 30 all campuses
Officials will conduct an annual test of the UofL Alert System that includes notification emails, text messages, VOIP phone activations and placement of a message on the UofL web page. It also will include an announcement on the outside warning sirens at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and Strickler Hall. This announcement may be audible for anyone near the stadium or on Belknap Campus.
Additional Information: Dennis K. Sullivan, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, 852-2948.

Studies
10.) APRON trial for severe nausea
Jewish Hospital
IRB #12.0484
The UofL GI Motility Clinic is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the use of Aprepitant for the relief of nausea. Participants must be 18 or older and experience significant, chronic nausea of gastric origin. This study is being conducted by Thomas Abell, MD, Arthur M. Schoen, MD, chair in gastroenterology.
Additional Information: Karen Beatty, 540-1428

11.) Pediatric Pain Study
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, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager).

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