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Feb. 7, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Feb 07, 2014 09:36 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Feb. 7, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Health and Wellness

1.) Go Red for Women: Wear red Friday, Feb. 7

2.) Love your heart: The Women’s Center offers free material about heart-healthy lifestyles

Information Technology

3.) Reminder: University websites must upgrade to Plone 4 by June 30, 2014

4.) Plone offline Friday night for preventive maintenance

Miscellaneous

5.) Canceled: Digital Media Strategy in 2014

6.) Reminder: Nucleus LaunchIt Training Program – Spring 2014

7.) ‘Valentines for Vets’ supports women veterans

8.) Know your numbers with free blood pressure screening

9.) Interested in clinical research?

10.) The Heart Valve Clinical Team at KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital performs 100th TransCatheter Aortic Valve replacement

11.) ‘Dismantling Barriers to Equity in Education: Best Practices for Educators, Parents and the Community’

Studies

12.) Infant scientists wanted for face perception, recognition studies

13.) Perception of emotion study for infants 5 months old

14.) Free individual therapy offered as part of study

Grand Rounds

15.) Pulmonary/Critical Care

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Health and Wellness

1.) Go Red for Women: Wear Red on Friday, Feb. 7

Feb. 7, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.

Free, employees, retirees, and their spouses/QAs

Join Get Healthy Now and show your Cardinal spirit by wearing red for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women’s number one killer, heart disease. The first 100 participants to arrive wearing red at the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will earn a heart-warming prize. Recipes, exercises and other educational materials will also be available. Can’t make it to the GHN Wellness Center? Post a photo of your unit wearing red on our Facebook page.

Additional Information: Get Healthy Now, 852-7755.

2.) Love your heart: The Women’s Center offers free material about heart healthy lifestyles

10 a.m. – Noon Feb. 7, second floor, Student Activities Center (SAC)

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and the leading cause of disability among women, according to the American Heart Association. Love your heart and wear red today. Visit the UofL Women’s Center table in the SAC on the second floor near the cafeteria to receive Wear Red Day informational material, heart healthy recipes, exercise workout sheet, family tree risk factors and more. Call the UofL Women's Center, 852-8976 for more details.

Information Technology

3.) Reminder: University websites must upgrade to Plone 4 by June 30, 2014

Departments have until June 30, 2014 to rebuild their websites in the upgraded Plone 4 system. The new system features tripled speed, mobile-friendly design, Adobe Flash integration and more. Register for Plone 4 training here. IT’s Design and Printing now provides services for creating, editing or migrating your Plone website using an OCM-created theme. For more information, contact Shelia Marable, assistant manager/web team leader.

4.) Plone offline Friday night for preventive maintenance

10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 ‒ 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8

The Plone content management system will be offline for maintenance during IT’s regular preventive maintenance period. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, email, instant messaging, wireless, PeopleSoft, SharePoint, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice. For complete information, go to IT’s preventive maintenance period. Questions? Contact the IT HelpDesk, 852-7997.

Miscellaneous

5.) Canceled: Digital Media Strategy in 2014

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Today’s discussion on “Digital Media Strategy in 2014” has been canceled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Additional Information: Email Jeff Rushton.

6.) Reminder: Nucleus LaunchIt Training Program – Spring 2014

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 25 – April 29, The Nucleus conference room, 300 E. Market St.

The EVPRI will offer a limited-competitive opportunity to assist full-time faculty, staff or students with partial reimbursement for the registration fee for the Spring 2014 LaunchIt Training Program. The deadline for the required pre-proposal is 4:30 p.m., Feb. 11. This program will assist entrepreneurs with startup and early stage companies. For deadlines and other details, click here.

7.) ‘Valentines for Vets’ supports women veterans

Noon – 2 p.m. Feb. 12, conference room, Administrative Annex Building

The support group for Women Student Veterans will host a “Valentines for Vets” event for women student veterans and women serving on active duty, reserves or National Guard as well as women staff/faculty who have served. Light refreshments, door prizes and networking. Limited space is available. Reservations must be made by noon Feb. 11. More information, email Phyllis M. Webb, the Women’s Center or call 852-8976.

8.) Know your numbers with free blood pressure screening

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12, UofL Women’s Center, lower level, Administrative Annex Building

Free

It’s Heart Health Month. Know your numbers with a free blood pressure screening. Stop by the UofL Women’s Center to get your screening administered by the Get Healthy Now (GHN) team.

Additional Information: Email Phyllis M. Webb, 852-8976.

9.) Interested in clinical research?

The Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences offered through the School of Public Health and Information Sciences is currently accepting applications for fall 2014. The Masters of Science curriculum integrates biostatistical and epidemiologic methods in a problem-based learning format with additional instruction in bioethics, health services and outcomes research and social and behavioral science. This is a great way to use your tuition remission benefit.

Additional Information: Email Tammi Alvey Thomas, 852-3289.

10.) The Heart Valve Clinical Team at KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital performs 100th TransCatheter Aortic Valve replacement

On Feb. 6, the TAVR team performed the 100th TAVR. The team consists of two cardiac surgeons, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery’s Matthew Williams, MD, and Kendra Grubb, MD, as well as interventional cardiologists Michael Flaherty, MD; Naresh Solankhi, MD; and Steven Raible, MD. The Valve Clinic continues to gain momentum with more than 200 patient referrals since the start of the program in December 2011.

Additional Information: Michelle Hulsman, valve coordinator, 561-2180. NewHeartValve.com

11.) ‘Dismantling Barriers to Equity in Education: Best Practices for Educators, Parents and the Community’

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Feb.13, Bigelow Hall, Miller IT Center

Free, public

Pedro Noguera, PhD, will facilitate a workshop that will explore the barriers to the development of equitable and inclusive schools. Workshop participants will learn about barriers that incorporate a complex set of factors involving social, economic and political systems, and the way in which schools engage with children, parents and the community.

Additional information: Event Web page.

Studies

12.) Infant scientists wanted for face perception study

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday (Saturday appointments upon request), Davidson Hall 314

HSPPO#: 053.06

The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception and recognition. Infants who are between 3 and 7 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participation. For more information, please contact Lauren Helton, 852-6852, or visit www.babythinker.org.

13.) Perception of emotion study for infants 5 months old

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday (Saturday appointments upon request.), Davidson Hall 314

HSPPO#: 053.06

The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on infants' perception of emotions in faces. For this study, infants who are 5 months old with normal vision and hearing and their mothers are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participation. For more information, please contact Lauren Helton, 852-6852, or visit www.babythinker.org.

14.) Free individual therapy offered as part of study

Education Building

IRB#13.0319

Feeling down, anxious, depressed, or just in a funk? We will offer free therapy as part of a research study. The study involves an initial interview, completion of questionnaires and therapy sessions (typically up to 20 sessions). Therapy sessions are scheduled based on what is convenient to you. Interested in learning more? Contact Jesse Owen, PhD, 852-0632.

Grand Rounds

15.) Pulmonary/Critical Care

Noon – 1 p.m. Feb. 7, Pulmonary Conference Room, Ambulatory Care Building

Free

Please join the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine as we present Diane Payne, APRN, CWCN, wound/ostomy/continence nurse practitioner from Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Her topic will be “Pressure Ulcers Among Critical Care Patients.”

Additional Information: Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine, 852-5841.

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