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Jan. 10, 2014 Announcements

by Warren,Brandy M last modified Jan 10, 2014 09:50 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Jan. 10, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Health and Wellness

1.) Save the Date: GHN employee appreciation event

2.) Get Healthy Now offering stop-smoking classes on Belknap

3.) Cancer center also offering free stop-smoking classes

HR Items of Interest

4.) Spring 2014 Training Catalog submissions

Information Technology

5.) Network upgrade to affect access to enterprise systems, network connectivity at night

Miscellaneous

6.) UofL Part-time Job Fair

7.) Volunteer judges needed for 50th Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair

8.) Registration open for 2014 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

9.) Office of Advancement – End of the year donations

10.) GRE Workshop and Practice Exam with lunch for only $20

Studies

11.) Pain study for infants and toddlers less than two years of age

12.) Pediatric high blood pressure study, 6 through 11 years of age

13.) Research study for nausea and vomiting after a scheduled surgery, birth through 17 years

Talks

14.) Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminars

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Health and Wellness

1.) Save the Date: GHN Employee Appreciation Event

Jan. 15, Belknap Campus; Jan. 22, Health Sciences Center; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Locations: Seasons Salad Bar, Swain Student Activities Center, Belknap; City Cafe, Kornhauser Library Building, HSC

Free to UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/qualifying adult

Join us to kick off the New Year at GHN’s Employee Appreciation Event. Learn tips and tricks for flourishing in the New Year. Be one of the first to know about 2014 GHN wellness programs and our new mark. To celebrate 2014, every 14th person at the event will earn a free t-shirt. Register via Eventbrite (Belknap) or (HSC), and save 25 percent off your qualifying lunch purchase. Bring a UofL colleague and let’s celebrate a great year ahead. Click here or contact GHN byemail or phone, 852-7755.

2.) Get Healthy Now offering stop-smoking classes on Belknap

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 13 – April 7, Room 113, Porter Building (College of Education and Human Development)

Free to UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/qualifying adult

GHN’s smoking cessation classes use the Cooper-Clayton Method, a comprehensive, science-based behavioral program that uses proven methods to help you quit. Participants use nicotine replacement products (patch, lozenges, gum, etc.) and get the support they need to successfully quit in 13 weeks. If you are interested in enrolling in GHN’s free quit smoking cessation program, clickhere or contact GHN by email or phone, 852-7755.

3.) Cancer center also offering free stop-smoking classes

Make 2014 the year you kick tobacco for good. The Brown Cancer Center Resource Center will offer a free 13-week program that combines nicotine gum, patches or lozenges with support and modification in a supportive group setting. Free nicotine products provided the first 6 weeks. If you are interested in signing-up with a local program, contact Pam Temple-Jennings, 852-6318 or visit www.kycancerprogram.org for classes near you.

HR Items of Interest

4.) Spring 2014 Training Catalog submissions

If you are interested in advertising your department/unit training programs for the spring 2014 Human Resources Training Catalog, please forward them as soon as possible to Brett Steele.

Information Technology

5.) Network upgrade to affect access to enterprise systems, network connectivity at night

10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 ‒ 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11

IT will perform a network upgrade during the regular preventive maintenance period preventing access to all major enterprise systems, including Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, SharePoint, voice and data services and VPN. For complete information on IT’s preventive maintenance period, click here . Contact the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997 orhelpdesk@louisville.edu with questions.

Miscellaneous

6.) UofL Part-time Job Fair

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jan. 14, Student Activities Center, Multi-purpose Room

Do you know any students looking for a part-time job this semester or over the summer? If so, tell them to stop by the Part-time Job Fair to speak with various employers about possible opportunities.

Additional Information: Josh Staten, 852-5485.

7.) Volunteer judges needed for 50th Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. March 8, Multi-purpose Room, Student Activities Center

Volunteer your expertise and time with a team of two to five judges to meet and encourage independent research by Kentucky students from the 13 counties surrounding Louisville. Registration is now open. If you served as an LRSEF judge in 2012 or 2013, your data is already in our 2014 file. Login to indicate your preferences and verify your qualified categories. Your efforts will make an impact on the future pipeline of area students into the STEM fields of science.

Additional Information: Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair website.

8.) Registration open for 2014 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 7, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus

This year’s theme is “Igniting the Spark: Motivating Student Learning.” Join your faculty colleagues as we explore teaching methods to boost student motivation. Ken Bain, PhD, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, will give the keynote. Other highlights include concurrent sessions led by UofL faculty and an afternoon plenary session with Mike Tunnell and Kent Hatteberg. 2012-13 Faculty Favorite nominees and the 2013-14 Paul Weber Award winner will be recognized during lunch. Bain also will lead two pre-celebration workshops on Thursday, Feb. 6. Learn more and register here.

9.) Office of Advancement – End of year donations

The Office of Advancement needs your assistance to make sure all contributions to the university with a postmark date of 2013 are forwarded to Advancement Services for processing. This will guarantee donors will receive an official tax receipt for their gift. Call Cindy Wentworth, 852-7035, or Judy Singleton, 852-7021, with questions.

10.) GRE Workshop and Practice Exam with lunch

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Humanities Building, Room 208

$20

Psi Chi will sponsor a Kaplan-conducted GRE workshop, lunch and practice exam. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending graduate school. Pre-registration and payment are due no later than Jan. 30. Forward and make check payable to Psi Chi, Room 317 in the Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus. Include “GRE Workshop,” your name and email address, along with your sandwich selection of ham, turkey, roast beef or veggie. Additional details will be emailed to you.

Additional Information: Email Melinda Leonard.

Studies

11.) Pain study for infants and toddlers less than 2 years of age

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 and travel. For more information, contact Tressa Bratton by email or by phone at 629‐5820 or 620‐0000 (pager).

12.) Pediatric high blood pressure study, 6 through 11 years of age

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 and travel. For more information, email carich01@louisville.edu or call 629‐5820 or 620‐0000 (pager).

13.) 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 and 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 emailcarich01@louisville.edu.

Talks

14.) Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminars

Noon – 1 p.m. Jan. 10, Room 119, Dental School

Free

On Friday, Dec. 10, Stephen S. Dominy, MD, associate clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and executive director, Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, will present “An emerging link between periodontitis and brain diseases: Immunohistochemical identification of antigens from an oral pathogen in Alzheimer and Down syndrome brain.” For additional information, emailg0buon01@louisville.edu.

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