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Jan. 23, 2014 Announcements

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Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Jan. 23, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events

1.) Costco shopping event to benefit UofL pediatric lung disease program

Miscellaneous

2.) Admissions to hold information session for faculty and staff parents

3.) Nucleus LaunchIt training program – spring 2014

4.) Increase in National Institutes of Health salary cap

5.) School of Medicine’s Summer Research Scholars Program (SRSP)

Studies

6.) Coping and well-being in cancer caregivers study

Talks

7.) Chemistry seminar

8.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar

9.) Kosair Charities Pediatric Heart Research Lab Presentation

10.) Neuroscience Seminar series

Grand Rounds

11.) Medicine

12.) Psychiatry

13.) Orthopedic Surgery

14.) Pediatrics

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events

1.) Costco shopping event to benefit UofL pediatric lung disease program

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Costco Wholesale, Old Brownsboro Crossing, 5020 Norton Healthcare Blvd.

Costco has given free entry to non-members and members to shop in support of the UofL Department of Pediatrics lung disease program. Shoppers who donate $20 to UofL Pediatrics will receive a grab-bag of gifts worth at least $20, be entered in a drawing for several gift baskets and support children with cystic fibrosis, asthma and other respiratory diseases. Visit the event website for additional details.

Miscellaneous

2.) Admissions to hold information session for faculty and staff parents

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Room 310B, Student Activities Center

Free

UofL’s priority deadline for first-time freshmen applicants is around the corner, Feb. 15. The Office of Admissions will host an information session for faculty and staff parents to help navigate the application process. The session will focus on students who have not applied or have applied but have not been admitted yet. No advance registration needed. For questions please contact Kristin Ellis, Office of Admissions 852-5516.

3.) Nucleus LaunchIt training program – spring 2014

The EVPRI is offering 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. This program will assist entrepreneurs with startup and early stage companies. A pre-proposal is required. For deadlines and other details, go here.

4.) Increase in National Institutes of Health salary cap

The NIH funding opportunities and notices have been posted on the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, Development Division, website. Please note NOT-OD-04-043 increases the Executive Level II Salary Cap which was effective Jan. 12.

5.) School of Medicine’s Summer Research Scholars Program (SRSP)

Deadline: Jan. 31

The SRSP provides a 10-week summer research experience to rising second-year medical students who are interested in research, the research environment of an academic medical center and the activities of academic physicians and scientists. A stipend is provided. To submit an application, visithere.

Additional Information: HSC Research Office, 852-7794.

Studies

6.) Coping and well-being in cancer caregivers study

IRB#: 13.0135

Are you a current caregiver of an adult with cancer? If so, you are invited to participate in a study seeking to better understand coping and well-being in caregivers. As a participant, you will be asked to complete an online survey and provide saliva samples at the College of Education and Human Development on the Belknap Campus. We hope you will consider participating. Click here to begin the survey.

Additional Information: Dr. Patrick PösselAmanda Mitchell.

Talks

7.) Chemistry seminar

10 a.m. Jan. 23, Room 311, Vogt Building

Free, public

Ying Li, PhD, associate research scientist at Columbia University and candidate for assistant professor in the chemistry department, will present “Molecular mechanism of E-cadherin-mediated cell adhesion probed by solution NMR.”

Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798

8.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar

Noon Jan. 23, Room 038, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Free, public

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Mechanisms of action of tolerance induced by SA-FasL-engineered pancreatic islets,” by Kyle Woodward, PhD candidate in the lab of Esma Yolcu, PhD, and Haval Shirwan, PhD.

Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.

9.) Kosair Charities Pediatric Heart Research Lab Presentation

Noon Jan. 23, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

Free

Kosair Charities Pediatric Heart Research Lab will host a presentation titled “Critical Transitions in Early Embryonic Aortic Arch Patterning and Hemodynamics.” The presenter will be William Kowalski, PhD, a post-doctorate candidate. Lunch will be served to the first 20 attendees.

Additional Information: Jeannine Barron, 852-5809.

10.) Neuroscience Seminar series

4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Baxter I Auditorium, Baxter I Research Building

The Neuroscience Seminar series is pleased to host Katerina Akasoglou, PhD, University of California, San Francisco. The title of her lecture is “Neurovascular interactions in inflammation:  Mechanisms, imaging, and therapeutic potential.” Light refreshments will be available. Click here for additional Neuroscience seminars.

Grand Rounds

11.) Medicine

8 a.m. Jan. 23, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building

Free

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds features Kristen K. Reynolds, PhD, vice president of laboratory operations, PGXL Laboratories, and assistant clinical professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UofL. Reynolds will present “Practicing Precision Medicine with Pharmacogenetics,” focusing on understanding how genetic variations in metabolic and drug receptor targets affect medication sensitivity and dose requirement.

Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.

12.) Psychiatry

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jan. 23, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building

Free, public

Jesse H. Wright, MD, PhD, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and director, UofL Depression Center, will present “Well-being Therapy: From Symptom Relief to Personal Growth.”

Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell, 588-4424 or 813-6664

13.) Orthopedic Surgery

6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Jan. 24, lower level, auditorium, Baxter I Research Building

Free

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery welcomes Rolando Puno, MD, clinical assistant professor, UofL. Puno will lecture on “Surgical Management of Spinal Deformity in Adults.”

Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902.

14.) Pediatrics

8 a.m. Jan. 24, second floor, auditorium, Norton Hospital

Please join us this Friday for a pediatric grand rounds featuring David M. Jaffe, MD. Jaffe is a professor of pediatrics and the director of emergency medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He will present “Keeping Our Children Safe: The American Firearm Injury Epidemic.” We hope to see you there.

Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828.

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