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July 28, 2014 announcements

by UofL Today last modified Jul 28, 2014 04:09 PM

Announcements in UofL Today, July 28, 2014

Here’s what was posted to UofL Today on July 25, 2014:

 

·        UPDATE: Silo demolition moved to mid-week. Read more.

·        Save the Date: IOM president speaking at UofL Dec. 10. Read more.

·        Bid on outlet mall auction items for Cancer center benefit. Read more.

·        Staff Senate July meeting overview. Read more.

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

If you need a few more good summer reads and you’re headed to Ekstrom Library’s Browsing Collection to find them, those books are being moved upstairs. The collection is now on the third floor in the atrium area. It’s all part of the Ekstrom 1 East Renovation Project. Click here for a photo.

 

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Campus-Submitted Announcement List

Miscellaneous

1.) Poster session of summer undergraduate research

2.) Green Tip: Weave sustainability into your fall courses

Studies

3.) Participants needed for tobacco study

4.) Type 2 diabetes mellitus study, children and adolescents 10 to 17

5.) Type 2 diabetes mellitus study, children and adolescents 10 to 17

6.) Type 2 diabetes mellitus study, children and adolescents 10 to 17

7.) Autism study for children 4 to less than 8 years old

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

9.) Pain study, infants and toddlers, less than 2 years

10.) Adolescent fibromyalgia study, 12 to 17 years

11.) Pediatric pain study, 7 through 16 years

 

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

 

Miscellaneous

1.) Poster session of summer undergraduate research

July 31, noon to 3 p.m., CTRB Foyer/Lobby

Undergraduate students will present the results from their 10-week summer research experience. Participants in the Biology REU, Cancer Education R25, Chemistry REU, KBRIN, Physiology Cardiovascular, SROP, and students supported by Faculty Grants, will present.

Additional Information:  Pamela Feldhoff.

 

2.) Green Tip: Weave sustainability into your fall courses

As you finalize fall syllabi, the Sustainability Council encourages faculty from all disciplines to integrate themes of environmental, social and economic stewardship into your courses, research and service learning projects. We have class discussion guides, online learning resources, info on grants, community groups and campus sustainability efforts that need your help, and engaging events throughout the year like UofL Sustainability Week, October 20 to 26.

 

Studies

3.) Participants needed for tobacco study

UofL’s School of Medicine is conducting a study on the effects of tobacco exposure in healthy young adults. The study will recruit healthy unmedicated individuals who have never used tobacco or who have used any tobacco product. The study will be one visit that will last approximately two hours and include questionnaires on your health, tobacco use patterns, blood and urine collection, and other measures to give us an idea of your heart health. Participant compensation will be a gift card. IRB # 13.0590

Additional Information: Debra Brodfuehrer, 589-6690.

 

4.) Type 2 diabetes mellitus study, children and adolescents 10 to 17

The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit and the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the metabolism, as well as safety, of a medication in children and adolescents aged 10 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If the child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will attend three clinic visits, receive the study medication and study-related care at no cost. Compensation available for time/travel.  IRB #12.0380

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Kupper Wintergerst or Lauren Rayborn, RN by email or at 629-7544 or 620-0000 (pager).

 

5.) Type 2 diabetes mellitus study, children and adolescents 10 to 17

The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit and the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a medication in adolescents aged 10 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If the child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will attend 11 visits over 56 weeks, receive the study medication or placebo and study-related care at no cost. Compensation available for time/travel. IRB #13.0287 (Sitagliptin)

Additional Information: Contact Lauren Rayborn by email or at 629-7544 or 620-0000 (pager).

 

6.) Type 2 diabetes mellitus study, children and adolescents 10 to 17

The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit and the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a medication in adolescents aged 10 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If the child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will attend nine visits over a year, receive the study medication or placebo and study-related care at no cost. Compensation available for time/travel. IRB #13.0186 (MK0431A XR-289)

Additional Information: Contact Lauren Rayborn by email or at 629-7544 or 620-0000 (pager).

 

7.) Autism study for children 4 to less than 8 years old

The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate how a medication treats abnormal EEGs without seizures, as well as behavioral and neurological symptoms, in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). If a child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will receive the study medication or placebo and study-related care at no cost. Parents will be offered compensation for time/travel. IRB #13.0779

Additional Information: Carrie Schanie, 629-6802 or 620-0000 (pager).

 

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

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. IRB #12.0552

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 carich01@louisville.edu.

 

9.) Pain study, infants and toddlers, less than 2 years

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. IRB #12.0228

Additional Information: Tressa Bratton , 629‐5820 or 620‐0000 (pager).

 

10.) Adolescent fibromyalgia study, 12 to 17 years

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 seen 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. IRB # 10.0116

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

 

11.) Pediatric pain study, 7 through 16 years

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. IRB #12.0192 

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

 

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