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June 16, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Jun 16, 2014 09:36 AM

Announcements for UofL Today for June 16, 2014

Here’s what was posted to UofL Today on June 13, 2014:

·        VIDEO: Why UofL’s weekly farmers markets are so great. Watch.

·        PHOTOS: Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend, the eldest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy and Maryland’s first female lieutenant governor, was just one of several speakers at the College Women’s Leadership Conference at UofL. See photos here.

·        UofL professors prep young musicians for European tour. Read more.

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

On July 1, the University of Louisville is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference! Between now and then, UofL Today is bringing you a few tidbits every day about the 14 other ACC schools. Later, we will use this spot for daily morsels of information about UofL.

 

Did you know … Charles Wright, a University of Virginia professor emeritus in the English department’s Creative Writing Program, was named the 2014-2015 Poet Laureate of the United States last week. He goes to an isolated spot in Montana for three months—with no telephones or electricity—to write. The university, in Charlottesville, Virginia, enrolled 23,464 total students in the 2013-2014 school year. For more, click here.

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Campus-Submitted Announcement List

 

Events

1.) Cards Under the Stars: It’s the ‘Frozen’ sing-along

Health and Wellness

2.) Rejuvenate with Take 20

Miscellaneous

3.) Lacrosse developmental camp registration extended

4.) DEHS Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training scheduled

5.) Get ready for the annual designer eyewear trunk show Thursday

6.) Civil Rights Tour is latest Faculty Field Trip

7.) Smart girl showcase highlights presentations by Digital Media Academy students

Studies

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

9.) Pediatric high blood pressure study, 6 through 11 years

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

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

12.) Adolescent fibromyalgia study, 12 to 17 years

13.) Pediatric pain study, 7 through 16 years

Talks

14.) The Diabetes and Obesity Center presents Zhekang Ying, PhD

 

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

 

Events

1.) Cards Under the Stars: It’s the ‘Frozen’ sing-along!

June 20, 6:30 p.m., on the lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall, movie begins at dusk

Grab a blanket, lawn chairs and a cooler and bring the family for a fun-filled night of music with monster Disney hit “Frozen,” the sing-along version. It all starts with a performance by Louisville recording artist Leigh Ann Yost. Let the kids enjoy our inflatable park, play games, meet local mascots and take special “Frozen” pictures in our photo area. Bring a picnic or purchase crepes, gelato or smoothies from the Sweet ‘N’ Savory food truck. The summer movie series is sponsored by UofL’s Great Places to Work Initiative and the Office of the President.

Additional Information: Watch the UofL Today website for weather updates, if necessary. Contact Brandy Warren, 852-6171. Event website.

 

Health and Wellness

2.) Rejuvenate with Take 20!

Belknap Campus: July 9, 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Science Conference Room

HSC Campus: July 17, 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., School of Public Health, Room 103

Free for employees, spouses, and QAs

Stop by Get Healthy Now’s next Take 20 and enjoy an energy booster. Guaranteed to improve how you feel–you will learn hands-on techniques to increase energy and reduce stress! Listen to what your colleagues are saying about Take 20s: “I love the idea of sessions that can be squeezed into ‘lunch hour’ and available on HSC and Belknap campuses. Thanks for giving us a few moments of fun out of a hectic day.” Register here or feel free to drop in.

Additional Information: Website.

 

Miscellaneous

3.) Lacrosse developmental camp registration extended

Week of June 23, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, Lacrosse Stadium

$150

Extended registration!! Available for campers of all skill levels in kindergarten through rising 9th graders! Email Vicki Latino if interested!

Additional Information: Website.

 

4.) DEHS Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training scheduled

June 17, 9 to 11:15 a.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 117A

Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste session. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years. No advanced registration is required. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in.

Additional Information: Lloyd Asher, 852-2830.

 

5.) Get ready for the annual designer eyewear trunk show Thursday

June 19, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kentucky Lion’s Eye Center, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

The optical shop of UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists will hold its annual Designer Eyewear Trunk Show in the atrium of the Kentucky Lion’s Eye Center at 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd. on the UofL Health Sciences Campus. Frames from brands such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Nautica, Nike, Nine West and more will be available at big savings. All frames will be 50 percent off with the purchase of any complete pair of prescription eyewear, and all nonprescription sunglasses will be 25 percent off. Shoppers can also benefit from the experience of UofL Physicians’ master optician to find just the right glasses.

Additional Information: 852-4127.

 

6.) Civil Rights Tour is latest Faculty Field Trip

June 19, 5:30 p.m., Freedom Park

$20

Celebrate Juneteenth with a Civil Rights Tour of Louisville where you will learn how the 20th-century civil rights movement changed and continues to change lives in the Louisville area. Led by Cate Fosl, director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.

Additional Information: Website.

 

7.) Smart girl showcase highlights work of Digital Media Academy students

June 27, 1 to 2 p.m., Chao Auditorium

Free, open to the public

Mark your calendar for a showcase of digital media projects created by Louisville middle school girls who will spend two weeks “Designing Their Futures” through image manipulation and video editing. Sponsored by the English department and Liberal Studies, the Digital Media Academy will offer the technological means and girls from JCPS schools will provide the creativity and curiosity to engage in solving problems they think are important for their futures.

Additional Information: Website.

 

Studies

8.) 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 EEG’s 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, contact Carrie Schanie, 629-6802 or 620-0000 (pager).

 

9.) Pediatric high blood pressure study, 6 through 11 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 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/travel. IRB #10.0306

Addtional information: 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager) or email carich01@louisville.edu.

 

10.) 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

Additional information: 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.

 

11.) 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: Contact Tressa Bratton, 629‐5820 or 620‐0000 (pager).

 

12.) 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 a child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will attend seven 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: call 629-5820 or pager: 620-0000.

 

13.) 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).

 

Talks

14.) The Diabetes and Obesity Center presents Zhekang Ying, PhD

June 17, 4 to 5 p.m., Baxter Auditorium

Free

The Diabetes and Obesity Center and the School of Medicine are pleased to continue the DOC Seminar Series with special guest speaker Zhekang Ying, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine. His presentation is titled, "Air Pollution, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Diseases." Please join us, everyone is welcome!

Additional Information: Ashley Ciszewski.

 

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