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Nov. 21, 2013 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Nov 20, 2013 11:18 PM

Faculty/staff announcements in the Nov. 19 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Grand Rounds

1.) Family and Geriatric Medicine

2.) Orthopedic Surgery

3.) Pediatrics

4.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health

Health and Wellness

5.) Final Reminder: Take your HRA for 2014 participation in Get Healthy Now

Information Technology

6.) Network preventive maintenance Friday night

7.) Blackboard to be upgraded to service pack 13 during the holiday break

Miscellaneous

8.) Angel Tree for Animals

9.) 2013 UofL Cares Campaign online giving site back up

10.) New research software modules and service

11.) Sponsor and decorate your own authentic horseshoe for Horseshoes for Hope

12.) School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Awards

Talks

13.) “Third Thursdays” Lunch Series hosted by the Cardinal Athletic Career Center

14.) Neuroscience seminars

15.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology seminar

16.) Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar

17.) Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar

18.) Chemistry seminar

19.) Molecular Targets seminar

20.) Physics Colloquium Friday

21.) English Faculty Research Forum, Suzette Henke

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Grand Rounds

1.) Family and Geriatric Medicine

7:30 a.m. Nov. 22, Bottigheimer Auditorium, Jewish Hospital

Free

Martin Brown, MD, presents “ALS and Other Motor Neuron Disease.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Additional Information: Callie Booth.

2.) Orthopedic Surgery

6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Nov. 22, lower level auditorium, Baxter I Research Building

Free

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery presents PGY-4, Luke Robinson, MD, who will lecture on “The Bone Screw: Evolution of Design.”

Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902.

3.) Pediatrics

8 a.m. Nov. 22, second floor auditorium, Norton Hospital

This Friday, please join us for pediatric grand rounds which will feature Donna Volk, MD. Volk is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of gastroenterology at UofL. She will present “Sniffing Out C. Difficile.” We hope to see you there.

Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 629-8828.

4.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health

1 p.m. Nov. 22, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building, Health Science Center

Jonathan Weeks, MD, associate professor, maternal fetal medicine, Department of OBGYN and Women’s Health, UofL, presents “Opiate addiction in pregnancy: Time for a new paradigm?” He will discuss the use of buprenorphine substitution and maintenance for opiate addiction, identify other addiction treatment approaches and analyze the long-term outcomes for children of opiate addicts.

Additional Information: Susan Jackson, 561-7449.

Health and Wellness

5.) Final Reminder: Take your HRA for 2014 participation in Get Healthy Now

Deadline: today

Employees, retirees and their spouses

Are you ready to take a proactive step in support of your good health? To enroll in Get Healthy Now for 2014 and earn the $40 monthly-premium incentive, you must complete a new Health Risk Assessment (HRA) by today. Annual completion of the HRA is required for participation in Get Healthy Now. Computers and support are available at the GHN Wellness Center.

Additional Information: Take your HRA. GHN Open Enrollment information. Flyer. Get Healthy Now, 852-1907.

Information Technology

6.) Network preventive maintenance Friday night

10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 ‒ 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23

Users may experience intermittent wireless outages during IT’s regular preventive maintenance period. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice. For complete information on IT’s preventive maintenance period, visit IT’s website or contact the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997 with additional questions.

7.) Blackboard to be upgraded to service pack 13 during the holiday break

Unavailable: 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23.

This version will introduce several new features, fixes and design improvements. These are summarized here . “What’s New in Blackboard” classes are now offered by the Delphi Center. Please register.

Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724.

Miscellaneous

8.) Angel Tree for Animals

Deadline: 4 p.m. Dec. 20, lobby, lower level, Houchens Building

The tree is up and, once again, we will collect donations for the Angel Tree for Animals. All donations will be given to needy area rescues and shelters. There will be flyers under the tree that list acceptable items, or you can chose an item off the tree. For more information, please email or call Julie Oechsli, 852-1489.

9.) 2013 UofL Cares Campaign online giving site back up

The UofL Cares Campaign Office has recently learned that the online giving site has been unavailable since late last week. We are happy to report the problem has been resolved and you can continue to show your support by making a gift online. To date, 270 employees and retirees have donated over $108,000. We seek 100 percent participation and are confident that together we can successfully reach our goal of $400,000.

Additional Information: Lisa Baunach, chair emeritus, 852-5159. UofL Cares Campaign.

10.) New research software modules and service

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building

Join the Research and Innovation team for an open house to discover the “iRIS” system, a new software suite meant to make your lives easier in managing research. The EVPRI office has currently integrated COI and IRB modules in iRIS. The IACUC module is currently under construction, to be followed by IBC, then Grants and Contracts. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions. Refreshments will be served.

Additional Information: Glenda Hill King. Brief overview.

11.) Sponsor and decorate your own authentic horseshoe for Horseshoes for Hope

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 21, Red Barn

Public: $5 per horseshoe

UofL’s Riding and Racing Club is proud to host Horseshoes for Hope to raise money for the non-profit organization, Horses and Hope, an initiative of First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Cancer Program. Those who attend may purchase a $5 horseshoe, decorate it and either keep it or donate it to be given to a breast cancer patient. Lunch will be provided to those who purchase a horseshoe.

Additional Information: For more info, contact UofL’s Riding and Racing Club. Event page and flyer

12.) School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Awards

Dec. 16 deadline

Applications are now open for the School of Nursing Alumni Awards, given to 40 graduates from the BSN, MSN or PhD programs who have made significant contributions to their profession.  Anyone can nominate an alumnus, including yourself.  Nominees will be selected within the following categories: Research and Scholarship, Clinical Practice and/or Education, Community Service and Engagement and Leadership to the Profession. A reception will be held March 8 and tickets to the UofL men's basketball game against Connecticut will be available to purchase.

Additional information: Nominate someone here.

Talks

13.) “Third Thursdays” Lunch Series hosted by the Cardinal Athletic Career Center

Noon – 1 p.m. Nov. 21, Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center

Free, students and staff

Nick Stover, director of social media for Cardinal Athletics, will discuss “Branding Yourself Using Social Media” and former UofL Cardinal and New Orleans Saint Earl Heyman will discuss the transition from college to his current career.

14.) Neuroscience seminars

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 21, auditorium, Baxter Building 1, Health Sciences Center

Free

UofL School of Medicine is pleased to present Guoping Feng, PhD, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, “Probing Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders.”

Additional Information: Matt Guido, 852-6227.

15.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology seminar

10 a.m. Nov. 21, auditorium, Baxter Building 1, Health Sciences Center

Free

Ashley Mack, ASNB graduate student, will present her master’s defense, “Using the Virtual World of Second Life to Teach Cultural Competence for Health Science Students.”

Additional Information: Matt Guido, 852-6227.

16.) Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar

3 p.m. Nov. 22, Room 1302, Knoefel Conference Room, Research Tower, Health Sciences Center

Free

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents “Cyclin E Induction and Oncolytic Replication of E1b-Deleted Adenoviruses,” the defense of Pei Hsin Cheng, PhD.

Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-6255.

17.) Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar

Noon Nov. 21, Room 123, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Free

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents a research seminar, “The Role of Endogenous Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Ligands in Mediating Corneal Epithelial Homeostasis,” by Joanne Peterson, PhD candidate.

Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-6255.

18.) Chemistry seminar

4 p.m. Nov. 22, Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus

Free

Professor Dong-Sheng Yang, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, will present “Characterization of Metal-hydrocarbon Radicals with still Electrons and Threshold Ions.”

Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798.

19.) Molecular Targets seminar

3:45 p.m. Nov. 21, Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Free

The Molecular Targets Seminar Series will present “Development of Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics for Biomarker Discovery.” Our speaker will be Xiang Zhang, PhD, Department of Chemistry, director of CREAM, UofL. This seminar series is funded by the Brown Cancer Center Joan Cralle Day Cancer Research Fund. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Additional Information: Abdullah Yalcin.

20.) Physics Colloquium Friday

3 p.m. Nov. 22, Room 112, Natural Sciences Building

Free

Beth Guiton, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, will be the featured speaker at a colloquium hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The title of Guiton’s talk is “Direct Imaging of Nanostructured Materials Using in Situ Techniques.”

Additional Information: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 852-6790.

21.) English Faculty Research Forum, Suzette Henke

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building

Free, public

Suzette Henke will present on “post-traumatic fiction” and reconsider the modernist aesthetic in the context of psychoanalytic theory and new millennial trauma studies. Readers tend to be so intrigued by the lexical play, carnivalesque humor and pornographic titillation of James Joyce’s Ulysses that they often ignore its magical mystery tour through the dark recesses of the human psyche.

Additional Information: For more information visit Faculty Research Forum’s schedule.

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