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Sept. 16, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Sept. 13. They are in the Sept. 16 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Read the Constitution while eating cupcakes
2.) PEACC’s Week without Violence
3.) UofL Women’s Center Staff Forum

Grand Rounds
4.) Neuroscience

Health and Wellness
5.) Free flu shots for students, faculty and staff start today
6.) Knowing is half the battle: Get Healthy Now biometric screenings

HR Items of Interest
7.) Benefits Tip: Making the Most of Open Enrollment

Professional Development
8.) PLAN professional development workshops for Graduate Students - Belknap and HSC

Studies
9.) Fragile X Syndrome Research Study, ages 14 to 17 years
10.) High blood pressure study, 6 years through 11 years old
11.) Pain study, infants and toddlers less than 2 years
12.) Pediatric Pain Study, 7 years through 16 years old

Talks
13.) BMB Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Read the Constitution while eating cupcakes
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 17 Swain Student Activities Center, second floor
Tomorrow is Constitution Day and the McConnell Center will mark the event with a voter registration drive, free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and complimentary cupcakes. Another Constitution Day event will be at 12:15 p.m. in Room 175 of the Brandeis School of Law where law and medicine professor Mark Rothstein will give a free, public talk on privacy and technology in the 21st Century.
Additional Information: McConnell Center, School of Law

2.) PEACC’s Week without Violence
Sept 18 – 24
Free
Get ready for an incredible week of PEACC programs and activities centered on a world free of violence, including the Green Dot Strong Campaign, Pinwheel Project, a screening of “The Invisible War” and, of course, our annual Take Back the Night march and rally at the Red Barn. See a full list of this year’s events.
Additional Information: PEACC Program, 852-2663

3.) UofL Women’s Center Staff Forum
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 19 Room W204, Ekstrom Library
The 3rd Thursday “Brunch” forum for staff and faculty will kick-off this week. Women staff are invited to meet, network and discuss issues that matter to them. To register, call the Women's Center at 852-8976.
Additional Information: Phyllis Webb, Valerie Casey, Women’s Center

Grand Rounds
4.) Neuroscience
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Sept. 26 Room 4003 School of Nursing
Free
As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to have Ian Mutchnick, MD, to present “Management of Elevated ICP’s.”
Additional Information: Dominique Hurt, 852-8426. Upcoming Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Health and Wellness
5.) Free flu shots for students, faculty and staff start today
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Kornhauser Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Students, faculty and staff can get free flu shots through Campus Health Services ($5 for retirees), starting today. A full schedule and a consent form are online. Download, print and complete the consent form. Then, bring it and your valid UofL ID to get your shot. People who cannot go down into the auditorium can get a shot at the entrance.

6.) Knowing is half the battle: Get Healthy Now biometric screenings
GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym
Free for UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/qualifying adult
Schedule your annual biometric screening and learn about your vital health measures. Professional GHN staff measure your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride levels, as well as height and weight. Use the information to complete a Health Risk Assessment during Open Enrollment and to propel you towards positive change. Screenings take about 30 minutes, are free for UofL employees/retirees and their spouses/QAs—and we don’t pinch. Call 852-7755 to schedule an appointment today.
Additional Information: Get Healthy Now, 852-7755

HR Items of Interest
7.) Benefits Tip: Making the Most of Open Enrollment
“Ready or not, here it comes” This year’s Open Enrollment period will be Oct. 23 – Nov. 5. During this time, you get a chance to make adjustments to your benefits coverage. The first step in figuring out what your benefits package should look like next year is to review how well your benefits served you this year.
Additional Information: UofL Benefits Department

Professional Development
8.) PLAN professional development workshops for Graduate Students - Belknap and HSC
“The Role of Argument and Evidence in Grad Level Writing” 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 17, Room 2035, K-Wing, HSC
“Introduction to EndNote” 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Houchens Building, Room 105, Belknap Campus
PLAN is a framework for professional development featuring free workshops for graduate students. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

Studies
9.) Fragile X Syndrome Research Study, ages 14 to 17 years
IRB #12.0336
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate a new oral medication used to treat the symptoms associated with Fragile X Syndrome in diagnosed patients 14 to 17 years of age. Subjects will be compensated for time/travel.
For more information, contact Carrie Schanie, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager)

10.) High blood pressure study, 6 years through 11 years old
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/travel.
Additional Information: Call 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager) or email carich01@louisville.edu.

11.) Pain study, infants and toddlers less than 2 years
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/travel.
Additional Information: Tressa Bratton, 629-5820 (phone) or 620-0000 (pager)

12.) Pediatric Pain Study, 7 years through 16 years old
IRB #12.0192
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.
Additional Information: Karrie at 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager)

Talks
13.) BMB Seminar
Noon - 1 p.m. Sept. 16 Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614
Shubha Ghosh Dastidar, BMB graduate student. “Protein Carbonylation and Glujthione-S-transferases in Adipose Tissue: Implications of Obesity and Insulin Resistance.”

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