Lectures/Presentations Schedule

Pre-R!L Event: Bridging the Gap and Busting through Barriers: Implementing Evidence into Nursing Practice

When Sep 08, 2017
from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center, 16th floor
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-802-7397
Attendeesnurses, nurse managers, advanced practice nurses, student nurses
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This Nursing Research!Louisville Symposium is intended to aid the use of and dissemination of Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality improvement studies and projects.  This year, the morning session speakers, Tracy L. Brewer, DNP, RNC-OB, CLC, and Lisa E. Long, MSN, RN, CNS, will present "Bottom Up, Top Down: Vision, Action and Outcome for Implementing EBP" and will focus on removing barriers to implementing evidence-based practice (EBP).  The morning session will also have local EBP and Quality Improvement presentations.  The afternoon session speaker, Nora Warshawsky, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, will present "Building the Evidence to Create Healthy Work Environments" and will focus on healthy work environments, valid, reliable instruments for measuring healthy work environments, and implementation strategies.  The afternoon session will also have local research study presentations.

Sponsors include:  Baptist health Louisville, Kentucky One Health, Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Hospital, Sigma Theta Tau (Iota Gamma, Lambda psi, and Iota Zeta Chapters)

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Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy

When Sep 12, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 852-2454
AttendeesPostdoctoral fellows, graduate students and MD/PhD students
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Sandra L. HansonGuest Speaker, Sandra L. Hanson is a Professor of Sociology and Research Associate at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at Catholic University.  Her research examines the gender structure of educational and occupational systems in a comparative context.  Professor Hanson's research on gender, race/ethnicity and science has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation.  In Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls in ScienceEducation, she examined the experiences of African American girls in the science education system.  Professor Hanson's book, Lost Talent: Women in the Sciences (Temple University Press, 1996), was a culmination of her research on the loss of talented young women in the science pipeline.  Her recent books, Latinos and the American Dream (Texas A&M University Press, 2016) and The American Dream in the 21st Century (Temple University Press, 2011), examine opportunity systems in the U.S. with a special focus on the American Dream.  She has received a number of Fulbright awards to study gender systems in Eastern Europe and cross-nationally.  Professor Hanson has testified before the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Science and Technology hearing on "Encouraging the Participation of Female Students in STEM Fields."  She is a Sigma Xi distinguished lecturer.

This presentation addresses the question of who will do science from a global perspective.  It is argued that diversity in science results in better science.  Cross-cultural variation in women's access to science education and occupations is examined and sources of continued inequity are considered.

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GEAR Session: Insurance Coverage & Clinical Trials: Pre-Authorization, Benefits Verification, Financial Counseling, Appeals/Denials and Process - How To Get It Right!

When Sep 12, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Where Cranmer Auditorium, Lower Level, 315 E. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-629-3501
Attendeesresearch coordinators, principal investigators, nurses, physicians, clinical and non-clinical research professionals
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Registration:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Session:  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This session will explore the pre-authorization and intake process for ensuring that your clinical trial subjects have coverage for routine costs in a clinical trial.  We will explain how to do a pre-authorization, validate a patient's eligibility, confirm their benefits, provide financial counseling, and complete a process that is defensible when a denial occurs.  Learn what tools and resources you need and idiosyncrasies with the various payers.

Speakers:

 Kelly Willenberg is the owner of Kelly Willenberg, LLC.  Kelly has a vast array of knowledge and a variety of research compliance advocates to meet the needs of her clients.  Kelly has extensive knowledge in clinical trials management and research compliance, including all aspects of billing compliance.  She has nearly thirty years of clinical research experience with 15 in billing compliance.  She is an experienced oncology nurse and has presented at HCCA, ONS, ASCO, AHLA, MAGI, EsL Pharma and other professional organizations.  She assisted in writing the Research Compliance Professional's Handbook for Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) and serves as a faculty member for HCCA's Research Compliance Academy.  She also is serving as an editor for the 3rd edition of the ONS Manual for clinical Trials Nursing and authoring a variety of chapters in that edited publication.  She is certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) and Healthcare Compliance (CHC).  Kelly worked for over twelve years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as both the Director of Billing Compliance and as the Director of the Clinical Trials Office for the Cancer Center.  She has owned her own consulting business for the past four years.


 Wendy Portier has over 25 years of experience in healthcare including:  Managed Care, Quality, Health Care Compliance, Clinical Research Compliance, Clinical Research, Care Management, and Critical Care Nursing.  Having worked on the provider, researcher, payer and sponsor sides, Wendy has a unique perspective and extensive knowledge regarding clinical research compliance.  Her specific research compliance experience includes: implementing process improvements, leading government inspections and responses, auditing, monitoring, implementing compliance programs and improving the research billing revenue cycle - from coverage analysis, authorizations, claims review to denials management.  Most recently, Wendy was the Medical Management Director at a health insurance cooperative start-up and served as a consultant with a major consulting firm and contract research organization.  Prior to that, Wendy served as a Corporate Compliance Officer and Chief Research Compliance Officer at a major academic medical center.

 

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Women Innovators: Session I of UofL's Translational Research Training Program

When Sep 12, 2017
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 124
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-2965
AttendeesAll faculty, students, staff and others within the UofL community with an interest in commercializing university research discoveries.
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A panel of women entrepreneurs and innovators will discuss their experiences with the commercialization of university research: licensing to an established company and/or forming a new start-up company.  Our panelists will share their lessons learned and will also discuss the "commercialization culture shift"--moving from academic research to working with industry.

This panel discussion is the first session in a series of Translational Training Sessions to be held every Tuesday afternoon from September 12 - October 17th, 2017.  These training sessions are open to the UofL community and are hosted by UofL's translational grant awards: REACH/ExCITE Hub, Coulter Translational Partnership, I-Corps, and AWARE:ACCESS.

 

 

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Building a Program to Understand Lung Cancer Screening Behavior and Improve Communication and Decision-Making

When Sep 13, 2017 01:00 PM to
Sep 25, 2017 02:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 101/102
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-8385
AttendeesHealth Professions Students, Faculty, and Staff; Nurses from the Community; Public
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Dr. Lisa Carter-Harris is a behavioral scientist with over a decade of clinical experience as an adult nurse practitioner.  She completed her Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Louisville followed by a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral oncology at Indiana University.  She is an Assistant Professor in the IU School of Nursing and an Associate Member in the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.  Her research focuses on understanding factors that influence decision-making regarding lung cancer screening.  She is Principal Investigator of an R15 funded by the National Cancer Institute to test her conceptual model on understanding lung cancer screening behavior from the patient perspective.

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R!L Presents: Beer with Lots of Scientists

lecture open to the public at Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse
When Sep 13, 2017
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse, 401 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-8968
AttendeesOpen to the Public
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This monthly seminar series is meant to educate the public on a diverse array of scientific topics in an informal and casual setting.  Levi Beverly Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Toxicology, and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, invites you to come and mingle with scientists from different disciplines.  Each invited scientist will give a 2 minute "elevator pitch" on their work, and then let the mingling begin.

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Translational Research Symposium

When Sep 14, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 852-6189
Attendeesstudents, post-docs, faculty, members of the community
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Seven target areas of translational research will be covered.  Experts will deliver 10-12 minute presentations.  Program highlights and opportunities for collaboration will be discussed. 

    • Cancer

    • Environmental Health

    • Neurosciences/Spinal Cord Injury

    • Digestive Health

    • Cardiovascular Disease

    • The Microbiome

    • Clinical Trials Research/Services

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Across Sectors, Across Generations: Achieving Health Equity for All

When Sep 14, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Rooms 101/102
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-7181
AttendeesHealth Sciences students, faculty, staff and community
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HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion Lunch and Learn

 

Rachel Thornton, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is a former White House Fellow and served as a health policy advisor to senior staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Her policy work addresses health in all policies with an emphasis on housing, community development and urban planning policy.

Dr. Thornton's research focuses on childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease risk, health disparities, and social determinants of health.  She has expertise in racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care.  She is committed to informing the development of novel interventions to eliminate health disparities by addressing individual, family, and community level factors that contribute to disparities in child and adolescent obesity and cardiovascular disease risk. 

 Lunch provided with R.S.V.P. by noon on Wednesday, September 13th.

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R!L Keynote Address: The Neurobiology of Addiction: View from the Dark Side

When Sep 15, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, 101/102
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 550-3928
Attendeesfaculty, staff, students, community
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George F. Koob, Ph.D.

George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Rockville, MD

Keynote Address & Awards Ceremony:  Friday, September, 15th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 South Hancock Street
Lecture Title:  The Neurobiology of Addiction:  View from the Dark Side

Dr. Koob is an internationally-recognized expert on alcohol and stress, and the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction.  At the NIAAA, he provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the public health burden associated with alcohol misuse. 

Dr. Koob will discuss the construct of negative reinforcement, defined as drug taking that alleviates a negative emotional state (hypohedonia, dysphoria, anxiety, hyperalgesia, hyperkatifeia, irritability, sleep disturbances) that is created by drug abstinence, is particularly relevant as a driving force in both the withdrawal/negative affect and preoccupation/anticipation stages of the addiction cycle.  This shift in motivation to negative reinforcement is termed the "dark side of addiction" and is hypothesized to reflect an allostatic misregulation of hedonic tone such that drug taking makes the hedonic negative emotional state worse during the process of seeking temporary relief via compulsive drug taking.

Dr. Koob's research presents compelling evidence to argue that plasticity in the brain's emotional systems is triggered by acute excessive drug intake, is sensitized during the development of compulsive drug taking with repeated withdrawal, persists into protracted abstinence, and contributes to the development and persistence of compulsive drug seeking.

 

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