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FAL 2016

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F A L L 2 0 1 6 U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 9 H A P P E N I N G H E R E Architectural rendering of the upcoming pediatrics building Pediatrics building Initial site work begins on new home for UofL pediatric health care This July, UofL began Building the Future of Pediatrics when it broke ground on a new, 170,000-square-foot pediatric medical offi ce building on Preston Street at the university's downtown Health Sciences Center. The building will be designed to house all of the UofL Physicians pediatric specialty clinical practices, with a large general pediatrics location on the ground fl oor. The eight-story building will have seven clinical fl oors, plus a lab, pharmacy and radiology services, as well as a rooftop garden and conference area. Additionally, the seventh fl oor will house the diabetes center. Planning for the building, located between the UofL Physicians Outpatient Center and the School of Dentistry, began in January 2015 and architectural fi rms GBBN, Stanley, Beaman & Sears and Messer Construction Co. have been engaged since June 2015. "This will be the premier pediatrics care building for children in the state of Kentucky," said Gerard Rabalais, MD, MHA, chair of the UofL Department of Pediatrics. "This will allow parents easy access to pediatrics specialists and primary care providers in one location, with everything designed specifi cally for children and their families. It is our intent that through this new facility, we will be building the future of pediatric care for years to come." New deans lead schools of dentistry and social work The University of Louisville welcomed two new faces to the deanships of the Kent School of Social Work and the School of Dentistry. The School of Dentistry is now headed by T. Gerard Bradley, DMD. Bradley, a native of Ireland, was previously chair of Developmental Sciences/Orthodontics and associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Marquette University's School of Dentistry, where he oversaw increases in research publications, grant applications and student research presentations. His work focuses on examining cutting-edge orthodontic materials and evidence- based clinical outcomes. Bradley replaced John Sauk, DDS, MS, who rejoined the faculty after nine years on the job. "This is a time of great opportunity for the School of Dentistry as we work to improve the oral health of all Kentuckians," Bradley said. David Jenkins, PhD, took over the Kent School helm from former dean Terry Singer, who had held the position since 1997. Previously chair of the Social Work department at Texas Christian University, Jenkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in drug rehabilitation and the effects of social marginalization on individuals and families, with a particular focus on gays and lesbians. As dean, Jenkins plans to work on raising the Kent School's profi le. "I am convinced that more people need to know about the great things happening here at the Kent School," Jenkins said. Bradley Jenkins

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