November 2023


From left: Kevin Gardner, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation; Dayna Touron, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Cheri Levinson, associate professor; and Kim Schatzel, president, announce $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to support eating disorder research.
A University of Louisville researcher has been awarded $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand and address some of the most devastating effects of eating disorders. Eating disorders affect an estimated 9% of Americans — nearly 30 million people — and can impact a person’s eating behaviors and perceptions about...
Read More
Microbiology and immunology professor Matthew Lawrenz, right, and doctoral student Katelyn Sheneman have received new research funding to better understand how bacteria can outmaneuver the immune system. UofL photo.
When the body encounters bacteria, viruses or harmful substances, its innate immune cells, neutrophils, assemble at the site to combat the invader. Bacteria and viruses have ways to avoid these defenses, however. Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes bubonic and pneumonic plague, for example, can hide from the immune system, allowing it to replicate in...
Read More
UofL researcher Matthew Neal presents his technology and startup, Immersive Hearing Technologies, at the Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards. The startup is commercializing a UofL research-backed technology that uses VR to help patients test different models and program their hearing aids, all without leaving the comfort of the clinical setting.
A new University of Louisville startup using virtual reality to better-test hearing aids has landed a prestigious Vogt Invention & Innovation Award, along with training and funding to further develop the technology for market. The startup, Immersive Hearing Technologies, is built on UofL research that uses VR to help patients test different models and program their...
Read More