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Interim Provost Gerry Bradley, HRSA grant principal investigator Heather Mitchell, scholarship recipient Quinesia James, HRSA grant principal investigator Sara Robertson, School of Nursing Interim Dean Mary DeLetter

UofL secures $6.5 million to enhance training for nursing professionals

The University of Louisville has received $6.5 million through two federal grants to help increase Kentuckians’ access to health care, particularly in underserved rural and urban areas. The UofL School of Nursing will use the funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement an accelerated Licensed Practical Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN-to-BSN) pathway...
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.

UofL awarded $11.5 million for research to prevent and treat eating disorders

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...
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.

UofL researchers are unmasking an old foe’s tricks to thwart new diseases

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...
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.

UofL startup lands award, investment for research-backed hearing technology

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...
The University of Louisville and partners have been awarded $12 million to launch a new hub aimed at accelerating real-world impact of biomedical innovations through education, mentorship and financial support for aspiring entrepreneurs.

UofL, partners awarded $12 million to advance biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship

The University of Louisville and partners have been awarded $12 million to launch a new hub aimed at accelerating real-world impact of biomedical innovations through education, mentorship and financial support for aspiring entrepreneurs. The Mid-South Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH), backed by a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, spans a four-state network...
UofL medical students participate in a Compassion Clinic at Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Louisville.

UofL gets $16 million to increase supply of primary care doctors in underserved areas

The University of Louisville has received $16 million to help increase Kentuckians’ access to health care, particularly in underserved rural and urban areas. The UofL School of Medicine will use the funds from a four-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train more primary care physicians and encourage them to practice in underserved communities where...
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