Superfund Center Project

 The University of Louisville is the proud recipient of a $6.7 million grant from the National Institute of Health to establish a Superfund Research Center in Louisville. Researchers will study how environmental exposure to volatile organic compounds increases the risk of cardiometabolic disease - a major concern for Louisville residents living near the city's chemical and power plants.

Dr. Lauren Heberle, director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Management, will be the lead project investigator for the Community Engagement Core component of the grant. The Center will work closely with University of Louisville researchers and members of the Louisville community to address public health concerns and needs during the five-year period of research.