Bucks for Brains

More than 38 faculty members holding endowed chairs matched by the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund work at or collaborate with others at the Health Sciences Center.

Centers & Institutes

The Health Sciences Center is home to 17 Centers and Institutes conducting research in fields ranging from bioethics and health hazard prevention to genetics, molecular medicine, cancer nursing, cellular therapeutics and spinal cord injury.

Clinical Trials Unit

In order to deliver state of the art medical care volunteers are needed to participate in clinical research whether it be participating in clinical trials on drugs, devices, or nutritional products/foods; learning more about diseases and disorders, such as cancer; diabetes and heart disease; understanding more about how the body works; measuring the effects of the environment on health; or dealing with stress and other challenges in our daily lives.

James Graham Brown Cancer Center

The Brown Cancer Center is affiliated with the National Cancer Institute and the Kentucky Cancer Program. It is the only cancer center in the region to use a patient-centered model of cancer care, with multidisciplinary teams of physicians working together to guide patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.Patients treated at the Brown Cancer Center and all practices within UofL Health Care benefit from the latest medical advances, often long before they are available in non-teaching settings.

Office of the Executive Vice President for Research

The Mission of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research is to promote and support research, scholarship, and creative activities; to assist faculty and staff in obtaining intramural and extramural support; to serve as an advocate for the value of research in an educational setting; to enhance the vitality of campus-based research; and to encourage its use to enrich education, enhance technology transfer and serve the community.


Research!Louisville is an annual celebration of health-related research at the Louisville Medical Center sponsored by:

  • Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation
  • Norton Healthcare
  • UofL Health Care
  • University of Louisville

UofL Health Care

UofL Health Care is the region's leading academic, research and teaching medical center. Our patients benefit from the latest medical advances, often long before they become available in non-teaching settings.