RESEARCH - Fall 2015

RESEARCH - Fall 2015

On the research front, the HSC Clinical Trials Office is up and running, offering five fully equipped exam rooms expressly designed for research activity. The office has is equipped for EKGs, Dynamaps, BP monitoring, scopes, a dedicated phlebotomy area, InBody 770 Body Composition Analyzer and full clinical and nursing coordinator support. In addition, researchers have access to lab and drug storage and infusion services. To request services, contact or call 852-1958.

Faculty, staff, alumni and friends are always invited to grants receptions, held three times per year to celebrate with grant recipients. The next reception will be Thursday, December 3, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor foyer of Abell Administration Center.

Our grant support infrastructure office now offers two dedicated grant facilitators who provide support for not only RO1 and R21 funding mechanisms from the National Institutes of Health, but also assistance with Department of Defense and private foundation funding applications. These services are currently provided for researchers in the basic science departments and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. As of September 30, the office had facilitated 44 grant proposal packages in 2015.

UofL researchers propose new concept on how brain interprets visual information

One of the many functions of the brain is to collect and process visual information so that people know how to respond to the movement of objects around them. A study published in July in The Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the University of Louisville provides a new concept for how the brain functions to achieve this.

UofL physicians conducting vaccine trial for children with relapsed tumors at Kosair Children's Hospital

Children and their parents are finding hope in a Phase I research study led by Kenneth G. Lucas, M.D., chief of the division of pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation at the University of Louisville. Leading a team of his colleagues at Kosair Children’s Hospital and in the UofL Department of Pediatrics, Lucas is making progress in developing a vaccine that one day could prevent recurrence of some childhood cancers.

Single dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

Study shows one dose could be as effective as the three now recommended

Combination vaccine could reduce number of shots for infants

UofL physician-led study showing hexavalent vaccine safe and effective against six diseases

Extramural Awards

April – July 2015