RESEARCH - Winter 2016

School of Medicine Research Committee Announces New Internal Funding Opportunity.

The School of Medicine Research Committee announces a new funding opportunity, the Jewish Heritage Foundation for Excellence Research Enhancement Grant.  The JHFE Research Enhancement Grant program offers funding to School of Medicine faculty principal investigators to gather new data to improve a previously submitted multi-year, nationally peer reviewed grant application that scored well but was not funded. Applications are accepted quarterly, January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15 each year.

For the application and guidelines, please go to or call Anne Noe 852-2253.


UofL part of NIH trial to test weight management counseling training for medical students

Judith Ockene, PhD, and Rashelle Hayes, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have received a 5-year, $4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a randomized controlled trial which will test the effectiveness of an enhanced curriculum to train medical students in weight management counseling skills. M. Ann Shaw, M.D., M.A., Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, and colleagues at the University of Louisville School of Medicine received a 5-year subcontract from the University of Massachusetts Medical School/National Cancer Institute to conduct the study within our medical school. Our award will be renewable annually for 5 years.



-UofL researchers awarded patents for innovations to improve cancer treatments, bone grafts and therapies for spinal cord damage

-Improving “Code Blue” hospital team response

-What salamanders can teach us about baseball

-UofL Scientists identify a critical pathway to improve muscle repair

-UofL Scientists enhance understanding of muscle repair process with second publication in 10 days

-Extramural Awards August - December 2015