January 23, 2020 - Pfizer Inc. designates UofL first-of-its-kind Center of Excellence for epidemiological research
A new collaboration with Pfizer Inc. will enable the University of Louisville’s Division of Infectious Diseases to play a significant role in epidemiologic research related to vaccine-preventable diseases affecting adults, including the elderly. “UofL’s Division of Infectious Diseases has a rich history of collaboration with Pfizer through the successful implementation of numerous clinical epidemiological research studies. We are excited to formalize a long-term collaboration that builds on these past successes,” said Julio Ramirez, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville.
November 4, 2019 - UofL receives groundbreaking new grant to spark commercialization of health research innovations
An elite $4 million grant received by the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development demonstrates the power of partnership while paving the way to bring dozens of new med-tech and health-related companies to life across the state in the coming years. The four-year Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) grant from the National Institutes of Health will help fund a public-private consortium, the Kentucky Network for Innovation & Commercialization – KYNETIC.
August 7, 2018 - UofL hosts event on protecting intellectual property in China
Having a great idea is one thing. Protecting it, especially on a global scale, is another. That was the subject of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2018 China IP Road Show, a recent day-long conference held at the University of Louisville. The event featured speakers from specialized backgrounds — law, academia, industry, government — who walked attendees through the process of securing,defending and commercializing intellectual property in China. “Each program seeks to impart information to U.S. innovators and entrepreneurs on protecting their intellectual property while also maximizing its commercial value,” said Conrad Wong, Attorney-Advisor for the China Team at the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.
August 2, 2018 - Grants to UofL provide research into connections between green environment and human health
Besides shade and beauty, can trees and shrubs actually help make people healthier? In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Louisville Envirome Institute are working with a neighborhood in South Louisville to answer that question. UofL announced a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help fund the Green Heart project. The university also announced a $2 million grant from The Nature Conservancy to support the endeavor.
April 30, 2018 - UofL-born technology startup acquired by global firm
Dr. Robert Keynton, interim EVPRI, said 3DSIM’s development — drawing on many resources and experts around campus — is an example of the collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit at UofL. “In research and innovation, we accomplish a lot more when we work together,” he said. “And in this case, it’s especially rewarding to see that these inventors have had so much success, and that their collaboration with UofL continues.”
February 21, 2018 - UofL Leading National Effort to Improve Lifelong Care for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
At one time, people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) were mostly children. Thanks to medical advances and the deinstitutionalization movement, the number of adults living in the community with IDD has grown dramatically. These individuals require the same health-care services as any adult, but their care may come with added challenges. Most physicians in adult medical specialties have not been trained to work with these patients, and may not be comfortable with the communication challenges or other unique needs they may have.
September 29, 2016 - UofL and Clemson: Competitors on the field, collaborators off it
UofL assistant professor of physics Jian Du-Caines and Clemson atmospheric physics professor Jens Oberheide are working together on a research project funded by NASA. Du-Caines says the two have been friends since they met at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 2005 and began talking about doing a project together.
Feb 26, 2016 - UofL, Tennessee researchers find gut environment could reduce severity of malaria
Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a recent study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Louisville. More...
Sept 21, 2015 - UofL, UK win large federal grant, join new national network
The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky today announced receipt of a $3.76 million grant to create a national center of excellence in micro/nanotechnology. The highly competitive grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of just 16 awarded to universities across the country. More than 100 colleges and universities competed for the NSF grant. UofL and UK are joining a new national network which will make university facilities, tools and expertise in nanoscale science, engineering and technology available to outside users. View Video
June 11, 2015 - UofL gets DOD grant to study effect of radiation on computer memory devices
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense, has awarded UofL a $1.05 million grant for three years to conduct such a study. UofL’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering is collaborating with Vanderbilt University on the project.” View Video
March 10, 2015 - Schnatter, Koch gifts create free enterprise center
The University of Louisville will use a $6.3 million gift from two foundations to create a new academic and research center in its College of Business. The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will “give our students the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest business minds in the world,” said UofL President James Ramsey. “We’re honored that John and Annette Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation board have confidence in UofL to make this happen.” View Video
Jan 12, 2015 - Startup emerges from Conn Center, earns national grant
Bert Thin Films LLC, a company originating from the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, has received a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and commercialize a new material to reduce the costs of manufacturing solar cells. More...
Dec 23, 2014 - University of Louisville leads new study to map disease genes in horses
Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a three-year, $155,000 grant to a team of Kentucky and Danish researchers to build a new reference genome sequence for the domestic horse. Ted Kalbfleisch, PhD, of the University of Louisville Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is the principal investigator on the grant. More...
Oct. 14, 2014 - UofL Engineers and Physicians Collaborate to Save a Life
A 14-month-old boy in need of life-saving heart surgery is the beneficiary of a collaboration among University of Louisville engineers, physicians and Kosair Children’s Hospital. More...
Sept. 19, 2014 - UofL grant takes aim at legal barriers that hinder genetic research.
University of Louisville law and medicine professor Mark A. Rothstein has received a two-year, $612,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to foster international collaboration on genetic research while maintaining human rights and privacy. More...