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.

Brown Cancer Center

UofL Brown Cancer Center leads pioneering research making critical contributions to clinical care and patients throughout the world. We continue to be a leader in the global testing of new immunotherapies, which have resulted in prolonged survival of our patients participating in clinical trials and we’ve incorporated their use in our site-specific multidisciplinary clinics.

Our specialists collaborate with other cancer experts – in different research areas and with the world's leading cancer doctors. Bright students and trainees contribute further to our dynamic research environment. Importantly, tomorrow's medicine is available to our patients first with our research efforts working in parallel to fight cancer through prevention, early diagnosis, effective therapies and scientific breakthroughs.

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

  • Norton Healthcare
  • University of Louisville

UofL Hospital

UofL Hospital is a key component of the UofL Health Sciences Center and key to the center’s research mission. Our physicians are also teachers and researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and are involved in the research and development of new treatments and cures.