University of Louisville

Louisville researcher will study how to treat, prevent eating disorders

BY: - November 29, 2023

A Louisville researcher will use $11.5 million in grant money from the National Institutes of Health to study how to treat and prevent eating disorders, the University of Louisville announced Wednesday.  Leading several projects over the next five years on the subject is Cheri Levinson, who is both an associate professor with the university and […]

University of Louisville wins $11.7M to study links between disease, microorganisms

BY: - August 24, 2023

University of Louisville researchers hope to better understand conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes and how to best treat them through a nearly $12 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. Over the next half-decade, the researchers will study connections between microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and protozoans and diseases, […]

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GOP lawmakers cite ‘proper’ procedure as KY dental school deans plea for compassion

BY: - August 11, 2023

Working at a public “safety net” dental clinic in rural Western Kentucky, Dr. Pamela Stein routinely saw a heartbreaking sight. “It was not unusual at 6 o’clock in the morning to see 10 or 15 people standing in line waiting to get in because they had tooth aches, because they couldn’t find anyone else to […]

Kentucky researchers to examine neighborhood health

BY: - August 1, 2023

LOUISVILLE – Eighteen months from now, Kentucky researchers hope to know how to diagnose neighborhoods in much the same way doctors diagnose illnesses in the human body.  A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant of $500,000 will fund a Louisville-based neighborhood study, featuring researchers from Simmons College of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, leaders from […]

University of Louisville researchers get millions in federal funds to study immune system

BY: - June 2, 2023

University of Louisville researchers announced Friday that three federal grants totalling $6.1 million will allow them to further study immune system dysregulation, which they say causes serious illness and death in some patients who have COVID-19.  This funding, from the National Institutes of Health, comes after UofL researchers “discovered that a specific type of immune […]

Kentucky’s population shifted older in a decade. Here’s how and why it matters.

BY: - May 30, 2023

Kentucky’s population is shifting older, new data shows, with the oldest counties in the western part of the state.  Counties with colleges and military clusters are home to the younger populations, according to analyses of new Census data by the Kentucky State Data Center (KSDC). Eastern Kentucky is aging faster than the rest of the […]