Students practice CPR at the Kentucky Science Center as part of Research!Louisville
Students practice CPR at the Kentucky Science Center as part of Research!Louisville

Almost 200 Kentuckiana middle and high school students enjoyed a first-hand look at what medical school is like at the Kentucky Science Center on Sept. 13. More than 40 medical students, residents and faculty members from the University of Louisville School of Medicine guided the students as they explored six educational stations, including a birthing simulator, suturing workshop, heart sounds, encounters with eyes and bones, as well as taking a patient history.

The event was part of Research!Louisville (R!L), an annual week-long event focused on medical research in the Louisville Medical Center.

Instructors said the students enjoyed the one-on-one stations in the lab where they had the opportunity to speak with medical students and instructors, as well as the hands-on mini-labs where they could ask questions and see structures first hand.

The R!L event at the Kentucky Science Center is sponsored by the University of Louisville and the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation/KentuckyOne Health, and organized in collaboration with the Greater Louisville Medical Society and Louisville Women in Medicine and Science (L-WIMS).

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Betty Coffman
Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Marketing and Communications.