Research!Louisville (R!L) 2015 took place October 27-30 and featured multiple lectures and mini-conferences, including three nursing symposiums, throughout the Louisville Medical Center.
Also Included in the four-day event was an in-depth program at the Kentucky Science Center (KSC) for 7th-12th grade students interested in the medical field and S.T.E.M. related careers and research.
The KSC program was sponsored by the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation/Kentucky One Health. The Science Policy and Outreach Group, a graduate student organization at UofL (SPOG) SPOG.UofL@gmail.comcontributed to the success of the KSC event. R!L has become known as the event to add to local middle and high school student field trip schedules. The showcase of research and opportunities to meet with research scientists on campus are a hit with the students and teachers.
R!L celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and is sponsored by the University of Louisville, Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, both part of Kentucky One Health. R!L showcases health/life sciences research conducted by graduate students, medical/dental students, post-doctoral associates/scholars, research associates, research staff, and PharmDs, medical residents, clinical fellows, public health graduate students, nursing graduate students, NCI R25 Cancer program, NCI R25 undergraduates, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center high school scholars.
David Dunn, MD, PhD, executive vice president for health affairs gave opening remarks and welcomed everyone to the keynote address and awards ceremony held on Friday, October 30 at the UofL Clinical and Translational Research Building. R!L co-chair and vice dean for research, Jon Klein, MD, PhD, introduced R!L keynote speaker, Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for health sciences from West Virginia University. Rhonda Hoffman, CCRP, system director for Norton Healthcare Office of Research Administration, and Mr. Matthew Williams, director of major gifts, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation/Kentucky One gave brief remarks on behalf of R!L sponsors. The awards ceremony was conducted by J. Christopher States, PhD, co-chair of R!L and vice chair for research, Pam Feldhoff, PhD, associate vice president for research, and David Hein, PhD, vice provost for academic strategy.
R!L leadership acknowledges with deepest gratitude the time and expertise by UofL faculty judges who participated in judging over a three-day period of competition. This year, R!L added a new category– Louisville Women in Medicine and Science Award for Research. For more information and a full list of winners and a link to photographs, go to: http://researchlouisville.org/r-l-2015-winners.
Note the link to the keynote address is http://researchlouisville.org/keynote-speaker.