Research!Louisville showcases health sciences research Sept. 24-27


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Excellence in health sciences research at the Louisville Medical Center will be celebrated for the 18th year at Research!Louisville, Sept. 24-27.

    Featured will be presentations showcasing student and faculty research at the University of Louisville and forums on securing research funding, conflicts of interest in research and approaches to delivering personalized medicine. Admission is free.

    Keynote speaker for the event on Friday, Sept. 27 will be Institute of Medicine member Joe G.N. ?Skip” Garcia, M.D., senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona and internally known physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator. Garcia’s research focus is on the role genetics plays in lung disease. He has led the development of new therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease. He also has been a strong proponent of fostering training opportunities for minority physician-scientists and students. His address will focus on “System Biology Approaches to Delivering Personalized Medicine.”

    Again this year, the annual event will feature a daylong program on Wednesday, Sept. 25, by the Kentucky Science Center for middle and high school students to interest them in careers in the “STEM” fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program will feature research currently underway in Louisville and give students the opportunity to meet and talk with researchers and scientists.

    All Research!Louisville events are held at UofL’s Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 S. Hancock St., except where otherwise noted in the schedule:

    Tuesday, Sept. 24:

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.