The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the Kentucky state university system.
When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a “Preeminent Metropolitan Research University”. U of L enrolls students from 118 of 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 U.S. states, and 116 countries around the world.
Researchers from the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center participated in the development of a highly effective vaccine against cervical cancer in 2006, the first fully self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery, the first successful hand transplantation, and the development of the Pap smear test. The University Hospital is also credited with the first civilian ambulance, the nation’s first accident services, now known as an emergency room (ER), and one of the first blood banks in the US.
Between 1999 and 2006 U of L was one of the fastest growing medical research institutions according to National Institutes of Health rankings. As of 2006, the melanoma clinic ranked third in among public universities in NIH funding, the neurology research program fourth, and the spinal cord research program 10th.
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University of Louisville research articles from Innovation Toronto
- System that creates on-demand ‘nanotube forests,’ could help create electronic devices – April 23, 2016
- Research team finds a way to produce hydrogen using solar energy and water vapor – March 28, 2016
- Physicist Discovers New 2D Material that could Upstage Graphene – March 1, 2016
- Breath Analysis Offers Non-invasive Method to Detect Early Lung Cancer – May 11, 2014
- Breakthrough: How scientists are 3D printing a human heart that will work better than yours
- Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients with Paraplegia Regain Voluntary Movement
- Researchers Work to Bring Cheaper, ‘Greener’ Lighting to Market with Inkjet-printed Hybrid Quantum Dot LEDs
- New Transplant Method May Allow Kidney Recipients to Live Life Free of Anti-Rejection Medication
- “Breakthrough” in heart attack treatment
- Paralyzed man regains voluntary leg movement with electrode array implant
- How Microbes Will Clean Up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill