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UofL hires tech founder, double-alumnus Charasika to guide research-backed innovations to market

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville The University of Louisville has hired alumnus, football star and seasoned tech founder Tendai Charasika to help guide innovations developed at UofL to market. In January, Charasika started his term as an entrepreneur in residence, or EIR, through the UofL Office of Research and Innovation. In this role, he will work with inventors and the Commercialization...

Research shows living near trees, green vegetation may prevent vascular damage from air pollution

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Researchers at the University of Louisville have shown that living near an abundance of green vegetation can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health. The research, led by Aruni Bhatnagar, professor of medicine and director of the UofL Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, was published ahead of print in the American Journal of...

University of Louisville Trager Institute provides free services for those caring for older loved ones

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Residents of Kentucky counties surrounding Louisville who are caring for a loved one age 60 and older can receive free services to support them in their caregiving role. The Caregiver Program, coordinated by the University of Louisville Trager Institute, offers support and training through educational workshops, professionally facilitated support groups, individualized...

University of Louisville College of Business professor receives lifetime achievement award

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Manju Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division. This honor recognizes an individual’s sustained contribution to the AoM/OCIS community...

University of Louisville researchers developing method to convert carbon dioxide to usable products

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Scientists at the University of Louisville have received new support for developing a method to sustainably sequester and convert carbon dioxide to valuable products. The three-year project on catalysts for CO2 is funded by the Catalysis Program of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation. Carbon dioxide is the most significant greenhouse gas...

Louisville COVID-19 antibody initiative receives $1.5 million to expand testing, launch ‘virus radar’

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville The Co-Immunity Project, a groundbreaking collaboration to track and curb COVID-19 in Kentucky, has received $1.5 million from the James Graham Brown Foundation, as well as additional gifts, to expand community coronavirus testing and launch a public ”virus radar” for understanding its spread. “We are deeply grateful for this timely philanthropic support...