University of Louisville pioneering security research

Thanks to $8.3 million from the National Security Agency’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, the University of Louisville and its multidisciplinary Digital Transformation Center are developing the next generation of cybersecurity tools and professionals to prevent future cyberattacks and keep information safe. Adel Elmaghraby, co-principal investigator for the NSA project and professor in the Speed School of Engineering, leads a research collaboration with Mississippi-based, historically Black institution Alcorn State University to conduct pioneering research on haptic movements for security, an extra layer of security on top of passwords.

$32.5M for XLerateHealth and the University of Kentucky

XLerateHealth, in partnership with the University of Kentucky through UK Innovate, has been awarded the first phase of a potential $3.25 million multi-year grant by the NIH through the IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development Program. The purpose of the grant is to develop and launch a suite of experience-based entrepreneurship and commercialization training tools to address the needs of academic institutions across the Southeast U.S., including faculty, researchers, innovators and students.

Bellarmine to use $1.5M grant to prepare STEM teachers

Bellarmine will prepare STEM teachers for Kentucky schools with a $1.45 million National Science Foundation grant. The school will recruit and prepare highly qualified science and mathematics teachers for high-need Kentucky middle and high schools.

New center focuses on Industry 4.0

Backed by a new roughly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the University of Louisville has launched a new Center for Organizational Readiness toward Enterprise 4.0 (CORE4.0). The center will aim to help companies prepare for smart and connected technology such as automation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. UofL provides details on the center.

Ellie Diagnostics opens lab in Louisville

Diagnostics services provider Ellie Diagnostics hosted the official grand opening of its newest laboratory in Louisville. The modern laboratory provides veterinary clinics across the country with a broad array of highly accurate diagnostic results just hours after patient samples are sent to the lab, and it will employ up to 100 veterinary professionals.

University of Kentucky to create computer models of the heart

Most patients with heart failure typically receive a standardized treatment that includes a beta blocker, an ACE inhibitor and perhaps an SGLT2 inhibitor. Thanks to a four-year, $2.2 million NIH grant, a team of cardiologists, scientists and engineers at the University of Kentucky will create computer models of the heart that will optimize the therapy plan for patients with heart failure using biology, mathematics, and engineering to develop personalized therapies.