At the University of Louisville, we do more than learn. We create. We ignite. We push. We make impacts that make a difference. Here, we unleash students’ potential to fuel their success while elevating society through our research and innovation. We build connections with our city that lead to transformation across the globe. And we do it all together. Because once a Cardinal, forever a Cardinal. Forever committed to helping a better world take flight.

Treating people with care

On his journey to become a doctor, fourth-year medical student Justin Eichinger combined his determination to help people and his research background to aid himself and his fellow students in gaining the skills to treat patients more efficiently and effectively.

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Empowering others to excel

Read how mentoring helped Daydrianna Jeffries pursue a path of service.

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Accessing education to jumpstart his future

Read how Santiago Murillo is setting up his future without financial stress.

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Helping others smile

Read how Ariel Hernandez discovered he could impact lives.

Finding purpose beyond the court

Read how internships led Sasha Gorchanyuk to her future career.


Taking eating disorders personally

Read about Cheri Levinson’s mission to heal those battling eating disorders.

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Making connections to strengthen economies

Read how Will Metcalf turns ideas into action.

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Pushing public health forward

Read how Monica Wendel reframes the public health conversation.

Optimizing academic opportunities

Read how Tomas Llano-Rios is poised to seek a job in industry.


Igniting passions for science

Read how Jerald Smith is taking experiments out of the lab and into the community.

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Filling a technology gap

Read how Chad Ellis is sharing STEM lessons with local students.

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Leaning into Louisville

Read how two local icons helped TaShara Brown make an impact in her hometown.

Keeping racing's families healthy

Read how Dedra Hayden helps the horse-racing industry thrive.

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