UofL awards celebrate year of research, scholarship and creativity
October 20, 2023
The University of Louisville celebrated more than 80 faculty and staff for their work to expand knowledge and understanding at its 2023 Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards, held Oct. 19.
This year’s honorees, representing nine UofL schools and colleges, include researchers, scholars and artists, along with those who provide critical support as administrators. Their work over the past year helped to advance health, grow our technology workforce, improve equity and more.
“I continue to be impressed by the bold and dauntless sense of curiosity and exploration that’s so foundational to our campus and what it means to be a Cardinal,” said UofL President Kim Schatzel, speaking at the event. “Each and every one of you here tonight brings a passion and energy to that work, and it’s just incredible.”
The event, hosted by the Office of Research and Innovation, also presented several major awards in which Speed School’s Hermann Frieboes won the Grand Challenger Award in Advancing our Health for work to integrate biological and clinical information, paving the way for personalized medicine.
Others from Speed School receiving certificates of achievement were:
- Adel Elmaghraby, Computer Science & Engineering
- Ali Mahmoud, Bioengineering
- Amir Amini, Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Ayman El-Baz, Bioengineering
- Badri Narayanan, Mechanical Engineering
- Dan Popa, Electrical & Computer Engineering/LARRI
- Jacek Jasinski, Conn Center
- Kelly McDaniel, Speed Business Center Research Business Partner
- Roman V. Yampolskiy, Computer Science & Engineering
- Sung Jin Kim, Electrical & Computer Engineering/MNTC
- Wei Zhang, Computer Science & Engineering
In the past year, UofL researchers and scholars submitted 1,075 proposals and received nearly $176 million in external grant funding to support groundbreaking discovery and exploration.
“I believe what we celebrate is what we value as an institution,” said Kevin Gardner, UofL’s executive vice president for research and innovation. “With awards like these, we show that we value research, scholarship and creative activity. And, that we value you. The work you do is the backbone of UofL’s knowledge enterprise.”