About Price Institute
Priceless Opportunities for Surgical Research
Founded in 1957 by a generous endowment from John W. Price Jr., MD, and his wife, Barbara Thruston Atwood Price, the Price Institute of Surgical Research is comprised of seven distinct laboratories. Funding is provided by both the public and private sectors, including:
- the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies,
- local hospital partners—University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and Kosair Children's Hospital,
- the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh),
- industry, and
- individual donors.
The Price Institute of Surgical Research is one of ten University of Louisville Institutes and Centers within the School of Medicine.
Currently, our investigators are focusing on research relating to
- composite tissue allotransplantation
- esophageal cancer
- inflammatory bowel disease
- müllerian inhibiting substance and polycystic ovary syndrome
- tissue ischemia and energy metabolism
- hyperglycemia and hypothermia and their effect on neutrophil function following major surgery and trauma
- inflammation and the host response to injury
Ultimately, their findings may lead to prevention of disease, improved treatments, and better surgical techniques.
The Price Institute enjoys a unique collaborative environment with neighboring hospitals and academic partners, including, the Jewish Hospital Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, and others.
These cooperative programs allow faculty, fellows, and students the opportunity to work one-on-one with leading investigators in Louisville. We also foster collaborative research with universities worldwide and biomedical device companies.
Facilities & Resources
With 8,000 square feet of laboratory space, our investigators have the technological edge they need to conduct groundbreaking research. Using state-of-the-art equipment and an operating room—as well as facilities available at the Price and at other sites within the University—they employ the latest technology to carry out their research.
Price faculty, fellows, and students obtain the latest information through access to over 3,500 journals and online publications through the Kornhauser Library.
The Price Institute selects outstanding research fellows from the United States and abroad who work closely with faculty at the University of Louisville and its local academic partners. The Price Research Fellowship provides complete funding for surgeons-in-training to pursue full-time basic research.
The Ferguson Fellowship provides funding for a second full-time graduate researcher selected from young surgeons-in-training.
In addition, we regularly host visiting professors and scholars from across the country and around the world who continue to add to the breadth and depth of our program.
We invite you take advantage of the unique research opportunities at the Price Institute.
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