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KY's Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)

Eight of KY’s NIH IDeA awards have been for the establishment of Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)’s. These awards are located at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, the state’s two largest Research 1 institutions with full-fledged medical centers. The COBRE’s have a two-fold purpose:

1) to train junior medical investigators and assist them on their path to independent federal funding and

2) to build top notch research facilities.

Click the links below for a wealth of information on these facilities:

Centers at the University of Louisville:

  Research Focus                 Award Total     Years in Operation 

 Spinal Cord Injury             $24.9 Million        2000 – 2016                      
   Cancer Targets                $26.3 Million        2003 – 2018
    Birth Defects                  $16.5 Million        2002 – 2014
Diabetes & Obesity             $18.9 Million        2008 – 2018

 

Centers at the University of Kentucky:

  Research Focus                Award Total      Years in Operation

    Oral Health                     $23.7 Million         2004 – 2019
  Human Disease                $21.8 Million         2004 – 2019
  Women’s Health               $21.1 Million         2000 – 2011
 Obesity & Heart Disease    $15.2 Million         2008 – 2018