University of Louisville

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Group.png University of Louisville  
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MottoIt's Happening Here
Formation1798
HeadquartersKentucky, USA
TypePublic
Other nameCardinals
High medical research activity

The University of Louisville (UofL) is a public research university in Louisville, Kentucky. It is part of the Kentucky state university system. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a "Preeminent Metropolitan Research University".[1] The university enrolls students from 118 of 120 Kentucky counties,[2] all 50 U.S. states, and 116 countries around the world.[3]

Louisville is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The University of Louisville School of Medicine is touted for the first fully self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery[4] as well as the first successful hand transplantation in the United States.[5] The University Hospital is also credited with the first civilian ambulance, the nation's first accident services, now known as an emergency department (ED), and one of the first blood banks in the US.[6]

 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornNationalitySummaryDescription
Christopher Dodd27 May 1944USPolitician
Lawyer
Lobbyist
US lobbyist, lawyer and politician. MPAA CEO
Gina Haspel1 October 1956USSpook“Godmother of the torture program
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