Academic physicians impact the health of you and your family UofL Health Louisville KY

Every day, doctors make discoveries and develop innovative treatments that change the lives of patients and their families everywhere.

Most of these breakthroughs are made by academic physicians, dedicated doctors who see patients in clinical practices while researching and teaching at universities in the School of Medicine.

Because of their academic affiliation and research activities, they have the opportunity to take the latest in clinical research and apply it for real-world use. They are using compounds in tobacco and avocado to test their curative powers in the fight against cancer – and hope their research will one day save millions of lives.

For some academic physicians, that dream has come true – their research has transformed the world of medicine.

To learn more about some of these academic physicians and their discoveries, take our “Academic Physician Precision Challenge.” Test your skills to see if you could become an academic physician, and read about some of their accomplishments along the way. Play the game at

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Christina Kern joined UofL Physicians in 2013, where she now serves as strategic marketing and communications manager. She has 11 years of experience in marketing and communications, and is a two-time graduate of Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky.

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