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By Julie Heflin Preparing more social work students with knowledge to help their future clients and patients manage chronic or life-limiting diseases is part of Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc’s vision. She is the new Dr. Renato LaRocca Endowed Chair in Oncology Social Work at the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science. She replaces Karen Kayser who served as the...
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with a five-year survival rate of just 10% for patients diagnosed with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type. Further, one promising area of cancer treatment, immunotherapy, has not provided benefit for pancreatic cancer patients. University of Louisville researchers recently have shown that beta-glucan, a natural...
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Neurosurgeon Ajmal Zemmar and colleagues have recorded the activity of a dying human brain for the first time and discovered rhythmic brain wave patterns around the time of death that are similar to those occurring during dreaming, memory recall and meditation. Their study, published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, brings new insight into a possible organizational...
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By Betty Coffman To better understand the status of access to heart transplants for adult Black and white patients and those of other races, researchers at UofL analyzed data for heart transplants from 1987 to 2019, comparing percentages of patients from each racial group who were placed on the transplant list and those actually transplanted. They...
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By Jill Scoggins The Trager Institute at the University of Louisville today announced three grants totaling $4.51 million to grow the workforce of behavioral health professionals and expand services in nursing homes in Kentucky and North Carolina. Two of the grants focus on behavioral health in rural settings while the third addresses COVID-19 in nursing homes....
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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville, Louisville-based Humana Inc. and The Humana Foundation today announced a new cooperative agreement and additional financial investment in the university’s Health Equity Innovation Hub to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for marginalized populations in Louisville and communities around the world.   The Hub is funded by a...
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By Janet Cappiello The raiseRED student fundraising organization that benefits seriously ill children and their families is already the University of Louisville’s largest student-run philanthropic organization, a bright example of our Cardinal principle that we are a Community of Care. Organizers are also working to plant seeds to spread that principle throughout Louisville and Southern...
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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville has once again been named a top U.S. research institution.  The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, recently finalized, once more has  designated UofL a “Research 1” doctoral university with very high research activity. UofL is one of only 146 universities – roughly 4% of those considered...
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By Betty Coffman John Pierce Wise, professor in the UofL Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has studied the connection between exposure to metals and cancer for nearly three decades. He and his team investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cancer and how exposure to metals affects humans and wildlife. Wise recently received a $6.7 million...
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By Talia Horn UofL’s Faculty Senate held its latest meeting Jan. 12, during which senators received updated enrollment figures, student retention rates, a budgetary overview for the university and information on the $82 million in available funding for academic units through the University of Louisville Foundation. Interim President Lori Gonzalez provided senators with current student...
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