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Che Rhodes work of four black glassblown pieces

Renowned UofL glass artist has piece added to Smithsonian

Glassblower artist Ché Rhodes, University of Louisville associate professor and head of the glass department in the Hite Institute of Art and Design, has a piece that has been added to the permanent collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The untitled artwork will be included in the museum’s upcoming exhibit, This Present Moment: Crafting...
Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc

Losing her mom to cancer at a young age led UofL’s new endowed chair to a career in oncology social work

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...
Study authors Anne Geller, left, and Jun Yan

UofL researchers used trained immunity to reduce tumor activity in pancreatic cancer

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...
Jaimin Trivedi, assistant professor and director of clinical research and bioinformatics in the UofL Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

UofL study shows heart transplant access, outcomes for Black patients improved significantly since 1987

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...
UofL Trager Institute and Republic Bank Foundation Optimal Aging Clinic

UofL Trager Institute receives $4.51 million in grants to expand services, grow behavioral health workforce

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....
Group photo for The University of Louisville, Louisville-based Humana Inc. and The Humana Foundation new cooperative agreement announcement

UofL, Humana, Humana Foundation announce $25M innovation hub to boost health equity

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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