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How one UofL dental alumna helped break the school’s gender mold in the 1970s

By Julie Heflin Looking at the UofL School of Dentistry today, you’ll see an equal mix of men and women, but that hasn’t always been the case. In the late 1970s, nearly all dental students and faculty were male. P. Gay Baughman ’81 recalls how she and other women were treated differently than male students. ...
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UofL professor aims to improve gender equity among physicians

By Betty Coffman A professor of medicine and director of the internal medicine residency program in the UofL School of Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Koch is a member of the Gender Equity in Medicine (GEM) research group, a collaboration of medical educators from multiple universities working together to better understand the impact of gender bias in...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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UofL researcher explores what happens in our brains when we die

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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