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University of Louisville leads new study to map disease genes in horses

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Dec 23, 2014 04:21 PM

Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a three-year, $155,000 grant to a team of Kentucky and Danish researchers to build a new reference genome sequence for the domestic horse. The sequence will be a much needed tool for animal researchers worldwide and the equine industry in particular because it will significantly improve the ability to understand the role of genetics in animal health and well being.

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UofL cancer researchers discover gene mutation's role

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Dec 23, 2014 04:12 PM

Researchers at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center have identified for the first time mutations that destabilize a DNA structure that turns a gene off. These mutations occur at four specific sites in what is known as the “hTERT promoter” in more than 75 percent of glioblastomas and melanomas.

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Research to Prevent Blindness awards to UofL reach almost $4 million

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Dec 22, 2014 05:06 PM

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $115,000 to the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, bringing the total of grant funding awarded over the past 50 years from RPB to $3,959,800. The latest grant was awarded Dec. 3.

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UofL Physicians gets permanent CEO in Postel

UofL Physicians gets permanent CEO in Postel

by Tiffany Meredith, UofL Physicians — Dec 19, 2014 03:09 PM

Dr. Gregory Postel, who had been serving as interim CEO of University of Louisville Physicians, has been named permanent CEO of the organization. Postel was chosen to lead the organization long term by its board.

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United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power to visit UofL

United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power to visit UofL

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Dec 16, 2014 02:15 PM

Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will speak at the University of Louisville Jan. 12 as a guest of the university’s McConnell Center.

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Human clinical trial sites added for cancer drug

by UofL Today — Dec 16, 2014 11:48 AM

Advanced Cancer Therapeutics (ACT), a privately held company dedicated to bringing new anti-cancer therapies to market, announced that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been added as human clinical trial sites for PFK-158, a first-in-man/first-in-class inhibitor of PFKFB3, an enzyme that controls glycolysis and that is overexpressed in most hematological and solid tumors. The two new clinical trial sites are expected to begin enrolling patients Jan. 1, 2015.

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UofL, Georgia to team up for Ronald McDonald House bowl service project

by UofL Today — Dec 15, 2014 11:51 AM

Before the Louisville Cardinals and Georgia Bulldogs face off on the grid iron at the Belk Bowl, their respective fans will team up for a good cause.

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Full accreditation restored to program

by Gary Mans, HSC communications and marketing — Dec 15, 2014 10:44 AM

The University of Louisville School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development program has been notified by its accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) that it is in full compliance with all required standards and has been released from its probationary status.

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Rate of prescribing psychotropic drugs to Kentucky kids studied at UofL

Rate of prescribing psychotropic drugs to Kentucky kids studied at UofL

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Dec 12, 2014 12:44 PM

Researchers with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit (CAHRDS Unit) at the University of Louisville have begun a study to examine one of Kentucky’s most vexing children’s health issues: the higher-than-average rate of psychotropic medication being prescribed to children in the Bluegrass State.

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Endowed Chair in Business Law to be established

Endowed Chair in Business Law to be established

by Cindy Hess, communications and marketing — Dec 12, 2014 12:28 PM

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law has received funding from Lowry Watkins—a 1968 graduate of the College of Business—to create the William Marshall Bullitt Endowed Chair in Business Law.

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UofL holiday fire safety tips

by UofL Today — Dec 12, 2014 12:46 PM

Before leaving on holiday vacation please observe the following fire safety tips:

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Staff Senate Meeting Overview, December 2014

by Janet Cappiello, communications and marketing — Dec 11, 2014 05:48 PM

The Staff Senate is part of UofL's shared governance system, which also includes the Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association. Senators are elected by their peers.

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ElderServe surpasses $500,000 goal, moves into The Nucleus

by John R. Karman III, communications and marketing — Dec 11, 2014 05:32 PM

ElderServe Inc., a Louisville nonprofit that provides assistance to the frail elderly, has reached a $500,000 fund-raising goal and, on Thursday, celebrated its move to The Nucleus on the J.D. Nichols Campus for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Message of peace and goodwill hits home for student commencement speaker

Message of peace and goodwill hits home for student commencement speaker

by Cindy Hess, communications and marketing — Dec 11, 2014 03:57 PM

During the season when “peace on earth” is often heard, UofL graduating senior Branka Damjanovic wants to do her part to make the phrase a reality.

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Winter commencement set for Dec. 18

Winter commencement set for Dec. 18

by Cindy Hess, communications and marketing — Dec 19, 2014 10:49 AM

The holidays will be especially cheery for more than 1,150 University of Louisville students who graduated this month.

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GLI’s university commercialization manager introduced at Nucleus meeting

GLI’s university commercialization manager introduced at Nucleus meeting

by John R. Karman III, communications and marketing — Dec 10, 2014 04:57 PM

Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, has hired a university commercialization manager to help bring University of Louisville technology and research to the marketplace.

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Partnership for a Green City marks 10th anniversary

Partnership for a Green City marks 10th anniversary

by UofL Today — Dec 10, 2014 03:29 PM

Partnership for a Green City, a collaboration among four public organizations working to boost sustainable practices in the Louisville area, marked its 10th anniversary Dec. 10, 2014 in a celebration at The Nucleus, 300 E. Market St.

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UofL’s online computer science master’s degrees recognized

by John R. Karman III, communications and marketing — Dec 09, 2014 04:53 PM

The online computer science master’s degree programs offered by the University of Louisville have been named among the best in the country by a leading national resource for online learning.

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UofL program improves half-century staple for teaching medical students

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Dec 09, 2014 04:46 PM

For more than 50 years, standardized patients have been a staple of medical school instruction. These individuals are trained in symptoms and problems associated with disease and act as patients to give medical students hands-on training in the practice of medicine.

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UofL planning ‘learning micro-factory’ near FirstBuild

by John R. Karman III, communications and marketing — Dec 08, 2014 02:46 PM

The University of Louisville is about two months away from opening a “learning micro-factory” adjacent to the FirstBuild facility on Brandeis Avenue near Floyd Street.

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