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UofL reaffirmed as Carnegie Community Engagement University

UofL reaffirmed as Carnegie Community Engagement University

by John Drees, communications and marketing — Jan 09, 2015 07:52 AM

The University of Louisville was recognized today for its commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Expert in care for veterans, underserved, joins UofL

Expert in care for veterans, underserved, joins UofL

by Kathy Keadle, HSC communications and marketing — Jan 07, 2015 11:06 AM

Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Johnson came to UofL from University of Washington effective Jan. 1.

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'Beer With a Scientist' looks at evolution of goodness

'Beer With a Scientist' looks at evolution of goodness

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Jan 07, 2015 11:15 AM

In a world where the concept of survival of the fittest rules and swimming with the sharks is touted as the way to success, humans and animals alike still perform what only can be described as great acts of kindness and altruism.

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UofL theatre to perform at annual Martin Luther King Day celebration

by Erica Walsh, communications and marketing — Jan 06, 2015 04:33 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are inextricably linked, but the two leaders never got together to share their points of view.

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Forbes names 2 Speed School grads to ‘30 Under 30 in Manufacturing’ list

Forbes names 2 Speed School grads to ‘30 Under 30 in Manufacturing’ list

by John R. Karman III, communications and marketing — Jan 06, 2015 04:29 PM

Two graduates of the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering have been named to the Forbes magazine list of “30 Under 30 in Manufacturing.”

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ACC commissioner to speak Feb. 24 at UofL Conversations with Champions

ACC commissioner to speak Feb. 24 at UofL Conversations with Champions

by Cindy Hess, communications and marketing — Jan 06, 2015 02:50 PM

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford will talk about issues facing college sports at a University of Louisville Conversations With Champions event Feb. 24 at the Brown and Williamson Club, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.

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UofL diabetes center earns education accreditation

by UofL Today — Jan 06, 2015 02:26 PM

The Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center of the University of Louisville Pediatric Endocrinology Division in the Department of Pediatrics has been named an accredited program with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

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Jane Beshear launches cancer screening van campaign

Jane Beshear launches cancer screening van campaign

by UofL Today — Jan 06, 2015 05:43 PM

First Lady Jane Beshear, along with representatives from the Kentucky Cancer Program, the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center and KentuckyOne Health, is launching a new Horses and Hope campaign to raise $1 million for a mobile unit to provide free or significantly reduced cost cancer screenings to underserved populations across Kentucky.

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Dry counties have more meth, UofL study shows

by Denise Fitzpatrick, communications and marketing — Jan 05, 2015 05:39 PM

Methamphetamine is more common in places where it’s illegal to sell liquor.

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Luncheon lectures offer taste of professors’ interests, research

Luncheon lectures offer taste of professors’ interests, research

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 05, 2015 03:50 PM

Vladimir Putin. Medieval manuscripts. Turkish politics. Art markets. Researchers who study those diverse topics will share their views with the public through a University of Louisville luncheon lecture series this spring.

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Dozens perform community service before Belk Bowl

Dozens perform community service before Belk Bowl

by Mark Hebert, communications and marketing — Jan 05, 2015 12:40 PM

More than 50 UofL students, alumni and fans performed some pre-bowl game service - community service - in Charlotte, N.C. the morning of the Belk Bowl, Dec. 30, 2014.

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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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