Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

Cancer research donation by Austin Public Schools as part of the “Movember” initiative

The Hormel Institute’s Gail Dennison, Director Public Relations & Development, and Dr. Mohammad Saleem Bhat, a section leader who studies prostate cancer, accept a $1,316 donation this week from Austin Public Schools’ Executive Director of Educational Services John Alberts and Superintendent David Krenz. The funds – which will fully support cancer research – were raised [...]

December 11th, 2014|

Institute identifies key discovery in colon cancer

Newly published paper focused on potential strategy for lowering colorectal deaths Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, deadly cancers but a lack of reliable biomarkers remains a serious issue for detecting the disease early. The study establishes the TXA2 pathway’s importance in the development of colorectal cancer and lays the groundwork for introducing [...]

December 10th, 2014|

The Hormel Foundation to give $7.1 million in 2015

Annual grants benefit Austin area through support of nonprofits   The Hormel Foundation approved $7.1 million in grants as part of its annual contribution budget for 2015 to benefit Austin-area organizations, with the main recipient being The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. The Hormel Institute, a world-renowned cancer research center, is the principal recipient of The [...]

December 9th, 2014|

Institute unveils plans for Live Learning Center

250-seat lecture hall to help with global cancer research collaborations Plans for a $4.5 million Live Learning Center were unveiled today by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as another way they will continue to grow and collaborate globally on leading cancer research. Institute leaders aim to raise $3 million for the project that will [...]

November 25th, 2014|

Institute adds two cancer research sections

Addition of Drs. Gradilone, Robinson make for 15 faculty overall – triple from ’06 Two more cancer research section leaders have joined The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, filling the last remaining laboratory space created by the 2006-2008 major expansion. Dr. Sergio Gradilone and Dr. James Robinson – both assistant professors now at The Hormel [...]

November 21st, 2014|

Austin Runnings Store Donation

Employees of the Austin Runnings store donated $943 today to support cutting-edge breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as part of the 5th annual Paint the Town Pink initiative. Pictured (left to right) are store manager Everett Hackensmith; Gail Dennison of The Hormel Institute; Kathi Finley, director of Paint the Town [...]

November 14th, 2014|

Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium Meeting

Scientists focused on ways to prevent cancer gathered Friday afternoon at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin to present and discuss projects. Dr. Daniel Gallaher of the University of Minnesota gives a presentation on his research Friday at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin as part of a Minnesota Chemoprevention [...]

October 31st, 2014|

5th annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’ dates set

Institute to host meeting Tuesday for anyone interested in growing PTTP   Tuesday, Oct. 28th 5-6 p.m. The Hormel Institute 801 16th Ave NE Austin, Mn Park in West/Lobby Parking lot Official dates now are set for Austin’s 5th annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative early next year to raise awareness and support for breast [...]

Hormel Foods Austin Plant employees donate in memory of Deryl Arnold

Hormel Foods Corp.’s Austin Plant Manager Tim Fritz presents a donation of more than $3,500 this week to The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Joshua Liao, a cancer research section leader. Also pictured (left to right) are plant employees Josh Becker, Randy Arhart, Diane Fuller, Jesse Cass, Sue Lunde and Heath Garey along with Gail Dennison, [...]

October 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Institute awarded pediatric brain cancer research grant

Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe receives funds from U.S. Dept. of Defense for new project One of The Hormel Institute’s research leaders is targeting childhood brain cancer under a new project recently approved for federal funding. Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe, leader of the “Cellular Dynamics” research section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, has been awarded a [...]

October 1st, 2014|

October 2014 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Construction underway to nearly double Institute’s size Work on nearly doubling The Hormel Institute’s size began in recent weeks, with construction progressing rapidly. This major 2014-15 expansion will add another 20 labs – 15 for new research sections and five for core facilities shared by all of our scientists – and [...]

October 1st, 2014|

Austin Packers seeking to ‘Pink Out” stadium

3rd annual game Friday to raise support for Institute’s breast cancer research Hass Stadium will be sporting various shades of pink Friday night as the Austin Packers football team and parents raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. The Austin Packers’ 3rd annual “Pink Out Night” football game is this [...]

September 24th, 2014|

Award-winning scientist visits Institute

Major cancer researcher Dr. Michael Karin collaborating, presenting The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong today with our special guest Dr. Michael Karin, an award-winning cancer researcher from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Michael Karin, an award-winning cancer researcher and member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, is visiting [...]

September 18th, 2014|

Prostate cancer patients may benefit from Institute findings

Dr. Yibin Deng leads team with paper now published in ‘Cell Reports’ CELL DEATH AND CANCER GENETICSSection LeaderYibin Deng, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professo Men suffering from highly aggressive, lethal forms of prostate cancer potentially could benefit from new findings made in a project led by scientists at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.   [...]

September 8th, 2014|

China delegation visits The Hormel Institute

Vice Governor Wang Yanling leads group to further research partnership A delegation from China’s Henan Province visited The Hormel Institute today for a special event focused on furthering and strengthening The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. The Honorable Wang Yanling, Vice Governor of Henan Province – one of China’s largest provinces – led the delegation [...]

September 2nd, 2014|

Nobel Prize-winning scientist visits Institute

Dr. Robert Huber shares protein-crystallography expertise with researchers Dr. Robert Huber, a German scientist who won a Nobel Prize in 1988 for his work with protein crystallography, has been sharing his expertise this week with the cancer researchers at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Huber, a Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, gave a seminar [...]

August 11th, 2014|

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR “Coming Together for the Cure” at The Hormel Institute More than 300 state and local leaders and supporters gathered May 28 at The Hormel Institute to celebrate the start of an exciting, new chapter in the Institute’s world-class cancer research. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar; U.S. Sen. Al [...]

August 1st, 2014|

Institute scientist’s work published in Oncoscience

Dr. Liao leads paper focused on best cell-death mode for treating cancer One of The Hormel Institute’s section leaders has research published this month in a new, major scientific journal, advocating for chemotherapy to focus more on a lesser-used mode of cell death when treating cancer. Dr. Joshua Liao, leader of the “Translational Cancer Research” [...]

July 24th, 2014|

Brownsdale 5K fundraiser returns for second year

Run with the Breast of Us” run/walk supports Institute’s breast cancer research Brownsdale residents are bringing back a popular 5K run/walk from last year to offer another fun event during the city’s annual festival while raising support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research. On Aug. 2, the 2nd annual “Run with the Breast [...]

July 23rd, 2014|

Memorial tourney raises nearly $5,900 for Institute’s cancer research

Roger & Shirley Gordon presenting the donation to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota on Wednesday received $5,870 in donations from the 2nd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament to support its world-class cancer research in Austin. Roger and Shirley Gordon, whose son Ryan passed [...]

July 3rd, 2014|

Austin High club tops $10,000 mark in overall support

4th annual ‘Strides’ event raises $3,000 for Institute’s breast cancer research Madison Wuertz, president of the Austin High School Youth Leadership Club, presents a $3,000 donation on Wednesday to Dr. Yibin Deng, a section leader at The Hormel Institute, to support breast cancer research. Also pictured (left to right) are Youth Leadership members Grace [...]

June 12th, 2014|

Ryan Gordon Memorial fundraiser returning to Adams

2nd annual golf tourney, silent auction to support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research An Adams native who passed away at age 42 from stomach cancer will be remembered and celebrated this month through a fundraiser involving one of his passions – golf. On Saturday, June 21, the 2nd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & [...]

June 11th, 2014|

Award-winning scientist visits The Hormel Institute

Vogt’s discovery of cancer-causing genes launched new research era The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong presents a special recognition Tuesday afternoon to Dr. Peter Vogt, a cancer research pioneer whose groundbreaking work helped establish the field of cancer genetics. Vogt, an Executive Vice President at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, [...]

June 10th, 2014|

2nd annual Color Dash to return to Austin this summer

Proceeds to benefit The Hormel Institute’s cancer research, Austin ArtWorks Festival Runners and walkers covered in a rainbow of colors will return to the streets and trails of Austin later this summer in an effort to support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research and the annual Austin ArtWorks Festival. Local organizers recently confirmed plans for the [...]

June 10th, 2014|

U of M Regents visit The Hormel Institute

Board touring southern Minnesota, hears about HI’s impact in Austin Pictured together in the center are the Regents Chairman Richard Beeson (brown jacket); Dr. Brian Herman, Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota; and Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute. Leaders from The Hormel Institute, The Hormel Foundation and [...]

May 30th, 2014|

State leaders celebrate start of Institute expansion

Gov. Dayton, U.S. Sens. Klobuchar, Franken speak at groundbreaking SE View -- The Hormel Institute expansion The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota celebrated today the start of a new expansion project to nearly double in size and greatly enhance its world-class cancer research. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton joined U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and [...]

May 28th, 2014|

Scientists gather at Institute for research collaborations

Dr. Robert Turesky, (left) a professor from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, address the audience at the end of Turesky’s presentation Wednesday during the Minnesota Chemopreventive Consortium meeting at The Hormel Institute in Austin. Several dozen researchers attended the event.   [...]

May 22nd, 2014|

Former Institute director honored by alma mater in Austria

Dr. Karl Crailsheim (pictured right), Dean of Natural Sciences at the University of Graz in Austria, presents a “golden doctorate” to Dr. Harald Schmid (left), The Hormel Institute’s executive director from 1987 to 2001. Dr. Harald H.O. Schmid, who served as executive director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin for [...]

May 15th, 2014|

Students at Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School to support The Hormel Institute’s cancer research

Students at I.J. Holton Intermediate School, who created and sold T-shirts to raise funds for cancer research, presented a $607 donation on Friday to representatives from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School present a $607 donation Friday for cancer research to representatives of The [...]

May 12th, 2014|

Austin High students coordinating yearly 5K fundraiser

4th annual ‘Strides’ run/walk continues support for Institute’s breast cancer research Austin High School students once again are aiming to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research by coordinating an annual 5K run/walk in May that also will feature a new 5-mile race. Members of Austin High’s Youth Leadership Club are planning the [...]

April 30th, 2014|

Message from the Director

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Institute researchers to share latest discoveries at major conference Scientists from The Hormel Institute will join other top cancer researchers from around the world this weekend in San Diego for the 105th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. About 18,000 researchers, patient advocates and other professionals in the [...]

April 4th, 2014|

Institute scientists to share latest discoveries at AACR

Annual conference brings together best of cancer research from around world Scientists from The Hormel Institute will share their cutting-edge projects this weekend with other top cancer researchers from around the world at a major annual conference. Starting Saturday, the 105th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host about 18,000 [...]

April 3rd, 2014|

HI Presentations at the AACR Conference

April 1st, 2014|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ tops goal, raising over $162,000

Donations support cutting-edge breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute On Monday, Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute (left), thanks members from some of this year's "Paint the Town Pink" fundraising events in support of the Institute's breast cancer research at an event to announce the grand total of $162,300 raised [...]

March 18th, 2014|

Cancer research gets national recognition

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February 28th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

‘Plunging for Pink” raises over $37,700 for Institute

2nd annual polar plunge more than doubles in support of breast cancer research Organizers with the 2nd annual "Plunging for Pink" polar plunge address the sellout crowd Saturday night during an on-ice program at the Austin Bruins' 4th annual "Paint the Rink Pink" game. This year's plunge drew more than 215 plungers and raised [...]

February 24th, 2014|

AgStar commits $10,000 yearly to Institute

Historic pledge gift continues after donating $30,000 over last 3 years AgStar Fund for Rural America announced today it will make an ongoing commitment to donate $10,000 annually to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. While the pledge will be evaluated annually, AgStar hopes to inspire other organizations to do the same. AgStar has grown [...]

February 21st, 2014|

Institute researcher’s work highlighted nationally

Department of Defense honors Dr. Saleem’s cutting-edge prostate cancer research Promising research at The Hormel Institute focused on effectively attacking a form of prostate cancer resistant to chemotherapy is being recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Mohammad Saleem, leader of the Molecular Chemoprevention and Therapeutics research section at The Hormel Institute, University [...]

February 20th, 2014|

KAUS to run first radiothon Friday to support Institute

More PTTP activity this weekend; picture deadline 3 PM Thursday for Bruins game KAUS AM 1480 will run its first, 12-hour “Pledging for Pink” radiothon Friday to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s cancer research in Austin. As a new feature of “Paint the Town Pink,” KAUS-AM will run the radiothon from 6 [...]

February 20th, 2014|

Brownsdale PTTP, ‘Fishing for a Cure’ this weekend

People encouraged to decorate their home, business with pink for February Two major events are happening this weekend ahead of Austin’s official “Paint the Town Pink” festival, with the 12th annual “Fishing for a Cure” contest at East Side Lake and a flurry of events in Brownsdale. Austin’s annual “Fishing for a Cure” ice-fishing contest [...]

February 6th, 2014|

Rose Creek to host first rural PTTP events Saturday

Festivities to include beanbag tourney, silent auction, pink shoe walk by firefighters Rose Creek will host the first, official rural “Paint the Town Pink” festivities on Saturday in support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Starting at 1:30 p.m., the Rose Creek Fire Hall will host a beanbag tournament – cost is $20 [...]

January 30th, 2014|

‘Plunging for Pink’ looks to make even bigger splash

Austin polar plunge raised over $16,000 in ’13 for Institute’s breast cancer research After luring more than 100 people to jump into the icy waters of East Side Lake last winter, organizers are seeking to double the number of participants and overall donations for next month’s “Plunging for Pink” event. The 2nd annual “Plunging for [...]

January 17th, 2014|

Smashing Cancer Demolition Derby – February 16th, 2014

The Mower County Fair Board is excited to announce a new event this year to be added during the “Paint the Town Pink” celebration. On February 16th, 2014 at 2 p.m., we will host a Winter Demolition Derby with all the proceeds going to support the Hormel Institute Cancer Research. Tickets will be available at [...]

January 8th, 2014|

Institute adds new cancer research section

Dr. Kang’s work focused on reducing disease’s tendency to spread to liver The Hormel Institute has added a new cancer research section focused on investigating the mechanisms that cause cancer cells to spread from one area of the body to the liver. Dr. Ningling Kang recently joined The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, where [...]

January 7th, 2014|