Yearly Archives: 2015

/2015

Details coming together for 6th annual PTTP initiative

Blooming Prairie Cancer Group makes $15,000 gift toward 2016 initiative’s $200,000 goal Leaders with the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group present on Tuesday a $15,000 donation to Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, to support breast cancer research. The gift counts toward the $200,000 fundraising goal for the 6th [...]

December 28th, 2015|

Visit by a Chinese Delegation to The Hormel Institute

A group of doctors and administrators from China recently visited The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin facilities. Members of the visiting delegation met with Mayo Clinic physicians and administrators as well as leaders from The Hormel Institute, including Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The group discussed best practices, exchanged [...]

December 4th, 2015|

Top researchers helping guide Institute

Dong creates advisory board to assist expanding research center A Nobel Prize Laureate along with members of the National Academy of Sciences and other renowned medical researchers are serving on a newly created board to help guide The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota into its growing future. Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel [...]

November 24th, 2015|

Austin Runnings store’s “Paint the Town Pink” donation

Austin Runnings store manager Everett Hackensmith presents a $1,493 donation Friday to Paint the Town Pink director Kathi Finley to support The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s cutting-edge breast cancer research. Also pictured (left to right) are Runnings team members Mike Aanonson, Nicki Griffith and Diane Whipple. Runnings raised the funds through the Austin store’s [...]

November 20th, 2015|

Home Federal Savings Bank in Austin Donation

Tom Klapperich, president of Home Federal Savings Bank in Austin, presents a $5,000 donation recently for The Hormel Institute’s future Live Learning Center to Gail Dennison, Director of Development & Public Relations; and Dr. James Robinson, a section leader at the Institute.   Home Federal joins other businesses, organizations and individuals locally and statewide that [...]

November 18th, 2015|

University of Minnesota provides $1.5 million for Live Learning Center

Funding will support The Hormel Institute’s collaborative cancer research The Hormel Institute is excited to announce the University of Minnesota has provided $1.5 million toward the establishment of its future Live Learning Center to enhance global scientific collaborations and accelerate cancer research. Expected to be completed in early 2016, the $4.5 million center will feature [...]

November 9th, 2015|

Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670 present a $3,000 donation

Volunteers with Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670 present a $3,000 donation Friday to support breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Paint the Town Pink Director Kathi Finley (far left) and Dr. Margot Cleary, a section leader at The Hormel Institute who studies breast cancer, accept the gift on [...]

November 2nd, 2015|

Brownsdale 5K fundraiser returns for Halloween

Costumes encouraged for 3rd annual ‘Run with the Breast of Us” run/walk Runners and walkers will look more festive at this year’s “Run with the Breast of Us” 5K event in Brownsdale as it takes place for the first time on Halloween morning to raise support for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University [...]

October 26th, 2015|

New research section joins The Hormel Institute

Dr. Hoeppner opens lab focused on finding better ways to treat lung cancer Lung cancer – the leading cause of cancer-related death for U.S. men and women – is being targeted by the newest section leader to join The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Dr. Luke Hoeppner, an assistant professor, recently opened his Molecular Biology [...]

October 12th, 2015|

Dates announced for 6th annual Paint the Town Pink

PTTP aiming for $200,000 in fundraising for Institute’s breast cancer research Paint the Town Pink is aiming for another record fundraising year that will include more than a dozen new communities joining the annual effort focused on raising awareness and support for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s world-renowned breast cancer research. PTTP Director Kathi [...]

October 2nd, 2015|

Pheasants Forever to host ‘Hunt’ fundraiser

Mower County chapter offering Oct. 3 event near LeRoy for ‘Paint the Town Pink’ Pheasant hunters from throughout the region will roam a game preserve near LeRoy in early October as part of a hunt to support research in the fight against breast cancer. Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever is organizing a “Hunt for [...]

September 23rd, 2015|

Pink aplenty at Farmer John’s pumpkin patch

New PTTP fundraiser this weekend for all ages to support Institute’s research You can pick a pink pumpkin or paint a pumpkin pink this weekend, among numerous other activities, at a new fundraiser event in rural Austin to support The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research. Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch is hosting its first “Paint the [...]

September 23rd, 2015|

Prostate cancer focus of new research grant

Dr. Saleem receives $380,000 for 2-year study related to African-Americans Prostate cancer exhibits the most striking racial disparity, with African-American men at a higher risk of being diagnosed with and dying from the disease compared to other racial or ethnic groups. A new federal grant awarded to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota aims to [...]

September 8th, 2015|

Hormel Foods plant raises over $4,200

Annual Deryl Arnold Memorial golf event supports Institute’s cancer research Plant Manager Tim Fritz presents more than $4,200 for cancer research at The Hormel Institute. Dr. Sergio Gradilone (center), a section leader, accepted the gift on behalf of The Hormel Institute’s faculty and staff. Also pictured (left to right) from Hormel Foods are Kim [...]

September 3rd, 2015|

Austin Packers to ‘Pink Out” stadium again

4th annual game Friday to raise support for Institute’s breast cancer research As part of its home opener Friday on new artificial turf, the Austin Packers football team, along with its parents and fans, will “pink out” Hass Stadium to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class breast cancer research. The Austin Packers’ [...]

September 1st, 2015|

‘Ride for a Reason’ makes major gift

Norma Foster Memorial event donates $21,000 to Institute’s cancer research Dean Foster, (center) husband of the late Norma Foster, presents a $21,000 donation for cancer research Tuesday, Aug. 18, to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The money was raised from the 4th annual Norma Foster Memorial “Ride for a Reason” event [...]

August 21st, 2015|

Karl Tourney another major success

18th annual event donates $55,000 for Wilms’ tumor research at Institute  Nearly $900,000 now has been raised in 18 years by the annual Karl Tourney following Monday’s event that included a $55,000 donation for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to continue progress in researching Wilms’ tumor, a childhood cancer. The 18th annual Karl Potach [...]

August 18th, 2015|

Institute awarded $1.7 million grant

Dr. Zigang Dong to lead skin cancer research under new funding Preventing and treating sun-induced skin cancer is the focus of a $1.7 million research grant recently approved for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota over the next five years. Under the federal grant, researchers at The Hormel Institute will further investigate a molecular target [...]

August 7th, 2015|

Special tour for the Lyle Area Cancer volunteers

Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, puts on a T-shirt presented to him by Gary Ziegler, one of the Lyle Area Cancer group’s leaders, during a special event Sunday for the organization. The T-shirt commemorates Lyle Area Cancer surpassing the $2 million mark earlier this year for overall fundraising to support [...]

July 27th, 2015|

3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament to support cancer research

Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong accepts on behalf of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota a $6,800 donation Tuesday from family members of the late Ryan Gordon to support the Institute’s world-class cancer research. The funds were raised through the 3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction on June 20 at the [...]

July 16th, 2015|

The Hormel Institute to host summer open house Thursday

Three tours for public to learn about Institute expansion, world-class cancer research Three, one-hour tours will be offered this Thursday at The Hormel Institute’s annual summer open house for anyone interested in learning more about its world-renowned cancer research, seven-decade history and 2014-16 major expansion underway to double the size of its facilities and employment. [...]

July 14th, 2015|

Institute awarded major research grant

Dr. Gradilone receives $1.7 million for cutting-edge study on bile duct cancer A major federal grant has been awarded to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to research better ways to treat cholangiocarcinoma, a malignancy also known as bile duct cancer that has limited treatment options.Researchers also are hopeful the project’s discoveries potentially could be [...]

July 1st, 2015|

2015 Strides for a Cure

Members of the Austin High School Youth Leadership Club present a $2,500 donation Tuesday from their 5th annual “Strides for a Cure” 5K run/walk and 5-mile run to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to support breast cancer research. The gift marked the first donation toward the 2016 “Paint the Town Pink” initiative to raise [...]

June 25th, 2015|

Institute section leader to promote diversity in science

Hinchcliffe chosen as faculty mentor for national minority affairs initiative   Dr. Edward Hinchcliffe of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has been selected to serve over the next year as a faculty mentor under a national program aimed at promoting diversity in science. Hinchcliffe, who leads the Institute’s Cellular Dynamics research section, will mentor [...]

June 9th, 2015|

Memorial event in Adams returning to support Institute

3rd annual Ryan Gordon Memorial golf tourney, silent auction set for June 20 After raising more than $8,500 in the past two years, a special fundraiser in memory of an Adams native will return this month to help further support world-class cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin. On June 20, [...]

June 8th, 2015|

PBS CEO & President Paula Kerger visits The Hormel Institute

  The Hormel Institute’s Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Bode and Paula Kerger, PBS President & CEO (both pictured in center), gather Monday with representatives from The Hormel Institute and the Austin-based KSMQ Public Television. Ms. Kerger heard presentations Monday from The Hormel Institute’s Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Bode as well as [...]

June 2nd, 2015|

The Hormel Institute shares expansion in progress

As work continues to double The Hormel Institute’s size, various community leaders and supporters of the cancer research center got a chance today to tour the inside of its expansion underway to add 20 laboratories. Groups toured the expansion’s first floor on the east side of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and celebrated the [...]

May 6th, 2015|

THANK YOU, AgStar Fund for Rural America

Check presentation of $10,000 by the AgStar Fund for Rural America at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin. The gift was part of this year’s “Paint the Town Pink” initiative that raised more than $189,000 for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute. AgStar committed $5,000 toward the 3rd annual “Plunging for Pink” [...]

May 1st, 2015|

Institute discovers how aspirin fights cancer

Dr. Dong leads study on drug’s preventive effects on colorectal cancer Taking aspirin reduces a person’s risk of colorectal cancer but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Researchers led by The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong and Associate Director Dr. Ann [...]

April 30th, 2015|

Institute researchers to present at AACR

Dr. Zigang Dong, others to take part in premier cancer conference The Hormel Institute will share some of its cutting-edge cancer research projects over the coming days at a major annual conference that attracts top researchers from around the world. Starting Saturday, the 106th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will [...]

April 20th, 2015|

Foundation expands “Science Park” neighborhood

New apartment housing project east of The Hormel Institute   With a growing demand for rental housing to support The Hormel Institute’s current and future cancer research scientists, a new apartment housing project is announced for the neighborhood to the east of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in northeast Austin.  The Hormel Institute is [...]

April 14th, 2015|

$1.7 million grant awarded to Institute

Dr. Zigang Dong receives major grant for colorectal cancer study More than $1.7 million has been awarded to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to continue its supercomputer-assisted development of agents that are more effective and less toxic in preventing and treating colorectal cancer. Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong, who leads the Cellular and Molecular [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Foundation expands “Science Park” neighborhood

New apartment housing project east of The Hormel Institute With a growing demand for rental housing to support The Hormel Institute’s current and future cancer research scientists, a new apartment housing project is announced for the neighborhood to the east of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in northeast Austin.  The Hormel Institute is currently [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Check presentation for the 5th annual “Paint the Town Pink” to support breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.

Pictured (left to right) are some of the “Paint the Town Pink” steering committee members Kim Underwood, Janet Anderson and Nancy Schnable on Friday afternoon at The Hormel Institute with Dr. Sergio Gradilone – one of the Institute’s section leaders – PTTP Director Kathi Finley, and The Hormel Institute’s Gail Dennison, Mandie Siems and [...]

April 13th, 2015|

Institute’s work featured on leading journal cover

Team study raises questions about drug’s ability to prevent breast cancer A microscopic image related to breast cancer by researchers at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has been featured on a leading scientific journal’s cover. The image featured on the March 2015 cover of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal published by the American Association [...]

April 9th, 2015|

Event raises $26,500 for Institute’s prostate cancer research

New fund for prostate cancer research created by Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong Tom Gillard of Farmers Insurance presents a $26,500 donation Friday for prostate cancer research to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Dr. Margot Cleary, one of the section leaders, accepted the donation on behalf of the Institute. The donation was raised [...]

March 17th, 2015|

Institute part of promising cancer-prevention project

Dr. Bode, collaborators’ work published in Cancer Prevention Research The anti-inflammatory class of drugs NSAIDs have shown great promise in preventing cancers, including colon, esophagus and skin. However, they can increase the risks of heart attacks, ulcers and rare but potentially life-threatening bleeds. A new study published in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal [...]

March 10th, 2015|

Deadline approaching for summer internships at Institute

2014 Sure Interns S.U.R.E. program offers college undergraduates 10-week, paid lab experience AUSTIN, Minn. – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 – Applications for this year’s S.U.R.E. internship program at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota need to be submitted in the coming week. All application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1 [...]

February 20th, 2015|

Eagles Cancer Telethon gives milestone gift to The Hormel Institute

  Annual fundraiser’s support for Institute’s research now tops $2 million overall Leaders from the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon recently topped a philanthropic milestone with their annual, major gift to support cutting-edge research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Teresa Chapman, Director of the Eagles Cancer Telethon, presented a $255,000 donation to Dr. [...]

February 18th, 2015|

Austin Bruins top $150,000 for 5 years of PTRP

Austin Bruins owner Craig Patrick presents a $26,122 donation Tuesday to Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, from the hockey team’s 5th annual “Paint the Rink Pink” game Feb. 7 to support breast cancer research. Pictured (left to right) are “Paint the Town Pink” director Kathi Finley; Nick [...]

February 17th, 2015|

The Hormel Institute’s sixth annual Sixth Graders Day

  Sixth-graders from Austin’ I.J.Holton Intermediate School arrive Friday at The Hormel Institute for the sixth annual Sixth Graders Day. More than 300 sixth-graders came through the Institute on 11 different tours. More than 300 sixth-graders from Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School came through The Hormel Institute today for the sixth annual Sixth [...]

February 2nd, 2015|

Institute researcher focusing on bone marrow-derived cells

Dr. Rebecca Morris leading new projects targeting skin, breast cancers One of The Hormel Institute’s lead investigators has a new grant to support her innovative studies focused on determining the role of bone marrow-derived cells in the development of skin and breast cancers. Dr. Rebecca Morris, leader of the “Stem Cells and Cancer” research section [...]

January 27th, 2015|

Polar plungers, speeding snowmobiles coming to East Side

3rd annual ‘Plunging for Pink’ to be joined Jan. 31 at lake by first speed run as part of PTTP Snowmobilers will be speeding across the ice of East Side Lake later this month while others take an icy plunge into the water that same day as part of Austin’s 5th annual “Paint the Town [...]

January 20th, 2015|

Plans warming up for 5th annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’

Growing events support saving lives through The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Organizers are seeking to top the $500,000 mark in overall fundraising for five years with the upcoming 5th annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research. Since 2011, the Austin area’s “Paint the [...]

January 13th, 2015|