Yearly Archives: 2016


Institute’s research accepted in Leukemia

Obesity connection to leukemia may lead to new target for treatment The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section, and other researchers including Drs. F. Yan, N. Shen, J.X. Pang, W. Zhang, Ann M. Bode, D. Zhang, M. Litzow and B. Li had groundbreaking research published in the [...]

November 29th, 2016|

The Hormel Institute’s Cancer Research Achieves National Attention

Dr. Ted Hinchcliffe's discoveries focus for Department of Defense  Dr. Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, leader of the Cellular Dynamics section at The Hormel Institute in Austin, MN, has his research featured on the US Department of Defense website, specifically the homepage for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.  Dr. Hinchcliffe’s research focuses on mitosis, or the division [...]

October 4th, 2016|

7th Annual PTTP launches with new hot air balloon event

2017 likely to reach $1 million mark for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Paint the Town Pink is planning another record breaking year with favorite events returning and exciting new events such as an extreme long distance hot air balloon event joining the annual effort to support The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s world-renowned [...]

October 3rd, 2016|

Institute hosts International Skin Cancer Conference

100 plus scientists further cancer research at The Hormel Institute The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota welcomes skin cancer researchers from around the world for a three-day conference that begins today. The Hormel Institute hosts the 12th International Skin Carcinogenesis Conference, which is co-chaired by Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director.  The conference, held every two [...]

September 22nd, 2016|

The Hormel Foundation gives $197 million in 75 years

Anniversary Recognizes Transformation of Community The Hormel Foundation celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and leaders gathered today in downtown Austin to recognize the impact of the $197 million given to Austin organizations over 75 years. Through the Foundation's support and leadership, grants have virtually transformed all parts of the Austin community through providing everything [...]

September 21st, 2016|

“Hunt for a Cure” with Pheasants Forever

Mower County chapter offering Oct. 8 event near LeRoy for ‘Paint the Town Pink’ Pheasant hunters from throughout the region will again 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 the 2nd [...]

September 19th, 2016|

Norma Foster Memorial Ride Tribute Grows

5th annual event raises $21,600 for cancer research at Institute More than 250 participants including 100 motorcycles and classic cars gathered in northern Iowa this month, leading to a record $21,600 donation for cancer research for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota.  As always, 100 % of the donation goes to research. "That is very [...]

August 30th, 2016|

19th Karl Tourney Cancer Research Fundraiser Aug 15

Reaching million dollar mark for 2016 CONTACT:  LANCE POGONES                 cell 507.438.1653  or work 507.433.7593 Nearly $900,000 has been raised in the past 18 years by the Karl R. Potach Foundation. The 19th annual "Karl's Tourney" golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 15th at Austin Country Club.  Event organizers are seeking teams, sponsors [...]

June 30th, 2016|

The Hormel Institute featured at Minnesota Cancer Moonshot Summit

Leadership from The Hormel Institute involved in nationwide effort    Vice President Joe Biden is organizing a Cancer Moonshot Summit, which will spark cancer discussions in communities across the United States. Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Health are hosting the conversation on Wednesday, June 29 in Minneapolis, simulcasting with Vice [...]

June 23rd, 2016|

LLC hosted the AgStar Fund for Rural America Board of Trustees

The Hormel Institute hosted the AgStar Fund for Rural America Board of Trustees Wednesday, June 8 for a board meeting and building tour. Since 2011, they have given $10,000 annually to The Hormel Institute's cutting-edge cancer research. On Wednesday, AgStar CEO Rod Hebrink, John Monson (Sr. Vice President Marketplace Strategies), Larry Anderson, and other [...]

June 9th, 2016|

4th annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction


June 3rd, 2016|

The Hormel Institute to host summer open house Saturday

Tours for public to view Institute expansion, world-class cancer research  The Hormel Institute will host the first of three summer open houses this Saturday for anyone interested in touring the newly constructed east addition of 20 laboratories and the Ray Live Learning Center. Free tours will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting [...]

June 2nd, 2016|

The Hormel Institute – 2nd major expansion in 8 years

Institute hosts Grand Opening for 20 new labs and Live Learning Center  Cutting edge cancer research in Southern Minnesota continues to expand thanks to the newly completed expansion of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Hundreds gathered on June 1 to celebrate the two-year building project that more than doubles the size of the cancer [...]

June 1st, 2016|

Institute’s research in top journal Nature

Dr. Hinchcliffe leads groundbreaking cancer research study A recent research study at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is providing insight into the regulation of chromosome segregation and the mechanisms used by cells to prevent them from forming tumors. Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe, leader of the Cellular Dynamics section, directed the research now featured in [...]

May 11th, 2016|

AHS Youth Leadership fundraising with 5K, 5-mile runs

Annual ‘Strides’ run/walk continues support for Institute’s breast cancer research For a sixth-straight year, the Austin High School Youth Leadership Club will raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research by coordinating its annual “Strides for a Cure” run/walk event this weekend. Registration is ongoing for the 6th annual “Strides for [...]

May 6th, 2016|

Live Learning Center ready to launch

Institute encourages gifts to the LLC through April 29th  The Hormel Institute is nearing completion on the new Live Learning Center and the last push for campaign contributions for the state-of-the-art communications and education center continues. The $4.5 million project has received tremendous support with donations still being accepted through next week. Less than $200,000 [...]

April 21st, 2016|

Institute researchers to present at upcoming conferences

The Hormel Institute will share some of its cutting-edge cancer research projects over the coming days at two major conferences that attract top researchers from around the world. Starting Saturday, the 107th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host around 19,000 cancer researchers from more than 60 countries during its [...]

April 18th, 2016|

$15,000 grant secured from Pink Pumpkin Patch at Farmer John’s

New PTTP fundraiser secures $15,000 for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute A new Paint the Town Pink fundraiser is still reaping the benefits from last year’s season of planting. The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation recently announced The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as the recipient of this year’s $15,000 grant to support breast [...]

April 1st, 2016|

Institute scientists make strides with prostate cancer research

Dr. Yibin Deng leads team with new work published in ‘EBioMedicine’ Findings from recent preclinical studies at The Hormel Institute may offer new therapeutic strategies for treating aggressive, lethal forms of prostate cancer. Dr. Yibin Deng, leader of the “Cell Death & Cancer Genetics” research section at The Hormel Institute, and his team were recently [...]

March 24th, 2016|

Paint the Town Pink’s $272,000 Fundraiser Surpasses Goal

 PINK efforts throughout region support Institute's breast cancer research Leaders and scientists with The Hormel Institute, “Paint the Town Pink” steering committee, and 2016 PTTP ambassadors unveil the 2016 “Paint the Town Pink” grand total to date of $272,000 in the Institute lobby. More than $272,000 was raised in support of cutting-edge breast [...]

March 17th, 2016|

Annual event raises $36,000 for Institute’s prostate cancer research

“Bowling for the Battle” reaches new record Tom Gillard of Farmers Insurance presents a $36,176 donation Wednesday for prostate cancer research to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong accepted the donation on behalf of the Institute. The donation was raised March 5 at the second “Bowling for the Battle” [...]

March 17th, 2016|

Deadline approaching for summer internships at Institute

SURE program offers college undergraduates 10-week, paid lab experience College students interested in research/health sciences careers are encouraged to apply for this year’s SURE internship program at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. All application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1 to be considered for The Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience [...]

February 16th, 2016|

Ellis Middle School students raise cancer awareness

Weekend events wrap up 2016 Paint the Town Pink Ellis Middle School students will show off their own “cancer research” and creative and scientific minds on Friday as scientists from The Hormel Institute judge decorated doors, a project for Paint the Town Pink to raise cancer awareness. Each Ellis classroom studied a different type of [...]

February 11th, 2016|

Hy-vee Management Meeting

Around 80 Hy-Vee food store general managers met at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota today to collaborate and share store ideas and information. Senior Vice President Nate Stewart of Des Moines also received a tour of The Hormel Institute and its world-class laboratories and learned of The Hormel Institute’s research of nontoxic anticancer compounds [...]

February 10th, 2016|

PTTP Top Fundraiser Ready to Make Another Splash

4th annual ‘Plunging for Pink’ and other PTTP events kick off official 2016 PTTP  The official 2016 Paint the Town Pink festivities will again start with a splash this year. This Saturday, 200+ polar plungers wearing an array of creative pink costumes will jump into the icy waters of East Side Lake and snowmobilers will [...]

January 28th, 2016|

Hormel Institute researcher awarded $1.7 million grant

Dr. Saleem receives major grant from National Cancer Institute for 5-year study More than $1.7 million has been awarded to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota for research aimed to develop innovative new treatment options for prostate cancer. Dr. Mohammad Saleem (Bhat), leader of the Molecular Chemoprevention & Therapeutics research section at The Hormel Institute, [...]

January 25th, 2016|

MC2 January 2016

Dr. Rebecca Morris of The Hormel Institute gives a presentation on her research Tuesday to attendees of the Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium (MC²) meeting, hosted by Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute. The group meets quarterly to hear presentations on current projects. The collaborative group consists of researchers from The Hormel Institute, University [...]

January 22nd, 2016|

Austin’s Sixth-Graders Inspired by Science in Action

The Hormel Institute Hosts Seventh Annual Sixth-Graders Day  Hundreds of sixth-graders from Austin’s I.J. Holton Intermediate School and Pacelli Catholic Schools visited The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota today for the seventh annual “Sixth Graders Day at The Hormel Institute” aimed at getting students excited about science.  In addition to its cutting edge cancer research, [...]

January 21st, 2016|

Leadership Austin & Minnesota Visit The Hormel Institute

Members of Austin Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Austin and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Minnesota groups visited The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota on Thursday. Over 60 leaders from throughout the community and state learned about The Hormel Institute’s history, toured the world-renowned cancer research medical facility, and spoke with scientists about their cutting edge [...]

January 19th, 2016|
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6th Annual PTTP ready to launch for 2016

PTTP expanding regionally thanks to new Sterling Drug campaign Astrup Drug, Inc. Chief Operating Officer, Sam Ewing, presents a $23,235 donation to Dr. Ann Bode, Associate Director of The Hormel Institute, to support The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s cutting-edge breast cancer research. Sterling raised the funds through a Cancer Awareness pins fundraiser at [...]

January 15th, 2016|

Decorating Contest Returns to Add More Pink

Decorating Contest winners invited to Live Learning Center research reception The Paint the Town Pink Steering Committee announces the return of a citywide decorating contest as part of the 2016 Paint the Town Pink initiative. The contest, that last took place in 2013, aims to add more pink around Austin in the coming weeks, helping [...]

January 14th, 2016|