Paint the Town Pink Events Start Now!

Eighth annual campaign aims to raise $300,000 and growing  This week marks the beginning of the official 2018 Paint the Town Pink campaign, which runs from January 27-February 11. Communities all across the area are holding events to raise money to support The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge cancer research. Paint the Town Pink started in Austin [...]

January 25th, 2018|

Institute discovery a Wilms’ Tumor breakthrough

Institute discovery a Wilms' Tumor breakthrough Karl R. Potach Foundation funded research published in Carcinogenesis  Researchers from the Cellular and Molecular Biology lab of The Hormel Institute had their cutting edge Wilms' Tumor research discovery published in the top cancer journal, Carcinogenesis. The research team was led by Dr. Kun Yeong Lee and included Drs. [...]

December 21st, 2017|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Cancer research gets national recognition

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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|

‘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|

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|

Spiritually Motivated Benefit CD on Sale

Spiritually Motivated, an off-shoot of the Adult Choir at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, began as an ecumenical choral roup in 1997 under the guidance of choral director Jan Muzik. After a hiatus, the group recently was reborn when Jim King, of Eigth Avenue Recording in Austin, enlisted former members Michael Veldman, Erin [...]

November 26th, 2013|

2013 Food Drive

Faculty and staff of The Hormel Institute stand Friday with the results of their drive to collect donated food and personal-care items for the Austin Salvation Army food shelf. Institute employees pictured (left to right) are Dr. Bing Li; Dr. Shujun Liu; Nyssa Readio, a junior scientist who once again organized the drive; Kelsey [...]

November 25th, 2013|

Donation “Hunting for a Cure” 2013

Members of the Mower County and Tri-County Pheasants Forever chapters present a $2,500 donation Friday from their first “Hunting for a Cure” event to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. The Oct. 5 event at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve near LeRoy raised awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer [...]

November 4th, 2013|

Pheasants Forever offering first ‘Hunting for a Cure’

Oct. 5 event in LeRoy to support The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research Download Flyer Pheasant hunters will come together in early October for a new fundraiser in LeRoy to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Mower County Pheasants Forever, of Austin, and the Tri-County Pheasants Forever, based in Rochester, are [...]

September 18th, 2013|

The Hormel Institute offering summer open houses

Last Thursday of each month to provide inside look at world-renowned cancer research   World-renowned cancer research and cutting-edge technologies will be showcased in a series of three monthly open house events starting this Thursday evening at The Hormel Institute. Continuing a summer tradition, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will offer a free [...]

June 25th, 2013|

‘Walk for a Cancer Free World’ features new route, partners

3rd annual event to offer one-mile loop starting, ending at The Hormel Institute The Hormel Institute is partnering with local groups focused on healthy living to offer its 3rd annual “Walk for a Cancer Free World” on July 5 as part of Austin’s Freedom Fest. A new, shorter walking route – about one mile – [...]

June 21st, 2013|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 1

Earlier deadline this year for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity Applications are due in full by March 1 for college undergraduates interested in the 10-week, paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Items must be postmarked no later than March 1 for The Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate [...]

February 18th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ raises over $110,500 in donations

2nd annual citywide initiative supports The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research "Paint the Town Pink" funds will go 100 percent directly to supporting The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research into ways to prevent and control breast cancer. Austin’s 2nd annual "Paint the Town Pink" has raised more than $110,500 for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned [...]

February 15th, 2013|