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Second round of Co-Immunity Project shows high prevalence of infection in west Louisville

Results from the ongoing Co-Immunity Project at the University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute show high levels of coronavirus infections in Metro Louisville. These results confirm previous findings, indicating that 30,000 to 40,000 people may have been exposed to the virus in Jefferson County since the beginning of the pandemic and that the rate of

Using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

By Aaliyah Eaves Given the recent FDA guidance for investigational studies using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients (issued September 2, 2020), some healthcare networks are considering asking recovered patients to donate their plasma. Legal and ethical concerns have been raised about the appropriateness of asking patients to take on additional risk when the proposed treatment

UofL receives $11.5 million to advance cancer immunotherapies

Cancer remains one of the most difficult and deadly challenges in human health, affecting Kentuckians at a higher rate than residents of any other state and killing more than 600,000 people each year in the U.S. alone. In recent decades, therapies that engage the immune system to treat cancer have given hope to millions of

Baptist Health finalizes purchase of Hardin Memorial Health

Baptist Health has finalized purchase of Hardin Memorial Health and changed its name to Baptist Health Hardin, in keeping with its tradition of linking the hospital name with its geographic location. All told, the transaction includes $361.4 million in payments and future investments. The closing came about three years after the Hardin Memorial Hospital Board

Norton Healthcare announces $1.2 million commitment to Simmons College

Russell Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare, announced a $1.2 million grant to Simmons College of Kentucky in West Louisville. Given through Norton Healthcare’s James R. Petersdorf Fund, the grant will help the historically black college with educational and program initiatives. It also will support facility improvements to enhance student and faculty experiences. “When we

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