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Indiana woman receives LouisvilleKy’s first female hand transplant

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Jeffersonville, Ind. woman has become the first female hand transplant recipient in Kentucky and the tenth patient to receive a hand transplant from the Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) program. The program is a partnership of physicians, researchers and healthcare providers from Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health; the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI); the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center; and the University of Louisville. Indiana woman undergoes double hand transplant at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. First female recipient in KY. Tweet this During a 17-hour procedure on September 17, 2016, Louella…

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Talk Zika and mosquitos in LouisvilleKY over some beers

Story from Kentucky Science Center’s website. Zika and Malaria: Updates and Research Innovations: Two prominent mosquito-borne illnesses will be explored in a public forum. Louisville, Ky., – Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of infectious disease at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, clinical director of the Vaccine and International Travel Center, and founding associate director of the Global Health Initiative, and Dr. Hoon Chung, a Zika expert and professor in Microbiology/Immunology at the University of Louisville will lead the discussion on the Zika virus and its potential impact in the United States and Louisville. The event is scheduled for August 9…