History of Liver Research at KUMC

2003

  • Curtis Klaassen becomes Chair of Department of Pharmacology and expands liver-related research
  • Liver Club Seminar Series begins

2006

  • COBRE grant
  • Core Facility established
  • New Life Sciences building opens in November 2006

2007

  • Liver Center founded
  • Membership spans multiple organizations
  • Distinguished EAB set up
  • Formal relationship with KU Cancer Center
  • Risk Factors for Carcinogenesis established
  • Focus areas: fatty liver, HCV, alcohol

2008

  • 1st Liver Center Symposium
  • Liver Center Tissue Bank launched with strong support from KUMC leadership and physicians

2009

  • Steven Weinman, MD, PhD, recruited from University of Texas Medical Branch as Director of Translational Research

2009-2010

  • Scientific abstracts and manuscripts produced by utilization of the Liver Tissue Bank

 

Last modified: Oct 30, 2013
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