Helping people live longer, better lives

Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD/PhD (right), has conducted several research projects with Longer Life Foundation (LLF) grants. Here, he and graduate student George Katumba investigate biomarkers that will help identify COVID-19 patients at high risk for severe disease. Photo Credit: Matt Miller
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Foundation celebrates 25 years of supporting innovative research

As a young School of Medicine faculty member rounding on patients, Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD/PhD, observed an increase in recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) among hospitalized older adults, who experience a high rate of UTI complications. If there was a way to identify the biomarkers of a severe infection, he theorized, at-risk patients could be treated earlier and more effectively, leading to better outcomes.