New Findings of Atherosclerosis Identified in U of M Medical School Study

Jesse Williams, PhD, in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, published his team’s study in “Nature Immunology,” which defines the role of a tissue resident macrophage population in the initiation of atherosclerotic lesions within the artery and identifies new gene programs associated with their function in homeostasis and disease.

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Transplant Expert Becomes Transplant Minnesotan

Andrew Adams, MD, PhD, has joined the Department of Surgery as a professor and as chief of the Division of Transplantation at both M Health Fairview University of Minnesota hospitals. He brings $11.7 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health focused on developing novel therapies to improve outcomes for transplant patients.

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Study Analyzes if Telemedicine is Efficacious in Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Federal and state agencies have temporarily allowed unprecedented flexibility for the use of telemedicine, including audio-only visits, for encounters where opioid use disorder (OUD) medications are prescribed. Cuong Pham, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, is analyzing telemedicine’s efficacy for patients with OUD during COVID-19.

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OBGYN Professor Trains Medical School Learners to Identify PCOS

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, remains largely undiagnosed. Sarah Hutto, MD, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, dedicates her instruction time with medical students and residents on how to identify early warning signs of PCOS and properly evaluate and diagnose the condition before it worsens.

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Family Medicine Student Interest Group Earns National Award

The Family Medicine Student Interest Group, at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus was recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as the 2020 Program of Excellence for exemplary efforts to grow and support interest in family medicine practice.

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Couple Returns to Minnesota, This Time to Make an Impact in Medicine

Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR, and Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, a married faculty duo are joining the University of Minnesota Medical School in different fields of medicine.Dr. Fair serves as the co-director of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, and Dr. Nardos is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and serves as a urogynecologist and director for Global Women's Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.

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Does Your Genetics Offer Protection, Create Vulnerability to COVID-19?

Christen Ebens, MD, MPH, in the Department of Pediatrics, and Meghan Rothenberger, MD, in the Department of Medicine, co-lead the U of M site for an international study collecting samples from some of COVID-19’s most unexpected, yet sickest, patients. The research will determine if genetics plays a role in who falls ill with the disease.

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