October 23, 2020
Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, helped to expand the catalogue of functional elements in the human genome to nearly one million as part of an NIH-funded ENCODE Project.
October 22, 2020
Dr. Birkey became one of the very first preceptors of the Rural Physician Associate Program in 1971, where he mentored and trained 24 medical students for 29 years. In 2019, he donated $50,000 to create a new scholarship that supports RPAP medical students on their journeys toward becoming rural family medicine physicians.
University of Minnesota Trial Shows Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Prevent COVID-19 in High-Risk Health Care Workers
October 21, 2020
University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus – health care workers.
October 20, 2020
Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, MD, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, will investigate the unknown mechanisms of disrupted circadian rhythms that contribute to various neurological and psychiatric diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases.
October 19, 2020
Paulo Kofuji, PhD, and Alfonso Araque, PhD, both in the Department of Neuroscience, recently received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how manipulation of astrocytes – glial cells in the brain – in the brain’s amygdala regulate fear.
October 16, 2020
A 2005 graduate from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Ulfers and her partner recently made a gift to the program’s diversity efforts and initiatives.
October 15, 2020
Katie Loth, PhD, MPH, RD, in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, is leading a study to identify ways that public health practitioners and policymakers can support vulnerable Minnesota families.
October 12, 2020
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.
October 9, 2020
Mustafa al’Absi, PhD, in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, talks about ways to recognize and reduce stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
October 8, 2020
The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has been selected to participate in a new national network dedicated to serological, or antibody, sciences as one of four Capacity Building Centers in the country.
October 8, 2020
Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences on the Duluth campus, received a COVID-19 grant to identify elements for effective, culturally-grounded therapy models for Native American youth.
October 8, 2020
A significant grant from METAvivor worth $500,000 over three years will allow Carol Lange, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, to analyze the biological mechanisms behind breast cancer, particularly how steroid hormone receptors impact the disease.
October 7, 2020
Researchers are developing antibody-based medical countermeasures against overdose of fentanyl, fentanyl-like drugs.
October 2, 2020
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD, in the Department of Urology, leads a team in partnership with SupDoc, a virtual healthcare app, to develop a tailored module that may be helpful in reducing racial health disparities among patients with alcohol use disorder.
October 1, 2020
The Medical School’s Center for Women in Medicine and Science received the “Emerging Leadership Award for an Organization” from the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science. Fellow recipients include representatives from Harvard Medical School, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.
October 1, 2020
The Community Assessment of Military Transitions study, led by Sarah Beeler, PhD, in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, is examining service member and military family experiences during the post-deployment transition to address mental health and build a stronger community support system.
September 29, 2020
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.
September 28, 2020
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.
September 25, 2020
Alexander Herman, MD, PhD, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and David Darrow, MD, MPH, in the Department of Neurosurgery, are studying hair samples from frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to determine how their cortisol levels might correlate with their responses on a “multi-armed bandit task.”
September 25, 2020
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.
September 22, 2020
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.
September 21, 2020
A collaborative team between the University of Minnesota Medical School and Van Andel Institute (VAI) will soon begin a $6.2 million study that seeks to define the molecular linkages between aging and Parkinson’s disease — an approach for new treatment targets not yet explored by many researchers.
September 17, 2020
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.
September 16, 2020
With reduced exposure to the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic, simulated orthopedic training has helped fill in learning gaps for residents, including the department’s James House, MD, Hand Skills Lectureship and Educational Workshop.
September 14, 2020
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.
September 11, 2020
Josie Syverson, MD, a 2013 alumna from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, reflects on clinical changes in rural medicine and the power of community both in school and during her career.
September 9, 2020
Dr. Jon Hallberg, in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, partnered with Twin Cities Public Television to produce “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic,” an hour-long episode dedicated to healthcare and frontline workers that is designed to educate, entertain and inspire viewers during the pandemic.
September 8, 2020
Drs. Claudia Fox and Aaron Kelly, both co-directors for the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine, recognize that underserved communities show disproportionate rates in the prevalence of obesity. Their research focuses on these disparities, hoping to close that gap.