Dr. Aliabadi Reflects on Urology Department's 90th Anniversary

Hossein Aliabadi, MD, a University of Minnesota Medical School ‘87 graduate, remembers when he was first introduced to the field of urology.

“During my training in the 1980s, pediatric urology was in its infancy. At that time, I was fortunate to have Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez as a teacher,” he said. “Dr. Gonzalez was a pediatric urologist at the U of M Medical School and he took special interest in my training and encouraged me to pursue a career in pediatric urology.”

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The Science of Sleep

Dr. Michael Howell, a sleep medicine expert,  knows sleep should never be something to fear. He brings hope to patients suffering from disorders that can cause involuntary hitting, kicking or other unwanted and sometimes terrifying movement while sleeping. Read more to find out how Barbara and Allan Moon got help for their REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) diagnosis. 

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Living Well is as Important as Living Long

Living well is as important as living long. This is a motto that Troy Hanson, MD, MPH, a 1996 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, strongly believes in. 

“You can be physically ill, but if you are mentally healthy and resilient, you can still live a good life,” Dr. Hanson said. 

He first thought about pursuing medicine in junior high as a way to combine his fascination of understanding living things with the satisfaction derived from helping people. 

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War Experiences Inspire Medical Student Scholarship

A husband and wife who were also faculty members of the Medical School, Duluth Campus, established a scholarship because of the memories of kindness during World War II and the Korean War. Abby Coyle is the first recipient of the award.

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U of M Medical Student Discusses Meaningful Moments in Medicine

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Class of 2024 did not have the opportunity to experience the traditional White Coat Ceremony when they started medical school in the fall of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling all in-person events. Now two years into their medical school journey, the class of 2024 on the Twin Cities campus is celebrating the tradition and receiving their white coats.

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