Alumni

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.

Distinguished infectious disease specialist, Thomas Monson, MD, ’67, recalls his career in infectious disease control and offers insight into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Owen, MD (Tlingit), assistant professor and director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, was selected as the incoming president of the Association of American Indian Physicians. 

An alumnus, who started at the U of M Medical School, Duluth Campus, gives back to medical students by teaching a vaccination lecture series. He brings his experience from the clinic, which has informed how to talk with families concerned about vaccines or vaccination schedules.

A 2019 graduate from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lindmark, now a resident physician at Yale New Haven Hospital, talks about his passion for combating health disparities, which are now on full display during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tegan Carr, a first-year medical student at the Medical School’s Duluth campus, talks about how support from the Nancy I. English M.D. (‘92) Memorial Scholarship has encouraged her mid-career shift into medicine.

Mike Underwood, PhD, Branch Chief in CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, may have first moved to Minnesota simply looking to earn a doctoral degree in pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology, but he left the state after graduation with so much more—some lifelong friends, some invaluable skills and the ardent desire to pursue a career in an entirely different field.

Andrea Benson, MD, ’01, inspires unique partnership with Frost River Trading Co. and Cirrus Aircraft to mass produce face shields and masks needed at Duluth hospitals during COVID-19.

Two graduates from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Michael Rosenberg, MD, ’90, an associate professor in the Department of Radiology, and Chris Jackson, MD, ’89, a neuroradiologist at Minneapolis VA Health Care System, are 2020 ACR Fellows.

Barbara Schneidman, MD, MPH, earned the Medical School’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing her for decades of service in many realms—from psychiatry and women’s health to medical education and medical licensure at the state and national levels.

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