Community Engagement

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.

Associate Professor, Dr. Raymond Christensen kicked off the 39th season of PBS North’s ‘Doctors on Call,’ focusing on COVID-19 Updates with a panel of experts.

Please join us for our 23rd Annual Whiteside Memorial Lecture, focusing on COVID-19 research and implications. Hosted by the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research - a collaboration of St. Luke’s and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus. 

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.

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.

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.

Assistant Professor and Director for the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, Mary Owen, MD will be a featured speaker for this October 9 installment of the Ethics Grand Rounds Series on changing the narrative about Native American healthcare.

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.

Faculty members, Emily Onello, MD, and James Boulger, PhD, publish a special report, examining the adaptation of an experiential rural family medicine curriculum to virtual learning in response to COVID-19 limitations. 

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.