Duluth

The Minnesota Rural Health Awards are given to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to improving rural health in Minnesota. This year, top honors were given to two Duluth campus alumna and the Rural Medical Scholars Program team. 

A new pilot study, led by Dr. Lynne Bemis, will assess if one or more tRFs binds and regulates SARS-CoV-2, ultimately leading to new therapeutic interventions. 

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about the origin and significance of being a land grant University, hosted by the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.

Join us for a panel discussion about the origin and significance of being a Land Grant University, hosted by the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.

Please join us for our 22nd Annual Whiteside Memorial Lecture, focusing on COVID-19 research and implications with keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Osterholm.

Rick J. Smith, a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and long-time leader for the American Indian Learning Resource Center at the U of M Duluth, is now the Elder in Residence, who is building an Elder Advisory Board, charged with ensuring safe and culturally respectful research from the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on diabetes and dementia.

Courtney Cotsonas, a first-year medical student, chose the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, honoring her family’s legacy as traditional healers in tribal communities. She is the recipient of the Buechner Native American and African American Women Scholarship.

Melvina Bissonette, ’12 MD, provides outpatient psychiatric care to Native American communities and recognizes the importance of caring for people who have experienced a difficult and challenging history.

Celebrate the power of rural during National Rural Health Week and join us for this virtual event focusing on rural successes and tips in a year of COVID-19.

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.

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