The team will be one of the first to investigate exactly how age factors into risk and progression of the disease

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. 

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.

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.

Faculty member and Anthropologist of Law, Michele Statz, PhD, and Regional Dean, Paula Termuhlen, MD, co-authored a commentary in the American Journal of Public Health, stating that the most common type of legal problem for poor rural residents is healthcare access.

A recent multi-collaboration study published in the Journal of Family Medicine shows that U.S. medical schools overestimate the number of graduates who will enter the primary care workforce.  

Karen Armbrust, MD, PhD, in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, received a grant from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent blindness to study scleritis, a rare, yet painful and potentially vision-threatening, condition.

Created by the DFMCH and named for former Department Head Dr. Macaran Baird, the fund will serve to assist the University in recruiting, supporting, and retaining outstanding faculty members who specialize in family medicine, primary care, and healthcare delivery.

This year, the 2020 Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” list featured 187 University of Minnesota Medical School faculty members from 18 departments.

Ronald Reilkoff, MD, in the Department of Medicine, has overseen the development and implementation of a virtual curriculum that mimics the experience a fourth-year medical student would have in the ICU during an in-person clerkship.