Faculty

Faculty member, Dr. Sandy Stover, Emeritus Professor, Dr. Ruth Westra and RPAP student, Sylvia Blomstrand, plus many others, teamed up with a local organization in April to host a Book Drive during COVID-19.

Mary Owen, MD, assistant professor and director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health on the Medical School’s Duluth campus, is working with her team to provide resources and care to Native American communities during COVID-19.

The Community Assessment of Military Transitions study will be examining service member and military family experiences during the post-deployment transition.

193 University of Minnesota Medical School faculty members in 17 different departments were featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s recently released 2020 list of Top Doctors.

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery boasts well-known faculty physicians in cleft palate and craniofacial surgery and care. As they study surgical outcomes, Brianne Roby, MD, and Robert Tibesar, MD, lean on the support of medical students and trainees to advance their academic research.

A recent multi-site study published in Radiology was designed to gauge the difference in imaging quality for prostate MRI by looking retrospectively at performance across 26 institutions. They found that the positive predictive value of the test for prostate cancer was highly variable at different sites.

Nicholas Levinson, PhD, in the Department of Pharmacology, leads a laboratory using unique methods to better understand how protein kinases promote cancer cell growth and how to design more selective drugs to target and block their functions.

Christina Camell, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, leads a study to uncover the role of immune cells in age-related metabolic dysfunction.

Led by Mustafa al’Absi, PhD, the Stress and Resilience Laboratories launched a global study to map out the behavioral and socioeconomic dynamics of how people have adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical School faculty members, Clark Chen, MD, PhD, Kathryn Dusenbery, MD, and Clara Ferreira, PhD, received the “Appreciation of Excellence” award for their commitment to treating brain cancer patients using innovative GammaTile Technology.

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