Led by Sophia Yohe, MD, in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, a small team of researchers and technicians transformed two buildings inside the U’s Biomedical Discovery District into Minnesota’s fourth on-site testing facility for COVID-19.

University of Minnesota Medical School researcher, Aaron Kelly, PhD, authored a study on a new pediatric obesity medication with the potential to help adolescents with obesity better manage their weight.

For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the extraordinary work of some of our Medical School staff, faculty-physicians and researchers who are advancing medicine through their passion for research, clinical care and training of the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, and Anne Blaes, MD, will conduct a pilot study this spring to discover how mind-body interventions could help prevent cardiovascular disease for women with breast cancer.

The team hopes it will accelerate biomedical research and offer a new protocol for studying the vulnerability of the model and a new cardiovascular phenotype.

Bone loss resulting from spaceflight, bedrest or metabolic osteoporosis can result in catastrophic skeletal morbidities. The OsteoOmics Project was designed to examine bone cells under various gravitational forces in order to help scientists work to create better treatments for patients with bone loss on Earth.

Mark Berg, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, credits his 18 years as a rural physician for training him to handle a medical emergency that threatened the life of a state tournament wrestling competitor.

The Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota Medical School, through the eyes of its longest-serving faculty member, Mike Mathews, has transformed from teaching students about sales and chemistry to a focus on serving the survivors.

Forum Kamdar, MD, FACC, recently published research that shows duchenne muscular dystrophy heart failure can be modeled with patient-derived stem cells and that beta blockers may be a treatment.

All five awardees have a connection to the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health.