Drs. Paul Mermelstein and Robert Meisel from the Department of Neuroscience received a $250,000 per year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, called "A Longitudinal Mentoring Approach to Increase Diversity Among Researchers of Neurological Disorders," to study the problem in detail and develop tangible solutions.

Since 1987, the Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH) has been dedicated to mentoring Indigenous youth throughout the upper Midwest at each level of their education and beyond.

Six people associated with the University of Minnesota Medical School are involved with an Association of American Medical Colleges pilot program on restorative justice practices. Restorative justice is a process that facilitates community engagement, communication and a new approach to reparations from harm.

University of Minnesota Medical School and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) researchers found that metformin was associated with significantly reduced COVID-19 death risks in women in one of the world’s largest observational studies of COVID-19 patients.

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. 

Jason Ricco, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and co-collaborators will study the role of implicit bias among providers and health care teams in regards to the acute care for BIPOC patients infected with COVID-19.

Taj Mustapha, MD, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, is studying how unfairness manifests during medical training, where it is prevalent and who is most affected. The research will build a tool to better measure how fairness impacts learners from typically underrepresented backgrounds.

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.

The NIH-funded study, led by Demetri Yannopoulos, MD, in the Department of Medicine, was stopped early due to superiority in results. Six out of 14 patients survived after early ECMO-facilitated resuscitation, while only 1 out of 15 survived after the standard treatments for cardiac arrest.