Faculty

The Medical School’s Center for Women in Medicine and Science received the “Emerging Leadership Award for an Organization” from the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science. Fellow recipients include representatives from Harvard Medical School, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.

The Community Assessment of Military Transitions study, led by Sarah Beeler, PhD, in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, is examining service member and military family experiences during the post-deployment transition to address mental health and build a stronger community support system.

Andrew Adams, MD, PhD, has joined the Department of Surgery as a professor and as chief of the Division of Transplantation at both M Health Fairview University of Minnesota hospitals. He brings $11.7 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health focused on developing novel therapies to improve outcomes for transplant patients.

Federal and state agencies have temporarily allowed unprecedented flexibility for the use of telemedicine, including audio-only visits, for encounters where opioid use disorder (OUD) medications are prescribed. Cuong Pham, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, is analyzing telemedicine’s efficacy for patients with OUD during COVID-19.

Congratulations to faculty member and anthropologist of law, Michele Statz, PhD on making this year's Duluth News Tribune 20 Under 40 list!

Assistant Professor and Director for the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, Mary Owen, MD will be a featured speaker for this October 9 installment of the Ethics Grand Rounds Series on changing the narrative about Native American healthcare.

Alexander Herman, MD, PhD, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and David Darrow, MD, MPH, in the Department of Neurosurgery, are studying hair samples from frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to determine how their cortisol levels might correlate with their responses on a “multi-armed bandit task.”

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, remains largely undiagnosed. Sarah Hutto, MD, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, dedicates her instruction time with medical students and residents on how to identify early warning signs of PCOS and properly evaluate and diagnose the condition before it worsens.

A collaborative team between the University of Minnesota Medical School and Van Andel Institute (VAI) will soon begin a $6.2 million study that seeks to define the molecular linkages between aging and Parkinson’s disease — an approach for new treatment targets not yet explored by many researchers. 

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. 

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