Faculty

This year, the 2020 Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” list featured 188 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.

A team at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Georgia Institute of Technology has invented the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) closed-loop CPR system. Early studies show the system performs better than both a licensed physician and the LUCAS machine during cardiac arrest.

The registration deadline for the 2020 Pain Summit is September 1. It will be held on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12.

Richard Melvin, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, received funding from the Minnesota Sea Grant Program to monitor surface water near eight Duluth beaches for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

Assistant professor, Motohiro Nakajima, PhD, leads a team studying the psychosocial factors and cultural beliefs that block East African men who immigrated to the U.S. from seeking the cancer screenings they need to prevent the disease.

Mary Owen, MD (Tlingit), assistant professor and director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, was selected as the incoming president of the Association of American Indian Physicians. 

In honor of National Health Center Week, Roli Dwivedi, MD, in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and fourth-year medical student Alycia Chmielewski, talk about their experience teaching, learning and caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Community-University Health Care Center.

Erin Osterholm, MD, in the Department of Pediatrics, is leading a study to determine whether or not breast milk can act as a point of transmission for COVID-19. The study will examine if a newborn can contract the virus from their mother through breast milk if she is COVID-19 positive.

Michele L. Statz, PhD, assistant professor and anthropologist of law, collaborates with third-year medical student, Kaylie Evers to examine rural women's interpretations of rural distance as a multifaceted dimension of accessing healthcare.

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