Leadership

The Intro to Rural Family Medicine and Native American Health (IRFMNAH) course is a collaborative academic experience where students get real-life training that introduces both rural medicine and Native American health. 

Professor, Mustafa al’Absi, PhD, served as the opening keynote speaker in Vienna, Austria for the World Conference on Stress and Related Diseases.

Associate Professor, Raymond Christensen, MD, hosted a televised discussion with local infectious disease expert, Dr. Andrew Thompson, '06, for the multimedia collaboration, "COVID-19 Vaccines: Finding Answers."

Congratulations to faculty member, Dr. Raymond Christensen and MS2 student Tegan Carr on their recent honors from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians 2021 Academy Awards.

We are delighted to announce that starting June 1, the Medical Discovery Team on Rural and American Indian Health Equity (Memory Keepers) in Duluth will be led by Kristen Jacklin, PhD, MA.

The University of Minnesota Medical School invites applicants to join our team as Regional Campus Dean to lead and oversee the Duluth Campus, where healthcare for rural, underserved, and Native American communities is at the heart of our mission.

This spring, Dr. Núñez will receive the Exceptional Mentor Award from the AMWA. She shares why mentorship, particularly among women in medicine, is helping to close an important gap in female leadership roles.

Last month, she announced her new role to become the dean of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine on May 1.

Dr. Anita Randolph serves as the Director of the Community Engagement and Education Core for the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain. She produces valuable scientific research while simultaneously representing the MIDB to local communities. Her comfortability within both realms is an asset to a research group that must manage a lot of moving parts to be successful.

Catherine Kotz, PhD, professor and associate director of graduate studies for the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology has been named the new president of The Obesity Society, the leading organization devoted to understanding and reversing the epidemic of obesity and its adverse health, economic and societal effects.

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