Legacy

168 University of Minnesota Medical School faculty were honored in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 2021 “Top Doctors.” These faculty were chosen by peers through a process that involved extensive research and peer review.

The Regents Award recognizes the McReavys for their quiet and humble, yet transformative, support of the Medical School’s Program of Mortuary Science.

Dr. Morita has done a little bit of everything in her career, from practicing as a pediatrician to advising President Biden on COVID-19. One thing remains constant: her unwavering dedication to unraveling the sources of health inequities in our nation.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research recognized the University of Minnesota Medical School as the 28th most funded institution by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the 2020 NIH rankings; the Medical School was ranked 27th, 30th and 33rd in the past three consecutive years (2017-2019).

Jon Hallberg, MD; Maren Olson, MD, MPH MEd; and Ben Trappey, MD, lead the new CFAM focused on storytelling in medicine as an outlet to reduce physician burnout and promote the joy of practice.

Peter Nalin, MD, MBA, FAACP, and James Pacala, MD, MS, detail the ways in which the U of M Medical School—on both campuses—succeeds in graduating family medicine physicians.

Dr. Jim Boulger, Dr. Arlen Severson and Dr. George Trachte have experienced multiple decades of instruction, leadership and student mentoring at the Medical School, Duluth Campus. All three professors appreciate that the retirement decision intertwines with history, heart and decades of hard work.

Drs. Kamil Ugurbil and Michael Garwood detail their latest projects as scientists in the Medical School’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. While one focuses on pioneering new heights in ultra high-field imaging, another works to produce a high-quality, yet affordable, imaging scanner that’s accessible to communities without MRI access.

Ana Núñez, MD, FACP, vice dean for diversity, equity and inclusion for the Medical School and professor in the Department of Medicine, details her experience during her first few months in office. She describes how she’s become a “collaborator-in-chief.”

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