Legacy

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.

From humble beginnings, the Department of Neuroscience now has 37 faculty and over 50 graduate students fully dedicated to advancing the discipline. The department maintains five areas of expertise: addiction neuroscience, pain, neurodegenerative diseases, cognitive and psychiatric disorders and neuron-glia interactions, among many other important topics.

Dr. Birkey became one of the very first preceptors of the Rural Physician Associate Program in 1971, where he mentored and trained 24 medical students for 29 years. In 2019, he donated $50,000 to create a new scholarship that supports RPAP medical students on their journeys toward becoming rural family medicine physicians.

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has been selected to participate in a new national network dedicated to serological, or antibody, sciences as one of four Capacity Building Centers in the country.

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.

Laura Sloan, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received the highest award granted to a resident in the country in forensic psychiatry, and it’s the first time a resident from Minnesota has earned it.

Kathryn Dusenbery, MD, professor and head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, shares major milestones from the last 50 years and how this Medical School department continues to study, teach and provide therapeutic solutions for patients with cancer.

Biomedical Sciences faculty members, Dr. Anna Wirta-Kosobuski and Dr. Richard Melvin have developed informational resources geared for youth, "COVID-19? Answers for Kids" and "A Kid's Quick Guide to Stopping COVID-19" on easy ways to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School has completed an educational dissection to gather information that is informing current surgeons around the world about the effects of one of the first open-heart surgeries performed by C. Walton Lillehei, PhD, MD.

Marc Jenkins, PhD, director of the Center for Immunology and Regents' and Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He is the first U of M Medical School faculty member to be elected to the NAS in 50 years.

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