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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) anounced Friday morning that the University of Minnesota has been awarded a highly competitive $42 million biomedical research grant.

Caitlin Caspi, ScD, received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health to evaluate the effect Minneapolis’ $15 minimum wage ordinance could have on obesity in empolyees making minimum wage.

The University of Minnesota Medical School announced today that Drs. Laura Niedernhofer and Paul Robbins have accepted roles as Director and Associate Director, respectively, for the newly founded Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM).

Featuring Sheila Specker, MD, Department of Psychiatry, featured in story about rising opioid abuse in Minnesota. 

The first commercial implant in the U.S. with the Vercise System took place at the University of Minnesota Medical Center by University of Minnesota Medical School faculty physicians.

The University of Minnesota Medical School along with community members and local economic leaders, gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of the new home of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MDT).

Opioid linked deaths due to prescription drug addiction have risen significantly since 2000. In 2015 there were 572 drug overdose deaths in Minnesota, up from 129 in 2000. Now the crisis is affecting Minnesota employers as employees miss work and struggle with completing projects on time.

The University of Minnesota Medical School is proud to announce Apostolos Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D. has been awarded the American Legion Distinguished Sevice Medal, recognizing his decades of research into Gulf War Illness and traumatic brain injuries common among veterans.

The University of Minnesota Medical School is proud to announce several new team members to its Medical Discovery Teams (MDT).

Gordon Smith, Ph.D., will join the Medical Discovery Team as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience

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