Research

The Community Assessment of Military Transitions study will be examining service member and military family experiences during the post-deployment transition.

A recent multi-site study published in Radiology was designed to gauge the difference in imaging quality for prostate MRI by looking retrospectively at performance across 26 institutions. They found that the positive predictive value of the test for prostate cancer was highly variable at different sites.

Nicholas Levinson, PhD, in the Department of Pharmacology, leads a laboratory using unique methods to better understand how protein kinases promote cancer cell growth and how to design more selective drugs to target and block their functions.

Christina Camell, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, leads a study to uncover the role of immune cells in age-related metabolic dysfunction.

Led by Mustafa al’Absi, PhD, the Stress and Resilience Laboratories launched a global study to map out the behavioral and socioeconomic dynamics of how people have adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark R. Schleiss, MD, American Legion and Auxiliary Research Foundation Chair and professor in the Department of Pediatrics, will tap into saliva samples, originally collected from days-old infants to study CMV, to answer two questions—does mother-to-baby transmission of COVID-19 exist, and did the virus arrive in Minnesota earlier than March 2020?

Christine Conelea, PhD, LP, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been researching how transcranial magnetic stimulation, combined with current methods, may improve the treatment of tics for patients with Tourette Syndrome.

The Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) attributes the rise in STI rates to a combination of factors, including barriers to prevention, screening and treatment services, education, transportation, cost, concerns about confidentiality and peer and media influences.

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

Drs. Alexandra Zachwieja, Kendra Nordgren, and Cathy McCarty on the Medical School’s Duluth campus are leading the way to develop a virtual course addressing the social determinants of health during COVID-19. 

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