Research

A leader in Indigenous dementia care, Jordan Lewis, PhD, MSW, associate director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MK-MDT), is partnering with the White Earth Band of Ojibwe to develop culturally safe dementia care resources for American Indian caregivers. 

National data analyzed by University of Minnesota Medical School researchers show that nearly 40 percent of all funds used to pay for medical school are expected to come from family or personal sources and scholarships. The prevalence of these sources, however, varies widely by race and socioeconomic status.

Michelle Sherman, PhD, professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, recently published research exploring the portrayal of mental illness in theatre from the perspective of actors, directors and choreographers.

The Psychiatry Education Research Lab (PERLab) developed one of its most impactful projects, “The Minnesota Arc: a New Model for Teaching the Psychiatric Interview to Medical Students Serving on Their Psychiatry Clerkship,” recently published in Academic Psychiatry.

Kathryn Cullen, MD, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a diverse multidisciplinary team have been awarded a 2021 Minnesota Futures Award for their project, “Measuring and Enhancing Creativity and Brain Flexibility in Adolescents with Depression.”

A study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School sheds new light on boys’ weapon-carrying behaviors at U.S. high schools. The results indicate that weapon-carrying is not tied to students’ race or ethnicity but rather their schools’ social climates.

A new report from the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) highlights that Minnesota youth continue to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at alarmingly high rates, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

One year in, Drs. David Redish and Sophia Vinogradov share how their team secured one of the largest grants available from the National Institutes of Health.

Understanding the differences in COVID-19 vaccine immune response among immunocompromised patients is the focus of a new national study led, in part, by the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The American Bar Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Michele Statz to the 2021-2022 cohort of Access to Justice Scholars, bringing together research on how legal needs intersect with health outcomes in rural and Tribal communities. 

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