Research

Please join us for our 22nd Annual Whiteside Memorial Lecture, focusing on COVID-19 research and implications with keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Osterholm.

Rick J. Smith, a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and long-time leader for the American Indian Learning Resource Center at the U of M Duluth, is now the Elder in Residence, who is building an Elder Advisory Board, charged with ensuring safe and culturally respectful research from the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on diabetes and dementia.

Celebrate the power of rural during National Rural Health Week and join us for this virtual event focusing on rural successes and tips in a year of COVID-19.

Cheryl Gale, MD, FAAP, in the Department of Pediatrics, received a CO:VID grant to study if and what associations exist between gut microbiomes and COVID-19 health outcomes for pregnant mothers and infants infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Logan Spector, PhD, in the Department of Pediatrics, recently received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the role of genetic admixture in risk and outcome of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Black children.

Malgorzata Marjanska, PhD, a professor in the Department of Radiology performing research at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, has been awarded a 2021 Fulbright Scholar award to expand on her research at CMRR of gliomas.

Kyle Martin, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, is partnering with the University of Oslo to develop an in-clinic calculator to predict the risk of ACL reconstruction failure at a patient-specific level.

Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, helped to expand the catalogue of functional elements in the human genome to nearly one million as part of an NIH-funded ENCODE Project.

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus – health care workers. 

Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, MD, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, will investigate the unknown mechanisms of disrupted circadian rhythms that contribute to various neurological and psychiatric diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases.

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