Glenn Simmons Jr., PhD, leads a third testing strategy developed at the University of Minnesota Medical School that may help monitor COVID-19 prevalence in communities, both metro and rural, across the state.

A collaborative team at the University, including faculty, residents and a mechanical engineer, developed a respirator safety shield to protect patients and physicians during COVID-19 care.

Research conducted by Danni Li, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, which studied very long-chain saturated fatty acids, shows a positive association with lower change of cognitive function over the span of 20 years.

Ryan Hunter, PhD, assistant professor for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and his colleagues noticed inconsistencies among how effective antibiotics are in treating patients with cystic fibrosis and began studying how to improve antibiotic efficacy.

David Boulware, MD, MPH
Visiting Minnesota during the often-frigid month of November may not make the best first impression for new visitors. Yet today, when David Boulware, MD, MPH, thinks about when he first traveled to the state to interview for a residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School in November 1999, he recalls very little about the weather and more about the sense of energy and hope he had to join the community.

Stephen Richardson, MD
Despite traveling the country to interview at different programs, cardiac anesthesiology fellow Stephen Richardson, MD, knew he wanted to pursue his medical training in Minnesota. 

Kristina Krohn, MD
Known as “the Minnesota Project,” this early leadership in global medicine is one of many inspiring reasons why Kristina Krohn, MD, joined the faculty at the U of M Medical School in 2017.

Sophia Yohe, MD
A desire to plant roots closer to home drew Sophia Yohe, MD, to the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Rumi Faizer, MD
Rumi Faizer, MD, brought a passion to discover why that happens to the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2012. Today, he is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and an aortic surgeon.

Surbhi Shah, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, and Brad Holschuh, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Design, plan to create a new compression garment for patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).