Spotlight

From humble beginnings, the Department of Neuroscience now has 37 faculty and over 50 graduate students fully dedicated to advancing the discipline. The department maintains five areas of expertise: addiction neuroscience, pain, neurodegenerative diseases, cognitive and psychiatric disorders and neuron-glia interactions, among many other important topics.

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.

Ann Van Heest, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has been elected as secretary of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for a one-year term.

Dr. Birkey became one of the very first preceptors of the Rural Physician Associate Program in 1971, where he mentored and trained 24 medical students for 29 years. In 2019, he donated $50,000 to create a new scholarship that supports RPAP medical students on their journeys toward becoming rural family medicine physicians.

A 2005 graduate from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Ulfers and her partner recently made a gift to the program’s diversity efforts and initiatives.

Congratulations to faculty member and anthropologist of law, Michele Statz, PhD on making this year's Duluth News Tribune 20 Under 40 list!

Current medical student Annika Deitermann shares her journey to U of M Medical School

Current medical student Michael Hagstrom shares his journey to U of M Medical School

Laura Sloan, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received the highest award granted to a resident in the country in forensic psychiatry, and it’s the first time a resident from Minnesota has earned it.

An alumnus, who started at the U of M Medical School, Duluth Campus, gives back to medical students by teaching a vaccination lecture series. He brings his experience from the clinic, which has informed how to talk with families concerned about vaccines or vaccination schedules.

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