Spotlight

Faculty member, Dr. Sandy Stover, Emeritus Professor, Dr. Ruth Westra and RPAP student, Sylvia Blomstrand, plus many others, teamed up with a local organization in April to host a Book Drive during COVID-19.

Maria Uloko, MD, releases new podcast, “Battle Cry,” to spotlight people of color in STEM—an acronym she uses for science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Barbara Schneidman, MD, MPH, earned the Medical School’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing her for decades of service in many realms—from psychiatry and women’s health to medical education and medical licensure at the state and national levels.

University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Radiology resident, Ali Salavati, MD, MPH, was selected for the biannual 2020 Marc Tetalman, MD, Memorial Award. This award honors the research accomplishments of a young investigator who is pursuing a career in nuclear medicine.

For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the extraordinary work of some of our Medical School staff, faculty-physicians and researchers who are advancing medicine through their passion for research, clinical care and training of the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Emilia Lefevre, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the U of M Medical School is studying opioid addiction to better understand how different patterns of opioid exposure can impact someone’s brain, behavior and vulnerability to addiction.

All five awardees have a connection to the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health.

This month, we are highlighting the extraordinary work of some of our Medical School staff, faculty-physicians and researchers who are advancing medicine through their passion for research, clinical care and training of the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Brian M. Sweis, PhD, is the first student in the Medical School’s history to receive the prestigious Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience by the Society for Neuroscience.

Arnold Leonard, MD, PhD, a retired professor with the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, will receive the Gold-Headed Cane Award for his lifelong contributions to children’s health.

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