Students

Ramla Kasozi, MD, MPH, a third-year family medicine resident at the University of Minnesota Medical School, will serve as the newly elected Resident Director of Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.

Kristina Krohn, MD, in the Department of Medicine, started a four-week course that teaches medical students how to use social media and their medical education to connect others with timely and accurate public health information online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tegan Carr, a first-year medical student at the Medical School’s Duluth campus, talks about how support from the Nancy I. English M.D. (‘92) Memorial Scholarship has encouraged her mid-career shift into medicine.

Taj Mustapha, MD, in the Department of Medicine, received COVID-19 Medical Education Innovation Grant to further her development of a new course that will be used to explore and address racial, gender and cultural biases in healthcare.

Faculty member, Dr. Sandy Stover, Associate Professor Emerita, 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.

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery boasts well-known faculty physicians in cleft palate and craniofacial surgery and care. As they study surgical outcomes, Brianne Roby, MD, and Robert Tibesar, MD, lean on the support of medical students and trainees to advance their academic research.

Mary Ann McNeil, MA, NRP, in the Department of Emergency Medicine received a COVID-19 Education Innovation Grant to support the purchase of virtual simulation training in emergency medicine for third- and fourth-year medical students.

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.

The Department of Pediatrics will graduate its first class of residents from the International Immigrant Medical Graduate Track (IIMG), which offers an additional residency spot to internationally-trained medical graduates who have immigrated to Minnesota.

Morgan Brisse, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, talks about her experience in the lab during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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