Dean Tolar's Research Gives Patient New Skin

A 7-year-old boy who lost most of his skin to a rare skin disease is getting new skin thanks to Dean Jakub Tolar. Tolar has been a pioneering researcher into Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare, often fatal skin disease which causes the skin to blister and tear off at the slightest touch. Tolar's research has resulted in a groundbreaking new whole-body graft of genetically modified stem cells. Read more.

Share this post

Related News

  • Couple Returns to Minnesota, This Time to Make an Impact in Medicine

    Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR, and Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, a married faculty duo are joining the University of Minnesota Medical School in different fields of medicine.Dr. Fair serves as the co-director of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, and Dr. Nardos is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and serves as a urogynecologist and director for Global Women's Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.

  • Long-standing ‘Hand Skills Day’ Simulation Goes Virtual

    With reduced exposure to the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic, simulated orthopedic training has helped fill in learning gaps for residents, including the department’s James House, MD, Hand Skills Lectureship and Educational Workshop.