October 21, 2021
Tolu Odebunmi and Steffi Masilamani, who founded the IMG Social Group in 2019, are handing off the reins to a new leadership team.
October 5, 2021
The Association of American Medical Colleges recognized two University of Minnesota Medical School leaders and a medical student for their efforts as part of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
September 30, 2021
A study co-authored by Matthew Mansh, MD, corresponding author and a dermatologist with the University of Minnesota Medical School and M Health Fairview, published today on the JAMA Network aimed to assess the distribution of sexual minorities by intended specialty among graduating medical students.
September 29, 2021
Robert McGovern, MD, and Youssef Hamade, MD, MS, both in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School, have recently published a study highlighting the racial and ethnic disparities in epilepsy surgery underutilization.
September 2, 2021
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) is adjusting its name – with student input – to better encompass the office’s mission of engaging a diverse student body.
August 30, 2021
Through a partnership with neuroscience-focused engagement programs across the University, Neuroscience Opportunities for Discovery and Equity (NODE) is working toward becoming a centralized infrastructure for community-based participatory research, training and resources.
August 25, 2021
A new study led by the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Washington School of Public Health looks to solve cervical cancer disparities among Somali women. The National Cancer Institute awarded the team with $2.9 million to increase the number of cervical cancer screenings for that population by developing a self-sampling method.
August 18, 2021
The Native Americans Into Medicine summer program through the Center of American Indian and Minority Health has inspired hundreds of Native youth to pursue careers in medicine by bringing awareness to Indigenous health disparities.
August 13, 2021
Kumar Belani, MD, in the Department of Anesthesiology, partnered with Narayana Health in Bengaluru, India, to develop minimum guidelines for emergency ventilators.
DEI in the Departments: The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Shares Six Ingredients to Success
August 2, 2021
Two Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty share a model to develop diversity, equity and inclusion committees to achieve actionable, measurable and impactful goals.
July 29, 2021
Kristina Krohn, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine, helped lead the interdisciplinary task force behind the elimination of race-based eGFR adjustments at M Health Fairview.
July 21, 2021
A leader in Indigenous dementia care, Jordan Lewis, PhD, MSW, associate director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MK-MDT), is partnering with the White Earth Band of Ojibwe to develop culturally safe dementia care resources for American Indian caregivers.
July 13, 2021
Kathryn Cullen, MD, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a diverse multidisciplinary team have been awarded a 2021 Minnesota Futures Award for their project, “Measuring and Enhancing Creativity and Brain Flexibility in Adolescents with Depression.”
July 7, 2021
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) recognized a University of Minnesota Medical School faculty member, alumni, a resident and medical student as part of its 2021 Academy Awards.
Healthcare in a Border Community: Alumnus Carlos Gutierrez, MD, Fights for Children, Refugees in El Paso
July 6, 2021
Carlos Gutierrez, MD, class of 1977, has spent his career in service to the community as a pediatrician and is building a legacy for the future by founding the El Paso Children’s Hospital and championing healthcare for refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.
The Access to Justice Crisis: The American Bar Foundation Appoints Dr. Michele Statz to Faculty Scholars Cohort
June 18, 2021
The American Bar Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Michele Statz to the 2021-2022 cohort of Access to Justice Scholars, bringing together research on how legal needs intersect with health outcomes in rural and Tribal communities.
June 8, 2021
Bruce Olmscheid, MD has explored the world and many careers with his Family Medicine training from the U of M Medical School. One thing that remains constant wherever he goes is his dedication to serving the gay community that he proudly represents.
June 7, 2021
Mojca Remskar, MD, PhD, MACM (she/hers), professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, will be one of many LGBTQIA+ scientists and engineers presenting research at this year’s virtual SciPride event.
June 2, 2021
Hodan Abdi, a third-year University of Minnesota Medical School student and ElevateMeD Scholarship recipient, hopes to give back to the community through global health research.
May 26, 2021
As part of March’s Story Slam, Kyle Priyl, MD, courageously addressed physician and medical student mental illness and earned a spot in May’s edition of Academic Medicine.
May 25, 2021
Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, and Leslie Morse, DO, in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, have been selected as Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) fellows.
May 21, 2021
Incoming internal medicine resident, Dr. Tesfatsiyon Ergando, has been tireless in the pursuit of helping others – a journey that led him from Ethiopia to the Twin Cities. Now, he looks forward to addressing social determinants of health and giving back to the community as he completes his training at the U of M Medical School.
May 18, 2021
A research team, led by the University of Minnesota Medical School, found that regardless of socioeconomic status, Twin Cities residents of underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds endure worse COVID-19 outcomes compared to people who are white.
Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team Receives $1M NSF Grant to Examine Successful Aging Among Alaska Native Elders
May 14, 2021
Jordan Lewis, PhD, MSW, professor and Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MDT) faculty investigator, is embarking on a three-year research project to define what it means to “age in a good way” through the lessons and wisdom of Alaska Native Elders.
May 14, 2021
The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology is advancing what inclusive excellence can mean in undergraduate cardiovascular research through a multi-year grant.
April 16, 2021
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social justice across the globe, the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation on the Duluth Campus reflect on their collaborations with medical students for education reform.
April 14, 2021
The first geriatric center in India, located in Bangalore, has been recently inaugurated at the St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, a University of Minnesota Medical School partner institution.