A Spotlight on Mental Health and Theatre

Michelle Sherman, PhD, professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, recently published research exploring the portrayal of mental illness in theatre from the perspective of actors, directors and choreographers.

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Pride, Primary Care, and Changing Millions of Lives

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. 

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A Journey Across International Waters to Become a Minnesota Physician

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.

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Meet the Next Generation of Neurosurgery

When Cleresa Roberts graduates this May, earning both her medical degree and Master of Business Administration, she will join an exclusive group of neurosurgery residents as one of the only Black women to have earned a spot.

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Using Relational Coaching to Advance Equity in the Medical Field

Abigail Gadea, MSW, MPP, LISW, has worked as a relational coach and trainer supporting middle school educators in building stronger relationships in their classrooms and is looking to engage in conversations to explore this model's potential and possibilities of partnership with the Medical School.

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PhD Candidate Helps Create #BlackinCancer Virtual Community

Ralph White III, a fourth-year graduate student, has helped establish a new organization, called Black in Cancer, focused on teaching others about cancer, particularly in the Black community, and creating a common, virtual space for Black scientists working on cancer research.

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