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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To Embody the Joy of Practice

Jon Hallberg, MD; Maren Olson, MD, MPH MEd; and Ben Trappey, MD, lead the new CFAM focused on storytelling in medicine as an outlet to reduce physician burnout and promote the joy of practice.

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Addressing the Growing Challenge of Dementia Care in Rural Minnesota

Kristen Jacklin, PhD, and Wayne Warry, PhD, both from the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team, recently received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Academic Investment Research Program to establish a research center focused on addressing the growing challenge of dementia care needs in rural Minnesota.

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Department of Neuroscience Seeks to Expand ‘Diversity of Thought’

Drs. Paul Mermelstein and Robert Meisel from the Department of Neuroscience received a $250,000 per year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, called "A Longitudinal Mentoring Approach to Increase Diversity Among Researchers of Neurological Disorders," to study the problem in detail and develop tangible solutions.

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Elder in Residence Seeks to Rebuild Trust in Medicine Among Tribal Populations

Rick J. Smith, a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and long-time leader for the American Indian Learning Resource Center at the U of M Duluth, is now the Elder in Residence, who is building an Elder Advisory Board, charged with ensuring safe and culturally respectful research from the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on diabetes and dementia.

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