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.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Anna Wirta Kosobuski in the Department of Biomedical Sciences on the Duluth campus aims to meet the critical need for resources among Native American youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical Discovery Team Awarded $7.5M to Improve Knowledge of Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Dementia Care
March 12, 2021
The National Institute on Aging awarded the grant to the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team who will address dementia disparities by examining how culture and community impact the dementia illness experience.
March 10, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth Lusczek shares her experience with cerebral palsy in a call to identify people who will join her to champion disability as part of the Medical School’s DEI efforts.
March 10, 2021
This month, the University of Minnesota Medical School is shining extra light on the women of the past, present and future whose vision and passion positively impacts the field of medicine every day.
Drs. Pratt, Thomas Receive CWIMS Award for Advancing Gender Equity and Inclusion in Medicine and Science
March 1, 2021
This award recognizes an individual within the Center for Women in Medicine and Science Action Groups who has made significant contributions to the advancement of gender equity and inclusion at the University of Minnesota, Medical School.
March 8, 2021
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.
February 18, 2021
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.
February 15, 2021
Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is conducting qualitative research to build educational materials and a “communication toolkit” for pediatric palliative care providers when they’re working with Somali, Native American, Latinx and Hmong communities.
January 25, 2021
Alexandra Zachwieja, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, blends her passion for the classroom and international research on human origins to bring an anthropological perspective to teaching anatomy at the Medical School’s Duluth campus.
BIRCWH Scholar is Studying Sex Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptom Progression and Presentation
January 20, 2021
Catherine Burrows, PhD, LP, in the Department of Pediatrics, has been appointed as a NIH K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Career in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar, where she will focus on characterizing sex differences in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptom progression and presentation.
January 15, 2021
Medical research can encompass a wide variety of ideas and scientific processes. It can lead to new discoveries, inform best practices for clinical care and confront challenges within healthcare systems.