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.
January 6, 2021
Brendan Johnson, a University of Minnesota Medical School student, and two of his collaborators are producing “Social Medicine On Air,” a podcast that has already published over a dozen episodes on topics like medical ethics during a pandemic, medical activism, antiracist medicine and teenage motherhood, just to name a few.
December 17, 2020
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.
December 16, 2020
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.
December 14, 2020
Ana Núñez, MD, FACP, vice dean for diversity, equity and inclusion for the Medical School and professor in the Department of Medicine, details her experience during her first few months in office. She describes how she’s become a “collaborator-in-chief.”
December 8, 2020
Since 1987, the Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH) has been dedicated to mentoring Indigenous youth throughout the upper Midwest at each level of their education and beyond.
December 4, 2020
Six people associated with the University of Minnesota Medical School are involved with an Association of American Medical Colleges pilot program on restorative justice practices. Restorative justice is a process that facilitates community engagement, communication and a new approach to reparations from harm.
Researchers Control for Different Health Conditions While Studying Potential Racial Bias in COVID-19 Treatment
November 24, 2020
Jason Ricco, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and co-collaborators will study the role of implicit bias among providers and health care teams in regards to the acute care for BIPOC patients infected with COVID-19.
New Healthcare Disparities Grant Draws Attention to Retention Issues Among Underrepresented Groups of Medical Trainees
November 23, 2020
Taj Mustapha, MD, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, is studying how unfairness manifests during medical training, where it is prevalent and who is most affected. The research will build a tool to better measure how fairness impacts learners from typically underrepresented backgrounds.
November 17, 2020
Join us for a virtual panel discussion about the origin and significance of being a land grant University, hosted by the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.
November 17, 2020
Alesandra Mendoza, a fourth-year medical student, received the Mary Tate Scholarship, which recognizes the efforts of students underrepresented in medicine with a demonstrated interest in working with underserved populations.
November 11, 2020
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.
November 6, 2020
Courtney Cotsonas, a first-year medical student, chose the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, honoring her family’s legacy as traditional healers in tribal communities. She is the recipient of the Buechner Native American and African American Women Scholarship.
October 8, 2020
Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences on the Duluth campus, received a CO:VID grant to identify elements for effective, culturally-grounded therapy models for Native American youth.
October 2, 2020
Christopher Warlick, MD, PhD, in the Department of Urology, leads a team in partnership with SupDoc, a virtual healthcare app, to develop a tailored module that may be helpful in reducing racial health disparities among patients with alcohol use disorder.
October 1, 2020
The Medical School’s Center for Women in Medicine and Science received the “Emerging Leadership Award for an Organization” from the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science. Fellow recipients include representatives from Harvard Medical School, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.
September 9, 2020
Dr. Jon Hallberg, in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, partnered with Twin Cities Public Television to produce “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic,” an hour-long episode dedicated to healthcare and frontline workers that is designed to educate, entertain and inspire viewers during the pandemic.
July 7, 2020
Taj Mustapha, MD, in the Department of Medicine, received COVID-19 Medical Education Innovation Grant to further her development of a new course that will be used to explore and address racial, gender and cultural biases in healthcare.