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Surgical Oncologist Todd Tuttle, MD, leads two medical mission trips annually, providing surgical care to those in Honduras who do not have access to safe, timely, and readily available surgical care.

Malgorzata Marjanska, PhD, a professor in the Department of Radiology performing research at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, has been awarded a 2021 Fulbright Scholar award to expand on her research at CMRR of gliomas.

Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD is studying racial inequities in health and health care systems, and providers’ willingness to address racism as the fundamental cause. She is designing a framework for health care providers—and specifically White providers—to talk with their Black patients about their experiences of racism.

Ann Van Heest, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has been elected as secretary of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for a one-year term.

Kyle Martin, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, is partnering with the University of Oslo to develop an in-clinic calculator to predict the risk of ACL reconstruction failure at a patient-specific level.

Daniel J. Weisdorf, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine and deputy director of the U of M Clinical and Translational Institute, received the 2020 Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award from the Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation.

Imagine how frustrating it would be to have an in-person course all designed and ready to go and then you’re hit by a global pandemic that restricts such activities. A team of five M Health Fairview nursing professionals took that hit in stride when they had to put a Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Review on hold.

SCI faculty member Walter Low and others recently published the results of a survey of whether the American public is ready to accept research involving human-animal chimeric embryos (HACE) in a variety of forms.

Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, helped to expand the catalogue of functional elements in the human genome to nearly one million as part of an NIH-funded ENCODE Project.

Dr. Birkey became one of the very first preceptors of the Rural Physician Associate Program in 1971, where he mentored and trained 24 medical students for 29 years. In 2019, he donated $50,000 to create a new scholarship that supports RPAP medical students on their journeys toward becoming rural family medicine physicians.

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