Obesity is a condition that affects 80,000 children and adolescents in Minnesota.

Paul A. Iaizzo, PhD, professor with the Visible Heart Laboratories, and his team provide unique educational outreach that impacts individuals around the globe, teaching people all about the human heart.

Arpit Rao, MBBS, received a two-year grant from the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology to develop a response-adaptive imaging model to predict the best imaging schedule for prostate cancer patients undergoing treatment in clinical trials.

Baye Diouf, Clinical Analyst with the Medical School’s Finance Department, is the 2019 recipient of the Neurosurgery Department’s annual Angie Balkcum Award.

A third-year Medical School resident, Ebiere Okah, MD, is advocating against the use of race in medicine at the state and national levels.

The curiosity for cardiology runs in the family for University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology Associate Professor and Chief of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division, Tjorvi E Perry, MD, MMSc. 

Dr. Prasad and his colleagues began the Community Health & Advocacy Talks—or CHAT—to create a space for ongoing conversation about the social determinants of health and connect students and residents with partners and allies in the work of health advocacy.

Aaron LeBeau, PhD, is leading groundbreaking prostate cancer research with the support of three active R01 grants from the National Cancer Institute.

Deanna Teoh, MD, MS, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, is teaching colleagues across the nation how to use social media to overcome social stigmas about cervical cancer and other diseases.

The U of M Medical School and College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus work interprofessionally to educate students on Naloxone first aid training and response.


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