Dr. Osborn has studied the relationship between sympathetic nervous system activity and hypertension throughout his career.

The new system was envisioned to allow more equitable organ allocation while providing an overall benefit to patients awaiting heart transplantation.

A program offered through the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, called the “Clinical Immersion Program,” links the medical technology community with Medical School faculty to inspire new collaborations and, even possibly, devices that work to improve clinical delivery systems and patient care.

An interdisciplinary team of researchers and providers from the University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview hope their studies will lead to a new medical tool that dramatically improves care for movement-limited patients.

“If you look at progress in neurosurgery over the last 100 years, it has, to a large extent, paralleled and depended on advances in technology,” said Garnette Sutherland, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Calgary, Canada. “One can see how technology plays a big role in patient outcome following a neurosurgical procedure.” Sutherland, who has “played” with technology throughout his long career as a neurosurgeon, was on the U of M campus recently to participate in one of many “collisions” being orchestrated by the U of M’s Neurorobotics Consortium. 

Dr. Lin Yee Chen and his team demonstrated that the prevalence of silent AFib in the community is not as high as previously thought.

Nearly 3 million Americans are living with Atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is an arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications.

More than a dozen residents, fellows and faculty members shared their experiences in a live storytelling event called the, “Metro-Wide Story Slam,” hosted by the Metro Minnesota Council on Graduate Medical Education.

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), nurse practitioners (NPs) have been assessing patients, ordering and interpreting tests, making diagnoses and initiating and managing treatment plans — including prescribing medications — for almost 50 years. How do these dedicated professionals view their roles? Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Leah Kann, who has been with the Neurosurgery Department for eight years, and Family Nurse Practitioner Emma Venteicher, who is new to the department, shared their perspectives.

New research suggests that during decision-making, neurons in the brain are capable of much more complex processing than previously thought.


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