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Kathryn Dusenbery, MD, professor and head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, shares major milestones from the last 50 years and how this Medical School department continues to study, teach and provide therapeutic solutions for patients with cancer.

Assistant professor, Motohiro Nakajima, PhD, leads a team studying the psychosocial factors and cultural beliefs that block East African men who immigrated to the U.S. from seeking the cancer screenings they need to prevent the disease.

Mary Owen, MD (Tlingit), assistant professor and director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, was selected as the incoming president of the Association of American Indian Physicians. 

An alumnus, who started at the U of M Medical School, Duluth Campus, gives back to medical students by teaching a vaccination lecture series. He brings his experience from the clinic, which has informed how to talk with families concerned about vaccines or vaccination schedules.

In honor of National Health Center Week, Roli Dwivedi, MD, in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and fourth-year medical student Alycia Chmielewski, talk about their experience teaching, learning and caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Community-University Health Care Center.

A University of Minnesota collaboration has resulted in a unique year-long fellowship known as the Minnesota Neuromodulation Medicine training program. Funded by MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy), the program’s intent is to develop neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine specialists into competent, independent neuromodulation subspecialists.

The U of M Medical School, Duluth Campus Family Medicine Student Interest Group (FMIG) was recently recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians with a 2020 Program of Excellence Award for exemplary efforts to grow and support interest in family medicine.

Erin Osterholm, MD, in the Department of Pediatrics, is leading a study to determine whether or not breast milk can act as a point of transmission for COVID-19. The study will examine if a newborn can contract the virus from their mother through breast milk if she is COVID-19 positive.

Wei-Shou Hu is working to create a cell line that can rapidly produce SARS CoV-2 spike proteins.

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