MICaB Program faculty member Dr. Marc Jenkins has been named to the National Academy of Sciences. Read more about here. Congraulations Dr.

Julia Lemos, PhD, in the Department of Neuroscience, received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how chronic stress rewires the “roadmap” of the brain’s circuitry and leads to depression.

Stefan Kim, MD, officially began seeing patients on July 1, 2020, following two years of serving as a missionary neurosurgery consultant at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, Africa. “I truly believe life has greater meaning when you devote yourself to serving others, especially those who are poor and desperate,” he said.

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.

A recent multi-collaboration study published in the Journal of Family Medicine suggests that U.S. medical schools overestimate the number of graduates who will enter the primary care workforce.  

Led by Mustafa al’Absi, PhD, the Stress and Resilience Laboratories launched a global study to map out the behavioral and socioeconomic dynamics of how people have adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty member, Dr. Sandy Stover, Associate Professor Emerita, Dr. Ruth Westra and RPAP student, Sylvia Blomstrand, plus many others, teamed up with a local organization in April to host a Book Drive during COVID-19.

Mary Owen, MD, assistant professor and director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health on the Medical School’s Duluth campus, is working with her team to provide resources and care to Native American communities during COVID-19.

The Community Assessment of Military Transitions study will be examining service member and military family experiences during the post-deployment transition.

Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor, and Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, Professor, were both featured on the list for the care they provide their patients.


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