Mary Ann McNeil, MA, NRP, in the Department of Emergency Medicine received a COVID-19 Education Innovation Grant to support the purchase of virtual simulation training in emergency medicine for third- and fourth-year medical students.

Congratulations to our graduating General Surgery Residency Program graduates! On June 16, the department of surgery held a virtual graduation ceremony to thank our graduating chiefs and wish them the best as they begin their surgical careers.  

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

Maria Uloko, MD, releases new podcast, “Battle Cry,” to spotlight people of color in STEM—an acronym she uses for science, technology, engineering and medicine.

On Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m., the department held its first completely virtual commencement ceremony to honor our immensely talented, dedicated, and resilient 2020 graduates.

Alicia Harrison, MD, and Mark Tompkins, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery received a COVID-19 Medical Innovation Grant to expand on well-established simulation models for residents to train on during social distancing due to the pandemic.

Michael LuBrant, PhD
Michael LuBrant, PhD, remembers watching his grandfather’s body degenerate as a result of an illness at the end of his life.

Jacquetta Blacker, MD, MA, joined the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department on June 15, 2020, as an Assistant Professor. Before coming to the U, Blacker spent several years working for the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester and Austin, MN, as an assistant professor in psychiatry and a senior associate consultant. Blacker is board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry and will see child psychiatry patients in the inpatient service on the West Bank of the U of M.

A summary of four new initiatives from SCI Faculty: Bruce Walcheck, Mark Osborn, Walter Low and Mei Bigliardi-Qi.

The Department of Pediatrics will graduate its first class of residents from the International Immigrant Medical Graduate Track (IIMG), which offers an additional residency spot to internationally-trained medical graduates who have immigrated to Minnes


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