November is Native American Heritage Month. In this article by Leslie Neher, MD, (St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, PGY2), Dr. Neher shares her experience as a Native American and as a physician while giving voice to the health and social disparities that indigenous people face in the U.S.

MICaB faculty Bruce Blazar, Ashley Haase, Alexander Khoruts, Dan Knights, Dave Masopust and Vaiva Vezys have been named in the

Jason Ricco, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and co-collaborators will study the role of implicit bias among providers and health care teams in regards to the acute care for BIPOC patients infected with COVID-19.

Taj Mustapha, MD, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, is studying how unfairness manifests during medical training, where it is prevalent and who is most affected. The research will build a tool to better measure how fairness impacts learners from typically underrepresented backgrounds.

A new pilot study, led by Dr. Lynne Bemis, will assess if one or more tRFs binds and regulates SARS-CoV-2, ultimately leading to new therapeutic interventions. 

David Darrow, MD, MPH, has joined the U’s Neurosurgery Department faculty as an Assistant Professor.

Alesandra Mendoza, a fourth-year medical student, received the Mary Tate Scholarship, which recognizes the efforts of students underrepresented in medicine with a demonstrated interest in working with underserved populations.

The NIH-funded study, led by Demetri Yannopoulos, MD, in the Department of Medicine, was stopped early due to superiority in results. Six out of 14 patients survived after early ECMO-facilitated resuscitation, while only 1 out of 15 survived after the standard treatments for cardiac arrest.

Anesthesiology collaboration allows residents to complete a Masters in Public Health, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Medical Education or Masters in Academic Medicine during residency.

November 8 – 14, 2020 is National Nurse Practitioner Week
Leah Kann, RN, CPNP, is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP). She works with patients whose ages range from months up to their early 20s at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. She is one of more than 290,000 nurse practitioners licensed in the United States.


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