A multidisciplinary group of researchers and physicians has been gathering on the University of Minnesota campus to discuss an area experiencing explosive scientific growth: neurorobotics. Called the Neurorobotics Research Consortium, the group builds on the work done at the university with the Brain Aneurysm Research Consortium. “We brought everyone together on campus who was doing brain aneurysm research for monthly meetings and have developed projects that are beginning to evolve,” explained Neurosurgery Department Assistant Professor Andrew Grande, MD (and co-founding member of both groups). “We are applying that same concept to neurorobotics.”

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital hosted its 2nd Annual Row the Boat BBQ for former and current patients and their families.

Please join me in welcoming Lynne Harper to our Program as a new part-time student adviser and office assistant.

I am excited to share with you a number of exciting things that have been happening here in our program over the past few months.

Haines is the second member of the University of Minnesota Neurosurgery Department at the University of Minnesota Medical School to be given this honor. Department Head Lyle A. French, MD, PhD, was awarded the medal in 2004.

Construction is currently underway for new, state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating rooms at the University of Minnesota Medical Center – East Bank Hospital.

The Annual American Society for Virology (ASV) Meeting is one of the largest national meetings focused on virus research. It promotes discussion and facilitates collaboration among scientists across the field of virology.

Neurosurgeon Andrew Venteicher, MD, PhD, has officially joined the Neurosurgery Department and the U's Masonic Cancer Center.

Faculty and staff from the Department of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity received an award for their poster at the 2019 AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) and Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Joint Professional Development Conference.

Dr. Benson gave this woman answers when no one else could. Because of Dr. Benson and his team, this woman now has her mast cells under control and she hasn’t had another attack since.


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