University of Minnesota Medical School students, staff, and faculty gathered together in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building to kick off a year of celebrations as the Medical School marks 130 years of training Minnesota's physicians.

In recognition of the 130-year anniversary of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s founding by the University Regents, April 26 has been declared University of Minnesota Medical School Day.

Regional Duluth Campus Dean Dr. Paula Termuhlen and Center of American Indian and Minority Health Director, Dr. Mary Owen joined KQDS-FOX 21 News this morning to talk about Zoongide’ewin: An exhibition on Native American Health & Resilience in the Great Lakes Region.

Dr. Michael Howell, Department of Neurology, writes in the Star Tribune arguing that Minnesota should push back school start times to protect students' cognitive development. Adolescents naturally stay up later and sleep in longer as their brains develop.

Solving the crisis will take time, thought, and money. But there are some small ways that everyday people can work to reduce the body count.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met April 6, 2018, with University of Minnesota Medical School Alzheimer’s researchers and saw first-hand some of the latest work being done for the disease.

The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are partnering in order to bring experimental medications, treatment protocols, and prevention programs to rural parts of the state. 

Heroin and prescription opioid abuse is currently a public health emergency in the United States. But researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School are developing vaccines to ward off opioid addiction.

Researchers hope these new findings will help the development of new anti-aging drugs in the future.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) anounced Friday morning that the University of Minnesota has been awarded a highly competitive $42 million biomedical research grant.


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