Wei-Shou Hu is working to create a cell line that can rapidly produce SARS CoV-2 spike proteins.

Michele L. Statz, PhD, assistant professor and anthropologist of law, collaborates with third-year medical student, Kaylie Evers to examine rural women's interpretations of rural distance as a multifaceted dimension of accessing healthcare.

Dr. Mustafa al’Absi, professor and licensed psychologist, recently published his findings in the International Review of Neurobiology looking at the long-term effects of stress and early-life adversity on addiction. 

Anne Doering, MD, discusses her role as co-leader of the Resident Advocacy Cohort (RAC), which launched in 2019. This fall, the RAC will kick off its second cohort.

Ricardo Battaglino, PhD, in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, teamed up with fellow U colleagues to study the use of apilimod in treating COVID-19. Early results, using cell culture work, show that the drug is five times more effective than remdesivir.

Dr. Jenna Triana officially joined the department as an Assistant Professor on July 31, 2020. She completed her MD and undergraduate degrees at the University of Minnesota and her psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. She then returned to the U of M to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Beyond providing exceptional care on the front lines every day, many of our faculty and trainees have made an impact in our state, country and globally by addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in major ways.

Forum Kamdar, MD, FACC, in the Department of Medicine is one of 17 physician scientists in the U.S. to receive a $495,000 award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to expand on her research that hopes to improve therapy for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

“I’m excited to join a department that is doing a lot of cutting-edge research in many novel areas,” said the newest Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty member, Assistant Professor Lisa Anderson, PhD, LP. Dr. Anderson, who will spend most of her time devoted to research, recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota.


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