The curiosity for cardiology runs in the family for University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology Associate Professor and Chief of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division, Tjorvi E Perry, MD, MMSc. 

Dr. Prasad and his colleagues began the Community Health & Advocacy Talks—or CHAT—to create a space for ongoing conversation about the social determinants of health and connect students and residents with partners and allies in the work of health advocacy.

Aaron LeBeau, PhD, is leading groundbreaking prostate cancer research with the support of three active R01 grants from the National Cancer Institute.

Deanna Teoh, MD, MS, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, is teaching colleagues across the nation how to use social media to overcome social stigmas about cervical cancer and other diseases.

The U of M Medical School and College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus work interprofessionally to educate students on Naloxone first aid training and response.

When first-year psychiatry resident Tolu Odebunmi, MBBS, MPH, realized there wasn’t really any online space for psychiatry residents or trainees to “talk about stuff, meet each other,” she reached out to fellow resident, Christina Warner, MD. “I asked her, ‘What do you think about having a psychiatry chat page on Twitter for residents, fellows and medical students who may want to go into psychiatry?’” Warner’s instant response was, “Let’s do it.”

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program Director, Executive Vice Chair and Professor Mojca Remskar Konia, MD, PhD, MACM, envisioned a combined pathway program designed to provide anesthesiology residents with an opportunity to learn additional skill sets during their residencies.

The Department of Veterans Affairs approved a clinical restructuring request to implement a deep brain stimulation program at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Maryanne Reilly-Spong, PhD, is uniquely qualified and positioned to provide much needed service, bridging gaps in mental healthcare needs for Medical School students through the program, Confidential Bridging Services.

A group of U of M Medical School students added the finishing touches on a new home constructed by Habitat for Humanity, which will become one of 11 new houses on Maryland Avenue in St. Paul for families facing home insecurity.


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