June 20, 2019 was the 33rd Annual Turtle Derby at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital! The event raises money for amenities to make patients and their families feel more comfortable.

Jillian and Dr. Warlick grew close over the course of her mom’s treatment, especially during her final days of life, and they have remained friends ever since.

How we’re joining international experts to research a new model for health care services inspired by an idea hidden in plain sight.

Seven-year-old Jazmine Anderson of Bismarck, ND, is the type of child who once inspired her elementary school principal to tell her, “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.” She is a “whirling dervish” and sharp as a tack, according to Kathy Sommer, MS, RN, Jazmine’s Care Coordinator at University of Minnesota Health (M Health). Sommer sees Jazmine on a regular basis. The little girl was born with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).

In honor of Pride Month, MS2 Duluth Campus student, Mitchell Moe, reflects on his own experiences growing up in rural Minnesota as an LGBTQ+ individual and the need for equality in medicine.

Seven years is a long time … unless you are a neurosurgery resident at the University of Minnesota. Chief residents Molly Hubbard, MD, and Joshua (Josh) Lim, MD, can attest to that. Both acknowledged that the time they spent learning how to become proficient neurosurgeons flew by, culminating in their graduation today, June 21, 2019. This seminal event in their lives will be celebrated by colleagues, family and friends starting at 6:15 pm in the Indoor Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

International award recognizes surgeon’s life-long pioneering work and innovative research in metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Anna Wirta Kosobuski, PhD, recently received the President’s Outstanding Community Service Award. When she discusses working with the communities, respect, sensitivity, and self-determination are common themes.

Understanding the root cause of neurological disorders, including headaches and migraines, paves the way for the development and implementation of new therapies and treatment.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, we celebrated a group of 67 extraordinary residents and fellows at the University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health’s annual commencement.


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