Barbara Schneidman, MD, MPH, earned the Medical School’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing her for decades of service in many realms—from psychiatry and women’s health to medical education and medical licensure at the state and national levels.

Accumulation of calcium in the vascular structures is a common process that can lead to cardiovascular disease and death.  In collaboration with a group of colleagues at the Univer

Adolescents with a history of non-suicidal self-injury are at higher risk for suicide attempts. Within the context of a global pandemic, this risk trajectory may be accelerated. With school closures, youth are sequestered to their homes and cut off from support from peers, teachers, counselors and coaches. Adolescents face isolation, worry and grief. Further, many youth will be infected before a vaccine is available.

Hai-Thien Phu, MD
Originally from Vietnam, first-year internal medicine and pediatrics resident Hai-Thien Phu, MD, and her family immigrated to Minnesota when she was three years old.

Mark Osborn, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and colleagues are working to develop a faster diagnostic test for COVID-19 that does not require specialized reagents or infrastructure and may help detect different strains of COVID-19.

Biomedical Sciences faculty members, Dr. Anna Wirta-Kosobuski and Dr. Richard Melvin have developed informational resources geared for youth, "COVID-19? Answers for Kids" and "A Kid's Quick Guide to Stopping COVID-19" on easy ways to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School has completed an educational dissection to gather information that is informing current surgeons around the world about the effects of one of the first open-heart surgeries performed by C. Walton Lillehei, PhD, MD.

A new $15 million Silvio O. Conte Center grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has given lead researchers the green light at the University of Minnesota Medical School to conduct a new type of research that could reveal better ways to treat one of the most mysterious mental health diagnoses—psychosis. The U joins only a handful of other Conte Centers across the country.

This research, led by David Redish, PhD, and Sophia Vinogradov, MD, will combine basic, computational and clinical science in a collaborative, five-year study to document changes in brain function that may indicate how people with psychosis understand the world differently. The information could prove useful in tailoring better treatments for one of the most mysterious mental health diagnoses.

Freshly recruited faculty in the Department of Surgery, Nichole (Nikki) Klatt, PhD, brings new opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration with her microbiology studies.


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