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.

Imagine that you’re participating in your second American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in northern Wisconsin. About halfway through, your brain blacks out, but your body somehow keeps you moving along the course. That’s what happened to 30-year-old Madison, WI, resident, Leif Evensen, during the 2019 race held in late February. “The last thing I remember is that a friend of mine passed me and said, ‘Hi, how are you doing,’” said Leif. “I thought he was a completely different person from ten years ago.”

Bakken had a unique appreciation for both the art and science of health care, as demonstrated by his long-standing support for the University’s Center for Spirituality & Healing, a center focused on research, outreach and education of integrative health and wellbeing.

Pre-screening is underway with enrollment anticipated to begin in June 2019.

Long-term relationships among researchers often help fuel discoveries made at academic centers throughout the world.

Barbara Gold, MD, MHCM, University of Minnesota Physician and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology joined the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1991, and in the almost 30 years she has been on the faculty, has contributed greatly to the Medical School, UMPhysicians (UMP) and University of Minnesota Health.

The Neurosurgery Department congratulates Kelly Mehlhorn, CNRN, 2019 winner of the prestigious Jolene and Shelley Chou Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing Award. She is a five-year veteran of the Neuroscience Ward (floor 6A) at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) in Minneapolis. Nominated by her colleagues, Mehlhorn was “dazed” when she heard she had won the award during this year’s National Nurse’s Week, May 6-12.

California teen travels to the University of Minnesota to study her own rare disorder.


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