Kristen Jacklin, PhD, medical anthropologist and associate director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team, is dedicated to enhancing cultural approaches to dementia care in Native and rural communities.

The Climate Change Grants focus on reducing medical system material waste—a key issue to reduce healthcare’s impact on the environment.

Birra Taha, MD, has taken on a unique role prior to starting his neurosurgical residency at the U in June 2020. He is helping coordinate Neurosurgery Department research, providing research support.

The U of M Medical School and the Weisman Art Museum partnered to show the benefits of merging art and medicine through the exhibition called, “Walk Back to Your Body.”

From groundbreaking to the first patient, the new surgical suite, or “T-Suite,” at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center took a little over a year to construct, but the concept of melding clinical technology and research technology had been evolving for decades.

The University of Minnesota Medical School is a leading center in a multi-institutional study investigating the safety and efficacy of an innovative viral immunotherapy for recurrent glioblastoma.

Last month, as part of the Minnesota-wide “Give to the Max Day,” more than 175 donors joined together to raise over $36,000 in support of the Medical School, including $23,000 for student scholarships.

Marina Richtsfeld, MD was always interested in the sciences growing up, and when choosing her career, she decided to use her skills as a detail-oriented people-person to become a first-generation pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


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