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During the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Jeffrey Chipman provides his observations.  

For many people, a trip to primary care for an annual checkup is a routine event. Even for vulnerable populations, these trips are key to preventing serious healthcare concerns from arising. Often, the questions and topics addressed in check-ups do not encompass the state of one’s home, leaving a large gap in care and resources that could be provided.

Michael Mauer, MD, Professor of Medicine for the Department of Pediatrics and faculty member with the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, recently worked on an international randomized clinical trial investigating a promising treatment to slow the progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetic patients.

A study at the University of Minnesota Medical School, supported by a CO:VID (Collaborative Outcomes: Visionary Innovation & Discovery) grant will utilize saliva samples from newborns previously collected by Dr.

Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, Associate Professor for the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics, recently co-authored a study aimed at examining the values of adolescent cancer patients' end-of-life care in relation to their families' understanding of those needs.

Testing has become a key aspect of each state's plan and response to the pandemic. To help achieve the testing goal set by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Dr. Mark Osborn and his colleagues are working on developing a faster diagnostic test. 

Gwen Fischer, MD, an assistant professor in the Medical School on the Twin Cities campus, M Health Fairview, is interviewed about the construction of the U of M Respiratory Procedure Box.

The goal of this study was to share this data with other organizations in hopes of directing funding to areas of research that are important to Lupus patients, which could, in turn, increase the amount of patient participation in these studies.


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