Adolescents with severe obesity are considered to be predisposed to a higher risk of a cardiovascular event before the age of 50. Recent research conducted by Justin Ryder, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of Research for the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota, suggests that bariatric surgery can help reduce this long-term risk.
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research annually recognizes Medical School Programs throughout the United States for their funding by the National Institute of Health (NIH). In 2019, the University of Minnesota Medical School was ranked 27th nationally.
Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Minnesota participated in a joint hearing of the House of Corrections Division and the House of Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division. The topic of the hearing was to address ways to minimize the impact of parental incarceration on children.