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Register Here for the 5th Annual Twin Cities Pediatric Update
We invite you to attend this hybrid educational experience on Sept. 21-22, 2023. The Twin Cities Pediatric Update is hosted by Children’s Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Department of...
Announcing the Upcoming Chief Residents
Please help us in welcoming our upcoming chief residents for the 2023-2024 year: Pediatrics Ruegba Bekibele Katrina Christian Paige Dahlgren Kayla Solstad ...
Dr. Jill Foster on Past Vaccination Trends and Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy
Vaccinations prevent millions of deaths each year, coming to the forefront as one of the most impactful health interventions in recent decades. Even with the promising preventative effects of...
University of Minnesota Pediatric Research Helps Minnesota Become First State to Require Newborn Screening for CMV
On February 6th, 2023, Minnesota became the first state to screen all newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV), the most common infectious birth defect in the United States. Though anyone can...
2022 Blue Ridge Research Rankings Announced
Recently, the 2022 Blue Ridge Research Rankings were released, showing the University of Minnesota Medical as being ranked 21st of all medical schools for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding...
Wastewater Levels of COVID-19 Continue to Drop Following the Most Recent Surge Experts Say
The University of Minnesota has been surveying and examining wastewater in various counties across Minnesota in order to determine the rate at which COVID is declining. This has become a more...
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Announcing the Upcoming Pediatric Chief Residents
As we approach a new academic year, the Department of Pediatrics has selected another group of Pediatric Chief Residents. To see the upcoming year's information and future selections, view the list...
University of Minnesota Physicians Providing Exemplary Care to a Family Dealing with Rare Diseases
An Alabama family with three children that all have rare diseases have found the M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital as a place that they can call home when needed. This article highlights...
Discussing Pediatric Obesity Trends with University of Minnesota Physicians During the COVID Pandemic
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity rates in children. In this article, Aaron Kelly, PhD sits down with an interviewer to discuss current childhood...
Highlighting the Vivian Act and the University of Minnesota's Work in Advocating for Regular Screening
Because of the Vivian Act that was passed, Minnesota is now the first state to start universal screening for congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) in all newborn infants. This article highlights the work...
Transplant by Team of Physicians at the University of Minnesota Saves 4-week-old After Sudden Liver Failure
Elsie and her twin brother, Ethan, were born October 2021, but after a couple of weeks at home, Elise started become jaundice and was referred to M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital.
Talking rare diseases with a University of Minnesota Physician and Researcher
February 28th is Rare Disease Day and to help raise awareness of rare diseases and their impacts on patients and their families, Dr. Paul Orchard sat down to answer questions about rare diseases and...
University of Minnesota Faculty Work to Prevent the COVID-19 Spread for Those Who are Incarcerated
The COVID-19 pandemic has continually had a large impact on the people that are incarcerated due to the lack of available resources. Rebecca Shlafer and colleagues are working to improve vaccine and...
M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital Named a Rare Disease Center of Excellence
M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital has recently joined only 31 centers nationwide by being named a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).
University of Minnesota Physician Works with the Minnesota Department of Corrections to Protect Pregnant Women
A KARE 11 investigation recently highlighted the use of restraints and shackles on pregnant women in custody. This investigation came to light after one woman, Sara, who was placed on a 36 hour hold...
University of Minnesota Physician Discusses New CDC Data Surrounding Breakthrough Cases
Although data has shown that COVID-19 vaccination provides great protection against the virus, recent studies have shown that there are increasing COVID-19 infection risks for seniors who have...
University of Minnesota Physician Discusses Staying Safe at Holiday Gatherings
With everyone 5 years and older being able to get the COVID-19 vaccine, holidays could look a little more normal this year. Even so, medical professionals are preaching caution as we start gathering...
University of Minnesota Physician Discusses the Future Capabilities of 3D Bioprinting
Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, is currently researching how 3D bioprinting can improve science and benefit patients. 3D bioprinting uses biological material to produce a wide variety of physical...
With COVID-19 Cases in Minnesota Schools Slowly Declining, Many Experts Still Promote Caution
As COVID-19 cases are starting to slowly decline following the beginning of the school year surge, medical professionals are expressing caution and claiming time will tell as to whether the latest...