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UMN receives $1.5 million for COVID-19 treatment trial

June 23, 2021
As the first trial of its kind, researchers will use common and widely available drugs to treat symptoms of COVID-19. This story was originally published by the Minnesota Daily on June 17, 2021.
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UMN leading research study on COVID-19 vaccine Immune Response

June 15, 2021
The University of Minnesota is leading a research study that aims to better understand the immune system’s response to COVID-19 vaccines. Our primary focus is to understand if immunocompromised people have different responses to the…
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Pandemic resource inequity on an international level

May 3, 2021
With the news of a COVID-19 outbreak in India and the World Health Organization urging countries to address global inequalities in health, University of Minnesota faculty Shailey Prasad and Karthik Natarajan speak about global distribution…
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A shot in the arm for those who need it most

April 22, 2021
As the fight against COVID-19 becomes a charge to quickly vaccinate Minnesotans—especially the most vulnerable—there remain key shortages, both in vaccine supplies and the people to administer them, especially to underserved populations…
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UMN OT Helps COVID-19 Patient Recovery

April 22, 2021
There’s so much Michelle Hutchens doesn’t know about the time gaps that passed between that mid-November day she tested positive for COVID-19, and the vague memory of her son forcing through her door to rush her to the E.R., and the blur…
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Leading Through the Pandemic: Dr. Roli Dwivedi

April 22, 2021
In her own words, Dr. Roli Dwivedi describes the obstacles, successes and opportunities for experimentation presented by the last year.
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Talking vaccine anxiety, guilt and shaming with the U of M

March 31, 2021
Many have been challenged with emotional dilemmas over the last four months after COVID-19 vaccines first became available in the United States. As states distributed vaccines in different ways and at different speeds, some waiting their…
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Talking mental health during the pandemic with U of M

March 30, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated economic and health care challenges and barriers in the United States. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a brief documenting that 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or…
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University of Minnesota Medical School launches clinical trial studying metformin treatment for COVID-19

March 15, 2021
The multi-site clinical trial is currently seeking volunteers for the outpatient study.
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University of Minnesota Medical School researchers develop two new rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests

February 23, 2021
New tests can differentiate between COVID-19 variants and multiple viruses with rapid turnaround times