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OACA Interprofessional Internship Highlight: M Health Fairview Team #2

June 23, 2021
Arazu Kian, BS, DNP ‘23, from the School of Nursing and Taylor Sinn, BS, MHA ‘22, from the School of Public Health, are analyzing data from M Health Fairview to determine the different professions that are represented in student learners…
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A small-scale event in Owatonna finds success among the vaccine-hesitant.

June 23, 2021
Minnesota’s new approach to COVID-19 vaccination was on display last Wednesday: Offer shots at a small venue with ties to the community. Free gift cards don’t hurt, either. Read story originally published by Sahan Journal on June 17, 2021.
Rural Health Cohort

Three Community Leaders from Rural Minnesota Selected as Inaugural Cohort for Project REACH

June 23, 2021
Three community leaders from rural Minnesota have been selected as the inaugural cohort for Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health), a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program through the
Cuong Pham

Talking Men’s Health with U of M

June 17, 2021
For Men’s Health Month in June, Cuong Pham from the Community-University Health Care Center answers questions about why it is important for men to have annual appointments and how to navigate health questions with their primary care…
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Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

June 14, 2021
Assistant Professor David Haynes of the University’s Institute for Health Informatics is trained as a health geographer. Through geographic information science—or GIScience—Haynes uses big data to analyze geographic information and spatial…
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The Privilege of Aging

June 9, 2021
With more people living longer, we are approaching the tipping point at which our state, country, and world are impacted by the double whammy of lower birth rates and increased longevity in our senior population. Last year was the first…
Louis Mansky

Addressing vaccine myths and hesitancy

June 9, 2021
Part of the new “Ask a U of M Expert” video talks, Dr. Mansky answered questions from journalists about vaccine 101, myths and hesitancy. As states start to lift pandemic restrictions and reopen, there is still a need to provide…
Community partners

Community-Based COVID Vaccine Clinics

June 8, 2021
The Community-University Health Care Center recently partnered with the local non-profit organization WellShare International to provi
OACA interns

OACA Interprofessional Internship Highlight: Office of Academic Clinical Affairs Team

June 8, 2021
Sara Dasler, BS, MA ‘22, from the College of Liberal Arts, Trang Nguyen, DDS, PhD, from the School of Dentistry, Bethany O’Bryan, BS, DVM, MPH ‘23 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Mariah Witt, BS, MMLS ‘21, from the Center for…
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Potential Opioid Vaccine Could Reduce Risk of Deadly Opioid Overdoses While Addiction Treatment Centers like Muse Treatment in Los Angeles Address the Root Causes of Addiction

June 1, 2021
Vaccines are all the rage right now. One of the main topics is about vaccines and opioid addiction. Researchers are working on medicines to do just that. The research is still in the experimental stages, but scientists have reported…