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For the Health of All

Author
VP Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD
September 29, 2022

We know that this world and all who inhabit it are interlinked. So when we hear about record-breaking rain in Pakistan this summer that led to floods displacing more than 30 million people, or about Hurricane Fiona which has just wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico and hurricane Ian headed for Florida, we know that wherever we are, we have a responsibility to learn more about our interconnections.

Disruptions to Earth’s natural systems impact not only human health, but all life on Earth. Moreover, environmental changes disproportionately impact the least wealthy and most vulnerable across the planet, increasing existing inequities in health.

We invite you to join our upcoming Mini Medical School: Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives, which explores the ways in which the health of our planet is inextricably tied to the health of all life on Earth.

You’ll learn about planetary health, the impact on local communities, sustainability efforts, rebuilding relationships with the natural world, and building a future for all life on Earth.

Most importantly, you will identify where there is hope in creating change.

Attend all three live sessions and receive a digital certificate of completion.

We remain committed to sharing our knowledge with the community. Recordings of previous sessions can be found here. We look forward to having you at our fall series.

Driving Innovation & Discovery

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Now Accepting Applications: Global Engagement Grants
 
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is requesting proposals for Global Engagement Grants for projects in health that may blend work in education, research, or capacity-building. Open Call Global Engagement Grants ($1,500 to $15,000) and NRC-RIM Community Engagement Grants (up to $40,000 each) are available. Grants are open to University faculty, staff, and students; apply by Oct. 31.

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Apply for Office of Discovery and Translation Funding

Turn your innovation into a product, service or approach that improves human health with support from CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation. Proposals accepted on a continuous basis.

Advancing Profressional Education & Training

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Apply for the IPE Scholars Program
 
The 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) Scholars Program offers University health professions students a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge about interprofessional education, and develop important interprofessional collaboration skills. Learn more at the IPE Scholars information session on Nov. 9. The application deadline is Dec. 15.

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Students: What Do You Enjoy Most About Interprofessional Activities?
 
“Interprofessional activities allow me to enjoy a window into how my colleagues think about health and disease when navigating a complex patient or community story. As a nurse with more than 10 years experience, I know that interprofessional activities most closely replicate the real world. I grow more by building relationships and understand where my scope stops and someone else's starts.” - Meg Collins, Doctor of Nursing Practice student

 

U Wide Events & Opportunities

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Film Premiere: Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging
 
The Center for the Art of Medicine invites you to the film premiere of “Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging” on Oct. 8, in academic partnership with the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. “Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging” explores healthy aging through the 4M’s framework of Mobility, Mentation, Medication and What Matters to older adults through an artistic lens.

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Rural Collective Event in Crookston

The UMN Rural Collective is hosting an event at the Crookston campus on Oct. 27 in the Bede Ballroom. The purpose of this event is to share information about the Rural Collective and provide networking opportunities for current and prospective Rural Collective members. The UMN Rural Collective is open to any University faculty and staff members who have an interest in rural health and other related rural issues. If you are interested and able to attend, please complete the RSVP form.

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Nurses and Health Equity

Health care and nursing are being required to adapt to a rapidly changing world, particularly in the wake of COVID-19. The urgent need to prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout health care services and whole-person care has never been more important. Join the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing on Oct. 12 for a webinar on the important topic of nurses and health equity.

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