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Joint Strategic Planning

VP Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

One of the prioritized recommendations included in the Governor’s Task Force on Academic Health final report released earlier this week is the development of a strategic plan for our health sciences that includes shared goals and strategies for our six health professional schools.

The report states these goals and strategies are needed "to strengthen interprofessional learning and clinical training, as well as goals and strategies to innovate for the future of health care through partnerships with other University programs and the State of Minnesota. The strategic plan should include goals and/or strategies related to:

  • increasing the number of graduates from health professional schools while maintaining quality;
  • designing and piloting breakthrough public health and care delivery models."

We will also develop new models of interprofessional training.

Your engagement is critical as we begin this very important work. We need to hear your voice, your concerns, and your ideas.

Details on how you can engage in the shared strategic planning will be shared as they become available. Thank you for helping to strengthen our alignment and collaborations across the health sciences to best meet the health needs of Minnesota through education and training of the state’s health workforce, health research and clinical care.

Students: What Do You Enjoy Most About Interprofessional Activities?

Driving Innovation & Discovery

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U of M Day at the Capitol
Join University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff for a rally on Feb. 22 in support of state funding to support University education, research, and outreach across the state. RSVP by Feb. 9.


CTSI Receives Funding Award to Support Comprehensive Career Development
The K12 award will provide comprehensive career development support for early-career faculty, and is one part of CTSI’s overarching efforts to train a strong, diverse clinical and translational science workforce. The award will allow CTSI to build upon its highly successful and popular KL2 program, with the goal of helping assistant professors conducting clinical or translational research become successful, independent, effective team scientists and leaders.

Research Ethics Week

Research Ethics Week Feb. 26-March 1
This annual week-long series of college and department-led educational opportunities focuses on professional development and best practices to promote, maintain, and model high standards of ethics and integrity in research. The series includes the Annual Research Ethics Day Conference, "Building Partnerships to Advance Ethical Research: Collaborators, Communities & Companies," on Feb. 28.

Campus Climate Micro grants

Campus Climate Micro-grants
This program offers an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and groups within the U of M community to secure funding for new or existing projects that actively contribute to enhancing our campus climate. These grants are dedicated to creating a university environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just values but lived experiences. 

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Advance Your Regenerative Medicine-Based Project
Are you discovering or developing a regenerative medicine-based innovation, such as a therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device or tool? Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) can help advance your project. The 2024 RMM Request for Proposals supports regenerative medicine projects in four separate funding tracks: discovery of novel regenerative medicine therapeutic approaches or innovations; translation of regenerative medicine-based innovations towards clinical study or broad end use; clinical trials for regenerative medicine-based interventions; infrastructure to develop and commercialize regenerative medicine-based innovations. Apply by March 11.


Advancing Interprofessional Education & Training

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Train as a Scholar to be an Innovative
Research Leader in Rural Health
Apply for the Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Program and address knowledge gaps in health policy, with a focus on rural areas and geographic inequities and receive mentorship and support from the Rural Health Research Center. Apply by March 22.


Partnering with Communities

Goldy vs Cancer at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Goldy vs. Cancer at the Science Museum of MN
Come support Masonic Cancer Center researchers as they educate and engage museum attendees on everything from Cancer Bio 101 to hands-on laboratory research techniques on Feb. 24. 


U-Wide Events and Opportunities

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The Angst in Adolescent Decision-Making
Medical decision-making involving adolescents can offer many challenges. Because adolescents are not yet completely adults, there are considerations around their limited autonomy. Join the Center for Bioethics on Feb. 20 to discuss a framework for helping bedside clinicians navigate these ethical tensions in practice.

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Creating Whole Health: A Clinical Model for Advanced Practice Integrative Nursing
Explore an advanced practice nursing clinical model based on the synergy of the philosophies of integrative nursing and functional medicine that focuses on creating whole health. Gain insights into how models like this can transform outpatient care in health systems and play a part in addressing social and structural determinants of health. 

Feb. 13: Health Equity Seminar Series
Learn about building capacity for community health worker involvement in research.

March 12: Make Meaningful Advances in Sustainability
The Institute on the Environment Impact Goals Request for Proposals is open now.

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