One of our most important roles is improving the health of Minnesotans. Participating in clinical trials is a key way for communities to connect with research here at the University. New enhancements to StudyFinder from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute, make it easier for people to find clinical trials and other health research studies.
StudyFinder also helps researchers identify potential participants for studies. It is one of many ways we can reach the communities we serve and improve the work we do. We help each other, and together we make a difference.
Public access to research and clinical trials are key to moving health care forward. Since launching in 2013, StudyFinder has grown and evolved to simplify creating a comprehensive, accurate inventory of enrolling studies, while making it easy for communities to find a study that’s right for them.
Driving Innovation & Discovery
Prostate cancer is a leading cause of male cancer death in the U.S. R. Stephanie Huang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, and Scott Dehm, PhD, professor and Apogee Enterprises Chair in Cancer Research in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, are collaborating to develop effective therapies for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In 2019, they were awarded an OACA Faculty Research Development Grant, which supports new or expanding interdisciplinary research that addresses significant clinical issues, is innovative, and has a high potential for return on investment. For the past three years, they combined their complementary expertise to tackle the problem of the lack of therapeutic options for men with CRPC.
Advancing Interprofessional Education & Training
Call for Student Participants: Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition
Students are invited to participate in the fall 2021 virtual Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition, which is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines and schools to come together as a team to develop a comprehensive, interprofessional plan of care for an older adult. The Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition is approved as part of the 1Health interprofessional education curriculum. The deadline to register is Sept. 20. Questions? Please contact [email protected].
Partnering with Communities
Maternal Emergencies Without A Safety Net
The isolated Suba and Luo communities of Mfangano Island on Lake Victoria in Western Kenya experience some of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in East Africa. To understand factors at the heart of this complex challenge, researchers from the University of Minnesota have partnered with one of the most remote and underserved populations in the world. Published in Global Public Health, the Monitoring Maternal Emergency Navigation and Triage on Mfangano (MOMENTUM) Study uses an innovative adaptive design to measure delays and barriers faced by mothers and newborns seeking emergency care.
U-Wide Events and Opportunities
Annual David A. Rothenberger Lecture
"A National Perspective: Leading the Largest Healthcare System in the US during COVID-19," will be presented by Carolyn Clancy, MD, MACP, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration on Sept. 23. Register for the lecture to hear lessons learned on how Dr. Clancy's team pivoted from crisis management in the early days of the pandemic to implementing a multi-faceted plan across the nation’s largest health care system.
Call for Nominations: Academies for Excellence
Faculty nominations are now being accepted for the Academies for Excellence, which recognize our most distinguished health scientists and educators. Nominations are open to all University of Minnesota faculty. Deadline for submission is Nov. 5. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact [email protected].
Ethics Grand Rounds: Dr. John Song’s Vision for Health Equity: Dignity in Death and Dying While in Prison
Join the Center for Bioethics on Sept. 24 for a special Ethics Grand Rounds to honor Dr. John Song, a bioethicist and an advocate for health equity for the homeless, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and people in prison. Susan O'Conner-Von, PhD, RN, and Patricia Berry PhD, CNP, will share the findings of his final research project, "Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care for Unrepresented Older Prisoners," funded by the Alex and Rita Hillman Foundation, which focused on modifying an advance directive for use in prison populations and identifying best practices for medical decision-making among unrepresented incarcerated persons.
Register for Wisc-e-sota 2021
The 9th Annual Wisc-e-sota Collaborative T32 Symposium with virology students, postdocs, staff scientists, and faculty from both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will be held Oct. 14-15. Meeting registration is now open and available. The registration and abstract submission deadline is Sept. 24.
Leading the Future: Exploring the Intersections of Leadership, Equity, Inclusion, & YOU
Join the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and Carlson Executive Education for their fourth event in the Leading the Future series. The webinar on Oct. 28 will focus on the ways in which leadership, equity, and inclusion intersect and require personal reflection. Abdul Omari, PhD, founder of AMO Enterprise, will demonstrate how he has discovered the connections between these topics through personal reflections, mistakes, and breakthrough moments. Fun and engaging stories will be complemented by the seriousness of the collective responsibility to pursue social justice.