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Our Health Sciences Rural Footprint

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VP Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

Across the health sciences, we are working to ensure the discoveries and innovations in health care are available for all Minnesotans. We train health care professionals who are ready to meet the changing needs of rural and urban Minnesota, and ensure strong clinical partnerships with health care providers statewide.

Here are just a few examples of how our work is reaching across the state:

Through our presence and engagement in every part of the state, we continue to demonstrate our ability and capacity to serve all Minnesotans. Thank you for working to promote the health and wellbeing of all.

Driving Innovation & Discovery

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New Hope in Alzheimer's Treatment: FDA Approves Lecanemab
Early this year, the Food and Drug Administration provided approval for lecanemab (Leqembi) to treat early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Many people living with dementia, families, and care professionals have questions regarding this news. The Families and Long-Term Care from the University has compiled several helpful sources into a frequently asked questions document to help provide some answers for a better understanding of lecanemab.

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CTSI's Mothers Leading Science Welcomes New Cohort
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) Mothers Leading Science program supports health sciences faculty balancing motherhood and career, and provides leadership training, peer support, and more. Congratulations to the 12 researcher-moms joining this empowering initiative, designed to keep skilled scientists thriving in both their professional and personal lives.

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CTFree Biostatistics Consulting
The Division of Biostatistics and Health Data Science is offering free statistical consulting in conjunction with the biostatistical consulting course for their graduate students during this semester. Support includes study design, sample size/power calculations, statistical analysis and interpretation, and statistical sections of grants and manuscripts.
 

Advancing Interprofessional Education & Training

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Apply Now for the 2024 Global Health Case Competition
This is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple schools and disciplines to come together to develop innovative solutions for 21st century global health issues.The Global Health Case Competition is an interprofessional student learning competition for students to gain simulated professional experience while building a network of interdisciplinary students. Applications due Dec. 1.
 

Partnering with Communities

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Bridging Gaps with Mobile Health
Adrienne Thayer, a community engagement nurse, concurrently working towards a Master’s in Public Health and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a focus on Health Innovation and Leadership, believes that mobile health is the future of health care. Through her work with the Mobile Health Initiative, Thayer has not only been able to help the underserved but has also broadened her professional skill set.

Mini Medical School: Food, Nutrition & the Effects of Substances on Health
The recordings of Mini Medical School: Food, Nutrition & the Effects of Substances on Health are now available for you to view at your convenience. The three-session series covered USDA recommendations, environmental impact of food production, the effects of cannabis, psychedelics & other substances, and what as a consumer you can look for when assessing the quality of available food and beverages. Thank you for joining us for the virtual fall series!
 

U-Wide Events and Opportunities

Ethics Grand Rounds November 17, 2023, 12-1 PM CST, Zoom, Free, Open to the public

Ethics Grand Rounds: Trust Takes Two: Barriers to Trust in the Healthcare System
Join the discussion on Nov. 17 on overcoming mistrust in health care among ethnically diverse communities, addressing challenges like communication barriers and racism for improved pediatric care outcomes.

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Elevating Global Health Community Arts @ Health Sciences
The art from students, faculty, staff and alumni selected by a review committee is available now through March 2024 on the third and seventh floors of the Health Sciences Education Center.

Seeking Director for the Stem Cell Institute
Internal candidates are invited to apply. The new director will hold an endowed chair.

Nov. 14: Unpacking Bedside Bioethics: Conscientious Objection
Learn about ethical challenges in pharmacy when prescribing contraceptives, addressing state laws, and patient care complexities.

Nov. 15 & Nov. 29: Enhancing Personal Wellbeing & Resilience
Learn new methods for bringing more wellbeing into your daily life, at work and at home.

Mini Medical School: Food, Nutrition & the Effects of Substances on Health
The recordings of Mini Medical School: Food, Nutrition & the Effects of Substances on Health are now available for you to view at your convenience. The three-session series covered USDA recommendations, environmental impact of food production, the effects of cannabis, psychedelics & other substances, and what as a consumer you can look for when assessing the quality of available food and beverages. Thank you for joining us for the virtual fall series!

Other News

Sara Busche and Adebayo Ibikunle
They have been working with the Mobile Health Initiative to create resource guides and practices to share with providers to use with…
20 Years of HERO
We are filled with profound gratitude and admiration for the incredible work accomplished over the years.
Nhi Lang, Claire Nash, and Margaret Perry
They're working to extrapolate outcome measure data to determine the effectiveness of treatments.