Here are our top 10 most-read stories from the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs in 2021.
10. Hannah MacDougall Named Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Fellow
After growing up in rural Wisconsin and attending college in rural Minnesota, Hannah MacDougall was eager to study and positively impact health in rural areas.
9. M Simulation Partners with Howard University to Further DEI Efforts in Standardized Patient Training
M Simulation is collaborating with Howard University to implement and study the effectiveness of a multi-site DEI training program for standardized patients.
8. Maternal Emergencies Without A Safety Net
The Monitoring Maternal Emergency Navigation and Triage on Mfangano Study uses an innovative adaptive design to measure delays and barriers faced by mothers and newborns seeking emergency care.
7. Leveraging Technology to Improve Health
Professor David Haynes of the University’s Institute for Health Informatics uses big data to analyze geographic information and spatial data to advance health and address health disparities.
6. Serving Migrant Agricultural Workers in Minnesota
The University’s Mobile Health Initiative partnered with community-based organizations in southern Minnesota to provide health care services and COVID vaccinations for migrant agricultural workers and their families.
5. Resources for the Caregiver: Dementia Outreach and Education
As the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia as of 2020.
4. New Leadership for the U’s Mobile Health Endeavors
Opeyemi Adesida’s interest in mobile health stems back to her time spent as a physician in Nigeria, where she worked with state free health missions on mobile pop-up clinics and events focused on providing preventive care and screening to vulnerable populations.
3. Virtual CPR training: A critical, life-saving alternative during COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the staff at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Resuscitation Medicine quickly realized that CPR training came to a hard stop—and they knew they needed to find an alternative to the vital face-to-face trainings.
2. The Upper Midwest Nursing Home COVID-19 ECHO Collaborative Advances Preparedness, Safety and Infection Control During COVID-19
To address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on nursing homes in Minnesota and the region, the University of Minnesota and Hennepin Healthcare formed the Upper Midwest Nursing Home COVID-19 ECHO Collaborative.
1. The Ethics of Vaccine Distribution
Dr. Debra DeBruin’s Q&A on the ethics of vaccine distribution explores how a framework for prioritized vaccine allocation is decided and what Minnesotans should know about COVID-19 vaccine guidelines.