February 2023

  • The poster symposium is an opportunity for event attendees to share their research on basic, translational, and clinical research related to rare diseases and their treatments. Posters do not have to be new—you can re-purpose one that has already been presented somewhere else. The poster symposium will open at 10:30 a.m. Submit an abstract>>


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  • Jakub Tolar MD PhD

    2023 is off to quite the start!

  • 2023 is off to quite the start! We are now reaping the seeds we've sown in our research enterprise with a historic #21 Blue Ridge ranking and the most NIH grant award dollars we've ever recorded. We're also seeing our investments in the state come to fruition in Duluth and St. Cloud. And we remain committed to ensuring the future of academic medicine with M Pact Health Care Innovation vision. None of this progress would be possible without the tireless dedication of each and every one of you. Thank you for all you do to move our mission forward.

    Jakub Tolar MD PhD
  • The Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG) is affiliated with University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, and any student, professor, alumnus, or community member interested in rural health can be a member.

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  • The goal of the Collaborative Pilot Grant mechanism is to stimulate interdisciplinary research in cardiovascular investigation. The Lillehei Heart Institute will fund two multiple-PI projects where one PI has to be a member of the LHI and the other PI has to be a faculty member of another Medical School Center/Institute/Program. The awards will provide $75K per year for two years of funding with the expectation that the PIs submit a research proposal to a federal granting agency before the end of the award period.

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  • The purpose of the Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care Pilot Project Program
    is to fund research projects with a focus on prehospital trauma care including rural trauma care, wound management, infection prevention, prolonged field care, point of injury care, and resuscitation. This program supports early career investigators. For more information, email [email protected].

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  • The Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care Scholars Program's purpose is to fund prehospital care research projects that investigate the factors driving less than optimal outcome for trauma patients. This program supports early career investigators. For more information, email [email protected].

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  • New Opportunities to Improve Outcomes (NOTIO) FY23 are currently accepting applications for pilot project submissions on innovations that directly impact patient outcomes through more effective clinical care. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate across the University with other schools (eg. Engineering, Business, Vet Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy). All applications must include demonstration of broad based collaborations and all Medical School faculty, including affiliated faculty, are eligible to apply. Applications are due on Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

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    Fireside Chat: Let's Chat about Race & Cancer Research Wednesday, February 22 | 12-1pm

    February is Black History Month! This Black History Month, we are thinking critically about race and cancer research with Dr. Mya Roberson, social epidemiologist and health equity researcher. In this candid conversation, Dr. Roberson will discuss the role of Critical Race Theory in cancer outcomes research with a reflection on how historical processes affect contemporary cancer research. Specific applications will be offered from precision oncology with a focus on genetic and genomic services delivery. This session will also offer key insights for how to center patient voice and health equity in cancer research. REGISTER >>

    MIDB Spring Colloquium Series Thursday, February 23 | 3:30-5pm

    Talking to Babies: How Caregiver Speech Supports Infant Brain and Language Development

    The spring colloquium series highlights our research hubs and services, clinic structure, and community engagement partners. JOIN US>>

    Black Reproductive Health: Getting at the Root Cause of Inequity Friday, February 24 | 12-1pm

    Structural racism disadvantages Black birthing people before, during, and after pregnancy, leading to heartbreaking health inequities for them and their babies. Relationship-centered and culturally-centered care models provide needed support to Black birthing people, making strides on the path towards racial birth equity. REGISTER>>

    Day in the Life of a Surgery Resident Saturday, February 25 | 10am-1pm

    Sat, Feb 25, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM University of Minnesota Health Sciences Education Center, 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, US, 55455 HSEC Building, 6th floor

    Experience 'A Day in the Life of a Surgery Resident" Residents within #UMNSurgery benefit from world-class training and research facilities, going on to enjoy successful careers in the field. Learn more about surgery as a career! LEARN MORE>>

    Research Recognition Celebration and Symposium Tuesday, February 28 | 4:30-7:30PM

    Please join your Medical School colleagues and peers for a celebratory science symposium in recognition of our collective accomplishments in the Blue Ridge rankings this year:

    Research Recognition Celebration and Symposium
    Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 | 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Weisman Art Museum

    Please RSVP Here

    We will gather to hear from some of the past year’s grantees, as nominated by their department heads. 

    Rare Disease Day Thursday, March 2 | 9am-2pm

    Diversity in the Rare Disease Community: Challenges for Newborn Screening and Early-life Genetic Testing Equity
    RSVP Deadline: Thursday, February 23


    Biomedical Engineering Industry Grand Rounds Monday, March 13 | 3:35-4:30pm

    Antibody development and characterization for applications in biotechnology
    Wesley Errington, Scientist, Antibody Development, Bio-Techne

    Forward and reverse engineering of multivalency to tune protein binding dynamics
    Casim Sarkar, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota


    Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21 | All day

    Conference title: Neuromodulation of Homeostatic Mechanisms: Restoring Whole Person Health


    C2DREAM Conference Tuesday, May 23 | All day

    C2DREAM aims to research the contribution of structural and interpersonal racism to disparities in chronic disease including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related chronic conditions (RCC) of hypertension and obesity.

    In Minnesota, where the murder of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of police instigated a local, national, and global reckoning on the pervasiveness of racism, there is an urgent need to understand and ultimately address the ways that racism undermines the well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The mission of C2DREAM is to reduce disparities in CVD and RCC experienced by BIPOC communities including immigrants and refugees across Minnesota.

    C2DREAM's regional partnership of academic institutions and community stakeholders is poised to understand and ultimately address the ways that racism undermines the well-being of BIPOC communities across Minnesota.


  • You’re not living under a rock, so you’ve probably heard that our Medical School was ranked as the #8 public school for NIH funding by Blue Ridge. Our #21 position on the list is the culmination of many years of hard work, dedication, and ingenuity by countless people across our community.

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