May 2023

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    Office of Faculty Affairs Mentoring Training Workshop | May 31

    Motivation is a key driver of engagement, persistence, satisfaction, and performance in the workplace and training environment. In this workshop, participants will learn about the core psychological needs that can sustain (or, if absent, diminish) a mentee’s motivation: Competence, Autonomy, Relatedness, Equity, and Structure (CARES). Through interactive exercises, participants will explore mentorship strategies for meeting these needs and encouraging mentees to recognize when their motivation is at risk. The workshop is primarily targeted to individuals who mentor early- or mid-career faculty. However, the principles have applicability for other mentoring relationships in academic medicine. REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE>>

    Food Matters for Health Professionals Continuing Education Course June 1-15

    Food Matters CE Course is an evidence-based, experiential-learning, applied nutrition, and culinary skills course for health professionals of all disciplines. The course addresses the role of food in specific health conditions and its function in health promotion and disease prevention. The relationship between the source of food and the larger food system to both environmental and human health will be explored, in addition to the importance of understanding the food system’s impact on patients and communities. LEARN MORE>>

    The State of Adolescent Sexual Health in Minnesota Seminars | June 13, 15

    Understanding current adolescent sexual health data and statistics is an essential part of our work as professionals. In this workshop, participants will review the most current statistics on the sexual health of Minnesota youth, including pregnancy, birth and STI statistics, trends in adolescent pregnancy and sexual behaviors, and how Minnesota measures up regionally and nationally. We'll also examine COVID-19's impact on adolescent sexual health, and delve into the most current results from the Minnesota Student Survey. The in-person session will take place on Tuesday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and the virtual session will take place Thursday, June 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.



    2023 Child Abuse Summit July 24-26

    The 2023 Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team taking place July 24-26th 2023 at TCF Bank Stadium. LEARN MORE>>

    School of Nursing 2023 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health July 24-26

    The School of Nursing 2023 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health will take place July 24-26 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. LEARN MORE>>

  • Interested in global health? The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility offers two fall semester global health courses to University students, staff and community members: Global Health in Local Contexts (GHSR 6713) and Global Health Ethics (GHSR 6725). Learn more and apply on CGHSR’s website. Credit and non-credit enrollment is available to Medical School students. LEARN MORE>>

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  • The University of Minnesota is now a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), a non-profit consortium managed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to promote the development and delivery of innovative medical technologies to improve the health and safety of military personnel, veterans and civilians. MTEC publishes grant funding opportunities, ranging from $50,000-$25M in size. LEARN MORE>>

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  • The American Association for Cancer Research seeks abstract submissions for its AACR Special Conference on Brain Cancer, taking place October 19 - 22 in Minneapolis. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 4 at 12:00 p.m. LEARN MORE>>

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  • Department of Surgery medical students and residents presented at the 42nd Annual Surgical Infection Society Conference in April. Presenters included Abigail Raiter (MS2, mentored by Dr. Kristin Colling), Bridget Dillon (MS2, mentored by Dr. Melissa Brunsvold) and Dr. Kristiana Sather (resident, mentored by Dr. Beth Lusczek). LEARN MORE>>

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  • Meet the medical students who were able to explore their imaginative and artistic sides via Fisch Art of Medicine and John Song Awards. The Center for the Art of Medicine created a video to share what they experienced and created. SEE MORE>>

  • In a recent article in Health, Dr. Timothy Schacker was interviewed about his experience treating and researching HIV over the past three-plus decades. Where in the 1990s “nearly every [patient with HIV] I saw was going to die of AIDS,” now that’s no longer the case, he says. "HIV is now, for the most part, a manageable illness. ...

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  • Our Medical School has a long and proud history of organ transplantation. For National Donate Life Month, Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla talks about organ donation and how you can make a difference. READ MORE>>

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  • A recent TIME article dealt with how our societal views of weight can create implicit bias and fat phobia in health care professionals, which in turn can impact patients. In it, Dr. Andrea Westby discusses the traditional weight-centric medical model, her approach outside that model and how this approach changes how she interacts with patients. READ MORE>>

  • On a recent Environmental Justice Tour of North Minneapolis, medical students, faculty and other health professionals got a first-hand look at persistent environmental health problems facing this area. The discussion afterward, which addressed environmental issues like air pollution, lead exposure and access to healthy foods, gave them new tools and perspectives about the intersection of environmental and human health. READ MORE>>

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