May 2022

  • Creative collaborations take us to the next level. Two PhD graduates of the U of M program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Joe Martin and Jacob Steere-Williams, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post about new ways to think about COVID modeling. They combined the history of physics (Martin) and of epidemiology (Steere-Williams) to write "Models predicting COVID’s end are uncertain. But they’re still useful." READ MORE>>

    COVID Models
  • Did you miss the session on "Cultivating Mindfulness" led by Mariann Johnson of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at our last All-Medical School Forum? If so, make sure to watch it on our MediaSpace page.

  • Better patient outcomes start with better healthcare equity. Dr. Lonzale Ramsey Jr., assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, cites The Ladder program at M Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Center as part of his reason for choosing the U of M for residency and subsequently choosing to stay on as a faculty member and vice-chair for the Ladder's Board of Directors. READ MORE>>

    Lonzale Ramsey UMN
  • The much-anticipated TPT + CFAM collaboration, "Art + Medicine: Speaking of Race" has finally aired and is sure to broaden perspectives and spark important conversations. This powerful piece features many faculty faces you will be sure to recognize as physicians from across departments and systems share their learned and lived experiences on race in healthcare. WATCH NOW>>

    TPT Art of Medicine
  • We love hearing the inspiring stories of how our faculty and learners chose the path of medicine. Dr. Cole Pueringer shares his journey to becoming an addiction fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Pueringer's lived experience with alcohol addiction and depression, as well as his subsequent journey to wellness, is why he's choosing to specialize in addiction medicine. LEARN MORE>>

    Cole Peuringer UMN
  • "That's not who I am." Allan and his wife Barbara were distressed and alarmed when Allan began hitting out in his sleep. They were happy to get help from Dr. Michael Howell, who diagnosed Allan with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), which was identified by U of M researchers in the 1980s. People with RBD lose the switch in their brainstem that keeps them immobile during active dreaming. Learn more about this story here.

    Strib UMN
  • Jakub Tolar

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