Upcoming Events - February 2023

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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.