Minnesota State Fair to carry free sunscreen thanks to student research

After losing her father to melanoma as a UMN medical student, Megan Wood, MD, looked for ways to combat the sun. Through research and drive, she gathered data and worked with a local manufacuturer to bring free, dermatologist-recommended sunscreen the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. Minnesota is now the second state fair in the nation to implement such a program, thanks to her efforts.

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Driven to discover and committed to advancing health. We are one of the country’s top medical schools with campuses in the Twin Cities and Duluth.

UMN researchers identify mechanisms that determine the aggressiveness of bone cancer

A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has found bone tumors have preprogrammed genes, meaning the genes of the cancer remain unchanged even after a tumor is found in the body.

Grant to support medical student research

A new 5-year grant from the NIH will support medical student immunology research in the lab of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases Professor Dan Mueller, MD.

Reuben Harris named HHMI Investigator

Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and Associate Director of the Institute for Molecular Virology Reuben Harris, PhD, has been named an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Marla Eisenberg featured in 2015 Health Equity Research Snapshot

Pediatrics' Marla Eisenberg, ScD, MPH, is working to understand which factors contribute to a safe and healthy adolescence for LGBT youth.

Featured event

Wednesday, October 14
5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Dean's Distinguished Research Lectureship celebrates research excellence among our faculty. This year, Marc Jenkins, PhD, and Demetri Yannopoulous, MD, will receive this honor and share their stories. 12 faculty members will also be inducted to the Wall of Scholarship in recognition of their high-impact papers and a student research fair will take place during the reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The presentations will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. All in the Med School community (faculty, staff, students) are welcome to attend.