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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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.
Wednesday, October 14
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.