Raymond Christensen, M.D. Named National Rural Health Association’s President

Raymond ChristensenRaymond Christensen, M.D., has been a family physician in Moose Lake, MN since 1972 and also serves as the Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. Christensen joined the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) in 1987 and received the association’s Lois Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care in 1989. 

Over $500,000 Awarded in Scholarships

This month Duluth Medical School scholarship recipients were notified of their awards. The University of Minnesota Foundation awards over $500,000 annually in Medical School scholarships to students on the Duluth campus. Scholarships enable talented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue education and training that will prepare and inspire them to become tomorrow’s medical leaders.

Research Poster Day

research-poster-dayFaculty, staff and students participated in the annual Research Poster Day sponsored by the department of Biomedical Sciences earlier this year. Medical students presented their own research projects as well as projects collaborated with faculty members.

Active learning classroom complete!

active learning classroomAugust welcomed new students and a new classroom to the Duluth campus. The active learning classroom has eight tables with eight students comfortably stationed around each table. 14 television monitors display the students’ computer screens, as well as the instructors, and each table is equipped with three microphones for each tables input.

Medical Education through Diversity and Service

Medical Education through Diversity and Service, commonly known as MEDS, has been devoted to increasing Duluth medical students’ cultural awareness by promoting involvement in community service and medical relief organizations throughout the world since its creation in 2000. On September 12, 2014, a reception was held at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus where participants from this past year presented about their experience.


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2017 June Newsletter

Support the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth

Did you know that you can continue to make a difference after your lifetime by including the University of Minnesota Foundation in your estate plan?

Here are three ways to support the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth:

  • Leave a specified dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to the University of Minnesota 
    Foundation (UMF) through your will or living trust.
  • Name UMF as a beneficiary of your retirement plan account or a life insurance policy.
  • Arrange a gift that will provide payments to you or others.

If you’ve already included a gift for the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth in your estate plan, we hope you will let us know so we can work with you to ensure that your future gift is directed to the program you wish to support. You can share your gift intentions with us and still remain anonymous.

For more information, contact Heather Heart at the University of Minnesota Foundation at 218-726-6876 or

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