Legislative

Dr. Michael Howell, Department of Neurology, writes in the Star Tribune arguing that Minnesota should push back school start times to protect students' cognitive development. Adolescents naturally stay up later and sleep in longer as their brains develop.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met April 6, 2018, with University of Minnesota Medical School Alzheimer’s researchers and saw first-hand some of the latest work being done for the disease.

The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are partnering in order to bring experimental medications, treatment protocols, and prevention programs to rural parts of the state. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) anounced Friday morning that the University of Minnesota has been awarded a highly competitive $42 million biomedical research grant.

Caitlin Caspi, ScD, received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health to evaluate the effect Minneapolis’ $15 minimum wage ordinance could have on obesity in empolyees making minimum wage.

The University of Minnesota Medical School announced today that Drs. Laura Niedernhofer and Paul Robbins have accepted roles as Director and Associate Director, respectively, for the newly founded Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM).

Featuring Sheila Specker, MD, Department of Psychiatry, featured in story about rising opioid abuse in Minnesota. 

The first commercial implant in the U.S. with the Vercise System took place at the University of Minnesota Medical Center by University of Minnesota Medical School faculty physicians.