Since the hurricane, a group of University of Minnesota Medical School physicians, students and staff have organized efforts to help the island, including several mission trips to provide supplies and medical expertise.
Last year, it was Saaid Nur's name that was added to the national transplant waiting list when his kidneys were failing. As someone who works closely with transplant patients, Saaid knew first hand just how long that wait could be.
The research studies asked two core questions: Do dopamine neurons have a role in causing cues in our environment to acquire value? And, if so, do different groups of dopamine neurons serve different functions within this process?