Jillian Cicero lost her mom to leukemia in 2012, but she didn’t lose the bond that she formed with her mom’s doctor.

Megan is one of several music students who perform various instruments (piano, flute, violin, piano, cello) for patients in the lobby of the CSC as part of the new class called “Music Outreach in Healthcare Settings.”

How we’re joining international experts to research a new model for health care services inspired by an idea hidden in plain sight.

Seven-year-old Jazmine Anderson of Bismarck, ND, is the type of child who once inspired her elementary school principal to tell her, “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.” She is a “whirling dervish” and sharp as a tack, according to Kathy Sommer, MS, RN, Jazmine’s Care Coordinator at University of Minnesota Health (M Health). Sommer sees Jazmine on a regular basis. The little girl was born with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).

In honor of Pride Month, MS2 Duluth Campus student, Mitchell Moe, reflects on his own experiences growing up in rural Minnesota as an LGBTQ+ individual and the need for equality in medicine.

Seven years is a long time … unless you are a neurosurgery resident at the University of Minnesota. Chief residents Molly Hubbard, MD, and Joshua (Josh) Lim, MD, can attest to that.

International award recognizes surgeon’s life-long pioneering work and innovative research in metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Anna Wirta Kosobuski, PhD, recently received the President’s Outstanding Community Service Award. When she discusses working with the communities, respect, sensitivity, and self-determination are common themes.

Understanding the root cause of neurological disorders, including headaches and migraines, paves the way for the development and implementation of new therapies and treatment.

Imagine that you’re participating in your second American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in northern Wisconsin. About halfway through, your brain blacks out, but your body somehow keeps you moving along the course.


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