News & Events

25
Sep

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Impact of Age on Biodistribution of AAV5 Particles

Presented by Kelsey Pflepsen, Graduate Student

See the full seminar schedule

27
Sep

CWIMS First Annual Retreat

Register today for the Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) First Annual Retreat on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 8:30-4:30pm. Remote attendance available!

Learn more and RSVP

28
Sep

1st Annual Triple Threat: HIV HCV and Opioids/Meth Conference

This conference will explore the scope of the problem and bring together a multidisciplinary audience of community members. Space is limited and registration is required.

Contact Hank Jensen at hjenson@umn.edu or (612)554-9902

28
Sep

Google Drive/Team Drive & Box Secure Storage Training

This training will begin with an overview from 1-2pm on file management using Google Drive, Team Drive, and Box. From 2-4pm the training will become a working lab for attendees to ask questions and work on their own projects. Bring your laptop!

1
Oct

13th Annual Women's Health Research Conference

This event will unite researchers and physicians for a half day of interdisciplinary networking and research dissemination. This year's conference theme is "Determinants of Women's Health". Registration is open until Sept 20th and costs $15.

2
Oct

3rd Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

This annual conference explores the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science. Topics include intergenerational health, agriculture and nutrition, recovering from historical trauma, etc.

2
Oct

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Understanding Properties of Pharmaceutical Crystals Through Crystal Structure Analyses

Presented by Chenguang Wang, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate, and Manish Mishra, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

3
Oct

Convene Conference

Convene aims to navigate the tension that emerges when artificial intelligence meets human intelligence. Bringing together university research and the medical community, we’ll explore the unique trends that are shaping this multifaceted industry.

9
Oct

Safety, Environmental & Sustainability Conference

Join us for a day of sessions focused on total worker health with topics pertaining to the benefits of work-life balance. Keynote speaker, Andy Core, will discuss thriving in the workplace and beyond. Free event for UMN. Registration required.

9
Oct

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Towards a Midazolam Nasal Spray 

Presented by Davin Rautiola, Graduate Student

10
Oct

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

Top 10 Papers That Influenced My Practice

Presenter: Christopher Fallert, MD

11
Oct

Psychiatry Review

The objective of this year’s conference is to provide actionable guidance to healthcare professionals across four key topics.

  • Opioid and marijuana use 
  • Burnout among healthcare professionals
  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • Personality-level dysfunction

12
Oct

Lessons & Pitfalls in Communicating Medical News

Michael Joyce, MD, Editorial staff member for HealthNewsReview.org, will speak to University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students about how to become a trusted go-to source for media and health care stories.

Get the event details and RSVP

16
Oct

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Development of Drugs for Intrathecal Delivery: Present and Future 

Presented by Tony L. Yaksh, PhD, Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

22
Oct

Info Session: Global Health Case Competition

Hosted by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, this annual competition brings together graduate students, undergraduate students, and coaches from multiple disciplines to propose solutions to global health challenges.

23
Oct

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Drug Delivery to the Brain: Physiologic Considerations and the State-of-the-Art for Bypassing the CNS Barriers with Biologics

Presented by Robert G. Thorne, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, University of Wisconsin-Madison

25
Oct

Mindful Leadership Conference

The Carlson School of Management and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota are partnering to host a unique event on Mindful Leadership featuring expert faculty speakers and a panel of industry leaders.

30
Oct

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Stabilizing Volatile Drugs by Crystal Engineering

Presented by Shenye Hu, Graduate Student

1
Nov

Food Matters for Health Professionals

Food Matters for Health Professionals is a 2-day intensive workshop that includes classroom discussion and hands-on cooking in the kitchen. It will cover the role of food, lifestyle, and cooking in preventative health & wellbeing. Topics include diabetes and metabolic syndrome; inflammation and the gut; and eating styles. Full meals each day are included.

2
Nov

Changes and Transitions in Your 40s and 50s

Phillip Moffitt, president and founder of Life Balance Institute, will lead attendees through a dynamic weekend of inquiry and the opportunity to learn essential life skills for meeting your changes and transitions with clarity, authenticity, and confidence.

7
Nov

NCCHA Annual Meeting

Explore new strategies for the implementation of evidence-based best practices in student-centered healthcare. Register before October 8th to get the Early Rate!

10
Nov

2018 Kidney Care Strategies: A Symposium for PCPs and the Multidisciplinary Team

National Kidney Foundation's annual CME event on Chronic Kidney Disease. The symposium will update primary care providers and other health professionals on best practices and for caring for patients with chronic kidney disease.

13
Nov

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Application of Spherical Crystallization in Tablet Development

Presented by Hongbo Chen, Graduate Student

16
Nov

Wellbeing Experience

The program will feature international wellbeing expert and Center Director Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, and Minneapolis-based performer and author Dessa. There will also be an interactive Q&A moderated by MPR's Kate Moos.

20
Nov

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

A Systematic Evaluation of Two Poloxamers as Tablet Lubricant

Presented by Jiangnan Dun, Graduate Student

27
Nov

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Impact of Subtle Structure Changes on Mechanical Properties of Crystals 

Presented by Kunlin Wang, Graduate Student

4
Dec

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

The Influence of Drug-Excipient Interactions on the Physical Stability of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals 

Presented by Kweku Konadu Amponsah-Efah, Graduate Student

11
Dec

Pharmaceutics Department Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Artificial Gut Simulator for Simultaneous Evaluation of Supersaturation and Absorption of BCS Class-II Drug Formulations

Presented by Krutika Harish Jain, Graduate Student

6
May

Wallin Neuroscience Discovery Day

The Wallin Neuroscience Discovery Day is a daylong conference that highlights neuroscience research at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Huda Yahya Zoghbi, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine, will give the plenary lecture.


Developing an Anti-Racism Medical School Curriculum

Rachel Hardeman (School of Public Health) tested a methodology called Public Health Critical Race Praxis that helps researchers remain attentive to issues of equity in their work.


Socioeconomic Status Affects Childhood Cancer Survival Rates

Research by Ph.D. student Rebecca Kehm (School of Public Health) shows socioeconomic status accounted for 28 to 73 percent of the racial and ethnic survival disparity for some types of childhood cancer.


Finding Good Food Close to Home

School of Public Health partners with Minneapolis on ground-breaking legislation to bring healthy foods to communities.


Global Health Case Competition

Hosted by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility each January, this annual competition brings together graduate, undergraduate students, and coaches from multiple disciplines to propose solutions to global health challenges

Learn more about coaching or competing


Measuring Structural Racism

A study led by Rachel Hardeman (School of Public Health) found public health lacks a universal way of measuring structural racism and urges researchers to expand ways to quantify it for the study of its association with, and as a driver of, physical and mental health inequities.


Hospital Data Shows Preterm Infants at High Risk for Maltreatment

Susan Mason (School of Public Health) found that, compared to full-term babies, preterm infants had 1.6 times the risk of being re-admitted to the hospital within the first year of life for an injury suggestive of maltreatment.


Federal Housing Voucher Program Reduces Binge Drinking in Girls, Raises it for Boys

A study by Theresa Osypuk (School of Public Health) examined how a program that helps people pay rent in private housing influences adolescent drinking behavior.


"Loyal Companions" highlights interprofessional healthcare research for people and dogs

The University of Minnesota Foundation's new issue of Discovery magazine features a unique research collaboration between Liz Pluhar, D.V.M., Ph.D. (College of Veterinary Medicine) and the Matthew Hunt, M.D (Medical School). The goal? Helping dogs and people facing brain tumors.


Applications due Oct 1 for winter Global Health Course in India

This program will provide a global health team-based learning experience with field observations in Mysuru, India. Through a combination of classroom-based activities and experiential learning, participants will learn about health in the Indian context, including methods of healthcare delivery, public health infrastructure, and the influence of social determinants.


CTSI releases over $1.8M in funding to support U of M health research

A significant wave of funding has been released to help researchers prepare and implement studies, further the pipeline of next generation researchers and trainees, stimulate high-impact community research collaborations, advance early-translational technologies, and address important health issues.

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