News & Events

10
Aug

Join TeamU and ride in Chainbreaker 2018!

Chainbreaker is a cycling event and fundraising experience to end cancer. Riders can commit to fundraising for 25, 50, 100, or 180 mile routs. Every dollar raised by riders goes to research at Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.

15
Sep

The Minnesota Scapula Course

Presented by the North American Scapula Consortium (NASCon), this conference will equip surgeons with the knowledge, techniques, and tricks to operate on most scapula fractures they will encounter in practice.

Get the event details and registration information

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.

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.


Family meals good not only for kids, but parents, too

New findings from the School of Public Health’s ongoing Project EAT study show that parents who frequently eat with their families report increased emotional health and higher quality nutrition.


New resource for teaching about climate change and health

Use these slide decks to introduce the connection between climate change and health in existing courses. Topics include air pollution, severe weather, extreme heat, increasing allergens, changes in vector ecology, water quality impact, environmental degradation, and water and food supply.


Nearly all adolescents have eating, activity or weight-related issues

Project EAT research led by School of Public Health Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer revealed that only two percent of females and just seven percent of males surveyed never had an eating, activity or weight-related problem between adolescence and adulthood.


Medicaid ACOs improve primary care use and quality of life

Two joint studies co-led by SPH Associate Professor Nathan Shippee show very low-income adults had more primary care visits in a Minnesota Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) compared to other local public health care programs.


9/11 responders at higher risk for asthma compared to general population

A new study from SPH Assistant Professor Hyun Kim compared the health of 9/11 emergency responders to a national survey of people and found that they are at dramatically higher risk for developing asthma.

Learn more about new study


Health Disparities Research RFA released

The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) is accepting applications for its Disparities Scholars Program to fund research projects. Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, medical fellows, and faculty are eligible to apply.


Traits and dietary intake of young adults who value gluten-free food

School of Public Health postdoctoral fellow Mary Christoph found that choosing gluten-free food was related to valuing certain food production practices, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and healthy and unhealthy weight goals.


The Raptor Center featured on Fox9 news

Based on a recent data from the raptor center, the Fox9 news team reported more eaglets than usual have been injured in recent storms. Last month a dozen eaglets were brought in to the center after their nests had fallen due to broken limbs or strong winds. The majority were treated and released. If you see an injured raptor, contact the Raptor Center at (612)624-4745 


AHC Escape Rooms: Finding the Key to Interprofessional Collaboration

Picture yourself “locked” in a room with a group of interprofessional colleagues and a hypothetical patient. Your only means of escape is to work together to solve a series of puzzles to determine the best care for this patient and unlock the room- sounds fun, right?


Global Health in a Local Context- Applications Now Open for Fall Semester

This interdisciplinary, semester-long course immerses students in the study of health equity, social determinants of health, principles, and practice of global health in a local setting, and community-based health care and is held entirely in community settings around the Twin Cities.

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