News & Events


The Minnesota Scapula Course

Hosted in cooperation with the North American Scapula Consortium (NASCon), this conference will equip surgeons with the knowledge and surgical skills to operate on most scapula fractures they will encounter in practice.

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Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference

Thursday evening pre-conference sessions (optional) and all day Friday interactive sessions provide health care professionals with the latest treatment updates for commonly diagnosed sports medicine issues.


Food Matters for Health Professionals

Co-taught by Dr. Kate Shafto, MD, FAAP, FACP CTropMed®, and Jenny Breen, MPH, MEd, Professional Chef, Food Matters will cover the role of food, lifestyle, and cooking in preventative health and wellbeing.

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Psychiatry Review

Navigating the Complexities of Trauma: Meeting the Needs of Patients and Providers

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Practical Dermatology 2019

This two-day course has been designed to provide enhanced knowledge and skills in the area of dermatology for practicing family physicians and primary care providers.

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Children's Orthopaedic Trauma Summit

Learn the latest on state-of-the-art research and current pediatric orthopaedic care at the Children's Orthopaedic Trauma Summit! The focus of this year's conference will be the physis and its associated injuries.

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Histology Services now offered by The Oral Pathology Laboratory

The Oral Pathology Laboratory now offers histology services to researchers in support of the University's Drive to Discover! Laboratory staff can help ensure that proper fixation, processing, and staining of specimens leads to useful and reliable data. Call 612-626-6424 or email

Joanne Disch receives Living Legend honor

Joanne Disch (School of Nursing) was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing. The Academy’s highest honor, the award recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to the field throughout their careers.

CDC awards $1.3 million for big data program with School of Nursing

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) $1.3 million three-year contract to develop school nurse-led system to conduct active national surveillance for students who are chronically absent.

SPH and Minnesota partners awarded $4 million grant to improve patient care

The program will train the next generation of researchers to work with clinicians, administrators, and patients in health care settings

Examining Mothers’ Abuse Experiences and Pregnancy Weight Gain Links

Susan Mason (School of Public Health) is delving deeper into the link between high pregnancy weight gain and early life adversity by surveying mothers in the school’s long-running Project EAT study.

Factors for Family Satisfaction With Nursing Homes Similar Across States

Research from Tetyana Shippee (School of Public Health) showed that factors impacting family satisfaction with a relative’s nursing home care were consistent when comparing data from two very different states, Minnesota and Ohio.

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Helping Uninsured Minnesotans Obtain Health Coverage

Kathleen Call (School of Public Health) is leading a study to identify and characterize hotspot communities in Minnesota with high uninsurance rates.

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Primary Care Strategies to Improve Health of Chronic Disease Patients

Dori Cross (School of Public Health) found that practices with improved performance for chronic disease patients were receptive to new ideas, fostered intrinsic motivation among staff, and pursued new staff and workflow models.

School of Nursing receives Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

For the third consecutive year, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing has been recognized with the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.

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.