Institute on the Environment
Posted: June 18, 2024

UMN’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) has awarded $1.9 million in grants to support a diverse portfolio of high-impact research projects. Twelve projects, reflective of the expansion of IonE’s investment areas from one goal to 10, include: development of solar farms on land that also provides expanded agricultural access to farmers from underserved communities; further study of biochar bricks in… Read More

Portable MRI
Posted: June 7, 2024

Consortium Co-Chair Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, and Consortium Chair Susan M. Wolf, JD, are among co-authors of a new report providing urgently needed guidance on ethical and legal concerns raised by rapidly expanding access to portable… Read More

Walter Low, PhD
Posted: June 3, 2024

Professor Walter Low, PhD, was recently named Director of the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute (SCI). He takes over for outgoing Director Brenda Ogle, PhD, who was SCI Director for the past five years. In 1999, the Institute became the first interdisciplinary organization in the U.S. dedicated to stem cell research. Serving as a hub for education,… Read More

Douglas Yee
Posted: May 31, 2024

Douglas Yee, MD, who has served as Director of the Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) since 2007, will wrap up his consequential leadership role this summer. A medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer research and treatment, Dr. Yee was instrumental in securing a $65 million commitment from Minnesota Masonic Charities to support critical cancer research at the University of… Read More