News & Publications

Michael Osterholm
Posted: February 21, 2024
Congratulations are in order. The American Medical Association's prestigious Award for Outstanding Government Service has been presented to Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. See the School of… Read more
Kiara Ellis
Posted: February 16, 2024
Effective community engagement is critical for outreach offices. Kiara Ellis, director of community outreach and engagement at the Masonic Cancer Center, explores the value of building bridges and developing best practices when interacting with diverse communities in the region. Check out the story… Read more
Postdoctoral Fellows
Posted: January 31, 2024
The UMN Institute on the Environment has begun recruiting a second cohort of IonE Postdoctoral Fellows. The IonE is searching for Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidates interested in interdisciplinary academic research and community-engaged scholarship with a focus on solutions-oriented research in… Read more
White-tailed Deer
Posted: February 19, 2024
The University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, a Member Center of the Consortium on Law and Values, has launched a multi-country effort to prepare for a possible chronic wasting disease spillover from deer. The Center has assembled five working groups and tapped 67… Read more
Veterinary Services in East Africa
Posted: January 21, 2024
The University of Minnesota's Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) within the College of Veterinary Medicine has received a seven-year, $4.99 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will help support the capacity building of veterinary services throughout… Read more
Donald Brunnquell
Posted: January 18, 2024
The Consortium on Law and Values mourns the Dec. 30 passing of Donald Brunnquell, PhD, MA, LP, an expert in pediatric ethics. Dr. Brunnquell served as Director of the Office of Ethics at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota for 23 years. He was also an Affiliate Faculty member in the… Read more
Francis Shen
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2024
We are excited to welcome Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, to a new role as Co-Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. “I am delighted to welcome Francis to this leadership role,” said Consortium Chair Susan M. Wolf, JD. “Professor Shen is a long-time… Read more
Unpacking Bedside Bioethics
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2023
On February 20, 2024, the Center for Bioethics will present a webinar titled "The Angst in Adolescent Decision-Making". Hosted by Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, HEC-C, the webinar will discuss the challenges and ethical tensions that exist in medical decision-making involving adolescents, and how… Read more
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain building
Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The co-directors of the University of Minnesota's Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB), a Consortium member center, will play a key role in the largest long-term study of early brain and child development in the United States. Michael Georgieff, along with Sylvia Wilson of the… Read more
On Leading a Lab
Posted: Friday, December 1, 2023
On December 4 and 5, 2023, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted a virtual workshop titled "On Leading a Lab: Strengthening Scientific Leadership in Responsible Research".  This program is for research leaders who direct laboratories, centers, departments, or… Read more