News & Publications

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2023
A new study published in Nature Communications reports that University of Minnesota researchers in the Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-BioSM) are one step closer to developing long-term cryopreservation and storage techniques for… Read more
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2023
Researchers led by Michael Garwood, PhD, of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, have developed a prototype for a portable MRI scanner that could be used to serve rural and underserved populations. Human trials on the new device will begin this summer if safety standards are met. Garwood is… Read more
Posted: Monday, June 5, 2023
Urban streams often become increasingly polluted as municipalities expand around them. It can be challenging to quantify the benefits of improving their ecological health. A national team of researchers, including Melissa Kenney, PhD, and Hillary Waters, PhD, of the University of Minnesota's… Read more
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
To mark the end of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, several members of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID Advisory Board, including Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) and co-moderator of the Consortium’s COVID… Read more
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2023
A panel of leaders in the Minnesota COVID response met for a May 10 webinar to consider the lessons for the next pandemic. The panel -- moderated by Regents Professor and Consortium Chair, Susan Wolf, JD, who co-led the Minnesota COVID Ethics Collaborative (MCEC), and Medical School Vice Dean Ana… Read more
MN Environment
Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (CSTEP) Co-Directors Bonnie Keeler, PhD, and Gabriel Chan, PhD, received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish an Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (EJ TCTAC) at… Read more
Madeline Beglinger
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2023
Consortium Communications Intern and Research Assistant Madeline Beglinger received the University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, which recognizes exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota community. Beglinger is a Senior pursuing a B.S. in… Read more
DNA sequencing
Posted: Friday, March 31, 2023
Professors Susan Wolf, JD, and Robert Green, MD, MPH, have published a new article in the Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics examining the rationale for offering genetic results to participants in research involving large-scale and whole genome sequencing (gRoR). They discuss the growing… Read more
St. Paul Campus
Posted: Tuesday, March 28
The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is now accepting applications by May 1 for their Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program supports interdisciplinary research projects that accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and a healthier environment. Postdoctoral… Read more
Research Ethics Day 2023
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The University of Minnesota's 2023 Research Ethics Day Conference, What Makes Your Research Trustworthy? Threats and Opportunities, was covered in a story published in the Star Tribune. The article focused on the conference's first session, “Trustworthiness in Scientific Research: Earning &… Read more