News & Publications

Brain Map
Posted: April 5, 2024
A new online tool, launched by the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB), allows researchers to better evaluate brain organization by identifying an individual’s neural networks. The tool aims to help clinicians develop personalized approaches for care. The MIDB Precision Brain Atlas is… Read more
Masonic Cancer Research Building
Posted: April 1, 2024
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH renewed its designation of the Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) as a comprehensive cancer center last summer. MCC’s community engagement efforts and innovations to high-impact clinical trials were contributing factors in the renewal. With that renewal, NCI has… Read more
Torres and Jenkins
Posted: April 1, 2024
Thanks in part to initial seed money from UMN’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT), a new low-cost, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner may soon be commercially available. Efraín Torres, PhD, a recent graduate of the… Read more
Q-Rounds
Posted: March 20, 2024
Family members tracking the progress of hospitalized loved ones have a new tool to connect with clinicians. With funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UMN researchers Michael Pitt, MD (Pediatrics), and John Sartori, PhD (Electrical & Computer Engineering), have… Read more
COVID Triage
Posted: March 14, 2024
Susan M. Wolf, JD, Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values, co-authored a recent article appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society critiquing state approaches to triage in the COVID-19 pandemic. The article on “COVID‐19 Triage Schemes to Face the Next Public Health Emergency”… Read more
Michele Goodwin
Posted: March 11, 2024
Prof. Michele Goodwin from Georgetown Law Center – a collaborator on Consortium grants – spoke on “Dr. King and the Long Arc Toward Reproductive Freedom and Justice” at the University of Minnesota Law School’s 9th Annual MLK Convocation in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prof. Michele… Read more
Alan Rozenshtein
Posted: March 6, 2024
The Consortium is excited to welcome Prof. Alan Rozenshtein, JD, as an Affiliate Faculty Member. Prof. Rozenshtein is an expert on cyberlaw and artificial intelligence, whose research has addressed critical issues in biomedicine, including pandemic surveillance and ransomware attacks in the… Read more
Arthur Lupia
Posted: March 7, 2024
An article on Trends in U.S. Public Confidence in Science and Opportunities for Progress led by Arthur Lupia, PhD (University of Michigan) with authors including Consortium Chair Susan M. Wolf, JD, was published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article analyzes… Read more
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