News & Publications

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,… Read more
Medical Marijuana Close Up Cannabis Buds With Doctors Prescription For Weed. Medicinal Pot With Stethoscope
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
A recent study involving researchers with the Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology (CCCN), a Consortium member center, found that 60% of registered medical cannabis users in Minnesota had indications of "intractable pain," but that older and younger adults received significant… Read more
asian child rest her chin on her hands and the picture of brain on the blackboard with calculation on the left and art on the right
Posted: Friday, November 3, 2023
Over 60 trainee and faculty members of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) presented their research at the annual Flux Congress last month located in Santa Rosa, California. The Congress is sponsored by the Flux Society, which advances the field of human brain development through… Read more
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2023
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) recently received $53.9 million in National Institutes of Health funding to find better, faster ways to bring scientific advances to real-world use. The seven-year award is one of the largest federal research grants the University of Minnesota… Read more
Masonic Cancer Center
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2023
The Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) has retained its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest federal rating a cancer center can achieve. The MCC is one of only two comprehensive cancer centers in Minnesota and 53 in the nation. The rigorous and highly… Read more
Bioethics Webinars
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2023
The Center for Bioethics will present “Seen Yet Invisible: Lessons from Muslim Experiences at the Margins of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare,” on Friday, Sept. 23 from Noon - 1pm Central time. The webinar will feature Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP, Professor and Vice Chair for… Read more
Posted: Friday, September 1, 2023
Pandemic triage plans that consider age, disability, comorbidities, and prolonged post-hospital survival when allocating scarce treatment resources may discriminate against minoritized racial and ethnic groups, older adults, and individuals with disabilities, according to a study published in the… Read more
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, is the lead author of a recent article in Pediatrics that reports on the results of an ethics conference workshop designed to identify and analyze policies, procedures, and practices in pediatric hospitals that contribute to structural racism. Using an antiracist framework,… Read more