News & Publications

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
Prof. Andrew Maynard
Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Andrew Maynard, PhD, of Arizona State University’s (ASU) School for the Future of Innovation in Society, has teamed-up with ChatGPT to create an undergraduate course on ChatGPT Prompt Engineering (some of the course-related resources are available here).  Professor Maynard's innovative… Read more
Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Professor Francis Shen JD, PhD, co-authored a recent article in Nature Reviews Bioengineering reviewing the emergence and potential applications of portable low-field MRI technology. The article addresses translational, safety, and resource considerations. It also details how this technology may… Read more
Blood Transfusion
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2023
A groundbreaking new article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) advocates for a paradigm shift in transfusion medicine through the integration of lab-on-a-chip technologies. By leveraging novel predictive markers of RBC quality identified through -omics and… Read more
Masonic Cancer Center
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2023
Patients with advanced cancer - many with few to no standard treatment options left - are able to access novel treatments by participating in early-phase clinical trials through the Developmental Therapeutics Initiative (DTI). DTI is a partnership between the Masonic Cancer Center, M Health… Read more
UMN Farm
Posted: Monday, July 7, 2023
Eight interdisciplinary projects that promote environmental sustainability received (collectively) $1.1M in funding from the Institute on the Environment's (IonE) 2023 Impact Goals grant program. Funded projects will focus on carbon neutrality, clean drinking water, healthy food systems, land use,… Read more