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 Public Health's announcement. The AMA award recognizes Dr. Osterholm for his public health awareness efforts during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the AMA press release about Dr. Osterholm's award.
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 and a list of resources on the Masonic Cancer Center website.
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 sustainability to support an equitable and just transition for all. For more information or to apply, visit the IonE Postdoc Fellowship webpage.
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 experts from seven countries to help in the effort. (Contributed by CIDRAP) Read more about CIDRAP's efforts in the Star Tribune.

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