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IEM advance healthcare through research partnerships

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is an interdisciplinary research organization consisting of over 190 faculty members spread between the college of science and engineering and the academic health center at the University of Minnesota. The institute is dedicated to discovering engineering solutions to medical problems and provides a gateway for intramural and extramural access to Uni

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Exciting findings from the University of Minnesota Medical School ! A recent study sheds light on air pollution's influence on childhood cancers and the potential role of greenness in reducing risk. Dive into the details:


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Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that ovarian cancer patients with high levels of stroma in their tumors are twice as likely to have resistance to standard chemotherapy. The non-cancerous tissue that supports tumors, stroma, is a powerful indicator of patient outcomes and chemoresistance.

You can read more about it here:

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Discover the crucial role of a reliable and ethical healthcare supply chain, including mental health and COVID-19's impact. Starting March 12, our course offers hi-flex options: in-person and Zoom. Don't miss out—register now!


⏰ Don't miss out! Today's the final chance to submit your poster abstract for the upcoming event! ✨ Free registration awaits all poster presenters. Register it here:


"People have started adopting terms like post-pancreatitis diabetes or diabetes related to chronic pancreatitis or acute pancreatitis," says Melena Bellin, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School .

Read more about how Dr. Bellin and new NIH programs are working to improve understanding and care of pancreatic diabetes, a disease potentially as common as type 1 diabetes but less understood.


Join the GPS Alliance's virtual info sessions on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, offering opportunities to teach, research, and execute professional projects globally. Get insights from VP for International Programs, Harvey Charles, and previous Fulbright scholars. Open to all UMN faculty and professionals. Don't forget to register:


First-generation Sudanese-American student, Yusra Hassan, is making her mark at the University of Minnesota by advocating for systemic change and fostering a more welcoming environment for all students.

Read more about her story here:


Congratulations to Dr. Hubert Lim as the new Director of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, UMN Center at the University of Minnesota Medical School. We look forward to seeing how he’ll apply his rich expertise in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship to the BMDC!


Hermela Solomon, an aspiring teacher, strives to "expose students to the beauties of a diverse world." Through her studies and work at the University of Minnesota, she empowers children and guides them toward success.

You can read more about her amazing story here:

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Join the 'Stopping Biological Time of Tissues and Organs for Transplantation' discussion on February 21 at 4pm. The meeting will be held at the McGuire Translational Research Facility, 2001 6th Street SE, Minneapolis. Alternatively, you can join via Zoom.

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Meet Adrian Davis, a notable figure in music education. He rejuvenated the music program at Roosevelt High School and then earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is concentrating on promoting equity and diversity in music education and revitalizing the University of Minnesota Gospel Choir.

You can read more about the accomplishments and story here:

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UMN Morris promotes environmental education among Minnesota's youth. High school students prepare for the Minnesota Envirothon, a competition where teams of Minnesota high school students present on environmental topics. The winning team earns the opportunity to compete at the national level in New York.

You can find more details and benefits of this competition at the following link:

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“These devices are not available or easy to access in countries like Ethiopia and many of the other partner countries where I teach,” said Dr. Rahel Nardos, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota's Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, also serving as the director of Global Women's Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.

Learn more about Dr. Nardo's passion for improving the quality of care for women, both locally and globally, and his commitment to advancing health equity and access to care here:


Got any questions about kids' dental care? It's important to start taking care of kids' teeth early to keep them healthy for life. February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and Teresa Fong, a professor at the U of M School of Dentistry, is here to answer common questions about keeping kids' dental healthy.

You can read about it here:


Our 5-year MD/MS in Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Minnesota empowers physicians to lead in medicine and technology. Be a bridge builder in the evolving field of healthcare with our high-tech research.

Apply for the Medical School and for the MD/MS program by March 31 of your second year.


Are you developing a new product in regenerative medicine? The 2024 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) program is RFP now open! They provide funding for fresh ideas like treatments, diagnostic tools, or other devices. RMM can support your project's growth. The 2024 RMM program has four funding categories. If you're a research institute or small business in Minnesota, you're eligible to apply. You might win a grant ranging from $200K-$500K, lasting 2-4 years.

Submit your application here:

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The application for the two-week course, "Ecuador: Social, Environmental, and Cultural Determinants of Health" in Quito, is now open. Participants will explore Ecuador's healthcare system, encompassing both Western and Indigenous practices, through field visits and classes led by Fundación Cimas del Ecuador.

Apply here: The course will take place on May 12-24, 2024.


Today's NYT crossword is crafted by BME Prof. Victor Barocas. Don't miss out!


Join experts for a conference on building partnerships to promote ethical conduct in research. National leaders will discuss successes and challenges in research programs.

Register here:

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Are you interested in attending a career fair to build connections and engage in discussions with professionals? If so, join the College of Science and Engineering Career Fair this Spring, 2024, at the 3M Arena at Mariucci. The event is open to both students and employees.

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Congrats to Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, recipient of the 2024 IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award, for his pioneering work in magnetic materials, devices, and applications, including MRAM and in-memory computing.

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“Fungal hyphae live and die next to soil minerals, and sticking to clay minerals can physically protect fungal cells from being decomposed and recycled by other microbes, "Kaitlyn Beidler, a postdoctoral researcher at U of M's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, states.

You can read more about it at this link:

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🔬 Could the University of Minnesota Medical School's groundbreaking research shape the future of cancer treatment? A non-viral approach using CRISPR-Cas9 has the potential to revolutionize adoptive cellular therapy, making it more accessible, safer, and cost-effective. The study, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, offers hope for a future with enhanced cancer immunotherapy.

You can read more about it here:

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Revolutionizing women's health at Arab Health 2024! Envision Global debuts US femtech brands - Pelvital's Flyte Therapy, Opal's Cool Therapy, and MILKworx's Breastfeeding Solutions.

You can read more about it here:

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“The immune system is an enigma that we want to know more about,” says Dr. Sabrina Scroggins. If you want to learn more about Duluth’s Scroggins Lab Publishes Cell Immunotherapy Treatment Research with Potential to Transform Maternal Hypertension Treatment, you can read it here:

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Research indicates a link between metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MASH) and higher mortality in some organ transplant recipients. Development of MASH post-transplant raises mortality risk. Read more here:

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