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Created in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians, the U of M Department of Family Medicine and Community Health remains committed to transforming and renewing family medicine through education, research, and patient care. We are one of the largest departments in the University of Minnesota Medical School, reaching across two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. The depart

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Minnesota Experience - HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE: The Josie Johnson Story | Preview - Twin Cities PBS 02/12/2024

Freedom fighter and civic leader Dr. Josie Johnson, who fought for fair housing, education, and civil rights, will share how her experiences turned her to activism in this TPT documentary, premiering Feb. 19.

In October 2020, our department created the Josie Robinson Johnson Endowed Chair in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to pay tribute to Josie Robinson Johnson, EdD, and her vital work.

Minnesota Experience - HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE: The Josie Johnson Story | Preview - Twin Cities PBS A reflection on the life of freedom fighter and civic leader Dr. Josie Johnson.

Photos from UMN Family Medicine and Community Health's post 02/12/2024

We're excited to meet med students at the Howard U recruitment fair on March 9! We'll have two fantastic reps highlighting the strengths of our UMN family medicine residency programs: Faculty member Dr. Lonzale Ramsey and Woodwinds resident Dr. Najaha Musse! Najaha is a graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus, and Lonzale is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Learn more and register: https://www.hucm.org/residencyfair

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KFRF - Pancreatic Cancer Podcast 02/09/2024

Don't miss Dr. Jon Hallberg's 4-part podcast, "The First Line of Defense." The podcast is focused on helping primary care clinicians recognize and detect pancreatic cancer in patients.

KFRF - Pancreatic Cancer Podcast The First Line of DefensePrimary Care Clinicians and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer The First Line of Defense is a 4-part podcast on how primary care clinicians can recognize symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer — using rapidly developing technology, such as AI. This podcast is for...

New Grant Awarded to Reduce Stigma and Improve Addiction Medicine Care 02/08/2024

Exciting news! A new grant has been awarded to DFMCH faculty Dr. Robert Levy, from Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council. Dr. Levy and his team in the North Memorial Residency Program, the School of Public Health and Health Partners, will improve and expand training on opioid use disorder, medical treatment, harm reduction and reducing stigma for the disease.
https://bit.ly/4b6kQGR

New Grant Awarded to Reduce Stigma and Improve Addiction Medicine Care Robert Levy, MD, has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, in conjunction with Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council, to enhance workforce development and training for healthcare professionals caring for persons with opioid use disorder.

02/06/2024

Meet our new UMN Sports Medicine Fellows! Dani Day, DO is staying in our UMN Family Medicine and Community Health family and is currently a PGY3 at our North Memorial Family Medicine Program. Alexander Bisch, DO is joining us from the AnMed Family Medicine Residency Program in South Carolina.

02/01/2024

Join Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota for a thought-provoking webinar that explores the ethical tensions faced by physicians when adolescents have to make medical decisions about their health.
Feb. 20, 2024 | 12 - 1 p.m. Find more information and register here: https://z.umn.edu/97qf

Speaker: Ian Wolfe, PhD, MA, RN, HEC-C

01/29/2024

Our sports medicine fellows Drs. Christian Matthews and Myriam Donovitch, along with Dr. David Olson attended the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit to support the Gopher football team. The Gophers took home the trophy and shared it for a quick photo! Ski-U-Mah!

01/26/2024

Medical students: Save the date! The annual Family Medicine Midwest conference will be October 18-19, 2024, in Madison, WI! 🤩 Learn more and keep up to date at fmmidwest.org

01/18/2024

Do you know any med students who are going (or who may be interested in going) to the Howard U recruitment fair on March 9? We'll have two fantastic reps highlighting the strengths of our UMN family medicine residency programs: Faculty member Dr. Lonzale Ramsey and Woodwinds resident Dr. Najaha Musse! Learn more and register: https://www.hucm.org/residencyfair

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute | Office for Equity and Diversity 01/10/2024

Join us for the 43rd Annual University of Minnesota Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall on January 14 at 3 pm. A celebration featuring musical performances by members of the U of M and Twin Cities communities, and more, hosted by G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence. This event will take place in-person at Ted Mann Concert Hall and will also be live-streamed. Free and open to the public. Info: z.umn.edu/mlk24

Event co-presented by the University of Minnesota, School of Music and Office for Equity and Diversity.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute | Office for Equity and Diversity 43rd Annual U of M Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute ConcertTed Mann Concert HallSunday, January 14, 2024, at 3 pmThis event is free of charge, and tickets are not requiredThis year’s concert theme, “The March Continues,” builds upon last year’s theme, which marked the 60th anniversary of Mart...

Reaching Primary Care Providers Through Podcasts 01/08/2024

“Pancreatic cancer is one of those cancers that sends shivers down your spine. We know it’s a bad cancer, and the goal is always to catch it as early as possible.”

Don't miss UMN Family Medicine and Community Health Professor Dr. Jon Hallberg as he hosts a new podcast series, “The First Line of Defense: Primary Care Clinicians and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer,” a four-part podcast series aimed at primary care providers.
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Reaching Primary Care Providers Through Podcasts Dr. Jon Hallberg leads a series on early detection of pancreatic cancer as part of his mission to reach providers through podcasts.

01/05/2024

We are recruiting for postdoctoral fellows in primary care behavioral health and medical education. The primary aim of our fellowship is to provide fellows with the training they need to succeed as a psychologist in academic healthcare settings.

Our fellows:
▶️ Provide evidence-based psychological services in the primary care setting with special attention to refugee and immigrant populations.
▶️ Educate family medicine residents on topics such as patient-centered communication, behavior change counseling, and mental health diagnosis and treatment.
▶️ Develop and implement behavioral health programs that improve population health and other clinic quality initiatives.
▶️ Work effectively in an inter-professional team (faculty physician, resident physicians, clinical pharmacists, social workers, care coordinators, legal partners, and others).

Learn more here: https://z.umn.edu/PCBHFellowship

12/21/2023

📰 2023 grad update! Minnesota continues to be a favored destination for our family medicine residency graduates, with approximately 72% of the 2023 class practicing or pursuing further training within the state. More: https://bit.ly/49DAMiX

12/21/2023

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship is thrilled to welcome Dr. Mikael Häggström, who matched to the program for the 2024-2026 academic years. 🤩 Dr. Haggstrom comes to us from the Danbury Hospital Pathology program in Danbury, CT.

Mental Health Toolkit | National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) 12/18/2023

Discover a powerful resource to assist Afghan newcomers in navigating the challenges of starting over in a new country. This mental health toolkit focuses on stress management techniques, providing essential support for a smooth transition.

Mental Health Toolkit | National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) Tools for Organizations to Support the Mental Health of Afghan NewcomersAfghan people who are forced to leave their country and start over in a new place have great strength and bravery. It is also a very difficult thing to do. It is common for people who have experienced difficult things to have fe...

12/13/2023

“I am a non-operative sports medicine specialist at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in Olympia, Washington,” says sports med fellowship grad Dr. Capitano. “I'm looking forward to building my practice in my local community." More about our 2023 grads ➡️ https://bit.ly/49DAMiX

Family Medicine Obstetrics 12/11/2023

Curious about how our UMN family medicine graduates are practicing obstetrics and improving maternal and child health outcomes? Head over to the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians blog post to hear from two North Memorial Family Medicine Residency alumni, Betsy Gilbertson, MD (Allina Health West St. Paul Clinic, St. Paul) and Lee Haggenjos, MD (CentraCare – Willmar Lakeland Clinic, Willmar) as they share their experiences and insights.

Family Medicine Obstetrics Four Minnesota family physicians share about the importance of family medicine obstetrics and the need for more support.

12/08/2023

Med students: Enhance your expertise in obstetrics with our comprehensive ALSO course! With a day of hands-on training, you'll gain valuable knowledge on preventative care, practice concerns + labor & delivery room procedures. https://bit.ly/3t2fDhR

Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness Guidelines - MN Dept. of Health 12/07/2023

Attention all rural primary care physicians! Did you know Minnesota offers loan forgiveness as a sweet incentive? Help us ensure quality care reaches every corner of our state! ❤️ 🌾 Learn more and apply by January 6.

Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness Guidelines - MN Dept. of Health The purpose of Minnesota’s Health Care Loan Forgiveness program is to recruit and retain health care professionals to needed areas and facilities in Minnesota. Loan forgiveness is an important benefit for health care professionals as well as health care facilities and communities experiencing a sh...

12/06/2023

The deadline for Global Health Case Competition applications has been extended to Friday, Dec. 8. Graduate, professional, and upper-level undergraduate students from UMN are welcome to apply. Students may apply as an individual or as a team. https://bit.ly/4a6iOWE

BTHX 5000-001 | Center for Bioethics 12/01/2023

The Center for Bioethics is offering a new course, Current Controversies in Bioethics, for the spring semester. Explore ethical challenges in this new online course: https://bit.ly/3SZEBJk. The course allows you to dive into cutting-edge discourse in bioethics, guided by faculty members from diverse professional backgrounds.

Registrations are open for graduates, professionals, and upper-level undergraduate students from UMN. For non-degree and visiting students, registration opens Dec. 8, 2023.

BTHX 5000-001 | Center for Bioethics Instructor: Debra DeBruin, PhD | 2 Cr | Thursdays, 1 - 2:40 p.m. | Remote: Online with live Zoom meetings

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship 11/30/2023

HPM match day was yesterday! We're thrilled to announce our fellows for the 2024-25 academic year:

➡️ Ada Breitenbucher
➡️ Roberto Fu Carrasco
➡️ Erika Mendoza Plaut
➡️ John Politsch
➡️ Melody Shepherd

Learn about our Hospice & Palliative Med Fellowship:

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship The one-year Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota trains our fellows to be expert hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) clinicians who will serve our community with empathy, cultural humility, and intellectual cu...

11/25/2023

Join UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute on Dec. 6 for a dinner forum to explore priorities and opportunities for research to improve the health of Minnesota's children. Dr. Brooke Cunningham, commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Health and faculty in UMN Family Medicine and Community Health, will deliver a keynote address on major child health priorities in Minnesota. The dinner is free to attend. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/40ynFM1

11/24/2023

Our St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is looking for a talented behavioral health intern! Join our mission and provide exceptional family medicine education and leadership in integrated behavioral healthcare. Learn more at z.umn.edu/BHintern!

11/22/2023

Are you looking to complete a fellowship that allows you to pursue your interest in refugee and immigrant mental health, health psychology, integrated behavioral health, and/or academic positions? Our Primary Care Behavioral Health Fellowship is now accepting applications! Learn more - go to z.umn.edu/PCBHFellowship

11/22/2023

It's not too late to register for S*x Science Happy Hour next week! On Tuesday, November 28, 7-8 PM at Fulton Brewing Taproom, you'll hear from special guests Dr. Jennifer Vencill and Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy. Register at z.umn.edu/SSHHNov28

I'm supporting University of Minnesota Foundation! 11/21/2023

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Give to the Max Day by contributing to the Family Medicine and Community Health Discovery Fund! We are grateful for all your support in our effort to turn ideas into reality! Missed GTMD23? It's not too late to make a gift!

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11/20/2023

Where are our 2023 family medicine grads now? From starting fellowships to practicing in rural communities in Minnesota, their journeys are just unfolding. Read more 🤩 https://bit.ly/49DAMiX

11/16/2023

✨ Thank you✨ to all who have donated to the Family Medicine and Community Health Discovery Fund! We're nearly a third to our goal! 🤗 All contributions help support new ideas in research, patient care, education and more.
http://z.umn.edu/FamilyMedicine-GTMD23

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