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University of Minnesota named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research, receives $9.07 million over five years

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The University of Minnesota has been named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research, joining nine other centers around the country and with that distinction was awarded a National Institutes of Health-funded grant totaling $9.07 million over the next five years to improve the lives of patients with Parkinson’s disease. 

New UMN program launches to address racial inequities in birth outcomes, access to care

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A new project at the University of Minnesota aims to shift the framework for provision of equitable health care, utilizing a new model of research launched by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(RWJF).

The project will focus on understanding ways to reduce racial inequities in birth outcomes, led by Rachel Hardeman, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Katy Kozhimannil, Ph.D., M.P.A., researchers and professors with the School of Public Health, who will partner with Rebecca Polston, C.P.M., founder of Roots Community Birth Center.