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University of Minnesota receives $2.4 million from Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to create skin for human patients

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The University of Minnesota has been awarded $2.4 million from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for research aimed at creating new skin for use in patients.

Among its many applications, the skin would be used to treat burns, repair congenital defects, heal injuries caused by accidents or sustained in combat and reconstruct skin damaged by cancer therapies.  

UMN cancer researcher named National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeffrey Miller, M.D., deputy director of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, has been awarded over $6 million by the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator program.  The  selection process is highly competitive and Miller is one of fewer than 50 this fiscal year to receive the award - and the only in Minnesota. 

The award is designed to give outstanding researchers the freedom to take more risks, to be more adventurous in their line of inquiry, and to provide a sufficient amount of time to develop new techniques by providing seven years of financial support.

State-level prior approval authority over health insurance rates in the individual market from 2010 to 2013 was associated with a 10 percentage point lower rate of increase in premiums

Monday, August 3, 2015

 A new study published today  found state-level prior approval authority over individual market health insurance rates were in effect from 2010 to 2013 was associated a 10 percentage point lower rate of increase in premiums.

The research was published in the August issue ofHealth Affairs, and was conducted at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

Study: Drug manufacturers delay reporting serious adverse events to the FDA

Monday, July 27, 2015

A new study published today found drug manufacturers delay reporting serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In particular, adverse events with a patient death were more likely to be delayed relative to non-death outcomes.

The research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine and was a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

$1.7M HRSA grant to help UMN School of Dentistry reduce oral health disparities in rural communities

Monday, July 20, 2015

A grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health will fund a five-year program called the Minnesota Collaborative Rural Oral Health Project (MN-CROHP), led by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

The initiative, MN-CROHP, aims to expand access to care in underserved rural Minnesotacommunities by integrating interprofessional education and using more mid-level providers.