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Women leaders of the U of M health sciences honored

Monday, September 15, 2014

The George Family Foundation will honor Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., founder and director of the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Bobbi Daniels, M.D., CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians, for remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at their first Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders event on Tuesday, September 16.

U of M Raptor Center to celebrate 40 years, release rehabilitated birds Sept. 27

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, and the 3M Foundation invite you to observe as rehabilitated birds are released back into the wild at this year’s Fall Raptor Release on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will also mark a milestone in The Raptor’s Center 40th anniversary celebrations.

First World Suicide Report released on World Suicide Prevention Day at University of Minnesota

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created the World Suicide Report in collaboration with nations around the world. It is being released today in the USA in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day by SAVE, IASP and the University of Minnesota.

U of M researcher works to prevent disease transmission in pumas

Friday, September 5, 2014

Minnesota may not seem like the obvious place for researching disease transmission and prevention among America’s large wild felids. But through collaborations with Colorado State University, the University of Tasmania, and state and federal agencies, the University of Minnesota will soon begin work studying six wild puma populations in California and Colorado, in addition to Florida’s endangered panther. The work to study pathogens in puma populations is made possible through a new $2.14 million grant shared among the three institutions from the National Science Foundation.

U of M study: Increasing access to and awareness of doula support may be beneficial financially and medically

Friday, August 29, 2014

 A new study shows increased access to continuous labor support from a birth doula may help decrease non-indicated cesarean births among women who desire doula care. The research was conducted at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

A doula is a trained professional who provides support to women before, during, and after childbirth. This study examined who has access to doula care and the benefits of that access among a national sample of 2,400 women who gave birth in 2011-2012.