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U of M researcher: Supplemental Medicare coverage leads to significantly higher rates of overall spending growth over time

Monday, May 6, 2013

In the first empirical study of the role supplemental insurance coverage might play in Medicare spending growth, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School found that employer-sponsored and self-purchased supplemental coverage were associated with annual spending growth rates of 7.17 percent and 7.18 percent, respectively, compared to 6.08 percent for beneficiaries without supplemental coverage.

U of M researchers conduct world’s first cord blood transplant aimed at curing Leukemia and HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today, University of Minnesota physicians will perform the world’s first cord blood transplant designed specifically to cure a pediatric patient of HIV/AIDS and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

The procedure will take place at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and will be completed by a clinical team composed of transplant physicians Michael Verneris, M.D., and John Wagner, M.D., of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, and HIV/AIDS infectious disease specialist Timothy Schacker, M.D.