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By ERIN MCHENRY | Photos BRIAN CARNELL | Graphics WENDY MANKE

UMN experts share disaster response experiences and explain how they're working to improve future responses.

Woman on treadmill to determine her aerobic fitness.

Metabolic Cart in action in the Signature Health and Wellness Clinic in the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center.

Driven to Discover Research Building at MN State Fair

The new Driven to Discover building brings University of Minnesota research to the State Fair and opportunities for Fairgoers to participate.

The collapsed I-35W bridge in 2007

Victims arrived by ambulance, in the backs of pick-up trucks and on foot. But quick thinking, deep expertise and a collective passion to help those in need allowed a budding trauma program to overcome the chaos and improve people's lives.

Harold Tu, D.M.D., M.D.

Faculty in the School of Dentistry are rethinking the way dentists treat pain - one less opioid at a time.

Conjoined twins Paisleigh and Paislyn were successfully separated at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

After months of interdisciplinary collaboration, reviewing state of the art 3-D imagining and models, and testing their methods, a team of 30 care providers successfully performed a pioneering surgery few experts will ever try: separating conjoined twins.

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