PhD candidate Serena Xiong was awarded the 2021 student Outstanding Community Service Award by the University’s Office of Public Engagement for her work with the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center.
The University of Minnesota awarded Professor Katy Backes Kozhimannil a Distinguished McKnight University Professorship for her scholarship, leadership, and impact in advancing healthy lives and greater equity in rural places and communities.
The University of Minnesota awarded Associate Professor Rebecca Wurtz with its highest education honor.
Biostatistics Professor Wei Pan has been given the University’s highest recognition of health-related research — membership in the Academy for Excellence in Health Research.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman has been named to Twin Cities Business’ list of people who will lead the community out of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a business climate increasingly defined by its commitment to equity.
Professor Emeritus William Toscano has received the Award for Global Engagement from the University’s Global Programs & Strategy Alliance.
The University of Minnesota has awarded School of Public Health (SPH) Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer one of its highest faculty honors: a McKnight Presidential Endowed Professorship.
The team of Alina Okamoto, Malik Williams, and Moriam Yarrow created a three-component digital strategy for treating hypertensive patients in the Houston, TX area.
Professor Katy Kozhimannil’s work is driving policy change to reduce rising maternal mortality rates in rural populations and address structural racism in healthcare.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman received AcademyHealth’s Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award for her reproductive health equity research focusing on how racism creates health inequities.
Assistant Professor Jaime Slaughter-Acey earned a a Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Award for her study “Skin tone matters: Racial microaggression and delayed prenatal care.”
Being named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor will give Melissa Laska an added opportunity to support communities in eating healthy foods.