School of Public Health (SPH) Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Sandra Safo received a 2023 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, one of the most selective faculty awards at the University of Minnesota.
J. Sunil Rao joins the School of Public Health and the Masonic Cancer Center
The Gerontologist is a peer-reviewed publication of GSA, the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.
Researchers to develop a Genomic Data Commons, a central hub for sharing and harmonizing genomic data
The Genomic Data Commons will provide a local genomic data hub and set of analytic tools that will be useful for a variety of researchers throughout the University of Minnesota
Combining data to identify potential causes and treatment targets of disease
Assistant Professor Sandra Safo received a grant from the NIH to develop methods and software for combining data from multiple sources that could identify potential molecular targets — or “biomarkers” — of disease, and identify disease subtypes.
Five SPH students earn University’s student leadership awards
School of Public Health students Cory Anderson, Delaine Anderson, Alexandria Kristensen-Cabrera, Emily McGuire, and Sarah Samorodnitsky have each been awarded the President’s Student Leadership & Service Award from the University of Minnesota.
U of M researchers find that losartan is not effective in reducing COVID-19 lung injuries
The University research team — which included Division of Biostatistics researchers Joseph Koopmeiners, Thomas Murray, and Helen Voelker — found that the blood pressure medication did not protect the lungs of patients admitted with COVID-19, and had no effect on mortality.
School of Public Health launches New Public Health Data Science MPH
The new program is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds and offers the opportunity to combine public health and data science into one degree.
Wei Pan chosen for the U’s Academy for Excellence in Health Research
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.
Vaccine trials ensure they are safe and effective
Professor Joseph Koopmeiners explains how the typical three-phase clinical trial works and the ways researchers and the FDA are safely speeding up the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Can a new treatment thwart COVID-19?
A global clinical trial in hospitalized patients is looking for answers.
Discovering the genetic source of diabetes
Professors Baolin Wu and Jim Pankow are leading a new study to identify the segments of human genetic code associated with the onset of diabetes.
Linking brain function to adolescent suicide risk
Biostatistician and Assistant Professor Mark Fiecas is co-leading a study looking at the emergence of depression and suicide risk in thousands of adolescents and how it relates to the behavior of specific brain regions over time.