Professor Jeff Bender led a study team that found only white-tailed deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and there is currently no evidence the virus can be transmitted to people through handling or eating wild deer.
SPH developing industrial hygienist training and case studies for health and safety in emerging technologies
Associate Professor Susan Arnold is leading InTERACCT in designing training, continuing education, and outreach web courses geared for industrial hygienists and environmental and occupational health professionals.
University of Minnesota team announced as finalists for worldwide Cancer Grand Challenges
Mayo Professor Irina Stepanov and Medical School Professor Dorothy Hatsukami proposed creating a new global consortium to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results of using e-cigarettes.
School of Public Health awarded $10 million to lead Midwest hazardous waste training consortium
Professor Peter Raynor heads the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training, which provides 37 different courses to train workers and community residents who may be exposed to hazardous substances in nine states.
Study to examine the effect of police violence on the birth outcomes for Black infants
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman has launched a first-of-its-kind, five-year study to investigate the association between racialized police violence and the occurrence of preterm birth and low birth weight among Black infants.
Measuring structural racism in Minnesota communities
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman has started a project to develop and test the Multidimensional Measure of Structural Racism, which determines the amount of structural racism people are exposed to in communities.
Finding better ways to detect and measure infectious viruses in the air
A study led by Professor Peter Raynor found that a two-sampler approach may be necessary to detect viruses and accurately measure their concentrations. (Peter Raynor)
Measuring coronavirus infection among MN grocery store workers
Professor Craig Hedberg is recruiting 1,000 Minnesota grocery store workers for a study to see if they have antibodies for the virus causing COVID-19.
Study to evaluate genetic underpinnings of smoking and nicotine dependence in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Assistant Professor Dana Carroll is studying how quickly American Indians and Alaska Natives metabolize nicotine, how it relates to their genetic makeup, and barriers that exist to using that information to improve health.
Mapping tick-borne disease risk in Wisconsin
PhD student Austin Rau analyzed the cases of three serious — but lesser-known — tick-borne diseases in Wisconsin and found that they are increasing, moving, and varying over time across the state.
Air pollution in the U.S. declines during the COVID-19 pandemic
The pollution study by Assistant Professor Jesse Berman showed that nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter levels in the U.S. dropped during March and April compared to the same months in previous years.
Kids or teen smokers are less likely to kick the habit as adults
Research led by Professor David Jacobs found that the younger people start smoking, the more likely they are to smoke daily as an adult — even into their 40s — and the harder it will be to quit.