Environmental Health Sciences
With new NIH grant, University of Minnesota study will use innovative tools to research tick-borne pathogens in the field
Research funded through a $3.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks to transform our understanding of the transmission of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens.
With $2.9 million NIH grant, U of M School of Public Health researchers will explore alcohol’s role in oral cancers
Despite the existence of strong epidemiological evidence that alcohol is a risk factor for various oral cancers, the specific mechanisms of alcohol’s carcinogenicity in the mouth and upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) remain unclear. A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota (U of M) School of Public Health (SPH) aims to address this gap by tracing alcohol’s role in oral cancers and helping to develop strategies for their early detection and prevention.
Simcik and team earns IonE Impact Goal Grant
Professor Matt Simcik and team earns an IonE Impact Goal Grant from the UMN Institute on the Environment
Talking tick season with Jon Oliver
Assistant Professor Jon Oliver answers questions about ticks in Minnesota, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find one on your body.
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.
Irina Stepanov is Now a Distinguished McKnight University Professor
The University of Minnesota has named renowned tobacco researcher Irina Stepanov a Distinguished McKnight University Professor for her global work to prevent cancer.
University of Minnesota study tests wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 virus
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.
UMN and the School of Public Health honor Marizen Ramirez
In 2021, Marizen Ramirez received a Commuity-Engaged Scholar Award and was named the Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention.
Talking tick season
Ticks, including the Lyme Disease-carrying Ixodes scapularis or deer tick, are widespread across Minnesota and 2021 is shaping up to be a bad year.