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New scholarship program at the U of M School of Public Health aims to increase health equity and strengthen the public health workforce
Funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the “Public Health Traineeship” scholarship program focuses on addressing inequities in our public health system, improving emergency preparedness and response, and increasing the size of the public health workforce.
Safo awarded selective McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
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.
U of M School of Public Health’s Carrie Henning-Smith Elected to Two New Leadership Positions at the National Rural Health Association
Beginning this month, Henning-Smith will serve as chair of the NRHA’s Research and Education Constituency Group, and she will also serve on the NRHA’s Board of Trustees. With more than 21,000 members across the country, the NRHA is the nation’s largest professional organization focused on rural health
Rajean Moone from the U of M School of Public Health Named a “2022 Influencer in Aging” by Next Avenue
Next Avenue is a digital media publication for readers 50 and older whose mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. In naming Moone a 2022 Influencer in Aging, the publication recognized several areas of his work and research to protect the aging LGBTQ population.
Ransomware attacks on America’s health care systems more than doubled from 2016 to 2021, exposing the personal health information of millions
The report from the University of Minnesota (U of M) School of Public Health (SPH) shows that ransomware attacks on healthcare providers are not just increasing in frequency, they are also becoming more severe — exposing larger quantities of personal health information and affecting large organizations with multiple health care facilities.
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.
Study from U of M School of Public Health selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Women’s Health Issues
A study from researchers at the U of M School of Public Health (SPH) has been selected by editorial staff at the prestigious Women’s Health Issues journal as its Editor’s Choice selection for the November/December 2022 edition. The SPH study focused on the uneven distribution of maternal illness and death in the U.S., with some populations bearing substantially greater risk, including Medicaid-insured individuals, rural residents and Black and Indigenous patients.
U of M School of Public Health Launches New Undergraduate Public Health Major
he University of Minnesota Board of Regents recently approved an undergraduate major in public health, a new degree program aimed at meeting the state’s critical need for a skilled, diverse public health workforce. The new Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in public health, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2023, will be housed in the U of M’s School of Public Health (SPH).
Center for Public Health Systems at U of M School of Public Health Recognized with 2022 LPHA Partnership Award
In announcing the award, LPHA Chair Sarah Grasshuesch lauded CPHS’s work as “going above and beyond to elevate the workforce-related challenges faced by local public health.”
New study designed to improve the care of sexual and gender minority (SGM) older adults and support training of dementia-care workforce
“The study will involve the first evidence-based training for the care of SGM older adults with AD/ADRD, and the first randomized control study on this subject,” said Tetyana Shippee.