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Fighting addiction close to home

Laura Palombi

U of M pharmacists are mobilizing communities to fight the opioid epidemic in Northern Minnesota.

UMN School of Public Health researcher awarded $6.5M from NIH

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Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer will study eating and weight-related problems in adolescents and young adults.

Research Brief: Older adults often prescribed meds linked to higher side effect risks

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The research team investigated whether prescribing patterns of high-risk anticholinergic drugs have changed over time.

Opioids not superior pain relievers

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A U-led study lends no support to preference for opioid pain relievers.

Ending addiction in our communities

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The College of Pharmacy is preparing students to fight the opioid crisis in our communities.

A look inside the lives of hospitalized children and their families

3-year-old Maverick Koll and his family were one of seven families to participate in the second "Perspectives" project at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

“There I was in this quiet, private nursery, holding and staring at these three infants and they were mine.”

Weighing in on the opioid crisis

Roon Makhtal.

Roon Makhtal is researching ways to meet the opioid epidemic in Minnesota.

Research Brief: Rural maternity care losses lead to childbirth risks

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When families in rural counties lose maternity services, risks related to childbirth rise for mothers and babies.

Minnesota Partnership awards five new research grants for collaborative projects

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The state-funded grants for UMN/Mayo research team science proposals total just under $5 million.

Combating back pain without opioids

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A new grant is helping the U of M to study non-drug approaches to alleviating chronic back pain.

Research Brief: Non-invasive brain stimulation could help treat cerebral palsy


The first-of-its-kind study could shape future treatments and research.

University of Minnesota breaks ground on Health Sciences Education Center

Health Sciences Education Center HSEC

Gov. Dayton and other policymakers joined University of Minnesota leaders to officially break ground on the HSEC.