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Kaler: Embrace challenges, drive culture change to make a difference at U of M

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler called on the U community to join him in embracing a short and focused list of meaningful initiatives in the coming year in his fourth State of the University address.

Honoring Three U Innovators

Abstract of light-reflecting fibers radiating from a central area like a flower, with unfocused droplets of blue, green, and pink.

Daniel Voytas found a way to correct defective genes and insert new ones with surgical precision. Robert Vince invented the anti-HIV drug Ziagen. Kechun Zhang invented a biodegradable polyester made from sugar.

U of M president to deliver annual State of the University address

U of M president to deliver annual State of the University address

Statement on Jennifer Houle

Statement regarding disappearance of Jennifer Houle

U of M Board of Regents to provide strict oversight of improvements to human subjects research program

University of Minnesota part of new nationwide initiative to attract and retain first-year students to STEM majors

University of Minnesota selected as hub for NIH program to accelerate new inventions to the market

The University of Minnesota announced it has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of three Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) sites nationally to establish a university-wide strategic framework promoting commercialization and technology transfer in the life sciences and biomedical technology. Supported by a $3 million NIH grant with another $3 million in matching U of M funds, the university’s MIN-REACH program will provide commercial expertise and resources needed for the development and commercialization of diagnostics, therapeutics, preventive medicine and medical devices. The program will establish new industry partnerships, strengthen existing partnerships, and provide entrepreneurial, commercial-style education for innovators to accelerate the pace at which innovations reach the marketplace. It will fund between 10-20 research projects a year.

U of M Board of Regents to discuss recent action steps to improve human subjects research

At its Friday, March 27 meeting, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will consider a resolution endorsing immediate and longer-term actions outlined by President Eric Kaler to strengthen the University’s human research subjects practices, including ongoing Board oversight and monitoring.