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An image of a newborn baby touching its ear

Spotting CMV

Thanks in part to a U of M professor, a common cause of hearing loss in infants is now part of routine newborn screening in Minnesota.

Isabelle Morris writes on a sheet of paper while another person looks on.

Autistic, not sorry

Isabelle Morris is using her lived experience of autism to shape the future of autism research.


A butterfly rests on a pink echinacea coneflower

Design to save pollinators

With pollinator populations on the decline, a Minnesota program is drawing on U of M expertise to make it easier for Minnesotans to incorporate pollinator-friendly plants.

Quincy Gu, in tan blazer, stand in front of a nondescript building.

Catching cancer with AI

A graduate student builds a technology to improve the detection of melanoma and colorectal cancer. 

Miguel Anselmo on a hike in the mountains

Persistence, passion, and purpose

Student Miguel Anselmo’s time as an undergraduate was marked by both growth and grief, but it put him on the path to finding his passion.

Hannah Lichtsinn

The doctor and the policy person

After years of practicing medicine, Hannah Lichtsinn is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs to help lead change on big societal issues.

Liz Pluhar and Michael Olin pose with a canine patient named Gidget. Photo by Brady Willette.

Cutting down cancer

Years of research collaboration has produced successful therapies for brain cancer in dogs and laid the foundation for human treatment.

Zamzam Dini in a photo with members of the Organization for Women Empowerment NGO.

Leadership in Liberia

Grad student Zamzam Dini’s efforts abroad provide insights into how best to support immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota.