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Feature

An imperfect journey

From hotel general manager to licensed alcohol and drug counselor, this nontraditional student is seeking more of himself for the benefit of others.

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Talking with U of M

Talking processed foods with U of M

March is National Nutrition Month, an opportunity to focus on healthy and informed food choices. Job Ubbink, a professor and head of the Food Science and Nutrition Department at the University of Minnesota, answers questions about the difference between unprocessed, processed, and ultra-processed foods and how to make nutritious choices. 

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Research Brief

COVID-19 deaths during core pandemic years were likely under-counted

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. may have been under-counted during the first two years of the pandemic. A new study from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, Boston University and University of Pennsylvania, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, shows about 1.2 million excess deaths, meaning more natural-cause deaths than would have been expected, in the pandemic’s first 30 months.

Health care worker wearing a gown and surgical mask
Research Brief

Gender wage gaps persist among health care workers

Though women perform 77% of health care jobs nationally, gender wage gaps persist, potentially contributing to lower lifetime earnings for millions of women and deterring professional advancement. 

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