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Impact Stories

January 9, 2017

Molleysa Yang, ’20, wants to be a doctor. A biology major and Spanish minor, she’s learned more about what that means in a Future Physicians class. “They talk... Read more »

January 5, 2017

No child wants to spend the holidays in the hospital. But thanks to generous people in our community, including Minnesota sports figures and grateful patients... Read more »

December 8, 2016

At  the U of M, a focus on precision agriculture is changing the way we look at... Read more »

November 28, 2016

Nearly three years ago, Ray Hunke’s cardiologist gave him six months to live. 

“The doc walked in and said, ‘Ray, I’ve got bad news for you. We can’t... Read more »

November 28, 2016

 When Jamesy Raffone was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in 2013, his parents, Jim and Karen Raffone, were devastated. They felt helpless. ... Read more »

November 28, 2016

In a groundbreaking University of Minnesota study, researchers found that artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab can grow with a recipient. The... Read more »

November 8, 2016

How can we stop Alzheimer’s disease? It’s a question that has challenged University of Minnesota neuroscientist Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D., for her entire... Read more »

November 8, 2016

A rhyme coined by a Canadian neuropsychologist in the 1940s—“neurons that fire together, wire together”—may yield an important clue to unlocking the mystery of... Read more »

November 8, 2016

The University of Minnesota Foundation's Vision 2017 fundraising campaign to advance medicine and promote health at the University of Minnesota, including... Read more »

November 8, 2016

Lawrence Schut, M.D., was just a scared 5-year-old when he first heard the word “ataxia.” He’d just seen his father’s cousin Alice battle through a choking... Read more »

October 4, 2016

As  a critical care physician at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Gwen Fischer, M.D., frequently spent hours jerry-rigging adult medical... Read more »

October 4, 2016

As  home to the state’s largest pediatric behavioral health system, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital fills a critical need in children’s... Read more »

October 4, 2016

When Emerson Hatch first visited Dana Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Minnesota Adoption Medicine Clinic, she was almost 2 years old and weighed... Read more »

September 6, 2016

Fifteen years after the tragedy of September 11, a University of Minnesota program honoring a 9/11 hero keeps his legacy alive.... Read more »

August 24, 2016

Perry Hackett, Ph.D., would have hated to see all his team’s work go to waste.

The University of Minnesota professor was charged by the Minnesota... Read more »

August 24, 2016

The exploding accessibility of DNA and other data that can help shed light on childhood cancers makes epidemiologist Logan Spector, Ph.D., think of a certain ’... Read more »