On September 7, 2017, the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, announced the school’s largest donation: $10 million from an anonymous donor to establish the World Class Native American Research Center of Excellence. The gift will fund the center’s mission of collaborating with American Indian and Alaska Native communities by creating a positive impact on their health through research, leadership, and education.
“Minnesota has some of the best health outcomes and yet we know that we have some of the largest health disparities,” says Paula Termuhlen, regional campus dean. “The idea of creating the research center around all things Native American in regard to health and science is something that we’re really excited about.”
Photo: Melissa Walls, associate professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus (courtesy Clint Austin, Duluth News Tribune)
- The U is renaming two health-focused centers to honor Earl E. Bakken's support of the University and his field-shaping legacy.
- The U of M and 3M have announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship of Gopher Athletics, which includes the naming rights to Mariucci Arena.
- A gift from the Tawani Foundation supports the Program in Human Sexuality and serves as an incentive for additional gifts.
- A $25 million gift from the Robina Foundation will fund the Law School's newly named James H. Binger Center for New Americans.