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Game Changer: Bernard Harlow

Bernard Harlow is one of the nation’s leaders in female reproductive health research, looking closely at the relationship between psychiatric disorders and reproductive function. His work is making a big impact in Twin Cities communities and has led to the largest NIH grant of its kind in his subject field.

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University of Minnesota Physicians receives two lung transplant grants for “unprecedented opportunity”

The University of Minnesota has received two grants for its involvement in the
INSPIRE and EXPAND lung transplant trials. Spearheaded by Gabriel Loor, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in the Medical School, Minnesota’s role in the multi-institutional initiatives has already been highlighted by the Midwest’s first-ever “breathing lung” transplant.

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expert-perspectives

Game Changer: Kalpna Gupta

In 1992, Kalpna Gupta moved more than 7,000 miles from her hometown of New Delhi to conduct pain research at the University of Minnesota. That’s quite a sacrifice, but Gupta said it’s worth it to be part of one of the best pain research institutions the world has to offer.

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research-and-clinical-trials

Collaborative research opens door for improved osteosarcoma treatment

About thirteen years ago, Jamie Modiano, V.M.D, Ph.D., from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, began a collaborative research process with members of the Broad Institute, Ohio State University, and North Carolina State University. The goal of the group: to understand more about Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and how it is similar between canines and humans.

Osteosarcoma is a rare disease in humans most commonly found in children. The condition is far more common in dogs, however. According to Modiano, there are about 10,000 bone cancer cases in dogs annually compared to less than 1,000 in humans.

“While the disease impacts more dogs than humans, the clinical behavior of the disease is very similar,” Modiano said.

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expert-perspectives

AHC game changer: Julie Olson

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When most kids hear that question they respond with “professional athlete,” “police officer,” or “an astronaut”. But not Julie Olson, who started conducting research at the University of Minnesota in September. From an early age she knew what she wanted to be.

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in-the-news

New knee ligament opens the door to improved treatment of ACL injuries

Why do some patients fully recover from ACL tears, while others experience continued knee problems despite surgery and rehab? Now there may be an answer.

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