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U of M College of Pharmacy dean Marilyn K. Speedie receives highest honor in pharmacy

Marilyn K. Speedie, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D., Dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the 2014 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Speedie was selected in recognition of the professional achievements, innovations and advancements she has contributed to the pharmacy profession.

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U of M wins several awards at Leaders in Health Care Awards event

Last night the University of Minnesota won three awards at the Leaders in Health Care Awards event hosted by Minnesota Business Magazine. The awards are dedicated to those who are leading the way in Minnesota’s health care industry.

Winners from the University of Minnesota include:

  • Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics and Director of the Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota (Category: Change Agent). This award recognizes an individual who is driving advancements in discovery and innovation through research, delivery of care, or a new procedure.
  • Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School (Category: Education and Workforce Development). This award recognizes goes to an organization significantly helping to engage and train workers for the future of Minnesota’s health care industry.

The late Theodore Thompson, M.D., was the winner of the Lifetime Achievement category. This award goes to an individual who has made major accomplishments in Minnesota’s health care industry over two or more decades.

Video Guidance, the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital video conferencing partner, also won an award in the Software/Web category. This award recognizes a Minnesota-based company that has launched software or an online service that is innovative, effective, and targeted at the health care industry.

For a complete list of finalists and winners please visit here.

Congrats to all the finalists and winners!

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U of M up for several Leaders in Health Care Awards

Today, Minnesota Business Magazine will announce the Leaders in Health Care Awards recipients and the University of Minnesota and Amplatz Children’s Hospital are finalists in several categories including:

  • Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics and Director of the Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota (Category: Change Agent)
  • Michael Verneris, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, University of Minnesota (Category: Health Care Practitioner)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Intensive Treatment Center, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital (Category: Interior Design/Architecture Project)
  • Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School (Category: Education and Workforce Development)
  • Video Guidance (Category: Software/Web)

In addition to these award finalists, the late Theodore Thompson, M.D., is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement category.

Finalists will be profiled in an upcoming article in the November 2013 edition of Minnesota Business Magazine. For a complete list of finalists please visit here.

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Two U of M researchers honored with prestigious NIH awards

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently recognized two University of Minnesota doctors for excellence in biomedical research. Demetris Yannopoulos, M.D., a Lillehei Heart Institute researcher and interventional cardiologist with University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview, received the Transformative Research award and Anna Tischler, Ph.D., a microbiologist within the University of Minnesota Medical School, was honored with the New Innovator award.

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College of Pharmacy receives noteworthy community service award

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has been selected to receive the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for demonstrating a major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research.

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U of M’s Dr. Bruce Blazar lauded for his efforts to advance bone marrow transplantation

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has honored University of Minnesota Medical School blood and marrow transplant specialist Bruce R. Blazar, M.D., with the 2012 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for his significant advances in the field of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and adoptive immunotherapy.

The Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize, named for the late Ernest Beutler, M.D., a past president of ASH and physician-scientist for more than 50 years, is a two-part lectureship that recognizes major translational advances related to a single topic. The award honors two individuals, one who has enabled advances in basic science and another for achievements in clinical science or translational research.

This year’s second winner is  Carl H. June, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania.

Blazar is the Regent’s Professor of pediatrics, chief of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, and Andersen Chair in Transplantation Immunology at the University of Minnesota.  He’s internationally recognized as one of the foremost physician-scientists in the field of BMT and also serves as founding director of both the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Center for Translational Medicine.

Through his research, Blazar has made seminal contributions in dissecting the mechanisms underlying graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), a major complication of BMT, that have been instrumental in advancing the field. His studies have resulted in pivotal trials, bringing novel pharmaceutical agents, proteins, and cell therapies to the clinic.

Congratulations to Dr. Blazar, from everyone at Health Talk.

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