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AHC game changer: Katy Kozhimannil

Sometimes, it takes a powerful life experience to guide a person’s professional path. For Katy Kozhimannil, Ph.D., a health policy researcher in the School of Public Health, it was time spent in Mozambique as a teacher in the Peace Corps. There, she observed an alarmingly high rate of adolescent girls dropping out of school due to reproductive health issues.

After she returned to the states, Kozhimannil found sexual health issues such as teen pregnancy and lack of support at home also affecting immigrant and refugee females in Minnesota. Knowing the importance of staying in school, Kozhimannil began to devote her efforts to understanding broader patterns of health care…

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AHC game changer: Eli Coleman

This past year, the University of Minnesota positioned itself as a national leader in shaping and promoting sexual health courses in medical schools across the United States and Canada. Eli Coleman, Ph.D., director of the Program in Human Sexuality, has led this push with his vision for a required national curriculum for sexual education…

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AHC Gamechanger: Rebecca Shlafer

The rate of maternal incarceration has nearly doubled over the last two decades, raising important questions. How are families bonding and being supported? Are mothers receiving proper care? Are babies born in these conditions getting the nutrition they need? Rebecca Shlafer, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, seeks to provide answers and spark the necessary change…

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AHC Gamechanger: Michelle Johnson-Jennings

As a Choctaw tribal member, Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Ph.D., has devoted her career to giving back to the American Indian community. Each day, she looks at the health disparities that plague the population and works fervently to bridge the gaps.

After receiving her doctorate in counseling and training as an integrated primary care psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she put her efforts into full gear by founding and co-directing the College of Pharmacy’s Research for Indigenous Community Health Center on the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus…

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AHC Gamechanger: Ned Patterson

Epilepsy is a complex condition that the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Ned Patterson, Ph.D., D.V.M., seeks to dissect and understand in canines in order to improve treatment for humans…

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AHC Gamechanger: Demetris Yannopoulos

Have you ever had to resuscitate someone in cardiac arrest? Hopefully not, but if you have, Demetris Yannopoulos, M.D., probably had a say in what you did and how you did it…

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