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Q&A: Supporting mental health treatment during and after incarceration

It’s estimated 26 percent of jail inmates suffer from mental illness or some sort of serious psychiatric distress. But a survey from the College of Pharmacy, Duluth, found many jails don’t have the infrastructure or planning in place to support those inmates, particularly upon release.

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Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility’s Uganda hub exposes students to global health research

Amy Tran, Pharm.D., M.P.H. student leads a lecture at Makarere University.

The University of Minnesota’s Uganda hub creates valuable research partnerships and creates opportunities for students to explore global health research. It allowed Amy Tran, Pharm.D., M.P.H. student, global health experience under the mentorship of a Ugandan pharmacist and UMN assistant professor Melanie Nicol.

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research-and-clinical-trials

Unfamiliarity with naloxone rules leads to low prescribing rates among MN providers

A survey from the College of Pharmacy found that many Minnesota providers don’t fully understand naloxone legislation, and many remain wary to prescribe it. The results were recently published in Substance Abuse.

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news-and-notes

Community-University Health Care Center receives national award; only center of its kind in Minnesota to be recognized

The Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) has received special funding from the National Association of Community Health Centers. CUHCC was the only federally-qualified health center in Minnesota to receive the award.

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research-and-clinical-trials

More seniors taking inappropriate antidepressants, College of Pharmacy study finds

Antidepressant prescriptions for the elderly nearly doubled over a ten-year period, according to a recent study from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy. But, many of those prescriptions were inappropriate and exposed seniors to unnecessary risks and adverse effects.

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research-and-clinical-trials

Research Snapshot: A detailed look at HTLV-1, the retrovirus that causes T-cell Leukemia

It is generally believed that virus particles need to be fully formed to transmit a virus. But a recent study by researchers in the Academic Health Center’s Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) shows this may not be the case.

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