Research milestone, award-winning startups, rural broadband
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UMN Research Enterprise Surpasses Billion-Dollar Milestone


Record research expenditures show the magnitude of University efforts to advance knowledge and develop new technologies that benefit the public good.

UMN Startup BlueCube Bio Takes MN Cup Grand Prize


The startup, based on College of Science and Engineering research, is developing a nontoxic method of preserving biological cells.

Neural Harmony: Syncing the Brain to Treat Mental Health Conditions


Researchers are working to develop a medical device that treats psychiatric disorders by adjusting the patterns of activity in certain brain circuits.

Finding a Connection: Broadband Access a Barrier to Remote Learning


As students and schools depend on remote learning, a Carlson School researcher is studying how to make reliable internet connections more accessible.

Nonprofit Startup Gets Unused Medications to Minnesotans in Need


Student-founded RoundtableRx sources unexpired medications from health care facilities across the state to help people who can't afford their prescriptions.

An Ethical Roadmap for Breakthrough MRI Technology


As a portable, cloud-connected MRI scanner moves closer to completion, researchers are developing guidelines for the ethical use of this new technology.


Ongoing Study Could Help Minnesota Farmers Use Manure More Efficiently

Documentary: Jingle Dress Dancers in the Modern World

Research Leads to New Information About Bats and Insects

Researchers 3D Print Lifelike Heart Valve Models

Unraveling the Paradox

Watch Out for Jumping Worms


Resilience Part I: First Principles
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CDT)

This online, interactive workshop will be led by Michelle Lamere, MPA, ACC, CDWF, assistant director of education programs for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Learning objectives:
  • Define and identify the first principles of resilience
  • Explore practices to help calm the nervous system
  • Develop a personalized plan to support and strengthen resilience
Due to its interactive nature, this workshop will not be recorded.

Zoom meeting information will be provided upon workshop registration.

Learn more and register to attend.

This seminar is part of an ongoing seminar series by CTSI that offers learning opportunities for faculty, staff, trainees, and students on a variety of research-related topics. 


Reconciling Research and Treatment: Seeking Answers & Saving Lives
Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CDT)

COVID-19 presents tremendous challenges for researchers as they evaluate the efficacy and safety of medical interventions while also meeting the pressing clinical needs of their patients.
Join our expert panelists as they discuss how to balance the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients with the need for clinical trials; how past pandemics, like the Ebola crisis, may provide insights into COVID-19; and other issues related to research and treatment. Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of UMN’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) will moderate the conversation.
This webinar is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the event or register to attend.


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