Ecological research, clinical trials, industry collaboration
October 2020  •  Read online

Global Nutrient Study Explores Ecosystem Change, Fuels Learning


At 140 sites in 26 countries across the globe, Nutrient Network researchers are working to understand how human activities are changing grassland ecosystems.

Understanding Clinical Trials: COVID-19 & Hydroxychloroquine


As researchers explore treatments for COVID-19, it's important for the public to understand the difference between clinical trials and clinical care.

A New Starting Point for Industry to Engage with the U


A new online portal serves as the University's front door for companies looking to collaborate on research, license technologies, and more.

Spotting Metastasis Before it Starts


A researcher has identified characteristics that separate invasive cancer cells from metastatic cells that are gearing up to spread to distant organs.

UMN App Helps First Responders Manage Compassion Fatigue


The First Responder Toolkit helps professionals in high-stress roles avoid personal burnout, reduced feelings of empathy, and poorer job performance.


UMN Develops AI Algorithm to Analyze Chest X-Rays for COVID-19

COVID-19 Negatively Impacting Well-Being, Say US Adults

UMN Launches the “Immigrants in COVID America” Project

Researchers 3D Print Unique Micro-Scale Fluid Channels Used for Medical Testing

New Global Temperature Data Will Inform Study of Climate Impacts on Health, Agriculture

US Department of Defense Awards $87.5 Million to Create a New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Sited at the UMN


Inclusive Innovators Forum
Friday, November 13, 2020  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
This is the first session in a series that runs through January 2021.

The Inclusive Innovators Network is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative to build the commercialization confidence, connections, and capabilities of diverse, high-potential early-career researchers. The program is seeking 15-20 All But Dissertation (ABD) doctoral candidates, postdocs/fellows, and junior faculty whose gender, race, and/or ethnicity is underrepresented in technology commercialization. The deadline to apply is Nov. 6; the program starts on Nov. 13. For more information, contact Carla Pavone,

Apply to participate in the series 


The ABCs of Industry Agreements
Friday, November 13, 2020  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CDT)

Join UMN Technology Commercialization for a webinar on the ABCs of Industry Agreements. Learn how to navigate the types of agreements needed to partner with industry on sponsored research projects and find out who at the U can help.

Learn more and register to attend


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