April 28, 2021 – UMN News


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U of M and Launch Minnesota create Discovery Launchpad MN startup incubator

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The University of Minnesota and Launch Minnesota announced a new startup incubator program that provides one-on-one coaching to help accelerate the growth of early-stage companies. Discovery Launchpad MN, operated by the U of M Technology Commercialization Venture Center and funded by the state’s Launch Minnesota program, offers a unique opportunity for startups that have previously received an Innovation Grant from Launch Minnesota to set their companies up for greater success. 


Teaching with Technology Retreat

Vice Provost Rebecca Ropers and Academic Technology Support Service invite instructors to attend one or more sessions of the Teaching with Technology Retreat in this short video (2: 57). The retreat’s half-day online workshops are informed both by Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design and insights learned from faculty and student focus groups asked about their experiences teaching and learning remotely since March 2020. Topics will showcase successful practices and provide strategies to implement in summer or fall courses. See retreat topics and enroll in one or more sessions.  

New findings suggest organ tissues become increasingly immune throughout life

A study by University of Minnesota Medical School researchers offers new ways to think about the immune system. The research, which indicates organ tissues become increasingly immune throughout life, may begin to alter fundamental ideas regarding the rules of vaccination and the immune system’s function within the body.

Microglia, Stockholm syndrome and miraculous cures in glioblastoma patients

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Despite access to some of the best possible medical care in the world, Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy both died within 18 months of their diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. While this deadly outcome typifies the nature of this disease, some glioblastoma patients see exceptional benefits from chemotherapy and survive beyond expectations. Why this happens has been revealed in a new study by University of Minnesota researchers.


M Simulation partners with Howard University to further DEI efforts in standardized patient training

M Simulation is collaborating with Howard University to implement and study the effectiveness of a multi-site DEI training program for standardized patients (SPs). Their goal is to raise awareness of SPs implicit bias as a beginning step in creating processes that include a DEI lens on simulation-based health professional education.

Plugging the ‘leaky pipe’ in primary care

The “leaky pipe” in primary care is not unknown to the healthcare industry. A study revealed that of 17,000 medical degree graduates, 41 percent matched into primary care—but only 22 percent of those followed through to the field. Six graduating residents—all of whom will remain in Minnesota to pursue careers in primary care—share what inspired them during their training at the U of M Medical School.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute seeks student instructors

Each year, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies offers paid, short-term teaching opportunities for University of Minnesota graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The OLLI Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage interested students to apply. The application deadline is May 25.   

Research Brief: Improving drug efficacy against prostate cancer and related bone growths

Researcher Hongbo Pang has led a study on improving the efficacy of nucleotide-based drugs against prostate cancer and bone metastasis. Pang and his research team looked at whether liposomes, when integrated with the iRGD peptide, will help concentrate antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) into primary prostate tumors and its bone metastases. Additional recent Research Briefs include “New method preserves viable fruit fly embryos in liquid nitrogen” and “Star employees and high performers positively impact peers up to a point.”

Online leadership development program for individual contributors

Discover your leadership potential and build your skills through the online Leading on All Levels leadership program. Whether you informally manage projects or are looking to advance your career, this course will help individual contributors systemwide to learn about their strengths and how to use them to progress in their leadership journey. Leading on All Levels consists of six live virtual-learning sessions and begins on June 23. Learn more and apply. 

May 5-6 – Best Practices in Health Sciences Education

This annual event brings together educators, administrators, learners, and thought leaders to share cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in health sciences education. The 2021 theme focuses on intersectionality in health sciences education—how faculty, staff, students, and practitioners can be organizational change agents in dismantling privilege in the classroom and beyond. Registration is free and open to all.

U of M featured virtual events

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Apr. 29 – Mending Hour 

Apr. 29 – Accessible Presentations 

May 3 – Mindful Mondays 

May 4 – Money in Elections Matters  

May 6 – Build your course: Gradebook 


May 6 – Minnesota’s Growing Political Diversity

Through June 1 – Online Teaching & Design Program 

Through June 14 – Birds of a Feather in the Reedy Gallery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Through June 15 – Activity kit to go – Let’s Get Growing: Green Thumb Garden Club 

See the full Events Calendar > 

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