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Department News and Announcements

Click here to read the Chair's Update for February 2018.

Click here to read the Chair's Update for January 2018.

Click here to read the Chair's Update for December 2017.


Faculty, Staff, and Student Highlights

Congratulations to our University of Minnesota faculty practicing at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital for being recognized as Top Doctors, 2017-2018, by Minnesota Monthly! We are grateful for the excellent care you provide to our pediatric patients.

Dr. Raghavendra Rao was awarded a 2018 research grant by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota in the category of Discovery Science for his trial "Neuroprotection Using Human Extremely Low Gestational Age Neonate-Derived Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells in Neonatal Hemorrhagic Brain Injury." Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a statewide initiative supporting regenerative medicine research. 


In the news

Brenda Weigel, M.D.Branden Moriarity, Ph.D.David Largaespada, Ph.D.Hematology-Oncologyand Logan Spector, Ph.D.Epidemiology & Clinical Research
A new cancer treatment is in clinical trial thanks to Zach Sobiech fund. Pioneer Press

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, M.D., Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
These are the Best Foods for a Baby's Brain. Time

Michael K. Georgieff, M.D., Neonatology
Sara Jane Schwarzenberg, M.D., Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
What your baby should eat in the first 1,000 days of life. Deseret News

Mark Schleiss, M.D., Infectious Diseases and Immunology
How long are cold, flu symptoms contagious? WCCO-TV

Melena Bellin, M.D., Endocrinology
U tests new transplant treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Star Tribune, WCCO Radio, KSTP

Mark Schleiss, M.D., Infectious Disease and Immunology
Report: Flu vaccine may only be 10% effective this year. KARE-TV, WMAZ-TV