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In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded health care coverage to several million previously uninsured young adults. Research out today from the School of Public Health at the…
A new study from the School of Public Health suggests post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not only an important cause of psychological suffering but also a potential risk factor…
In a general sense, children’s television has a reputation for being politically correct, however, a new study reveals television aimed at kids contains just as many, if not more,…
Finding a new normal in the wake of disaster begins with successful incident response, a daunting task requiring strong leadership, quick decision-making, and coordination of efforts across a variety…
Faculty, staff and students in the School of Public Health investigate issues that affect populations worldwide. From research studies focused on neighborhoods in the Twin Cities to large-scale projects spanning several continents, SPH researchers look at health through a prism that includes physiology, the environment, communities, economics and policy.
Today, our researchers engage in individual studies and collaborate on projects with colleagues across the school, in various University of Minnesota colleges and departments, and at other nationally and internationally recognized institutions.
The School of Public Health boasts the third-largest research portfolio among all colleges at the University of Minnesota. SPH researchers have seen great success in securing competitively awarded research funding. In fiscal 2012 alone:
- Research grants totaling $78 million were awarded to the school and the number of awards increased 11 percent over the previous year.
- The majority of that research funding came from the National Institutes of Health. In fact, SPH researchers receive more NIH funding than any other school of public health located at a public university.
- Each SPH faculty member carries about $589,000 in research awards, making them among the most productive researchers at the UMN.
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