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This Fourth of July, millions of Americans will conscientiously slather on sunscreens before heading out for fun in the sun at beaches and picnics. For decades, we’ve been advised…
A new study from the School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, found racial differences in nursing home residents’ quality of life (QOL)….
In a recent study at the University of Minnesota, researchers found that despite painful symptoms associated with vulvodynia, the disorder ultimately had little effect on a woman’s decision to…
The results from a new University of Minnesota-sponsored global HIV study show that when it comes to beginning drug treatments, the sooner patients start, the better—and the discovery could…
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.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Research
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