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College campuses are places where students not only feed their minds, but also their bodies—and possibly engrain good and bad eating habits in the process. Plenty of recent attention…
Tetyana Shippee is senior author of this research study. Lesley Weaver prepared this summary as a class assignment for Public Health 8802, Health Policy Applications taught by Lynn Blewett,…
New mothers returning home from the hospital are often asked “did you have a good birth?” It’s an open-ended question that’s influenced by a lot of factors. But what…
Pre-doctoral health sciences students (PhD, MD, DDS, PharmD) who are interested in clinical or translational research are encouraged to apply for the summer Advanced Research Program (ARP). The mentored…
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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