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Upcoming Seminar

PM SEM poster"Pharmacogenomics at Mayo Clinic: The Intersection of Patient Care and Research"
presented by Suzette J. Bielinski, MEd, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; Consultant, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
Friday, February 1
2 PM - 3 PM
5-125 Moos Tower (TC); 302 Heller Hall (Duluth via ITV)
Dr. Suzette Bielinski received a BS at the College of Saint Catherine, and a Master’s degree in Education and PhD in Epidemiology with a minor in Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota. She was a NIH Cardiovascular Disease Genetic Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota and joined Mayo Clinic in 2008. Dr. Bielinski’s research program focuses on the molecular biomarkers of cardiovascular disease with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Foundation. She is a leader of the Mayo Clinic’s RIGHT Protocol Study that is designed to implement pharmacogenomic sequence data into clinical systems to improve patient outcomes.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Pamala Jacobson received the Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/ Leader Award from the University of Minnesota Women’s Center, Office for Equity and Diversity and was honored at their Celebrating Changemakers Awards event on October 11, 2018.

This session highlighted the social and cultural challenges associated with providing care to local Native American tribes in Minnesota, who face larger health disparities than other populations.

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David Stenehjem works in the rapidly growing field of outcomes research, which guides his research on midostaurin in FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia.

Sam CallistoSamuel is a PhD Candidate in the Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology department. During his time in the program Samuel has pursued various avenues of research related to precision medicine in neuropharmacology with a focus on anti-seizure drugs.

Debra SkaarWelocome to our newest member, Debra Skaar, PharmD, FCCM.  She is an Associate Professor in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology.  Read her hio here. 

Jay's research focuses on the determination of known genetic variations within Very Important Pharmacogenes (VIPs) in the Hmong population which brings local, state-wide and regional relevance to the nationally supported NIH “Precision Medicine Initiative”.

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U scientists are teaming up with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to investigate aspects of lung cancer and nicotine metabolism from commercial tobacco use that may be unique to the American Indian populations.

Robert Straka is a President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award Collegiate Recipient. View a video of his work in the Hmong community.

Robert StrakaProfessor Robert Straka is a recipient of this year's University of Minnesota President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award - Collegiate. The award recognizes exemplary community-engaged scholarship by a faculty member whose academic career has reflected longstanding commitment to the University's definition of public engagement.

See the FOX21 story on how The School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Duluth is discussing populations with health disparities.

Experts on campus are addressing how native american and rural communities could receive better medical attention.



Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy

The 2018 Pharmacogenomics Conference on June 22 was at capacity with over 310 registrants in attendance.  Topics included: cancer somatic mutations and selection of targeted therapies, emerging PGx areas.  Read about the event here

Precision Medicine Conference 2016 Pictures and Speaker Videos