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U of M-Developed Safety Net Drug for Rigid Muscles Moves Ahead in Clinical Trials
A new formulation for a University of Minnesota-developed drug targeted at rare disorders is under development, with the potential to help a small number of Americans each year.

Research for Indigenous Community Health Center Summit
Nearly 160 people attended “Food, Medicine and Other Traditional Sources of Healing” at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis.

First of its Kind Study Shows Colorectal Cancer
Health Care Disparities within American Indians Over Time Between 2001-2010, American Indians had the lowest colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in the United States compared with blacks and whites, according to a study led by Assistant Professor Michelle Johnson-Jennings in an August 2014 issue of Cancer.

Students Look at National Health Policy in the U.S. and Germany (Around the Globe Special Feature) 
This summer, 10 students participated in the elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) “Comparative and International Perspectives in Pharmacy Patient Care” in Germany. Students participating in the APPE also had the opportunity to spend two days in Washington, D.C. immediately prior to leaving for Germany.

Annual Puebla Service Project
Provides Free Health Care for Patients, Unique Learning Opportunity for Students This past summer, 23 students and three preceptors provided free health screenings in Mexico as part of the annual Puebla Service Project, which is planned for and by students from the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

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