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Gila Grad, a student studying gender and women's studies, religious studies, and Jewish studies, poses for a portrait on a bridge on the East Bank campus on Sunday, Dec. 9. Grad survived a suicide attempt over a year ago.
Gila Grad, a student studying gender and women's studies, religious studies, and Jewish studies, poses for a portrait on a bridge on the East Bank campus on Sunday, Dec. 9. Grad survived a suicide attempt over a year ago.

12/12/2018, 11:24pm

Student suicide tracking shows promise in prevention

Though tracking suicide numbers bolsters support for suicide prevention and outreach, it isn't a standard practice across most universities.

In August, Gila Grad marked one year since surviving a suicide attempt when she jumped from a bridge in Minneapolis.


5/4/2018, 6:09am

Nutritionist Ancel Keys, once the pride of UMN research, presents a fat problem for modern science

In 1957, Ancel Keys and a team of researchers embarked on an ambitious, global mission to reverse the heart attack epidemic through studying diet. Two decades later, Keys’ work was published in a landmark study – the Seven Countries Study. It evaluated a range of diets and was one of the first studies to pin cardiovascular disease, or CVD, to diet. The work helped define national nutrition guidelines today.