Ellen Schmidt

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Video: Annual Service of Gratitude memorializes individuals who donate body to science

Tears streamed down Teri Douglas’ face as she joined the full Northrop Auditorium of students, faculty, researchers and family members of the people who chose to donate their bodies through the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program.  The Service of Gratitude, which took place on Nov. 8, is an annual memorial put on by the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program which honors the individuals who donate their bodies to science. Douglas lost her wife, Colleen “Cookie” DuPay, in late September 2017 to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung condition that has no cure. After hearing from a family member who donated, the couple signed up to be whole body donors a few years earlier. 


Classes focus on native communities

After students in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health requested more classes in health disparities and health equity last spring, officials realized they needed someone with expertise in the field.   Starting this fall, American Indian publ


Tougher policies could reduce drunk driving

When states enforce stricter alcohol policies and driving laws, experts say the combination can cut the number of drunken drivers on the roads.   In a joint study between the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and Boston University released ea



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