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  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - 2015 Rothenberger Lecture Murphy healthcare leadership

    8th Annual David A Rothenberger Lecture at Coffman Memorial Union Theater

    On Dec. 9th at 4:30, David D. Murphy, Interim CEO Fairview Health Services will be presenting "Healthcare leadership...advice I learned from a cow."

    Click here for the downloadable flyer

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    2015 Annual Department of Surgery Food Drive

    The Department of Surgery and The Food Group are teaming up to fight hunger. The Food Group provide healthy foods and support services to more than 200 local hunger relief agencies.

    Click here to make a donation

  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Chinnakotla leadership announcement

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Srinath Chinnakotla, MD as the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program

    He will serve as the primary liver transplant surgeon at the U of M's Masonic Children’s Hospital and the UMMC.

    Click here for the announcement

MEDSURG2 - Image free - NPRM revisions 2015 buttonNPRM for Revisions to the Common Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced proposed revisions to the regulations for protection of human subjects in research.

The NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.

Information about proposed rule changes | Comment Submission Site

Upcoming Events

November 20th-30th:

2015 Annual Food Shelf Donation Drive

The Department of Surgery will kick off its Annual Fundraiser to restock the emergency food shelves for families in need. We decided to move forward with all cash donations this year since the The Food Group can purchase 4 times as much food with the money we provide.

We’ve teamed up with The Food Group – Minnesota’s local food bank. Your generous donations helps to provide healthy foods and critical support services to more than 200 local hunger relief agencies, such as food shelves, on-site meal programs and culturally specific meal programs.

For an ever-increasing number of local families, securing healthy and nutritious food year-round is a struggle which forces many to choose between having enough food and paying rent or mortgage. In fact, the number of our elderly neighbors who must regularly choose between purchasing their medications and eating throughout the month has risen to alarming numbers!

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December 1st:

Resilience: How our Hearts Recover

Presentation by Rosemary F. Kelly, M.D.

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Latest News for the Department of Surgery

November 10th:

Dr. Hering part of a "New life for pig-to-human transplants" [Nature]

Eventually, gene editing might even eliminate the need for immunosuppression, says Bernhard Hering, a transplant surgeon at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His group is using CRISPR to create pig islets that could be transplanted without the need for drugs. Partly because of LCT’s success with encapsulated islets, many are hopeful that islet cells will be the first genetically modified tissue to make it into clinical trials, paving the regulatory pathway for the more-difficult organs. A non-profit organization has built a germ-free facility in which to raise Hering’s pigs.

Read the full Nature article here

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Surgery Patients

To schedule an initial appointment with any of our surgeons, please dial
612-624-5915 and ask for the surgeon by name. For more information on selecting a surgeon, visit the University of Minnesota Physicians website.

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