School of Medicine building on the Duluth campusThe Department of Biomedical Sciences contributes to the mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth campus to be a leader in:

  • educating physicians dedicated to family medicine,
  • to serve the healthcare needs of rural Minnesota and American Indian communities,
  • and discover and disseminate knowledge through research.

The Biomedical Sciences Department engages fully in the mission through research with a cadre of experts in the wide range of topics required to be taught during years one and two of the medical school curriculum.



Research Symposium

Dr. Joslynn Lee    Dr. Aubie Shaw   Dr. Sarah Lacher

The 2nd Annual Aufderheide Memorial Lecture and Student Research Symposium was held April 18th in the Medical School, Duluth Campus.

Presenters included an introduction by Dr. Geoff Witrak, research talks by Drs. Aubie Shaw (Zimmer Lab), Joslynn Lee and Sarah Lacher (Slattery Lab) -- three post-doctoral scholars in the Biomedical Sciences Department, and medical students Brent Schotl and Alana Jackson.  Keynote by Dr. Scott Mikesell was focused on cardiology clinical research.

A poster session was conducted throughout the event highlighting research actively conducted in the medical school.

The Late Dr. Art Auferderheide and Mary Aufderheide have been cherished members of the medical school contributing to past and current efforts to promote excellence in research.  Mrs. Auferderheide actively participated in the Symposium.



Native American Faculty Development Program

On-site faculty development program for Native Americans interested in the biomedical sciences desiring to be tenure track faculty candidates.

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Research Seminar Series

This series is a joint venture by Medical School, Duluth campus and College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus.  During the academic year, seminars are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Room 130 Medical School Duluth.

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