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Thousands of COVID-19 doses wasted daily as Wisconsinites don't get vaccinated

September 17, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH comments on the cause of the waste of vaccinations as the demand declines.
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FDA panel to discuss COVID booster shots, experts split on when to give them out

September 16, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Needle MD, MPH comments on the confusing information around COVID-19 booster shots. 
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MDH announces new app to provide proof of vaccine

September 15, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH describes the difference between vaccine passports and MDH's new vaccine report app. 
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Pandemic Ethics: How we think about the Rule of Rescue

September 15, 2021
This post is part of our new monthly series featuring the experts of the Center for Bioethics community. The thoughts reflected in this piece are the authors’ individual, expert opinions and do not necessarily reflect the position of the…
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New Article: COVID-19 Mortality At The Neighborhood Level: Racial And Ethnic Inequalities Deepened In Minnesota In 2020

September 15, 2021
Affiliate JP Leider, PhD, along with his colleagues, used death certificate data to characterize the association of neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage with pre-2020 mortality, COVID-19 mortality, and 2020 excess mortality in the state…
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Dr. Justin Penny joins the Clinical Ethics team!

September 14, 2021
The Center for Bioethics welcomes Dr. Justin Penny as a new member of our Clinical Ethics team. Dr. Penny joins the team part-time to provide clinical ethics services for the M Health Fairview System.
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Golden Valley professor looks to bring ‘life’s work’ to larger audience

September 8, 2021
Affiliate Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH is interviewed on her latest accomplishments as a professional focused on racial justice.
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Study of NYC vaccination rates proves validity of new structural racism measurement tool

September 2, 2021
A new research brief on the successful test of measuring structural racism in the pandemic by  University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers, including affiliate Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH. 
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Research: Black women at higher risk for preterm births during heat waves than white women

August 30, 2021
Affiliate Professor Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH comments on the disproportionate effect of extreme weather on pregnant people of color.
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Bestselling Author Ayad Akhtar Appears on New ‘Work in Progress’ Podcast

August 30, 2021
Affiliate Professor Christopher Michaelson, PhD, MA, interviews Pulitzer Prize winner Akhtar about his book on the moral foundations of capitalism in our society.