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Goh convenes panel of Twin Cities area mental health providers for community forum on Somali and East African mental health

Dr. Michael Goh,  associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), convened and chaired a panel of eight mental health providers from clinics and agencies around the Twin Cities area for a community forum on Somali and East African mental health on April 10 at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement (UROC) […]

ICD doctoral candidate, colleagues find that iron deficiency can predict lower IQ in children adopted from institutional settings

Jena Doom, doctoral candidate (ICD), working with Megan Gunnar, Regents Professor and Director, both at the Institute of Child Development, and colleagues, have found that iron deficiency predicts lower IQ scores and poor higher thinking skills in children who have been adopted from institutional settings like orphanages. Doom and colleagues conducted the longitudinal study using data […]

Kinesiology research spurs an unlikely collaboration between horses and humans

Recently, University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center and the School of Kinesiology’s Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) have combined forces to study what is known as shivers in horses. Shivers is a neuromuscular equine disease that hinders horses ability to lift their heir legs and walk backwards.  The collaboration occurred after equine researcher Stephanie Valberg, […]