Despite evidence demonstrating that the environment around us can drive the obesity trend – our schools, workplaces, communities, the food and beverage industry and even the media – most Americans believe that the solution to the obesity epidemic continues to rest with obese individuals themselves.
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The University of Minnesota has several experts who can discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on health reform. Many of these are faculty members and researchers from the School of Public Health.
Watch My Life: Linda Kahn Watch on our YouTube channel Linda Kahn returned to graduate school in public health because eventually she wants to work for an organization that helps improve the health of people living in disadvantaged communities. Her experiences at the University of Minnesota, inside and outside the classroom, are preparing her to [...]
More than 225 University of Minnesota students earned public health degrees in 2012, and the U of M’s School of Public Health honored the graduates during its annual commencement ceremony, held this year at Mariucci Arena. The commencement address was delivered by Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs for [...]
More than 150 students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended Taste Diversity 2012 on March 28, making for another successful event, said Diversity Coordinator Sherlonde Clarke. Sponsored by the Dean’s Office and organized by the Student Senate Diversity Committee, this was the sixth annual Taste Diversity celebration. This year’s theme was Africa. “The Student Senate Diversity Committee [...]
Learn about 2012 Research Day at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health through the lens of our dean, John Finnegan.
While serving as a community health volunteer in rural Ecuador as part of her Peace Corps experience, Samantha Mills made a decision: She would pursue a degree and a career in public health at the University of Minnesota.
The economy is recovering, but the percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance remains as high now as it did two years ago at the official end of the great recession. That’s according to findings from the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota.
The location and design of nutrition labels on food packages — first introduced 20 years ago — has come into question based on a new University of Minnesota study that used eye-tracking technology to objectively measure whether or not consumers read the labels.
University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen Kaler, visited the School of Public Health as part of a campus crawl during Inauguration Week. The Sept. 19 tour, led by Dean John Finnegan, focused on the broad research excellence at the SPH and the educational opportunities for students. Watch a video about the [...]