Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: saying goodbye to "helicopter research"

Nov 4, 2019

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When you think of world-class medicine in Minnesota, you probably think of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. But Johns Hopkins has just opened up a center here in Duluth, and the new director is also an adjunct  professor here at UMD.

Not only is the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Great Lakes Hub good news for the 11 Ojibwe bands it's partnering with, Director Melissa Walls is excited about rewriting the script when it comes to research projects and tribal people.  And she's keeping her hand in as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at UMD's Center for American Indian and Minority Health and the Medical School, now second in the nation for successfully graduating Native American medical doctors, to make the most of those partnerships as well.