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Children’s Minnesota 2023 summer nurse internship program

Children’s Minnesota is now accepting applications for our 2023 summer nurse internship program! Every summer, we welcome student nurses to a 10-week paid internship at Children’s Minnesota. In this program, student nurses work full time in a clinical setting, learning from experienced registered nurses (RN) as they perform clinical tasks, and patient and family centered care.

Children’s Minnesota providers honored by March of Dimes as Heroes in Action

Three Children's Minnesota health care providers were among those honored during the March of Dimes 2022 Heroes in Action awards ceremony in Minneapolis.

Fertility preservation is possible for adolescents and young adults before cancer treatment

Cancer treatment can affect fertility, so it's important to educate patients and their families early on about possible fertility risks to help them decide if fertility preservation is possible and wanted. Preserving fertility can be very important for a young person’s long-term quality of life.

Health equity actions: understanding data disaggregation

In the Talking Pediatrics episode, “Health Equity Actions: Understanding Data Disaggregation,” guest host Adriene Thornton discusses this complex area of health equity with Dr. Nathan Chomilo, pediatrician and medical director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid and MinnesotaCare programs. Thornton is the manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota.

Dr. Anne Bendel appointed endowed chair to advance novel cancer therapies at Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Bendel, pediatric neuro-oncologist in the health system’s cancer and blood disorders program, has been named as the Harper Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Novel Therapies and Cancer Research. This honor is thanks to a generous $2 million gift by the Harper Family Foundation.

Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly

The annual list was determined by a survey of thousands of licensed doctors in the Twin Cities, based on a list provided by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

Study: new clinical guidelines result in significant decrease in hospital admissions for croup

A recent study by Dr. Gabrielle Hester, medical director of the department of value and clinical excellence and pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Minnesota, determined that most patients who need two or fewer doses of racemic epinephrine can be safely discharged from the emergency department.

Revolutionary CT scanner added to Minneapolis medical imaging department to support Children’s Minnesota cardiovascular imaging

Children’s Minnesota is introducing the new Alpha technology to our medical imaging program to help support cardiovascular imaging. The new Alpha technology will allow surgeons to see the whole heart in 3-D moving images before operating, increasing success of treatment and patient survival.

Children’s Minnesota kid expert becomes senior investigator for the EDISYN Collaboration

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Minnesota, has been named a senior investigator in the EDISYN Collaboration! Dr. Schultz explains the what's involved in being a senior investigator.

Children’s Minnesota offers cutting-edge pharmacogenomics program

The pharmacogenomics program at Children’s Minnesota is the only pediatric-focused program in the Upper Midwest and one of only a few pharmacogenomics programs in the country focused exclusively on children and adolescents. Two of the conditions most commonly referred to our pharmacogenomics program are cancer and mental health.