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News for CBS Undergraduates


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow… or Not?

Wednesday, May 1 from 10-11 a.m.
West Bank Office Building, Room 364

The School of Public Health's Epidemiology MPH program and the Minnesota Department of Health invites you to join them for this month’s Infection Disease Epidemiology in Action Speaker where Dr. James Johnson will be discussing the antimicrobial resistance of E. coli, its clonal basis, the importance of temporal trends, and recent prevalence shifts involving different resistant clones.

Run for Research 5K

Pre-Med AMSA student group will be hosting a Run for Research 5K at Coffman this upcoming April 28 at 2 p.m.! Proceeds will help support the Masonic Cancer Research Center! The cost will be $15 for UMN students/faculty and $20 for Community members; cost includes post race snacks and a t-Shirt. Payments can be made in cash or check (made out to Pre-Med AMSA) and paid the day of the event, or venmo “Ashish-Varma” with “Run for Research 5K” in the memo line.

Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. 

Please complete the nomination form if you would like to nominate your teaching assistant.

Join the CBS Ambassadors Team!

The CBS Ambassadors team is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. CBS Ambassadors support the College of Biological Sciences by promoting CBS and the University of Minnesota to prospective students and their families. Student Ambassadors will participate in student outreach initiatives, on-campus recruitment events, and first-year transition programming.

Survey on Course-related Stress

Many instructors are concerned about the mental health of their students, but most say they are not aware of how their interactions with students may influence students' stress levels.  The Faculty & Instructors Committee of the Provost’s Council on Student Mental Health and the Provost's Advisory Committee on Teaching, Learning, and Technology (PACTLT) subcommittee on Serving Students with Mental Health Concerns want to address this topic.  We would like to know how UMN students experience course-related stress so we can help faculty and other instructors become awa

New GCD Courses

GCD is offering a couple of new classes in the coming semesters!


GCD 5111: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy
Fluorescence microscopy is an essential technique to probe the inner workings of cells and tissues. You will learn hands on the inner workings of fluorescent microscopes, how to set up and acquire fluorescent images using microscopes, and how to quantitatively analyze image data using FIJI (ImageJ) software. Undergraduate students require instructor permission for enrollment.

EM & DMD Career Event

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is pleased to announce that it is co-hosting the IEM & DMD Career Event, which will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the McNamara Alumni Center during the week of the DMD Conference.