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Physicians Sought for Medical Cannabis Task Force
MMA members are encouraged to apply for three health care provider positions on a state-run task force on medical cannabis therapeutic research. The first meeting will be held before Aug. 1. Read more here.
Annual Conference Adds Speaker on Digital Brands
Farris Timimi, M.D., medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, will discuss "digital brands" at this year's Annual Conference, Sept. 19 and 20 at Madden's on the Lake in Brainerd. Read more here.
Prediabetes Management Webinar Set for June 25

In an effort to raise awareness among physicians about effective prediabetes management, the MMA will co-host a free webinar on June 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Read more here.

CMS Sunshine Act Website Now Open

As of June 1, physicians can go online to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) website to register for the Open Payments (formerly known as the Sunshine Act) program. Read more here.

New Report Examines EHRs and Health Equity

A new report examines the impact electronic health records and staff training have on using data on patients' race, ethnicity and language to improve health equity. Read more here.

Member Makes Global Top 100 List in Ophthalmology

MMA member Richard Lindstrom, M.D., has been named as the fourth most influential person in the field of ophthalmology internationally, and the first in the United States, by The Ophthalmologist, a United Kingdom-based industry publication. Read more here.

Two Members Recognized in 50 Most Influential List

Two MMA members have been named to Modern Healthcare's "50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders" for 2014. John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic ranks no. 2 and Richard Migliori, M.D., executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer with UnitedHealth Group ranks no. 32.
The MMA Podcast
The MMA Podcast
Despite Minnesota's reputation for first-rate health care facilities and innovation, we are lagging behind in terms of health disparities. Policy Analyst Juliana Milhofer discusses the June 17 forum the MMA is hosting on the subject. Listen here.  
Minnesota Medicine

May 2014     

Surviving the shortfall
Decreased research funding from traditional sources has led some investigators to get creative.



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