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From the dean - Summer 2011

The title and focus of our cover story on the “business” of public health are sure to make some of you uncomfortable. I hope you will take the time to read and understand what it takes to run a $100 million-plus research and education enterprise, because I think you will be impressed by our ability to be entrepreneurial and thrive in the face of major economic challenges.

As this magazine goes to press, the state Legislature is moving into a special session to address a multi-billiondollar budget deficit, which has significant financial implications for the University of Minnesota and the School of Public Health. The federal picture is only slightly less bleak, with proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health and other agencies that are major sources of funding for the school.

Read more in Advances Magazine.

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