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  Aging/Geriatricssee Geriatrics/Aging
  Agricultural Safety and Health
  Duysen, Ellen Agricultural safety and health; public health      
  Poole, Jill Allergies and agriculture respiratory health disease
  Yoder, Aaron Farm and agriculture safety; machinery safety; youth safety in agriculture; feedlot safety; wearable technology
  AIDS/HIV
  Fletcher, Courtney Pharmacy/drug delivery - AIDS/HIV research
  Fox, Howard Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's, AIDS/HIV research
  Swindells, Susan Infectious diseases, AIDS/HIV
  Alzheimer's/Dementia
  Fox, Howard Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's, AIDS/HIV research
  Gendelman, Howard Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's, AIDS/HIV research
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  Arthritis/Inflammation
  Klassen, Lynell Arthritis/inflammation, rheumatology
  Michaud, Kaleb Arthritis/inflammation research, rheumatology
  Mikuls, Ted Arthritis/inflammation, rheumatology
  O'Dell, James Arthritis/inflammation, rheumatology
  Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Simulation
  Boyers, Pamela Interprofessional simulation education in health care; iEXCEL      
  Autism Spectrum Disorders
  Fisher, Wayne Autism spectrum disorders
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  Biomedical Technology
  Haider, Hani Surgery, biomedical technology - orthopedic surgery, hip and knee implant research
  Oleynikov, Dmitry Surgery, biomedical technology - noninvasive
  Biopreparedness
  Hinrichs, Steve Infectious diseases research, biopreparedness research
  Lockridge, Oksana Biopreparedness research
  Smith, Philip W. Infectious diseases, biopreparedness
  Blood Vessels
  Johanning, Jason M. Surgery - vascular surgery, blood vessels
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  Cancer
  Armitage, James Cancer - lymphoma, medical oncology, hematology
  Baljevic, Muhamed Cancer - multiple myeloma, plasma cell disorders, hematology
  Band, Hamid Cancer - breast cancer research
  Batra, Surinder Cancer - pancreatic cancer research
  Berger, Ann Cancer - breast cancer fatigue research, sleep disorders
  Borgstahl, Gloria Cancer, cell biology (basic research)
  Cowan, Ken Cancer - breast cancer, breast cancer research
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  Durden, Donald Pediatric oncology
  Ganti, Apar Cancer - lung, head and neck
  Grem, Jean Cancer - colon, pancreatic, GI tract
  Hollingsworth, Michael (Tony) Cancer - pancreatic cancer research
  Holstein, Sarah Cancer - multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, cancer drug development
  Lackner, Rudy P. Surgery, cancer - lung, esophageal
  Lunning, Matthew Cancer- lymphoma, oncology & hematology
  Rizzino, Angie Regenerative medicine, cancer research
  Schwartz, Jonathan Pediatric hematology/oncology
  Silva-Lopez, Edibaldo Cancer surgery; mastectomies; mammogram guidelines
  Vose, Julie Cancer research - lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma
  Yee, Gary C. Pharmacy/drug delivery, cancer research
  Cardiology/Heart
  Anderson, Daniel Cardiology/heart
  Baxter, Timothy Cardiology/heart - vascular surgery
  Lowes, Brian Cardiology/heart - heart failure
  Windle, John Cardiology/heart
  Zucker, Irving H. Cardiology/heart research
  Cell Biology (basic research)
  Borgstahl, Gloria Cancer, cell biology (basic research)
  Lewis, Robert Cell biology (basic research), diabetes/endocrinology
  Sharp, J. Graham Regenerative medicine, cell biology (basic research)
  Child Health/Pediatrics - see Pediatrics/Child Health
  Communication Disorders
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  Dementia/Alzheimer'ssee Alzheimer's/Dementia
  Dermatology
  Wysong, Ashley Skin cancer, Mohs surgery, skin issues related to immunosuppression      
  Diabetes/Endocrinology
  Goldner, Whitney Endocrinology; thyroid cancer
  Larsen, Jennifer Diabetes/endocrinology
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  Lewis, Robert Cell biology (basic research), diabetes/endocrinology
  Drug Delivery/Pharmacy - see Pharmacy/Drug Delivery
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  Emergency Medicine
  Cooper, Jeffrey Emergency medicine
  Muelleman, Robert Emergency medicine
  Wadman, Michael Emergency medicine - airway management, procedure training, and rural emergency medicine
  Zeger, Wesley Emergency medicine
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  Endocrinology/Diabetessee Diabetes/Endocrinology
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  Family Medicine
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  Genetics
  Abdul-Rahman, Omar Clinical genetics; fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  Rizzo, Matt Genetics - inherited metabolic diseases
  Geriatrics/Aging
  Bonasera, Stephen Geriatrics/Aging research
  Fisher, Al Geriatrics/Aging/Gerontology; palliative care
  GI Tract Disorders
  Grem, Jean Cancer - colon, pancreatic, GI tract disorders
  Mailliard, Mark GI tract disorders - hepatitis, alcohol and drug-induced liver disease
  Thompson, Jon S. Surgery - GI tract disorders
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  Heart/Cardiology - see Cardiology/Heart
  HIV/AIDS - see AIDS/HIV
  Hyperbaric Medicine 
  Cooper, Jeffrey
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  Immunology/Transplantation - see Transplantation/Immunology
  Infectious Diseases
  Bayles, Kenneth Infectious diseases - staph infection research
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  Cawcutt, Kelly Infectious diseases; critical care medicine; infection prevention; sepsis and pneumonia
  Cieslak, Ted Infectious Diseases - pediatric epidemiology, global health, bioterrorism, epidemiology
  Freifeld, Alison Infectious diseases
  Hewlett, Angela Infectious Diseases - Ebola virus disease 
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  Hinrichs, Steve Infectious diseases research, biopreparedness research
  Kalil, Andre Infectious diseases - sepsis, pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Ebola virus disease 
  Khan, Ali S. Infectious diseases, health security and preparedness
  Lawler, James Emerging infectious diseases, public health emergency preparedness, sepsis, viral hemorrhagic fevers
  Rupp, Mark Infectious diseases
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  Simonsen, Kari Infectious diseases - pediatric
  Swindells, Susan Infectious diseases, AIDS/HIV
  Inflammation/Arthritis - see Arthritis/Inflammation
 

Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer

  Dixon, Michael Technology transfer and commercialization; inventions      
 

Internal medicine

  O’Dell, David Internal medicine
  Tape, Tom Internal medicine; health care policy; opioid issues
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  Lung/Pulmonology - see Pulmonology/Lung
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  Mental Health/Psychiatrysee Psychiatry/Mental Health
  Mental Health/Psychologysee Psychology/Mental Health
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  Neurology/Stroke
  Fayad, Pierre Neurology/stroke
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  Garlinghouse, Matthew Clinical neuropsychology; brain behavior; language function post-surgery for epilepsy; cognition in cancer patients; substance use; depression, dementia; organ transplant
  Nursing
  Sebastian, Juliann Nursing
  Stamler, Lynnette Leesburg Nursing
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Occupational Therapy

  Krusen, Nancy Occupational therapy      
  Ophthalmology/Vision
  Ahmad, Iqbal Ophthalmology/vision, regenerative medicine research
  Havens, Shane Ophthalmology/vision
  Krueger, Ronald Ophthalmology/vision, refractive surgery
  Suh, Donny Pediatric eye care; 3D surgical inventions
  Thoreson, Wallace Ophthalmology/vision research
  Oral Health
  Payne, Jeffrey Oral health research - periodontics, oral and systemic disease
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  Parkinson's
  Follett, Kenneth A. Parkinson's, Surgery - neurosurgery
  Fox, Howard Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's, AIDS/HIV research
  Gendelman, Howard Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's, AIDS/HIV research
  Murman, Dan Behavioral, Cognitive and Geriatric Neurology
  Pediatrics/Child Health
  Anderson Berry, Ann Pediatrics/child health - Neonatology
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  Baldwin, Jeffrey Substance abuse, pediatrics/child health
  Evans, Joseph Pediatrics/child health - psychology/mental health
  Jones, Dwight Pediatrics/child health - Ear, Nose and Throat
  Spagnoli, Anna Pediatrics
  Pharmacy/Drug Delivery
  Dering-Anderson, Ally Pharmacy/drug delivery
  Fletcher, Courtney Pharmacy/drug delivery - AIDS/HIV research
  Klepser, Don Pharmacy/drug delivery
  Olsen, Keith Pharmacy/drug delivery; critical care medicine
  Vennerstrom, Jonathan Pharmacy/drug delivery - malaria research
  Yee, Gary C. Pharmacy/drug delivery, cancer research
 

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  Bierner, Samuel Physiatry/physical medicine/rehabilitation      
  Psychiatry/Mental Health
  Harsh, Jennifer Psychiatry/mental health - marriage and family therapy 
  Kratochvil, Christopher Psychiatry/mental health  - child, ADHD
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  Liu, Howard Psychiatry/Mental Health - child
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  Mirnics, Karoly Psychiatry/Molecular neurobiology of brain diseases
  Sikorski, Jonathon Psychiatry - wellness efforts; student counseling; resiliency; work/life balance; and stress management
  Wengel, Steven Psychiatry/mental health 
  Psychology/Mental Health
  Evans, Joseph Pediatrics/child health - psychology/mental health
  Kuhn, Brett Psychology/mental health - child sleep disorders
  Liu, Howard Pediatrics/child health - psychology/mental health
  Valleley, Rachel Pediatric and adolescent behavioral health; anxiety, OCD, tics/habits; ADHD; learning difficulties; toileting and sleep issues; Tourette integrated pediatric primary care
  Wengel, Steven Geriatric Psychiatry
  Public Health
  Estabrooks, Paul Public health
  Khan, Ali S.  Public health - infectious disease, health security and preparedness
  Romberger, Debra Pulmonology/lung, public health
  Pulmonology/Lung
  May, Sara Allergy and immunology; drug allergy; pediatric allergy; hives and angioedema; hay fever; asthma; eczema; food allergy; recurrent infections
  Poole, Jill A. Pulmonology/lung - allergies, asthma
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  Rennard, Stephen Pulmonology/lung, regenerative medicine
  Romberger, Debra Pulmonology/lung, public health
  Sisson, Joseph Pulmonology/lung
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  Regenerative Medicine
  Ahmad, Iqbal Ophthalmology/vision, regenerative medicine research
  Rennard, Stephen Pulmonology/lung, regenerative medicine
  Rizzino, Angie Regenerative medicine, cancer research
  Sarvetnick, Nora Regenerative medicine - genetics and immunology, diabetes
  Sharp, J. Graham Regenerative medicine, cell biology (basic research)
  Rheumatology
  Klassen, Lynell Arthritis/inflammation, rheumatology
  Michaud, Kaleb Arthritis/inflammation research, rheumatology
  Mikuls, Ted Arthritis/inflammation, rheumatology
  O'Dell, James Arthritis/inflammation, rheumatology
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  Sleep Disorders
  Berger, Ann Cancer - breast cancer fatigue research, sleep disorders
  Kuhn, Brett Psychology/mental health - child sleep disorders
  Summers, Michael Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy
  Sports Medicine
  Stroke/Neurology - see Neurology/Stroke
  Substance Abuse
  Baldwin, Jeffrey Substance abuse, pediatrics/child health
  Buch, Shilpa Substance abuse - NeuroAIDS, drug abuse and AIDS
  Surgery
  Abosch, Aviva Surgery - neurosurgery; epilepsy, Parkinson's, peripheral nerve pain
  Aizenberg, Michele Surgery - neurosurgery, brain tumors
  Are, Chandra Surgery - surgical oncology
  Baxter, Timothy Cardiology/heart - vascular surgery
  Cornett, Chris Orthopedic surgery (adult spine surgery; non-operative spinal treatment; sciatica; disc herniation; pinched nerves)
  Duncan, Kim F. Surgery - congenital heart defects
  Fingeret, Abbey Surgical oncology; thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal disorders; cancer; yoga and meditation
  Follett, Kenneth A. Parkinson's, Surgery - neurosurgery
  Garvin, Kevin Surgery - orthopedic surgery, hip and knee reconstruction
  Haider, Hani Surgery, biomedical technology - orthopedic surgery, hip and knee implant research
  Johanning, Jason M. Surgery - vascular surgery, blood vessels
  Lackner, Rudy P. Surgery, cancer - lung, esophageal
  LaGrange, Chad Surgery - urology
  Langnas, Alan Surgery, transplantation/immunology - liver, small bowel
  Maskin, Alexander Surgery, transplantation/immunology - uterine, kidney, pancreas
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  McBride, Corrigan L. Surgery - bariatric
  Mercer, David F. Surgery, transplantation/immunology - pediatric small bowel
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  Mercer, David W. Surgery
  Oleynikov, Dmitry Surgery, biomedical technology - noninvasive
  Reilly, Debra Surgery - plastic, reconstructive
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  Tao, Matt Sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; knee, shoulder and elbow injuries; biologic therapy
  Thayer, Sarah P. Surgery - pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers
  Thompson, Jon S. Surgery - GI tract disorders
  Thorell, William E. Surgery - neurosurgery
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  Transplantation/Immunology
  Langnas, Alan Surgery, transplantation/immunology - liver, small bowel
  Mercer, David F. Surgery, transplantation/immunology - pediatric small bowel
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  Vision/Ophthalmology - see Ophthalmology/Vision
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  Women's Health 
  Griffin, Jennifer Women's Health - breast disease
  Kinney, Sonja Women's Health - obstetrics & gynecology 
  Smith, Carl V. Women's Health - obstetrics
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