Fireside Chats

The Fireside Chats with the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement are free monthly sessions intended to educate community audiences on cancer, research, and health-related topics presented by experts in easy-to-understand language followed by a discussion that allows for community members to engage in casual conversations with experts from the University and/or the local community with a moderator.

Upcoming Fireside Chat

Curious about how scientific discoveries become real-world therapies? Join us for an insightful Fireside Chat on translational research featuring physician-scientist Manish Patel, DO, and Deepa Kolaseri, PhD, scientific director of translation. In this Fireside Chat, we'll explore the journey of translational research from the laboratory to patient care, highlighting its importance and impact on healthcare advancements.

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University of Minnesota Wellbeing Program Points

If you are a University of Minnesota employee or spouse enrolled in the Wellbeing Program and have questions regarding earning wellbeing points for attending the Fireside Chats, please email with your questions.