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Activities, education and empowerment at University of Minnesota Health State Fair booth

Check out the University of Minnesota Health schedule of events, activities and speakers for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
University of Minnesota Health has plenty of events and activities planned for the Minnesota State Fair. Find us at the Health Zone in the University of Minnesota Building on Dan Patch Avenue.
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Want to get up close and personal with a real human brain, receive a free skin cancer screening or learn about recent renovations to The Birthplace experience? University of Minnesota Health will have all of those activities and more at the Minnesota State Fair.

Scroll down for our complete schedule of health-related displays and activities. Most events are located within the Health Zone exhibit, which is housed in the University of Minnesota Central building. The building is two blocks west of gate 5 on Dan Patch Avenue on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Need help keeping track of all the University of Minnesota's events, speakers, features and activities? Download the free UMN@TheFair app for mobile devices.

Scroll down for directions to the University of Minnesota Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

  • University of Minnesota Health Adoption Medicine Clinic
    3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28
    Crossroads Building at Dan Patch Ave. and Underwood St.

    Stop by our Adoption Medicine Clinic booth to play "Adoption Trivia" and learn about the challenges that children without parental care face, the difference a permanent family can make and how our Adoption Medicine care team supports the healthy development of children around the world. Founded in 1986, our clinic is a global leader in adoption medicine, research, education and advocacy. We provide pre-adoption consultations, medical reviews, travel counseling, and comprehensive post-adoption care
  • University of Minnesota Health Solid Organ Transplant Program
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31
    Health Zone at the University of Minnesota Building
    Experts from our transplant team will provider fair-goers an opportunity to learn more about organ transplant, including kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and islet procedures for both children and adults. Learn how you can become a living donor for kidney and liver transplant patients and ask questions from our surgeons and care providers.

  • University of Minnesota Health Aortic Center
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31
    Health Zone at the University of Minnesota Building
    Life-threatening aortic aneurysms are often symptom-free and difficult to detect before they rupture. Learn about aortic aneurysm screenings and chat with our experts about aneurysm prevention options.

  • University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care
    9 a.m.
    to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1
    Health Zone at the University of Minnesota Building
    Questions about cancer? Stop by and talk to experts from University of Minnesota Health and the Masonic Cancer Center. Discover how dogs help uncover cancer breakthroughs; be a cancer scientist for a day by gaining hands-on experience with lab tools; and learn how to stay healthy before, during and after a cancer diagnosis. This year, we’re invited ALL cancer survivors to stop by our booth for a special gift.

    Interactive cancer exhibits include:
    • Under the Lens: The Astounding and Horrific World of Cancer
    • I Beat Cancer, Now What?
    • Myths about Mammograms
    • E-cigs, Snus and Hookahs: Safer than Cigarettes?
    • Dogs Helping to Uncover Breakthrough Cancer Discoveries
    • Become a Cutting-Edge Cancer Scientist for a Day
    • Pretty Smile but Ugly Truth: Changing Trends in Oral Cancer
    • Movember’s Momentum: Men’s Cancers
    • Is Cancer All in the Family?
  • University of Minnesota Health Heart Care
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2

    Health Zone at the University of Minnesota Health Building
    See actual human hearts and watch new heart pumps designed to assist ailing patients in action at our M Health Heart Care exhibit. Chat with heart experts and review the latest technologies for patients with advanced heart failure. University of Minnesota Health Heart Care team members will also provide fair-goers an opportunity to learn more about the anatomy of the heart and the long term effects of heart disease.
  • University of Minnesota Health Dermatology/Cosmetics Team
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3
    Health Zone at the University of Minnesota Health Building
    Our University of Minnesota Health Dermatology team has partnered with the Women’s Dermatologic Society to provide fair-goers an opportunity to learn more about sun protection. Our booth will be host to a “Play Safe in the Sun Exhibit” aimed at providing sun safety education, free skin cancer screenings, interactive activities and free sunscreen samples. 
  • University of Minnesota Health Ophthalmology Team
    3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3
    Health Zone at University of Minnesota Building
    Learn more about the anatomy of the eye, see an eyeball dissection, participate in glaucoma screenings and Lasik screenings, courtesy of our University of Minnesota Health ophthalmologists and experts. 

  • University of Minnesota Health Neurosciences Team
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4
    Health Zone at University of Minnesota Building
    Get an up-close view of a real human brain, spin our prize wheel and join in our family activities—or speak with neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, epilepsy, stroke, trauma and neuro-modulation care providers. We offer a full spectrum of care for your brain and nervous system and will have staff available to talk about these services.

  • The Birthplace at University of Minnesota Health
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5
    Health Zone at University of Minnesota Building
    The Birthplace at University of Minnesota Health is like no other birthing service in the Twin Cities. Find out why when you head to our booth on Sept. 5. Meet some of our nurses, learn about the ways we offer peace of mind for all moms and babies and discuss the “extras” that make our program unique. University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has the highest rated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Minnesota and offers nationally recognized care for moms and babies who need a little extra help. 
The maroon star marks the location of the University of Minnesota Building, which is situated near the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street. 


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