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Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, with appointments in the Sections of Critical Medicine and Respirology; cross-appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Dr. Mink received his Doctor of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in 1972, after which he received training in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh from 1972 to 1975, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Georgetown University from 1975 to 1977. He received research training in cardiopulmonary physiology at the University of Manitoba from 1977 to 1980. Prior to his appointment at the University of Manitoba, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas.
Dr Mink’s research interests are in the fields of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology. He is the recipient of many research awards including the National Institutes of Health New Investigator Award, the Manitoba Health Research Scholarship, and the American Lung Association Training Fellowship Award. In his current research projects, he has identified a new mediator of myocardial depression and systemic vasodilation in septic shock. He has also identified an inhibitor of this mediator. He is working toward the possibility that this inhibitor may become a new treatment of cardiovascular dysfunction in septic shock. In other areas of interest, Dr Mink has also published on the mechanisms of lactic acidosis in septic shock, on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular dysfunction in anaphylactic shock, and on cardiac dysfunction in chronic obstructive lung disease. He also continues his interests in pulmonary mechanics determining the mechanisms of maximal expiratory flow reduction in diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease.