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Thank you for supporting Research initiatives at Hennepin Healthcare

Acute Care Research & Education

Supports research focused on the assessment and treatment of patients with sepsis and life-threatening infections 

Addiction Research & Education

Addiction researchers are studying the physiological, genetic, and behavioral factors that play into the development of addiction and affect treatment outcomes

ALS Research & Education

Supports research and educational opportunities with the ALS Center of Excellence

Alvin Schultz Education & Research

Funds support visiting professors for Medical Grand Rounds and provide educational experiences for residents

Behavioral Health Equity Research

Funds support studies of treatments to resolve physical health disparities among patients with mental illness

Brain Injury Emerging Technology

Supports the exploration of methods for improved classification of brain injury to enable better identification of people who do not recover

Cancer Research

Supports studies of the newest drugs, strategies, and therapies for the treatment and prevention of cancer

Cardiac Biomarkers Research

Supports clinical studies and trials, and analytical evaluations on cardiac biomarkers, which are proteins released by diseased heart tissue, that are key to determining if a person is having a heart attack

Children's Hunger & Growth Research

Supports research studies that show the impact that food insecurity has on the health and development of children

Clinical Research Outcomes

Supports research and major clinical trials to advance understanding of chronic diseases and help lead the way to new treatments for diseases

Dementia & Aging Research

Supports research in the progression and prevention of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, with a special focus on cognitive impairment and patients with kidney disease, anemia, and diabetes

Diabetes & Obesity Research

Funds the study of newly arrived people to the U.S. and the progression of diabetes after acclimation

Environmental Impacts on Physicians

Explores the impact of working conditions on physician provider career satisfaction, mental health, and the interaction of these factors with patient outcomes

E-STAND Clinical Trial

Testing and optimizing the use of epidural spinal cord stimulation to restore voluntary movement in patients suffering from chronic complete motor spinal cord injury and paraplegia

Geriatric Research

Focuses on understanding how the aging process affects the development of disease, with a focus on preventing illness and improving quality of life

GI/Liver Disease Research

Investigators research the mechanisms and treatment of chronic liver diseases, including alcoholic hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, and viral hepatitis

Health, Homelessness & Criminal Justice Lab

We study the overlap of homelessness and criminal justice involvement with chronic physical, mental and substance use conditions and with other systemic barriers to health and well-being, like structural racism.

Heart Disease/Failure Research

The Cardiology Division conducts studies involving both early and late-phase trials of new drugs and devices, primarily in patients with acute and chronic heart failure, with the goal of improving outcomes

HIV Research

Supports studies that focus on expanding understanding of the HIV disease process, improving health outcomes, preventing the spread of HIV, and the development of strategies to cure HIV infection

Huntington's Disease Research

Supports clinical trials on new treatments for Huntington's disease

ID Research & Education

Supports research focused on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases 

Infectious Disease Research & Education

Supports research focused on malaria and other infectious diseases 

Integrative Health Research

Supports important collaborations with conventional medicine in the areas of education and research by developing strategies that leverage the strengths of both integrative and conventional medicine

Kidney Disease Research

Investigators conduct clinical research on the various forms of kidney disease with a focus on prevention

Lupus Research

Explores the benefits of a holistic approach to managing symptoms of lupus

Orthopaedic Research

Supports the exploration of solutions that treat illness and injury of the musculoskeletal system

Pediatric Research & Education

Focuses on the health and well-being of children, from babies to teens

Pediatric Sleep Disorders Research

Funds the study of sleep disorders in children

Sleep Disorders Research

Explores the causes and treatment for sleep disorders

Surgical Care for Smokers Research & Education

Supports research focused on producing new clinically applicable knowledge to improve healing in smokers undergoing surgery

Tobacco Cessation Research & Education

Supports research focused on finding the best methods for tobacco cessation

Tobacco Related Disease Research & Education

Supports research focused on trauma-related disorders, attention deficit disorder, and tobacco cessation

Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Funds the research of the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of TBI

Urgent Needs Research Support

Funds new research projects for which immediate funding is not available, bridges funding for continuing research that has lost its funding, and matching funding opportunities

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