Searching for answers to who is susceptible to disease, and why
At the University of Minnesota Medical School, our faculty work to untangle today’s biggest medical challenges and understand the underlying science behind them. In partnership with many biomedical and health science specialists across the University, we’re leading the way to new treatments and methods of preventive care.
Our commitment to research:
- Allows us to attract the best and brightest students and faculty
- Results in discoveries that change people’s lives and redefine the way health care is delivered
- Creates jobs and fuels a thriving biomedical industry in Minnesota and beyond
- Provides a cutting-edge learning environment, making the University of Minnesota a leader in educating the next generation of top-notch medical professionals.
Our research strengths and expertise
Nurtured by funds, facilities, partnerships, and technologies, our researchers make major breakthroughs in medicine that affect us all. The University of Minnesota Medical School demonstrates excellence in a wide range of research topics. These are particular areas of strength and focus across the school.
Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.
Donate your body to medical science
Student research opportunities
Medical students are encouraged to think critically and engage in research that will impact and guide their future careers. From working in Africa on HIV/AIDS to quality improvement for Minnesota hospitals, our students have a range of options for getting involved in academic medicine.
Explore student research opportunities
Resources for researchers
Our researchers have substantial support: state-of-the-art facilities, extensive funding opportunities, a collaborative work environment, and outstanding research support services.
Biomedical Discovery District—Academic Health Center researchers working side by side in world-class, modern facilities that foster collaboration
Experts@MN—Find a research collaborator by searching topics and profiles generated through the Scopus © publication database
Research Toolkit from CTSI—Research tools, templates, information, and guidance developed by a wide range of sources, from University organizations to federal agencies
Centers and institutes
In addition to our academic departments and programs, the Medical School is home to a number of interdisciplinary centers and institutes focused on research and outreach.
List of centers and institutes
Collaborating on research
Our researchers, educators, and medical professionals thrive in an environment at the Medical School where cross-discipline teamwork is valued, encouraged, and rewarded—leading the way to discovering the treatments of tomorrow.
How we collaborate on research