U recruiting for medical discovery teams
Last year, the Minnesota Legislature committed funding to the University of Minnesota Medical School to support the creation of medical discovery teams focused on tackling four major health concerns facing the state and nation. The teams were part of a recommendation by a blue ribbon commission appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014 to develop strategies for elevating the Medical School’s national ranking.
This state investment will allow the Medical School to hire up to 40 top researchers over 10 years to lead groundbreaking research that will, in turn, attract more funding from the National Institutes of Health. Initial recruitment efforts now under way are aimed at attracting established leaders in their fields who will be
able to tap into existing University strengths and build national centers of research excellence.
Faculty-led teams are handling recruitment efforts for medical discovery teams focused on addiction, American Indian and rural health disparities, the biology of aging, and optical brain imaging.