Transforming discoveries into better patient care
"Our patients at Hennepin Healthcare benefit from the research we do at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute by getting access to newer medications and new treatments that are available through our research programs."
~ Ajay Israni, MD
Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute President
At the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI), we've been investigating the causes of and potential treatments for diseases since 1952. We support and oversee medical research at HCMC, Hennepin Healthcare's acute care and teaching hospital. Our research topics are diverse with a focus on four areas: Acute Care/Trauma, Addiction, Health Services and Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS). Innovative discoveries made at HHRI improve the lives of patients in our local community and across the globe.
HHRI Research Highlights
Dr. Burrack Bound for Homeward Bound
Growing up, Kristina Burrack, PhD, was always on the move. She was fascinated by the outdoors, loved hands-on learning, and played college athletics. Dr. Burrack loved doing science labs and knew she wanted to be a biology major in college. While at St. Olaf College, she became passionate about immunology during her undergraduate research program.…Read More
Doxycycline does not prevent STIs among cisgender women
Researchers from the University of Washington (UW), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) announced results at CROI from a clinical trial demonstrating that doxycycline taken after sex does not prevent bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – chlamydia or gonorrhea – among cisgender women. The dPEP Kenya Trial was conducted in…Read More
Dr. Schaffhausen receives NIH R01 Award to study shared decision making for kidney transplant candidates
Hennepin Healthcare Investigator Cory Schaffhausen, PhD, has received a three-year Research Project Grant Program (R01) award of $815,173 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study shared decision making (SDM) for kidney transplant candidates to plan for an organ offer decision. In the SDM model,…Read More
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