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HHRI News & Press Releases

HHRI in the community and on the air

June 13, 2024

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) investigators shared their expertise as guests on radio programs and podcasts in recent months. Here are a few of those interviews.   All Things Brains May 26, 2024 Vascular neurologist Behnam Sabayan, MD, PhD, was featured on Hennepin Healthcare’s Healthy Matters – with Dr. David…

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Presenting seminar “Pharmacogenomics and Spatial omics in Kidney Transplantation” at the University of Minnesota Duluth School of Medicine Seminar Series, Duluth, MN Feb 7, 2024.

Nature Communications co-author Dr. Casey Dorr speaks about pharmacogenomics in Indigenous communities

May 14, 2024

After nearly three years of collaboration and enduring five rounds of peer review from the first submission, Casey Dorr, PhD, a nephrology investigator and descendant of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe,  has achieved a monumental milestone. His name now graces a coveted co-author credit in the prestigious scholarly journal,…

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Neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, Dr. David Darrow talking with slide of choosing tacos decisions in the background.

Dr. David Darrow talks the future of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research

May 13, 2024

A study that makes you smarter? That is what Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) Principal Investigator David Darrow, MD, MPH, is working towards in the StiMulating After Recovery from Traumatic brain injury (SMART) study. The SMART study, which aims to develop noninvasive therapies to improve cognitive abilities and decision-making after…

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Dr. Kristina Burrack looking through a microscope while working in a lab.

Dr. Kristina Burrack completes year-long STEMM leadership program, Homeward Bound

May 10, 2024

Rewinding to May 2023, malaria and immunologist researcher, Kristina Burrack, PhD, embarked on a journey of self-discovery, leadership, and growth when she joined the Australian-based leadership program for women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine), Homeward Bound (HB). Dr. Burrack was part of the HB8 cohort, a year-long…

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Dr. Jenell Stewart speaks at CROI 2024

Dr. Jenell Stewart speaks about event-based PrEP for women at CROI 2024

April 5, 2024

At the 31st annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Denver, Colo., March 3-6, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) Investigator  Jenell Stewart, DO, MPH, spoke about event-based PrEP for women and was interviewed by UK-based organization Aidsmap, who disseminates independent information on HIV and AIDS. Dr. Stewart is…

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Dr. Behnam Sabayan on WCCO Health Radio

Dr. Behnam Sabayan talks to Susie Jones about brain health on WCCO Health Radio

April 5, 2024

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) Investigator Behnam Sabayan, MD, MSc, PhD, is a vascular neurologist and neuroepidemiologist. He was recently interviewed by news radio reporter, Susie Jones on strokes and answered listener questions around the topic. First, what is a stroke? A stroke is when blood flow to the brain…

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Dr. Warren McKinney (left), Dr. Allyson Brotherson (middle) and Dr. Guillaume Onyeaghala (right)

You Have to C It 2 Dream It

June 9, 2023

Established in October 2021, C2DREAM is the Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota. It’s a collaboration between the University of Minnesota (U of M), Mayo Clinic, and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI), which seeks to explore the effects of interpersonal and structural racism on cardiovascular health…

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Dr. Burrack Lab Photo

Dr. Burrack Bound for Homeward Bound

April 24, 2023

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…

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