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HHRI News & Press Releases

Dr. Kate Diaz Vickery named HHRI’s first Vice President of Engagement

February 1, 2024

HHRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Kate Diaz Vickery has been selected to serve as Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute’s (HHRI’s) first Vice President of Engagement.  Dr. Vickery is a previous Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) research scholar and HHRI investigator and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota.  She is…

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Doxycycline prophylaxis use low and did not prevent STIs among cisgender women

December 21, 2023

Researchers from the University of Washington (UW), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) published results in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results of the study have been highly anticipated, as this is the first study of doxycycline PEP among cisgender women, following multiple…

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A Learning Health System to increase organ donation and equity in populations experiencing health disparities

December 20, 2023

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute awarded NIH grant, in partnership with LifeSource, to study a Learning Health System model that could improve community trust and reduce persistent disparities in donation and transplantation. MINNEAPOLIS – Native Americans and other underserved communities suffering from organ failure are less likely to receive a life-saving…

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Researchers adapt health system COVID-19 collaboration to track near-real-time trends in visits for substance use

November 8, 2023

Detailed, timely data will inform equity-driven approaches to the drug overdose epidemic In a study released this week, researchers at Hennepin Healthcare and other Minnesota health systems describe how a COVID-19 collaboration across Minnesota health systems was adapted to monitor near-real-time trends in substance use–related hospital and emergency department (ED)…

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Dr. Allyson Hart, Leading the “Heart” of Ethical Research for Hennepin Healthcare

August 23, 2023

Allyson Hart, MD, MS, a Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) investigator and Hennepin Healthcare nephrologist, is surging through the summer in wonderful ways as she reaches the second year of her role as Chair of the Hennepin Healthcare Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRBs are committees charged by the federal government…

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Huntington’s Disease Clinic Looks Back at Milestone in Clinical Research

April 6, 2023

From the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation — Hennepin Healthcare’s Huntington’s Disease Clinic has been at the forefront of clinical research and innovative treatment options. This March marked the 30-year anniversary of the discovery of the gene mutation that leads to Huntington’s Disease — an inherited disease causing the breakdown of nerve…

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Doxycycline does not prevent STIs among cisgender women

February 20, 2023

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…

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Hennepin Healthcare investigators study game to help people quit smoking

February 6, 2023

Minneapolis, Minn. – Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute is testing an innovative way to help people quit smoking – by letting them bet on themselves and win real money. It’s part of a new game called QuitBet and it’s being funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant administered…

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People who experience homelessness face earlier and greater risk of death, report finds

January 26, 2023

Death rate among those experiencing homelessness is triple that of general population Governor’s historic housing stability package invests in solutions to support Minnesotans experiencing homelessness across the housing spectrum People who experience homelessness in Minnesota die at much higher rates than the general population, according to a new report produced…

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HHRI investigators highlighted by CTSI as UMN Mothers Leading Science

January 26, 2023

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) investigators Anne Frosch, MD, MPH, and Sandra Japuntich, PhD, LP, were featured in the University of Minnesota’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) news welcoming the fourth cohort of researcher-moms into Mothers Leading Science, a yearlong career development program for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences…

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Hennepin Healthcare asking for community input on local trauma research study for blood clotting agent

January 20, 2023

Excessive bleeding (bleeding out) is the most common cause of preventable death after someone experiences an injury. Researchers at Hennepin Healthcare are asking for the community’s input on whether they should participate in an international study to see if a blood clotting drug – given soon after arrival in the…

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Incarceration of parent is associated with worse access to health care for millions of U.S. children, new study shows

November 15, 2022

According to a new study, children exposed to parental incarceration had worse access to primary care and more unmet dental and mental health care needs than their peers, even after accounting for income, insurance status, rurality, and other important factors. With the United States having the highest incarceration rate in…

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Focus on global health outcomes shouldn’t exclude jails and prisons

June 21, 2022

Minneapolis, Minn. – The state of healthcare access and quality in jails and prisons should not be excluded from international efforts to understand and improve healthcare coverage for vulnerable populations, according to a recent publication in The Lancet Public Health authored by Tyler Winkelman, MD, MSc, Division Chief of General…

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Hennepin Healthcare investigators study game to help people quit smoking

May 27, 2022

Minneapolis, Minn. – Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute is testing an innovative way to help people quit smoking – by letting them bet on themselves and win real money. It’s part of a new game called QuitBet and it’s being funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant administered…

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Dr. Warren McKinney appointed Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute VP for Equity in Research

March 10, 2022

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) is proud to announce that Warren McKinney, PhD, has been named HHRI’s VP for Equity in Research. In this role, Dr. McKinney joins the HHRI Board of Directors and the institute’s executive leadership team. The VP for Equity in Research is a new position at…

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Statewide research program to address impact of racism on cardiovascular health inequities

October 19, 2021

People in Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous and communities of color experience some of the worst health disparities in the United States. A new research center, the Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM), led by the University of Minnesota (U of M) and Mayo Clinic, will research the impact…

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Medication Access for Opioid Use Disorder Lower Among Those Involved with Criminal Justice System

April 5, 2021

Medicaid Expansion Helped Increase Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, but Limitations Exist to Broadening Access. Approximately 6.5 million people are under correctional supervision in the United States on any given day. Justice-involved individuals (people currently or recently in prison or jail, on probation or parole, or arrested) experience…

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Dr. Johansen Receives NKF J. Michael Lazarus Award for Dedication to Kidney Health

March 24, 2021

Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of NKF to enhance the lives of patients through action, education, and accelerating change. NKF presents this award each year to…

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What a Kidney Transplant Means for You or a Loved One

March 7, 2021

HHRI investigators Warren McKinney, PhD, and Ajay Israni, MD, MS, were guests on the African American Leadership Forum’s (AALF) Black Leadership Re-Defined radio show and podcast series on KMOJ (89.9FM) radio on March 7.  They joined host Sylvia Bartley, PhD, to discuss the intricacies of kidney transplantation as well as…

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Walz, Flanagan Announce Groundbreaking Partnership Between State of Minnesota, Health Care Systems on Race and Ethnicity Data Collection

March 5, 2021

— State announces additional, targeted strategies to promote equity in vaccination — The Walz-Flanagan Administration announced publication of vaccination data by race and ethnicity made possible through the groundbreaking partnership between the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Electronic Health Record (EHR) Consortium. This unique and innovative collaboration between public…

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