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Protected: Timeline

June 9, 2022

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Protected: 70th Anniversary

June 3, 2022

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Quit Smoking

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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HHRI investigators featured in NIH and UMN news – Coaching transforms researchers and institutions

April 26, 2022

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) Investigators Allyson Hart, MD, MS, and Kate Diaz Vickery, MD, MSc, were featured in a recent University of Minnesota Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) news story about coaching and how it transforms researchers and institutions. Coaching has proven to be a progressing force. In…

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HHRI Publications – 2021

April 21, 2022

Home » Newsroom » HHRI Publications – 2021 HHRI 2021 Activity Report Publications/Grants Supplement (442 Publications) Activ-Tico Ly- CoV555 Study Group, Lundgren JD, Grund B, Barkauskas CE, Holland TL, Gottlieb RL, Sandkovsky U, Brown SM, Knowlton KU, Self WH, Files DC, Jain MK, Benfield T, Bowdish ME, Leshnower BG, Baker…

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Grant Awards – 1st Qtr 2022

March 23, 2022

Home » Newsroom » Grant Awards – 1st Qtr 2022 Fred Apple – Evaluation of Selected BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes for selected Special Chemistry Analytes and Cardiac Markers, Becton, Dickinson & Co. James Miner – ED-INNOVATION, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Yale University Anne Murray – You Can’t Get…

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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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Women in Science

March 3, 2022

Women in Science In honor of Women’s History Month in March and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute turning 70 in 2022, we’re celebrating the extraordinary women of HHRI. Each week, we will add more of their stories as they reflect on their career in science, what has changed since they joined…

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Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute receives funding from 3M to promote diversity among research scientists

February 24, 2022

Minneapolis, Minn. – Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) received a grant from 3M to support the training of postdoctoral and junior faculty researchers. HHRI’s Research and Career Development Award is designed to extend the impact of STEM educational curricula by providing a clear pathway to career opportunities in related fields, especially…

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Thank you to Dr. Jason Baker for his exceptional dedication and service as HHRI Vice President

January 27, 2022

Jason Baker, MD, MS, recently stepped down as Vice President of Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI). Dr. Baker began his tenure as VP in January 2015 when the institute was the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation and served in the role until December 2021. During this time, Dr. Baker was instrumental…

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HHRI Grant Awards – 2021

January 4, 2022

Home » Newsroom » HHRI Grant Awards – 2021 Fred Apple – Access Immunoassay DXI 9000 Platform Comparison, Beckman Coulter Fred Apple – FT3 and T4 Roche Testing, Beckman Coulter Fred Apple -Roche Elecsys e411 Progesterone III assay, Bechman Coulter Fred Apple – T4 on Four Platforms, Bechman Coulter Jason…

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Grant Awards – 4th Qtr 2021

January 4, 2022

Home » Newsroom » Grant Awards – 4th Qtr 2021 Fred Apple – Access Immunoassay DXI 9000 Platform Comparison, Beckman Coulter Fred Apple – T4 on Four Platforms, Bechman Coulter Andrew Busch – Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM) Project 2: A Pragmatic Trial of…

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Casey Dorr joins CTSI to co-direct its summer programs

December 16, 2021

(University of Minnesota) — Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute investigator Casey Dorr, PhD, has joined the University of Minnesota’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to co-direct its two summer training programs: the Pathways to Research Program (PReP) and the Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP).  PReP provides an opportunity for students from populations…

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HHRI studying tele-psychotherapy vs. tele-yoga for depression

December 10, 2021

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has been approved for $1.4 million of an $8.7 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the efficacy of Hatha Yoga as a treatment for depression. Co-PIs Louisa Sylvia, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) and Lisa Uebelacker, PhD,…

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CDC study including Hennepin County data finds that people experiencing homelessness had significantly lower vaccination coverage compared to all residents living in the same area

December 6, 2021

In consultation with public health and housing assistance partners, CDC identified six urban, public health jurisdictions, including Hennepin County, with data on COVID-19 vaccination coverage among people experiencing homelessness. The vaccination data was reported between December 13, 2020 and August 31, 2021. The vaccination coverage and population size for the…

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Dr. Kate Vickery’s research highlighted by CTSI

December 1, 2021

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) investigator Kate Diaz Vickery, MD, MSc, was featured in a spotlight for the University of Minnesota’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 10th anniversary. Dr. Vickery is the Co-Director of the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice lab. CTSI highlighted Dr. Vickery and nine other researchers for…

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Hennepin Healthcare System is one of AARP 2021 Quality Measure Innovation Grant Award Winners

November 12, 2021

Hennepin Healthcare System was one of the two organizations to win the 2021 AARP Quality Measures Innovation Grant. The announcement was made virtually at the Gerontological Society of America’s 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting. Hennepin Healthcare System received a $150,000 grant to develop innovative health quality measures to enhance patient care…

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Increasing Trust is Key to Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Threats to Health

November 9, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the health of communities worldwide, researchers say that patients’ trust in the medical profession has never been more important as the health care community seeks to administer COVID vaccines en masse. Patients’ trust in the medical profession – and clinicians’ trust in their…

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Dr. Bart Studies Taking Suicide Prevention into Primary Care Settings

October 27, 2021

The opioid epidemic continues to destroy the nation. In 2020, the number of drug overdose deaths increased to approximately 93,000, including about 69,500 deaths involving opioid drugs. Unfortunately, suicide, a second epidemic, also claims tens of thousands of lives each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 45,000 people…

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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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