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Dr Gaylan Rockswold

Dr. Gaylan Rockswold recognized for outstanding contributions to clinical service and brain injury research

November 17, 2022

HHRI Researcher Gaylan Rockswold, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2022 Sheldon Berrol, MD, Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The award recognizes a clinician who, through a long service career, has made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of care, professional training, and…

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How a grant for minority and women researchers brought Dr. Tayo Alese to Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

November 16, 2022

Tayo Alese’s journey to Hennepin Healthcare took her from studying anatomy in Nigeria to researching preeclampsia in South Africa to a lab at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute in Minnesota –where she’s researching how tobacco use affects the healing of wounds. Earlier this year, Dr. Alese received Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute’s…

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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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HHRI and HHS at Open Streets Minnehaha

October 20, 2022

Open Streets is a free, family-friendly event part of a global movement to make street places that put people first. On Saturday, October 1, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and Hennepin Healthcare had the opportunity to participate in the Open Streets Minnehaha event. The event took place on Minnehaha Ave. in…

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Dr Anne Murray

Dr. Murray receives NIH R01 Award to study sex-specific risk factors and trajectories of blood biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

October 3, 2022

HHRI Investigator Anne Murray, MD, MSc has received a Research Project Grant Program (R01) award of $4.1 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study sex-specific risk factors and trajectories of blood biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dr. Murray is a geriatrician, internist, and neuroepidemiologist in…

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Open Streets East Lake 2022

HHRI and HHS at Open Streets East Lake

August 25, 2022

Open Streets is a free, family-friendly event part of a global movement to make street places that put people first. On Saturday, August 13, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and Hennepin Healthcare had the opportunity to participate in the Open Streets East Lake event. The event took place on East Lake St.…

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Dr Olutayo Alese

Dr. Olutayo Alese receives HHRI minority and women postdoctoral appointment program award funded by 3M

August 19, 2022

Minneapolis, Minn. – Olutayo Alese, PhD, MSc, MPH, has received Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute’s (HHRI) most recent Biomedical Research and Career Development Award that supports the training of minority and women postdoctoral and junior faculty researchers. Dr. Alese holds a doctorate in anatomy and previously conducted research in the role of…

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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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Timeline

June 9, 2022

Home » Newsroom » 70th Anniversary » Timeline HHRI History Improving patient care and the health of our community since 1952 Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) began in 1952 as the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) on the campus of Minneapolis General Hospital. A lot has changed since then, but…

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70th Anniversary

June 3, 2022

Home » Newsroom » 70th Anniversary Celebrating Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute’s 70th Anniversary At the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI), our investigators have been translating scientific knowledge into discoveries that make a difference since 1952. We actively investigate the causes of and potential treatments for diseases, guided by our goals…

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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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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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