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HHRI News & Press Releases

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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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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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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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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Dr Casey Dorr

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 Diaz Vickery

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 Suicide Prevention

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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Dr Tyler Winkelman

Dr. Winkelman talks about EHR Consortium and COVID-19 on Healthy Matters on WCCO radio

September 28, 2021

Hennepin Healthcare physician and HHRI researcher Dr. Tyler Winkelman was Dr. David Hilden’s guest Healthy Matters on WCCO 830-AM radio on Sunday, September 26, talking about the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Consortium, COVID-19 vaccinations and stats, health equity, and how Minnesota collaborates. Dr. Winkelman leads the Minnesota consortium. Their mission is to improve health…

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Dr. Cory Schaffhausen

Embedding Human-Centered Design and LHS Research in the Transplantation System

September 23, 2021

Cory Schaffhausen, PhD, a Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) investigator, was recently featured in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health news where he discussed using the Learning Health System (LHS) model to design a tool to support the organ transplant decision process. Dr. Schaffhausen stated that the current…

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Paulette Baukol

CTSI creates new community member leadership role, welcomes Paulette Baukol

August 25, 2021

Paulette Baukol, a Lead Research Project Manager at the Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI), has been selected by the Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) Management Council to serve as its first Community Co-Chair. The position is a new…

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U.S. Kidney Transplant Survival Rates Continue to Improve

August 19, 2021

Long-term survival rates of kidney transplant patients in the U.S. have increased over the last three decades, but there are opportunities to further improve these outcomes, according to a review article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. For many patients with end-stage kidney disease, transplants are a…

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Dr David Darrow

Appointment of a University of Minnesota Medical School faculty member as the Rockswold-Kaplan Endowed Chair at Hennepin Healthcare begins a new era of collaboration

August 2, 2021

by hennepinmedical — The Rockswold-Kaplan Endowed Chair for Traumatic Brain Injury was created in 2014 to advance research and innovations at the Hennepin Healthcare Traumatic Brain Injury Center. This endowed chair was funded by the generosity of Elliot and Eloise Kaplan in gratitude for the care Eloise received, and by…

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