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Doxycycline

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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Dr Cory Schaffhausen

Dr. Schaffhausen receives NIH R01 Award to study shared decision making for kidney transplant candidates

February 6, 2023

Hennepin Healthcare Investigator Cory Schaffhausen, PhD, has received a three-year Research Project Grant Program (R01) award of $815,173 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study shared decision making (SDM) for kidney transplant candidates to plan for an organ offer…

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Quit Smoking

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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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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access to healthcare

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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70th Anniversary Profiles

June 3, 2022

Home » Newsroom » 70th Anniversary » 70th Anniversary Profiles The People of HHRI HHRI researchers are experts in their fields, tackling our biggest healthcare challenges, including COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, life-threatening and time-sensitive conditions, chronic diseases, and access to care. They conduct basic, translational, clinical and epidemiologic research…

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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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