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HHRI’s new Director of Training and Mentoring Dr. Sandra Japuntich sets goals to help junior research faculty succeed

October 4, 2023

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has always prided itself on being a teaching and mentoring organization, but is now shifting to a more codified and streamlined approach through the newly created Director of Training and Mentoring role. Tobacco dependence researcher, Sandra Japuntich, PhD, LP, will be spearheading this new position.…

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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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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 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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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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