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Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has been actively investigating the causes of and potential treatments for diseases since it was founded as Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) in 1952. We support and oversee the medical research conducted at HCMC, Hennepin Healthcare’s nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care research and teaching hospital located in downtown Minneapolis.

HHRI is one of the largest medical research non-profits in Minnesota. Our researchers are experts in their fields. They conduct basic, translational, clinical and epidemiologic research with a focus on four areas: Acute Care/Trauma, Addiction, Health Services and Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS).

In an environment that emphasizes patient care, research and teaching, HHRI is at the forefront of discovering solutions to some of the most complex medical problems. The work of our investigators is advancing medicine, guided by our mission of improving patient care and the health of our community through research and education.