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Interprofessional Training, Research & Care

The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs is a liaison to the Minnesota Department of Health and works to integrate disciplines in health systems across the state. In partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost, the three units are responsible for ensuring
collaboration across the health sciences at the University of Minnesota.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations that strengthen clinical practice, promote experimentation, advance patient care, educate the next generation of health care professionals, and serve as a national model for innovation and discovery.

Our Goals

  • Organize and promote team science

  • Create a Minnesota-wide impact that connects our regional campuses

  • Advance interprofessional education and clinical care

Center for Bioethics

Center for Bioethics

The Center for Bioethics helps students, professionals, policy makers, and the public confront and understand ethical issues in health, health care, new biomedical technologies, the environment, and the life sciences.

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Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility facilitates transdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations across the University of Minnesota and worldwide to create a global portfolio of research, education, and engagement.


Clinical and Translational Science Institute

CTSI is one of approximately 60 medical research institutions working together to improve the way clinical and translational research is conducted nationwide, enhancing its efficiency and quality.



Community-University Health Care Center

The Community-University Health Care Center is transforming urban health care and educating the next generation of health care professionals.

Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy

Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy

The Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy is accelerating the development and testing of novel cell, gene and immune-based therapeutics that hold promise in the treatment of life-threatening diseases.


Institute for Health Informatics

The Institute for Health Informatics leads the interprofessional discovery, application, and teaching of health information sciences to improve the health of individuals and communities.


Institute for Molecular Virology

The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) seeks to improve the health of the citizens of Minnesota through education, outreach, and research (basic, clinical, and translational).


Masonic Cancer Center

The Masonic Cancer Center creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.


Health Sciences Education Center

A new state-of-the-art facility home to interprofessional education and training for health profession students (opening 2020).

Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Institute for Engineering in Medicine

IEM is an interdisciplinary research organization that strengthens collaborative efforts between the disciplines of engineering and biomedicine at the University of Minnesota, and fosters collaborations with medical device industry.

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Minnesota Partnership

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is a unique collaborative venture among the Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, and the State of Minnesota that seeks to position Minnesota as a world leader in biotechnology and medical genomics applications.


Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota aims to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine research, education, industry and care delivery to patients.


Simulation Center

Our leaners use simulation to develop clinical expertise by practicing skills, applying knowledge, and learning from their mistakes without risk to actual patients. Interprofessional and team-based simulations build bridges between disciplines and help prepare professionals for collaborative practice.