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Engaging collaborators across disciplines and partnering with local communities

The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs leads several initiatives to advance the University’s clinical mission.

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Child and Adolescent Brain Health

We partnered with world-leading expertise from across the University to create a brain health center that combines clinical and research programs in one place.

Funding Interdisciplinary Collaborations

We offer several grant programs to help faculty and others find new solutions to vexing health care issues to help create a Minnesota-wide impact that moves knowledge to patients and advances interprofessional education and clinical care.

Geriatrics and Aging

We partner with MNGWEP and the UMN Consortium on Aging to aid in the training of geriatrics team care, and the collaboration across the University to advance aging science.

Health Care Workforce Initiative

We drive the development of current and future health care workforce with partnered solutions, science, and support.

Interprofessional Education

Through our Center for Interprofessional Health and other initiatives, we support the diverse needs of health professional schools, colleges, and programs system-wide in preparing a collaborative, practice-ready workforce.

Mobile Health Initiative

We provide leadership of this health sciences-wide effort to provide urgently needed community care initiatives to reduce health disparities.

Opioid Advisory Task Force

We provide leadership of this University-wide group of faculty that is developing a comprehensive approach to fight opioid abuse and stop the spread of addiction.

Planetary Health and Sustainability

We are committed to driving sustainability action internally within the health sciences and externally through collaborations with our community and clinical partners.

Rural Health

Our rural health efforts are designed to positively impact in clear and measurable ways the health and wellbeing of people and communities in rural Minnesota.