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As a land-grant university, our work is to serve

We are committed to reaching all corners of our state and improving the health outcomes for all Minnesotans. Through research, seeking new discoveries, and continually learning, we can pave the way for generations to come.
 

2020 Funded Projects

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Holistic Approaches in Addressing Complex Health Disparities at the Intersection of Pets and Their People

Holistic Approaches in Addressing Complex Health Disparities at the Intersection of Pets and Their People

The team aims to address important health disparities among resource-limited pet owners in Minnesota with a multidisciplinary approach that values the importance of the human-animal bond, equitable care, and accessible services.

An Innovative Dementia Friendly Living Space

An Innovative Dementia Friendly Living Space

Dementia currently affects 5.4 million adults in the US alone, with the number projected to balloon to 106.2 million by 2050. To ensure safety, maintain quality of life, and attempt to offer uninterrupted assistance, the interdisciplinary group are developing a sensor based robotic assistant.

Using Natural Language Processing to Extract Predictors of Medical Device Adverse Events

Using Natural Language Processing to Extract Predictors of Medical Device Adverse Events

Minnesota is a global hub for the medical device industry, the team will work to provide a key ingredient to assessing medical device safety and whether device regulation may hinder health.

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Obesity Mapping with State-Issued Identification Cards

Obesity Mapping with State-Issued Identification Cards

The group will generate obesity maps for fine geographic units in Minnesota, a novel practice which would help address the problem of socioeconomic disparities in obesity.

Dental Hygiene/Medicine Hospital Rounding Collaboration

Dental Hygiene/Medicine Hospital Rounding Collaboration

Dental hygiene and internal medicine faculty piloted an interprofessional education in-patient rounding experience to address limited oral health education in medical school curricula and caring for patients with multiple comorbidities.

Utilizing Innovative Clinic Design to Address Health Disparities

Utilizing Innovative Clinic Design to Address Health Disparities

The team will address health disparities by designing a welcoming and community-focused space for the Broadway Family Medicine Clinic. The clinic serves the North Minneapolis community where life expectancy is over 9 years lower than that of other areas within Hennepin County.

2019 Funded Projects

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Fostering Connections between Design and Health

Fostering Connections between Design and Health

Collaboration between College of Design, Medical School, Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center, Weisman Art Museum, Community-University Health Care Center, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, Mayo Clinic, BioTech Institute.

Transformative Care for Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction

Transformative Care for Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction

School of Dentistry, Medical School, School of Public Health and the Center for Spirituality and Healing working together to launch a course based on the model of transformative care.

The Influence of Teamwork and Interprofessional Networks on Health Care Provider Burnout

The Influence of Teamwork and Interprofessional Networks on Health Care Provider Burnout

College of Pharmacy, Fairview Health Services, Carlson School of Management have worked to apply novel techniques developed in social network analysis to characterize systematic patterns of relationships between primary care providers (PCPs) and their interprofessional team.

Global is Local: Rural Health Care Pilot for MN Migrant Farmworker Families through Interprofessional Community Engagement

Global is Local: Rural Health Care Pilot for MN Migrant Farmworker Families through Interprofessional Community Engagement

Pharmacy, Dentistry, HCMC, Medicine will work to strengthen and expand community partnership to meet the needs of rural farmworkers in Minnesota, and offer annual in-depth service-learning experiences for future health care professional trainees.

Housing, Health, and Optimal Healing Environments

Housing, Health, and Optimal Healing Environments

Design, Public Health, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Allied Health, Community-University Health Care Center, Pediatrics will work together to envision and plan a compendium of environmental and policy approaches to address health care, housing and optimal healing for individuals and families.

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Tackling the Wicked Problem of Adolescent Mental Illness through Art

Tackling the Wicked Problem of Adolescent Mental Illness through Art

Weisman, Rochester Art Department, Medicine are working together to tackle the intersection of art, sleep and brain functioning in adolescents.

Development of Impedance Sensing Device to Enable Early Detection and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Development of Impedance Sensing Device to Enable Early Detection and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Science and Engineering, Pediatrics, Surgery, Nursing, Fairview, Masonic Children’s Hospital are working together to pilot a project that focuses on utilizing technology to facilitate health care.

Minnesota Rural Practice Based Network to Monitor and Respond to Health Needs in Rural Minnesota

Minnesota Rural Practice Based Network to Monitor and Respond to Health Needs in Rural Minnesota

Institute of Health Informatics, Public Health, Duluth Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy are working to develop a learning health care network to address the lack of access to research and education in greater Minnesota.

Addressing the Wicked Problem of Community Food Insecurity through Upstream Approaches and Multi-disciplinary Collaboration to Improve Population HealthHousing, Health, and Optimal Healing Environments

Addressing the Wicked Problem of Community Food Insecurity through Upstream Approaches and Multi-disciplinary Collaboration to Improve Population Health

Family Medicine, Public Health, Extension, Nursing, United Way, Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) are working together to create a new process and evidence-based practice approach to identify the most promising scalable and sustainable solutions - specifically systems changes, processes, policies, and partnerships - that will improve food access and security, and community health and wellbeing.