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The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) supports all clinical programs at the University of Minnesota. Our clinical research and training leverages professionals from all disciplines, who work together to improve patient experiences and outcomes. We create the infrastructure for clinical research and prepare the future health care workforce with interprofessional clinical training.

Vice President Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

Vice President Jakub Tolar

The complexity of the future requires emphasized teamwork, cross-disciplinary and  cross-University collaboration, and an increased effort to look beyond ourselves and our own knowledge. The best science, the best education, the best clinical care depends on our interconnection and our diverse experiences. OACA priorities:

  • Broad engagement of students, faculty and staff across the University
  • Enhancement of community and provider partnerships
  • Expansion of interprofessional clinical training opportunities
  • Advancement of interdisciplinary clinical research