Advancing health and health care in Minnesota
The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs is the University’s front door for clinical work, research and training. We make it easy for the state, industry and community to partner with the University to advance health and wellbeing across the state.
Interested in Partnering with the University?
Access to Clinical Trials
We work with health care providers across the state who need access to cutting-edge research, including clinical trials.
- Find a clinical trial by cancer type at the Masonic Cancer Center
- The Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network aims to improve cancer outcomes for all Minnesotans through greater access to cancer clinical trials in prevention and treatment.
- StudyFinder helps you easily find opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Minnesota and beyond.
Clinical Practice Partnerships
We work with partners inside and outside the University to create and foster interdisciplinary collaborations that strengthen clinical practice, pursue new knowledge, and advance patient care. We strengthen workforce skills among University clinical practice entities and health system partners to promote excellent patient care and outcomes, as well as develop and provide outstanding health care across the state.
Clinical Training Partnerships
We work closely with our clinical training partners to ensure our trainees acquire clinical skills and interprofessional competencies through robust clinical learning and simulation experiences.
Our clinical training partnerships across Minnesota, many of them in rural or underserved communities, serve as training sites for our more than 7,000 health sciences students. Our partnerships provide hands-on learning opportunities for our students and trainees and put us at the forefront of world-class research and innovative treatments.
Community-University Research Partnerships
Community groups — such as nonprofits, health care providers, and community advocates — can tackle the health issues they care about by partnering with the U of M on research.