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From the first-ever successful bone marrow transplant to the development of anti-HIV drugs, we translate research into innovative, excellent patient care.

Since the 1920s, the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota has been at the forefront of progressive research in the health sciences.

We research topics ranging from brain sciences, cancer, children's health, cardiovascular/heart disorders, diabetes, infectious disease, and more.

The Masonic Cancer Center, founded in 1991, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI) comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. This NCI designation is awarded only to institutions that make ongoing, significant advances in cancer research, treatment, and education.

We established the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, one of 60 medical research institutions working together to improve the way clinical and translational research is conducted nationwide, enhancing its efficiency and quality.


Our Center for Drug Design unites efficient, high-level research with the design and development of highly effective drugs.

These are only a few examples of the many labs and more than 90 centers and institutes where our researchers work collaboratively as leaders to truly make an impact on patient care in Minnesota and all over the world.