The Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) is a subsidiary of Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., and operates as the research arm of Hennepin County Medical Center, an acute care research and teaching hospital in Minneapolis. MMRF is one of the largest nonprofit medical research organizations in Minnesota and consistently ranks in the top ten percent of all institutions receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
At the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF), we have been actively investigating the causes of and potential treatments for diseases since 1952. We support and oversee the medical research conducted at Hennepin County Medical Center, an acute care research and teaching hospital located in downtown Minneapolis. In an academic environment that emphasizes patient care, research, and teaching, MMRF helps offer patients better care now and hope for improved healthcare in the future.
MMRF is one of the largest medical research non-profits in Minnesota and consistently ranks in the top ten percent nationally of all institutions receiving research grants from the National Institutes of Health. While public monies support a majority of our research, our work would not be possible without the support of corporate and individual donors.
Research: Researchers at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) were busy advancing medicine through scientific innovation in 2016. Our researchers were actively investigating the causes of potential treatments for a wide-range of diseases in our four areas of focus: Acute Care/Trauma, Addiction, Infectious Disease (HIV/AIDS) and Health Services.
MMRF operates as the research arm of the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), an acute care research and teaching hospital. Our researchers are practicing physicians and medical professionals. They use their impressive medical backgrounds to advance medical knowledge and improve the care their patients receive.
We are currently conducting research in many fields of medicine and healthcare, including: Addiction Medicine, Berman Center for Clinical Outcomes and Research, Cancer, Cardiac Biomarkers, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Children’s Issues, Chronic Diseases, Dementia and Aging, Diabetes & Obesity, Emergency Medicine, Gastrointestinal & Liver Disease, Heart Disease and Heart Failure, HIV / AIDS, Kidney Disease, Organ Transplantation, Orthopaedics & Biomechanics, Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), Sleep Disorders, Tobacco Treatment Research, Trauma and Burn, Traumatic Brain Injury.