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Research Impact

The University of Minnesota is a top-10 public research institution conducting innovative and impactful research across a broad range of fields and disciplines. Our researchers improve our understanding of the world and help facilitate technologies and ideas that positively impact the prosperity, welfare, and security of our communities, state, nation, and beyond.

Picture of XanthosHealth leadership team Pinar Karaca-Mandic, and Demi Radeva, and David Haynes (from left to right)
Recently recognized by the White House’s Sync for Social Needs coalition, XanthosHealth co-founders David Haynes and Pinar Karaca-Mandic built a health IT platform to improve health outcomes by documenting social determinants of health.
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Many are familiar with Hormel Foods, most famously known for producing Spam. Lesser known is The Hormel Institute, the nearby state-of-the-art biomedical research facility that recently celebrated 80 years of research
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Learn more about the impact of University of Minnesota research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics

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among US public research institutions

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in systemwide research expenditures (FY 2020)

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awarded to UMN researchers for COVID-19-related research in FY 2021

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Oct 25, 2022

OVPR has launched a new funding opportunity focused on biosensing to support a broad spectrum of applications and bring together an international coalition of experts.

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Amy Kircher
Oct 12, 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research has created a new organizational structure to better serve the University’s research community. Amy Kircher’s role as associate vice president (AVP) for external affairs and strategic initiatives transitioned from part time to full time in September.

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VPR Shashank Priya stands in Northrop Auditorium
Sep 30, 2022

OVPR welcomes Shashank Priya, who assumes the role of vice president for research on September 30.

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Announcements for the UMN Research Community