Research and the Medical School

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have a long history of discovering the causes of and best treatments for disease, illness, and injury.  Here, basic and clinical scientists and physicians work to find cures, treatments, and preventions for diabetes, infectious diseases, brain sciences, cancer and cardiovascular disorders – our five areas of research excellence – as well as a variety of other health conditions.

Core to the Medical School’s research mission is the University of Minnesota Biomedical Discovery District.  Located north of TCF Bank Stadium the Biomedical Discovery District gives scientists flexible, state-of-the-art space to fight today’s health challenges.  When completed, the 545,000 square feet of research space in five buildings will be home to more than 1,000 research and support staff, including more than 160 faculty researchers.

The Medical School is also a core partner in the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a unique collaborative venture that leverages the scientific base of Minnesota’s two strongest health research leaders, the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, in partnership with the state of Minnesota.  Partnership research teams investigating Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, heart disease, obesity, and other health conditions strive to position Minnesota as a world leader in biotechnology and medical genomics applications that will result in important new medical discoveries.