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When you make a donation to support the medical research programs at MMRF, you are making an investment in the future of medicine. Learn how you can support our programs through our philanthropic partner, the Hennepin Health Foundation.


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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 the third-largest nonprofit medical research organization in Minnesota and it ranks in the top seven percent of all institutions receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Nurse Practitioner Honored at National AANP Conference
Rachel Prosser, PhD, APRN, CNP, AAHIVS, received the 2015 State Award for Excellence at the national conference for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. This award recognizes a nurse practitioner in each state for demonstrating excellence in practice. Rachel is the Associate Director of HCMC’s HIV/AIDS Research Program. She provides HIV clinical care at our Positive Care Center, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and the Department of Health and Human Services Minnesota Sex Offender Programs. Rachel also provides clinical supervision to the medical case managers of the Rural AIDS Action Network, and she served as President of the Minnesota Nurse Practitioners organization from 2013-2015. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.

New Grant Awards

New Research Grant Awards
Each month the medical research professionals at HCMC are awarded many medical research grants through MMRF. Click here to view the most recent quarterly report.

Our History, Our Future
MMRF has been conducting medical research and improving patient care since its founding in 1952. Learn about our history and how our mission continues today.

HIV/AIDS Research
Listen as Rachel Prosser, PhD, describes her research at the Positive Care Center and explains the importance of clinical research.

Cardiac Biomarkers Research
In this interview, MMRF researcher Fred Apple, PhD, discussses his work on cardiac biomarkers and why he conducts his research on the Hennepin medical campus.


MMRF earns full accreditation from AAHRPP
MMRF has received full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., for our efforts to protect human participants in clinical trials.