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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 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.

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 MMRF Accepting Applications for 2017 Post-doctoral Appointment Program
Posted March 22, 2017

The Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017 Post-doctoral Appointment Program. Letters of intent are due April 26, 2017, with applications due on May 26, 2017.

MMRF promotes the development of research in a variety of ways, including supporting post-doctoral positions for existing programs. Post-doctoral support is available for request from any existing MMRF research programs with external sponsored awards.

The purpose of the post-doctoral awards is to sustain and build existing MMRF programs by providing salary support that encourages and facilitates the development of independent researchers within MMRF. Current investigators who have already been successful in attracting extramural grants will mentor the post-doctoral candidates. Investigators must indicate the need for post-doctoral involvement and how it will help grow their programs.

The overall goal of the program is for MMRF post-doc awards to provide a bridge for the post-doctoral investigator to develop their own independent careers at MMRF. Recipients are expected to submit extramural grant proposals by the end of their first year.

Click here for complete details about the program, including award specifics, eligibility requirements and guidelines on how to apply.

 MMRF Researcher Dr. Anne Murray Featured in February 2017 Issue of Minnesota Good Age Magazine
Posted February 7, 2017

This month’s issue of Minnesota Good Age Magazine features Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) researcher Anne M. Murray, MD, MSc. Dr. Murray, a geriatrician, internist, epidemiologist specializing in dementia, is the Medical Director for the Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research at MMRF. The Good Age article highlights Dr. Murray’s career treating older adults, as well as her groundbreaking research as principal investigator on the BRain IN Kidney (BRINK) study and as the lead U.S. geriatrician for the National Institute on Aging’s ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) study. Read the full story about Dr. Murray in Minnesota Good Age Magazine.

To donate to Dr. Anne Murray’s dementia and aging research fund at MMRF, please visit the donation portal on the Hennepin Health Foundation’s website and chose “Dementia and Aging” in the drop-down menu under “Direct Your Donation.” You may also contact Amy Carlson at 612-873-9250 or if you wish to speak to someone about making a charitable gift.

MMRF 2016 Year in Review

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. Here are just some of the highlights in research at MMRF from the past year.


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