About the HHRI

At the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute / HHRI (formerly 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 HCMC, the flagship acute care and teaching hospital of the Hennepin Healthcare System in downtown Minneapolis. In an academic environment that emphasizes patient care, research, and teaching, HHRI helps offer patients better care now and hope for improved healthcare in the future.

HHRI is one of the largest medical research nonprofits 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.

Our Mission: Improving patient care and the health of our community through research and education

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Why is Medical Research Important?

HHRI has undergone a rigorous process to earn accreditation from the leading, independent organizations that accredit institutions that conduct medical research trials on human subjects—the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and animal subjects—the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Earning accreditation from these organizations is indicative of our commitment to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards and practices in our medical research programs.

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