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Health Sciences

Educating. Discovering. Healing. At the University of Minnesota on the Twin Cities campus, we are treating patients, educating the next generation of care providers, and making discoveries that improve health care in Minnesota and around the world.

70%

of Minnesota’s health professionals are trained at the U of M

7,000+

students enrolled in 60+ degree programs

1 million+

Patients treated per year

70%

of Minnesota’s health professionals are trained at the U of M

7,000+

students enrolled in 60+ degree programs

1 million+

Patients treated per year

Education

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Students wearing graduation cap and gown
Students practicing dentistry on dummy while monitoring results on computer screen

We are educating and inspiring the next generation of health care professionals. Our graduates go on to better their communities, heal patients, and develop life-changing treatments and cures.

Spanning all specialties of health care, from veterinary medicine to dentistry, nursing, and surgery, students gather knowledge in the classroom and receive invaluable, real-world experience. 

This is education that changes the practice of medicine.

Karen Chen

“Since my very first day of school, [the School of Public Health] has implemented into the curriculum racial inequity teachings and that’s been something they address and speak about on a regular basis.”

Karen Chen, MPH Student
Public Health Administration & Policy
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Patient Care

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Innovations in patient care happen here, where groundbreaking work by physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and veterinarians constantly redefines health care.

Our clinical providers deliver care based on current research and cutting-edge technologies.

Receive the Care You Need

Whether you need primary or specialty health care services, quality dental care, or medical care for a pet, the University provides a full range of health care services for adults, children, and animals.

Rebecca Kraetz

“I am most interested in studying infectious disease epidemiology, particularly infectious diseases that arise during natural disasters and emergency events [and] in working with sexually transmitted infections in adolescents.”

Rebecca Kraetz, MPH Student
Epidemiology
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Research

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The University of Minnesota is home to field-shaping researchers who improve health and save lives. From breakthrough to development, concept to clinical trial, we have the expertise to tackle complex health problems that cannot be solved from one perspective alone. With our legacy of innovation, we are driven to meet the diverse health needs of Minnesota and beyond.

33rd
RANKING IN NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FUNDING
$200+ Million
ANNUALLY IN SPONSORED HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Sciences News

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Expert Alert

Increased diversity demands diversifying traditional health care approaches

Health Services Management Faculty Director Frances Fernandez is available to comment on the growing urgency for health care systems and their leadership to reflect changes in the populations they serve, to provide services in ways that promote respect for cultural and language differences—approaches proven to increase treatment adherence and positive outcomes—and how these approaches can be integrated into health system operations today.

 

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D.
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Talking healthy holiday food habits with the U of M

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), answers questions about how to enjoy holiday eating while also making wise food choices for good, overall health.

Chris Bent and Mary Olson Cornils Baich
Feature

A legacy of leadership

Celebrating the first mother-daughter pair to receive MHA degrees from the School of Public Health.