Within sight: a healthier life for all

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Accelerate advances in health

At the University of Minnesota, creative collaborations across multiple areas of research and care create fertile ground for new approaches in a world where the health of people, animals, and the environment is inextricably interconnected.

The history of the University features pioneers in medical devices, transplantation, infectious diseases, and regenerative medicine, to name just a few. This collective impact continues to grow, thanks to high-quality care facilities that treat more than 1 million annually and an academic health center that trains 70 percent of Minnesota’s health care workforce.

The journey so far

Gifts made during the first year of the Driven campaign's public phase are already bringing about profound change in quality of life for the people of Minnesota, our nation, and the world by:

Enabling faster emergency response and transport to treatment centers, as well as mobile delivery of lifesaving therapies, to cardiac arrest patients 

Creating a therapeutic play space for children and teens who are patients at the Masonic Children’s Hospital

Supporting a new multidisciplinary team of researchers who will explore the role of the intestinal microbiome on colon cancer development and on the outcome of bone marrow stem cell transplantation

Using new interprofessional education models that focus on teamwork and cooperation to educate the health workforce of the future