Partners and affiliates
To raise private funds for health-related research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota, the Foundation works in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School, School of Public Health, and Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital.
The Foundation also works with affiliate organizations to advance research in two specific fields:
- The Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center supports the University of Minnesota’s search for viable ataxia treatments.
- The International Hearing Foundation seeks to improve quality of life for the hearing impaired and those with ear disease around the world through research and public service programs.
These affiliates have their own volunteer boards of directors that set the direction for their respective organizations.
The Children's Health Campaign also works with several partners. Learn more.
Academic medicine and the power of partnership
Academic medicine grants public access to new academic knowledge that greatly improves the quality of health care and patients’ lives. It does so through the fulfillment of three integrated, interdependent missions:
- to achieve medical breakthroughs;
- to educate each new generation of physicians; and
- through these physicians, to bring that new knowledge to patients with critical, complex illnesses that can be treated only with breakthrough therapies.
In Minnesota, academic medicine is embodied in the partnership between the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services. The University achieves medical breakthroughs. But to truly make a difference, these discoveries must be applied. And the more rapidly and broadly they can be applied, the more new therapies and cures can reach those in need—saving lives and improving health.