Innovative minds.
Caring hearts. Compassionate research.

At Children’s Minnesota Research Institute, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference at the bedside. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens to developing new pain management approaches and adopting top-of-the-line technologies, our research is completely kid-and family-focused. See all our research areas.

Our research areas include

Cancer and blood disorders program

The Cancer and Blood Disorders research program focuses on research that seeks to improve the day-to-day quality of life for children and teens through our many evidence-based treatment methods and our high levels of enrollment in clinical trials.

Cardiovascular research

The cardiovascular and critical care research center aims to improve the knowledge of cardiovascular and critical care medicine to improve patient care and outcomes. Since its inception in 2009, our group has grown to include over 20 investigators and 40 ongoing research projects.

Diabetes and endocrine research

Children’s Minnesota Diabetes and Endocrinology Research program participates in studies that bring cutting-edge treatments for diabetes and endocrine disorders to our patients.

Why research is part of our core values in care

Our research is completely kid-and family-focused, meaning we put “kids first” – one of Children’s Minnesota’s core values. Research also allows us to “own outcomes” and “be remarkable” as we are accountable for providing extraordinary service and we have to continuously reimagine health care and go beyond what’s expected.

Research highlights

How to find a researcher

Commitment to diversity

We believe that the rapid advancement of knowledge, insights and approaches through research can only be achieved through the commitment, excellence and dedication of a diverse group of researchers from many backgrounds to better serve the populations and community of patients that we see.

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