How Gratitude Heals, Energizes, and Transforms Lives with Dr. Robert Emmons

Mechanisms linking the practice of gratitude with key health outcomes will be explored. Evidence-based practices and techniques reveal that life is a continual invitation to gratitude that can be created at almost any opportunity.


AHC Prepared: Bystander CPR - MPLS

AHC Prepared: Is offering free Bystander CPR Class (Until Help Arrives) in Minneapolis. Each year over 300,000 people die in the US from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Learn how to assist someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, perform hands only CPR, and use an AED.


Research Ethics Conferences & Trainings

This two-day event brings together national speakers to address what tools are needed to improve research protections for human participants. Workshops will provide actionable, hands-on approaches to the everyday challenges of properly conducting research.


Food and health research grant funding

Farm field with words engage and discoverThe Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute seeks proposals from U of M interdisciplinary faculty research teams, community-academic partnerships and graduate and professional students in the areas of food and health.

Submission deadline: April 14.

Applications Now Open: 2017 Pilot Grants

Program in Health Disparities Research Pilot Grants encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable long-term collaboration between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities.

Registration Open for Spring Mini Medical School

Register now for the spring session of Mini Medical School, "The Aging Game: Living Longer and Healthier Lives." Discounted registration for University faculty, staff and students. Mondays, March 6- April 3, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Register for Mini Bioethics Academy

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics is hosting Mini Bioethics Academy, a three night event to learn about and foster discussion on bioethical challenges in today’s society. Mini Bioethics Academy is open to anyone interested in learning more about bioethics. 

Employee Spotlight

Brian Lucas with his wife, Betsy and children, Molly and Julia

Brian believes that the AHC is a great place to work because he's surrounded by smart, creative, committed people who are also here for the right reasons.

New to the AHC?

Welcome! You'll likely have a lot of questions as you start your new job at the Academic Health Center (AHC).

We've compiled a list of resources to help before and after your arrival.

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Aerial view of the University of Minnesota campus and downtown Minneapolis overlooking the Mississippi RiverAbout the Academic Health Center

The University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC) is one of the most comprehensive in the nation. The AHC includes six schools and colleges, several interdisciplinary centers and programs, and operations and support units, known as the AHC shared services.

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