Administration & Governance

The Academic Health Center (AHC) includes six schools and colleges, interdisciplinary centers and programs, and support units, all reporting to the vice president for health sciences. 

Our mission

Our mission is to develop and sustain a world class academic health sciences center, in order to improve the health of Minnesotans, to find new cures and treatments, and to train the next generation of highly qualified health professionals.

AHC Goals and Priorities

AHC Strategic Directions

Our structure

Health sciences operational support

Located in buildings across campus, the Academic Health Center's operations and support units, known as AHC Shared Services, come together on this website, where you can find the people, forms, policies, and resources to help get your work done. 

Aids productivity through technology/IT support, server administration, and application development

Promotes the health sciences through strategic communications in public relations, web, and community affairs

Manages our physical environment, buildings, and facilities support services

Ensure that individually identifiable health information is handled appropriately across the entire University

Supports a talented and diverse workforce through HR services, policies, and procedures

Legal Counsel

Provides legal services; part of the Office of the General Counsel

Maintains fiscal responsibility through budgets, accounting, data analyses, reporting, and oversight

Ensures that University-wide health emergencies are addressed in a timely and efficient manner

Research support

In addition to our externally facing research centers, departments, and programs the Academic Health Center is home to research support including an office for research, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and a number of research services with facilities, equipment, and other resources for researchers.

Researcher Resources

University resources for managing grants, finding funding, adhering to policies and regulations, and more

Guidance for every step of a study, from applying for funding to conducting research to sharing results

Find services, facilities, and equipment for researchers 

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Add the research ethics statement to your website

Education and student support