Public and Community Affairs
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The Public and Community Affairs team plans, coordinates, and implements programs, events, and activities to engage the Academic Health Center’s internal and external stakeholders.
What we do
- provide public affairs support for the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic
- host Mini Medical School, the Academic Health Center’s premier community engagement program
- facilitate several annual events within the Academic Health Center and coordinate special events including the Minnesota State Fair and the Academies for Excellence
- partner with Government and Community Relations to advance the Academic Health Center’s interests in Saint Paul and Washington, D.C.
Support the U
Thousands of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the U of M firmly believe in higher education's role in pushing our state forward. These citizens actively engage elected officials about the University's initiatives and other key issues. They write to their elected officials. They write letters to the editor of their paper. They attend events. They share their stories. Everything counts! You can help.