Clinical Investigation Center


The Clinical Investigation Center facilitates the creation of teams from across the college and across the University.

The 17 colleges of the Twin Cities U of M campus offer unique opportunities for research collaborations.  Six of the 17 colleges make up the Academic Health Center: the School of Dentistry, the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Being under one administrative umbrella creates even greater access to collaborators across the medical and health professions.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Within the College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborations are encouraged and fostered across departments and centers, connecting basic science with naturally occurring disease in animals.

The faculty of the College is nationally and internationally recognized for teaching and research excellence. Areas of research strength include infectious disease, genomics, comparative medicine, public health, epidemiology and dairy, swine, and avian medicine.

Animal Cancer Care and Research

The Animal Cancer Care and Research (ACCR) program is a cornerstone of the Comparative Signature Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine and a Developmental Research Program at the Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota. The ACCR conducts research in the area of Oncology where humans and animals interface and provides cutting-edge care to animals with cancer.

BioMedical Genomics Center

The mission of the BMGC is to promote genomics and proteomics research at the University of Minnesota and in the community.  Facilities and services include DNA sequencing and analysis, genotyping, microarray and RNAi core. 

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The Academic Health Center's newest institute opened in April 2009, to "improve the health of our communities through collaborative clinical  and translational research" (from the mission statement on the CTSI home page). The CTSI provides comprehensive support to research teams of the AHC, including biostatistical consulting services, intellectual property management and funding opportunities.

Comparative Pathology Shared Resource

The Comparative Pathology Shared Resource is a part of the Cancer Center and offers histology, immunohistology and pathology on a fee-for-service basis.

Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics Facility

A unit of the Academic Health Center, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics offers state-of-the-art GMP/GTP compliant, full-service development and manufacturing of cell- and tissue-based products, monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutic proteins, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients, for use in Phase I, II or III clinical trials.

University of Minnesota Equine Center

The U of M Equine Center (UMEQ) combines state-of-the-art facilities with internationally recognized faculty to create a research environment that is unsurpassed in the state of Minnesota.  New technology includes computerized gait analysis combined with high speed cameras for lameness diagnostics, an aqua treadmill, a reproduction wing, and a high-speed treadmill to monitor cardiac and respiratory factors in the exercising horse.

Research at UMEQ focuses on equine genetic diseases, muscle diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders, infectious and metabolic diseases, and nutrition.