Research in Family Medicine
Please note: The following information is intended for faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and others who work for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
Support services and resources
- Current Grant Opportunities
This page has current funding opportunities and is updated often. If you are interested in a grant, please fill out the 'Intent to Submit' form so the grant pre-award team can help you.
- Intent to Submit a Grant Form
This form is used to identify and allocate resources for grant development. After the form is completed, a pre-award staff member will contact you to begin setting up a timeline and identifying project needs.
- Research facilitators
Available to assist with accessing resources and implementing projects, including help with Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications.
- Evaluation and Statistics Hub
Encompasses aspects of study design, data collection, statistical design, and analysis as well as assistance with manuscript editing and submission. See list of available resources and fill out the intake form.
- "Developing a Research Question: I Know What My General Topic Is, But I Don't Know How to State My Research Question"
Steps on how to form a research question.
- "Research and Scholarly Resources at Your Fingertips"
List of contacts and websites to help you on your research and scholarly work.
Policies and compliance
- Compliance training for faculty and staff
Required training includes CITI, HIPAA, lab safety, conflict of interest, controlled substances, and using animals for research.
- Research policies and compliance
Learn more about University of Minnesota research policies, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and more.
Our research is organized into the following three areas:
- Health disparities
Developing solutions to eliminate health inequities and remove barriers to care. Michele Allen, MD, MS, is the interim lead.
- Healthcare delivery
Evaluating delivery models for care, service, and education in our residency programs and other primary care settings. Led by Angela Buffington, PhD, MA.
- Population health
Improving clinical and community population health (e.g., women's health, sports medicine, healthy eating across the lifespan). Sharon Allen, MD, PhD, is the interim lead.
Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.
Pre- and post-award staff and PRF
Proposal Routing Form (PRF)
The proposal routing form is an internal University of Minnesota document. Its function is to ensure that all necessary approval signatures are obtained prior to proposal submission and to facilitate the compliance process.
PRF routing chains
- choat008 (Kendall Choate)
(Pre-award) Department administator
- prind018 (Jessica Prindle)
(Post-award) Department administrator
- pacal001 (James Pacala, MD, MS)
Department head delegate
- tmeddean (medical school dean's office)
rsegal (Rosalyn Segal)
Research associate dean delegates
- Family Medicine and Community Health
- Human Resources
- Finance and Accounting
- Publication and Scholarship Assistance
- Graduate Medical Education
- Communications and Marketing
- Faculty Promotion and Tenure
- Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences