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.

Policies and compliance

Research areas

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.

Learn more about our commitment to research ethics

Pre- and post-award staff and PRF

View the post-award staff

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