About the Health Research Institute


The mission of the Health Research Institute is to establish and maintain a thriving environment that promotes translational, interdisciplinary, and increasingly convergent health-related research and inspires education and outreach activities.


The purpose of the HRI is to nurture, expand and accelerate current research and outreach activities at Michigan Tech by:

  1. establishing a nationally visible research hub,
  2. promoting on- and off-campus collaborations and upgrading research infrastructures,
  3. creating an environment that enhances the probability of securing external funding, and
  4. getting directly involved in community health and education issues by partnering with local health providers.
  • 17
    Active National Institute of Health Awards
  • 9
    Different National Institutes of Health Partners
  • 42%
    of Venture Capital Invested in Michigan Tech was for Life Sciences/Healthcare Business Development