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At Michigan Tech, researchers are tackling a variety of health-related challenges, whether that is developing material for better wound care, creating vaccines, studying the mechanisms of hypertension to better treat the disease, or investigating cognitive function and motor behavior in dementia patients.

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.
  • $11.7m
    in Total Active Research Awards
  • $8.8m
    in Total Active National Institutes of Health Awards
  • 52
    Faculty Members Mentoring 85+ Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Annual Reports

Fiscal Year 2021