Academic Health Center

About the Academic Health Center
In 1970, the University of Minnesota’s previously autonomous College of Pharmacy and School of Dentistry were reorganized, together with the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and the University Hospitals, into a centrally organized and administered Academic Health Center (AHC). The university’s College of Veterinary Medicine was also closely aligned with the AHC at this time, becoming formally incorporated into the AHC in 1985.

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Cerra, Frank

Dr. Frank Cerra joined the University of Minnesota’s Department of Surgery in 1981. He became Chair of the Department in 1993, Dean of the Medical School in 1995, and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences in 1996. He retired…

Corn, Milton

Dr. Milton Corn served as Director of the Extramural Programs Division of the National Library of Medicine, which provided fund University of Minnesota’s health informatics…

Howard, Robert B.

Robert Howard received his B.A. in 1942, his M.D. in 1945, and his Ph.D. in 1952, all from the University of Minnesota. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospital. He joined the faculty of…