Leading the way in Medical Research
Sanford Research is a premier biomedical research institute in the Midwest. We conduct research to innovate healthcare through cutting edge science.
- Support biomedical research across the research continuum
- Have a diverse range of research interests
- Cultivate future scientific innovators and promote community education
Our researchers are working to build the foundation for future treatments and driving evidence-based care.
Featured News and Projects
Sanford study to ID kids' risk for diabetes, celiac disease
Sanford Health launched the PLEDGE study to identify and predict which children may be at risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease.
Sanford Research plays key role in COVID-19 response
The Sanford Research team has played a key role in Sanford Health's response to the pandemic. Over the past year, more than 100 COVID-19 related trials were carefully evaluated in order to provide physicians with the options they needed to treat patients throughout the COVID disease pathway.
A clue to the causes of kidney disease: It's in your cellsDr. Indra Chandrasekar and her lab at Sanford Research uncovered a new starring role for proteins that were previously thought of as supporting actors. This finding allows researchers to better understand how kidney disease forms.
Sanford Research is home to four research centers. Each multidisciplinary center is defined by complementary scientific and technical expertise along with supporting resources to advance a thematic research goal. Thematic goals encompass: studying of complex behaviors and biological factors, improving the health of patients and communities using unique data-driven techniques, translating basic discoveries into clinical trials for humans, and enhancing children’s health research.
Sanford Health News
Sanford Research scientist Kamesh Surendran and team ID when cell signals go wrong
From first known clinical trial to today, scientists aim to improve patient care