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 Health receives grant to enhance PLEDGE Study
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the country, has received an additional grant to expand its PLEDGE Study.
PLEDGE centers on a blood test to identify children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease.
National cancer study aims to reach Midwestern patients
Jennifer Salonen will do anything she can to fight cancer.
Salonen has never faced a diagnosis herself, but in the last six months, both her sister and her father were diagnosed.
Sanford researcher receives $2M grant to study rare disease
Kurt Warnhoff, Ph.D., researcher at Sanford Health, recently received a $2 million grant for his work studying the biology of the molybdenum cofactor (Moco).
Researcher earns $1.9M grant to study kidney disease genes
Indra Chandrasekar, Ph.D., researcher at Sanford Health, recently received a $1.9 million grant for her work studying a group of genes that are associated with kidney disease in humans.
Sanford Health Fargo awarded $12 million grant from NIH
Sanford Research Center for Biobehavioral Research in Fargo was recently awarded a $12 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Our Spotlight Programs
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
Orthopedic surgeon receives teaching and research award
USD Sanford School of Medicine honors Dr. Nathan Skelley’s dedication to students
NIH grants $6.2M for cancer studies at Sanford Research
Funding will support better understanding of cancer and better treatment
Classes & Events
PROMISE Summer Programs
Tue 06/13/23 8:30 AM - Tue 06/13/23 4:00 PM
Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium
Wed 06/14/23 8:30 AM - Wed 06/14/23 4:30 PM
The Sanford Center, Dakota Room