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 Health celebrates people behind clinical trials
Clinical Trials Day is celebrated globally on May 20 to recognize what many consider the first clinical trial. With over 250 active clinical trials, Sanford Health has placed particular emphasis on these trials to move patient care forward. Clinical Trials Day is an opportunity to honor the countless individuals within the organization who work hard to improve public health and also raise clinical trial awareness.
Sanford Health awarded $1.8 million grant from NIHSanford Health researcher, Kamesh Surendran, PhD, and his lab at Sanford Research, were awarded a $1.8 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Surendran's lab studies kidney development and disease by determining the molecular basis by which diverse cell types of the kidney develop and are maintained.
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.
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