About

Sanford Research is a non-profit research organization and is a part of Sanford Health. An integrated health system headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, Sanford Health represents the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with a presence in 126 communities, nine states and two countries. Sanford Health employs over 26,000 staff and 1,360 physicians, and conducts research programs designed to support its five centers of excellence, including Cancer, Children’s, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Heart and Women’s.

Transformational gifts by Denny Sanford have provided for an expansion of children’s and research initiatives, specifically finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer, and has given us significant momentum in our goal of becoming one of the premiere research institutions in the United States and the world.

Innovation, discovery and passion drive our talented scientists, who are dedicated to finding cures, eradicating disease and improving the lives of people around the world through scientific breakthroughs. We have a strong partnership with the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, California and Orlando, Florida, as well as with a number of other leading institutions.

Sanford Research is housed in state-of-the-art facilities at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD.