Research Centers

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 Sanford Research significant momentum in its goal of becoming one of the premiere research institutions in the United States and the world. Most recently, a subsequent gift of more than $100 million by Mr. Sanford has paved the way to establish Sanford Imagenetics - the first program of its kind in the nation to fully integrate genetics and genomic medicine into primary care for adults. 

With a team of more than 200 researchers, Sanford Research is comprised of several research centers, including Children’s Health Research, Edith Sanford Breast Cancer, Cancer Biology, Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention and Sanford Sports Science Institute.