About Sanford Research

Sanford Research is a non-profit research organization and is part of Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation with a presence in nine states and three countries. More than $600 million in gifts from Denny Sanford has provided for an expansion of research initiatives in type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and genomics in internal medicine. 

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

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.