Kurt Griffin, MD, PhD, Lab


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Primary Research Group


Secondary Research Groups

Pediatrics & Rare Diseases
Cellular Therapies & Stem Cell Biology


Dr. Griffin Bio

Jianning Tao, PhD

  • Director of Clinical Trials, The Sanford Project
  • Associate Scientist, Diabetes Group
  • Pediatric endocronologist, Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic

Academic Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Primary Research Focus

Dr. Griffin has experience with establishing successful clinical research programs in type 1 diabetes. He continues to focus his research interests on the immunology of T1D. He also provides direct patient care to children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders at the Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic. As part of The Sanford Project, Dr. Griffin is responsible for the design, performance and interpretation of multicenter clinical studies in recent-onset T1D working towards the ultimate objective of curing this disease.


Clinical Trials

To Learn more about the clinical trials offered at Sanford Health visit the Sanford Clinical Research website. 

Contact Information  
Sanford Research Center
Phone: (605) 312-6035
Fax: (605) 312-6071
Email: kurt.griffin@SanfordHealth.org
2301 E. 60th St. N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Contact Sanford Research

Address: 2301 E. 60th Street N
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 312-6300
Fax: (605) 312-6071