Laird Building The mission of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is to enrich lives through discovery, translation and application of scientific knowledge that improves health and well being. The Research Institute mission supports one of the Marshfield Clinic Health System core values of excellence through research, education and best practices so we deliver exceptional quality health care

The Research Institute, a division of Marshfield Clinic, Inc., was founded in 1959. It is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin, with more than 30 Ph.D. and M.D. scientists and 200 other staff. In addition, approximately 150 physicians and other health care professionals throughout the Health System are engaged in medical research.

The Research Institute consists of research centers in clinical research, cancer research, epidemiology and population health, precision medicine and genetics, and agricultural safety and health. These centers are supported by Shared Research Support Offices: integrated research and development laboratory, office of research computing and analytics and office of research support services. Approximately 450 clinical trials and other research projects are active at any one time. Our investigators publish extensively in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals addressing a wide range of diseases and other health issues.

The Research Institute publishes Clinical Medicine & Research, and the Journal of Agromedicine, both of which are nationally indexed professional journals. The Research Institute's Summer Research Intern Program provides research opportunities to motivated college students interested in careers in biomedical science and health care.

The Research Institute is governed by an oversight board, of whom are community members, physicians and scientists. The Research Institute maintains an Institutional Review Board, which is responsible for the protection of human research participants, and other standing committees essential to the research process.

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The Research Institute has offices and laboratories in the Lawton Center for Research and Education and the Laird Center for Medical Research in Marshfield. It also has clinical research staff supporting physician-led research at medical centers in each of the Health System’s four regional divisions.

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