Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is pioneering health care research, discovering new knowledge and innovative approaches to better meet the needs of patients at Marshfield Clinic Health System and around the world. The Research Institute is comprised of nationally-recognized centers in the fields of cancer research, epidemiology and population health, precision medicine, oral and systemic health, agricultural safety and health and conducts clinical trials in several medical subspecialty areas. These centers are supported by three shared research support offices: Integrated Research and Development Laboratory; Office of Research Computing and Analytics; and Office of Research Support Services.

Clinical & Rare Disease

Students interested in Clinical/Rare Disease research typically work with a mentor in the Clinical Research Center on projects that explore relationships or association between the cause of disease and current medical practice with the goal to enhance a better understanding of a disease or disorder. In addition to the independent project, students may have the opportunity to be involved with other projects that have an emphasis rare disease or rare disease registries, cardiology, infectious disease, neurology, or pediatrics.

Clinical & Rare Disease Research Available Projects have not been selected for 2023 yet. 

Laboratory

Students interested in Laboratory research typically work with a mentor in the Integrated Research & Development Laboratory on projects that explore relationships or association between the cause of disease and current medical practice with the goal to enhance a better understanding of a disease or disorder. In addition to the independent project, students may have the opportunity to be involved with other projects which are undertaken with external collaborators in the industry and academia that focus on molecular biology, genetics, virology, microbiology and immunology.

Laboratory Research Available Projects have not been selected for 2023 yet. 

Cancer Care

Students interested in Cancer Care research will typically work with a mentor in the Cancer Care and Research Center or the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health on a cancer epidemiology and outcomes project that may involve conducting scientific literature reviews, assisting with study design, analyzing data, and preparing a manuscript. In addition to the independent project, students may have the opportunity to be involved with other National Institute of Health (NIH) projects including studies in CONNECT Cancer Epidemiology Cohort Study, Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Cancer Care and Research Center projects have not been selected for 2023 yet. 

Epidemiology

Students interested in the epidemiology program will typically work with a mentor in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health on an epidemiology project that may involve conducting scientific literature reviews, assisting with study design, analyzing data, and preparing a manuscript. In addition to the independent project, students may have the opportunity to be involved with other epidemiology projects including studies in the US Flu Network, Vaccine Safety Datalink, Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area, and the Health Care System's Research Network.

Epidemiology Available Projects have not been selected for 2023 yet. 

Precision Medicine & Genetics

Students interested in the Precision Medicine/Genetics program will typically work with a mentor in the Center for Precision Medicine Research on a project that focuses on discovering the structure of the human genome and the hunt for genes that influence human health disorders, which will improve patient care. In addition to the independent research project, studies may have the opportunity to be involved with other projects related to MCRI's cutting edge molecular technologies and Marshfield Clinic’s Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP), which is a biobank of plasma, serum, and DNA specimens from 20,000 Marshfield Clinic patients.

Precision Medicine & Genetics Available Projects have not been selected for 2023 yet. 

Farm Medicine

Students interested in the Farm Medicine program will typically work with a mentor in the National Farm Medicine Center on a project that focuses on outreach and rural or occupational health problems within the farm communities. This includes preventing youth injuries and fatalities, injury surveillance, community outreach and education, farm microbiome and human immunology, and evaluation research. In addition to the independent research project, students may have the opportunity to be involved with projects related to the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety which is one of 11 agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the editorial offices of the Journal of Agromedicine, which is the world's number one source of peer-reviewed agricultural safety and health information. Read the National Farm Medicine Center's Year in Review for a snapshot of yearly activities.

National Farm Medicine Center projects have not been selected for 2023 yet.