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Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, a division of Marshfield Clinic, Inc., was founded in 1959 and today is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin. Its mission is to enrich lives through discovery, translation and application of scientific knowledge that improves health and well-being.

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 ever-changing health care environment presents challenges. We are embarking on a unique journey focused around integration and translation of medical research to improve health care.

The Research Institute is uniquely positioned to conduct innovative, translational and applied research in a learning health system environment serving a large underserved rural segment of Wisconsin.

Research focus

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 sub-specialty areas.

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.

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Structure and leadership

The Research Institute has an oversight board of 13 members that serves an oversight and advisory function. It is led by an executive director, research center directors and an administrative leadership team.

More than 30 Ph.D. and M.D. scientists, 200 staff members and 150 physicians and other health care professionals support hundreds of externally-funded projects annually.