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Avera Research Institute

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Avera Research Institute to be a leader in pre-clinical, applied, and clinical research by partnering with others who are committed to excellence.

Our Vision

It is the vision of the Avera Research Institute to facilitate and conduct health care research that will prevent and treat disease, relieve pain and suffering, promote health improvement, and reduce the overall cost of health care.

Clinical Research and Trials

What is a clinical research study?

A clinical research study (or trial) is designed to answer specific questions about drugs, vaccines, and medical devices, as well as new ways of using current treatments for other medical conditions. These studies are used to determine if new treatments are both safe and effective, and are the safest way to find treatments that work.

With twelve research coordinators, research pharmacists, and additional support staff available for study coordination, the Avera Research Institute is able to offer patients cutting-edge treatment, prevention, and diagnosis strategies through participation in national and international clinical trials.

Clinical Cancer Research

Until there’s a cure for cancer, each new drug and each new treatment represent new hope. Cancer research gives patients access to cutting-edge treatments right here in Sioux Falls. It is widely known that research and clinical trials offer better outcomes and quality of life today, as well as hope for improved treatment and cures in the future.

The Avera Research Institute, in collaboration with the Avera Cancer Institute, has a very robust cancer research program, with approximately 100 open clinical studies through the National Cancer Institute and industry sponsors. Patients may also participate in investigator-initiated trials – studies in which Avera physicians propose their own ideas to research.

Click here for a list of clinical cancer research trials currently open to enrollment. 

Currently Enrolling Studies

Clinical Drug Research
The Avera Research Institute offers a variety of clinical trials on disease treatment and prevention, as well as health improvement.

Current clinical trials

Clinical Cancer Research
Avera has a robust cancer research program. Visit the link below to view a list of cancer trials currently open to enrollment.

Current cancer trials

Avera Institute for Human Genetics

The Avera Institute for Human Genetics (AIHG) is the premier genetics laboratory in the region.

Avera IHG details

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program

View updates regarding our partnership program and other available resources.