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About the Avera Research Institute

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center has an impressive history of participating in national research efforts that have incorporated the resources and skills of its healthcare professionals working closely with regional physicians.

In 1998, Avera McKennan made a commitment to expand its involvement in clinical drug and medical device research by establishing a separate department for research.

This department, the Avera Research Institute, is devoted to providing complete coordination of Phase II - IV clinical research studies. The Avera Research Institute offers professionals with experience in working with clinical trials to ensure timely enrollment of patients, strict compliance with protocols and exacting documentation.

Avera McKennan has over 600 physicians on staff representing a wide variety of medical specialties. The Avera Research Institute partners with physicians serving as principal investigators and subinvestigators to conduct clinical research with both inpatients and outpatients.

In order to fulfill its mission, the Avera Research Institute has established the following three divisions. Learn more about our divisions:

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.