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Marshfield Clinic renames research institute to distinguish it from foundation

Marshfield's research institute has roughly 450 clinical trials and research projects active, system says.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, the research arm of Marshfield Clinic, has been renamed Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, the organization announced.

"The institute's new name makes a clear distinction between research and MCHS Foundation, the giving arm of the system," Marshfield said.

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The newly named institute was originally founded in 1959 and employs 31 scientists and 155 other staff. Roughly 150 physicians and other healthcare professionals conduct medical research through the institute.

MCRI is comprised of various research centers in areas such as clinical research, agricultural health and safety, epidemiology, human genetics, biomedical informatics and integrated laboratory services. Additionally, the Institute offers support services for physicians and scientists that include biostatistics, protocol and grant preparation, research publication and core laboratory support.

MCRI is lead by a Board of Trustees, comprised equally of community members, physicians and scientists. At any given time, MCRI has roughly 450 active clinical trials and other research projects, Marshfield said.

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