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About Aurora Research Institute

About AuroraResearch Institute

We’re part of Advocate Aurora Health

Aurora Research Institute is part of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the top 12 not-for-profit health systems in the country. Our shared purpose brought together Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. Watch our video to learn how our combined strength and stability allows our integrated research institute to improve outcomes for patients.
Research and clinical trials at Aurora Health Care are advancing care for a growing number of areas, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders. Our efforts are yielding scientific discoveries that give people hope for a bright future.


Our Research Leadership and Scientist Teams

Our leadership and scientist teams includes doctors, researchers and biostatisticians representing a wide range of experiences and expertise in medical research. We foster a culture of discovery and collaboration that brings to light new medical knowledge across a growing number of clinical areas.

Learn more about Our Research Leadership and Scientist Teams.

Aurora Difference

Expertise and Medical Advances

Our work includes more than 500 research projects and clinical trials that touch the lives of people near and far. Our accomplishments, which include first-in-the-world techniques for treating irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmias), have earned Aurora an international reputation.

Read more about The Aurora Difference: Research.


Transforming Care Through Innovation

Our research has been transforming care since the late 1960s. Back then, we pioneered the gold-standard care for coronary artery disease (coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG). Our team carries on this tradition today in a growing number of clinical areas. For example, our neurosurgeons are the first in the world using new technologies to safely remove brain tumors through a dime-sized opening.

Learn more about our History of Research Innovation.


Scholarly Publications

Our research is available through scholarly publications, including prestigious peer-reviewed journals. Some publications are available through our very own publication. 


Digital Repository

Many of our publications, including presentations from prestigious national and international meetings, are available at your fingertips. 

Aurora Health Care Digital Repository

Annual Report

We publish highlights of our work and notable outcomes in the Aurora Research Institute Patient-Centered Annual Report.

Annual Report


Our Commitment to Safe, Ethical Research

Our accomplishments would not be possible without volunteers, industry collaboration and participation in government-funded research networks. Our stakeholders’ trust means everything to us, which is why Aurora is deeply committed to upholding the highest professional and ethical research standards.

Find Out More About Integrity and Quality.


Come Work For Us

Our research team is growing. We are looking for qualified candidates to join us in helping people live well through research and innovation. At Aurora, you have the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned experts. The depth and breadth of our research offer ongoing opportunities for career advancement.

Learn More About Research Career Opportunities.

How to Participate

Find out more about ways to participate in research.


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Learn About Our Research

Find out more about our current research projects.

Make a Donation

Your donation can help fund critical research or help to develop new medical products.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.