Annual Report

“The clinical research being conducted at Aurora Health Care underscores our system as a best-in-class, destination health care provider. We connect patients to clinical trials and translate those results to better patient care and experiences. These ongoing innovations place Aurora at the forefront of the development of leading-edge therapies and medical technologies.” — Nick Turkal, MD, President and CEO, Aurora Health Care


Building on Our Strong Research Foundations

Aurora Research Institute supports nearly 500 clinical trials and investigator-initiated research studies. We work to translate this important research into practical and more effective treatments for our patients.

This translation of scientific research into clinical application makes Aurora an important contributor to the advance of medical knowledge worldwide.

Our successes include:
  • International reach: Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews has readers in more than 170 countries and all 50 states. Read articles about the latest medical advances in Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews.
  • Biospecimen distribution: The Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center has streamlined how we collect, store and process blood and tissue specimens throughout Aurora and with external researchers and corporations conducting medical research. We can distribute biospecimens efficiently to researchers at Aurora and across the country.
  • Expanding research: In addition to our established oncology, cardiology and neuroscience research areas, we are expanding into emerging areas, including women’s health, orthopedics and gastrointestinal disease.

2017 Annual Report

Read more about our research highlights and successes in the
2017 Patient-Centered Research Annual Report.


Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging (CIRCA)

Researchers study the aging heart down to the molecular level to improve treatments.

Heart Research

Translational Oncology Research: Quest for Understanding & Exploration (TORQUE)

Doctors and researchers work to discover better treatments and improve the quality of life for people with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Research

Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute (ANII)

Surgeons, doctors and researchers develop safer and more effective brain surgery procedures and treatments for neurological disorders.

Neurology and Brain Tumor Research


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How to Participate

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Internships, Residencies & Fellowships

Aurora Research Institute supports learning and continuing education.