About Banner Research

Across our seven states, Banner Health is at the leading edge in scientific discovery and innovation in treating and curing specific diseases.

Banner Sun Health Research Institute has more than 100 basic scientists and physician scientists discovering how to prevent and treat age-related disorders.

  • Home to a world-renowned brain and tissue bank.
  • Changed how physicians diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and arthritis

Banner Alzheimer's Institute, which is internationally known, has a goal to end Alzheimer’s disease without losing a generation.

  • Received funding from the National Institutes of Health to expand our Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging suites to help our researchers as well as medical researchers throughout Arizona.
  • Gathered other academic, scientific and industry leaders to launch the global Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative to work with people who are at high risk for Alzheimer’s before they develop symptoms.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, collaborates with physicians from MD Anderson and other nationally recognized research institutions on the latest and most advanced trials.

Clinical Trials - Banner Health conducts clinical trials that allows patients access to cutting edge treatments before they are widely distributed. We offer trials in:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Orthopedics

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Ways to Support Our Research

Foundations in Arizona


Foundations in Colorado


Foundations in Wyoming

Even if you are not a scientist or eligible to participate in a clinical trial, you can still participate in the exciting research at Banner Health through donations to one of our foundations.

Your generous contribution could fund the latest treatment trial or provide education and support for someone suffering from a debilitating disease.