|Snapshot: Our areas of focus|
|Our research programs are intently focused on:
- Cardiovascular disease
Banner Health is at the leading edge in scientific discovery, innovation, education and family support in selected areas.
All of our research activities, are organized under the umbrella of Banner Research. We perform scores of research studies and clinical trials at two internationally known research centers and hospitals in seven states.
We work closely with our physician partners to create and offer exceptional clinical studies to our communities.
Banner Sun Health Research Institute has more than 100 basic scientists and physician scientists working on discover ing how to prevent and treat age-related disorders.
- We are home to a world-renowned brain and tissue bank that collaborates with researchers around the globe.
- Our research programs has significantly impacted how physicians diagnose and treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and arthritis
- We are funded from sources including the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, Sun Health Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Michael Fox Foundation and private donations.
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, which is internationally known, has a goal to end Alzheimer’s disease without losing a generation. We are also driven to establish a new standard of care for patients and families and forge a model of collaboration in biomedical research.
- In 2010, we received more than $9.1 million 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.
- We have also gathered other academic, scientific and industry leaders to launch the global Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative to conduct treatments with people who are at high risk for Alzheimer’s before they develop symptoms of dementia. This initiative was profiled in The New York Times and Scientific American.
- Our nationally known Arts Engagement program offers outings to concerts and museums as a respite for Alzheimer’s.
- Our Native American Outreach Program works with 22 Arizona Native American tribal members and health care providers to improve diagnosis and treatment and to help caregivers.