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Laird Center for Medical Research

The Laird Center for Medical Research, named after health care advocate, former statesman and U.S. Secretary of Defense, Melvin Laird, is a world-class medical research and education facility. It is located on the campus of Marshfield Clinic, a not-for-profit multi-specialty physician practice, in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Marshfield Clinic's mission is to improve the health and well being of people and communities through accessible, high quality health care, research and education.

Conducting medical research that directly benefits patients has been the goal for the Laird Center for Medical Research since the dedication of the original building in September 1997. The expanded building is a physical expression of the collaborative efforts by researchers and clinicians to bring research results to patient care. Clinical and research laboratories share many resources, creating both operational efficiencies and an environment for the development of new ideas among multiple scientific disciplines

In fulfilling a vision of cooperation and integration of clinical care, research and education, the expansion of the Laird Center for Medical Research creates an ideal setting, enhancing Marshfield Clinic's ability to:

  • Discover and share scientific knowledge that substantially improves human health and well-being
  • Provide local and regional access to laboratory services, promoting high standards of patient care and medical practice
  • Advance academic medicine through the development and delivery of education leading to best practice, health care workforce training and development, and state-of-the-art conferencing
  • Achieve greater integration of medical research and clinical practice
  • Improve patient care and protect public health
  • Honor Melvin R. Laird's accomplishments in health care, medical research and education

Located within the Laird Center for Medical Research are:

  • Marshfield Epidemiology Research Center
  • National Farm Medicine Center and National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Robert F. Froehlke Conference Center
  • Erdman Lobby
  • George E. Magnin Medical Library
  • Melvin R. Laird's office and conference room
  • Biomedical Informatics Research Center
  • Center for Human Genetics
  • Translational research laboratories
  • Infectious disease research laboratory
  • Division of Laboratory Medicine Joint Venture Laboratory
  • Division of Laboratory Medicine Education Programs
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