Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research

The Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research: A collaboration of St. Luke’s and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus

The Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research was created by a generous trust from Muriel Whiteside to St. Luke’s Hospital, Clinics, and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus. It was Miss Whiteside’s desire that the two organizations work together to support patient-oriented clinical research with a special emphasis in the areas of cancer, lung and heart disease. Since its inception in 1996, the Whiteside Institute has successfully promoted research in these and other specialty areas by awarding seventy-two Whiteside Grants totaling almost a million dollars and has further supported research through our Whiteside Technical Grants. Together these programs have resulted in 55 peer-reviewed publications, 2 patents, and a total of nearly 9.4 million dollars in leveraged grant money.

Whiteside Molecular Biology Research Lab, Room 218 SMed

 Whiteside Lab Services

  • Nanosight: experimental design and analysis using the Nanosight NS300
  • Flow cytometry: experimental design and analysis using the Sony SH800 Flow Cytometer

  • Tissue culture

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application assistance

  • Human subjects study coordination

  • Protocol development for human subjects studies

  • Clinical collaborations

  • Access to patients and clinical samples

 Please contact us if you have other scientific needs that you would like help with. We are here to consult with local investigators to support the research at the Medical School Duluth and St. Luke’s.