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Alliance History

Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Arizona State University first formed a partnership in 2002. Among the first initiatives was the development of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation -Mayo Clinic Campus program, allowing cohorts of 20-30 senior nursing students to complete their clinical training on the Mayo campus instructed by Mayo Clinic nursing faculty. Of this group of highly ranked graduates, more than 55% are hired at Mayo Clinic. From that initial collaborative effort, additional programs have materialized in the form of a joint Seed Grant Program, a host of dual degree opportunities, cutting-edge research collaborations and other expansive, shared projects.  In the summer of 2010, the relationship became Mayo Clinic enterprise-wide and in 2016, the Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care was formed.


Arizona State University Locations:


President and Professor, Arizona State University

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Director for Innovation and Transformational Relationships, Mayo Clinic

Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Vice President, Mayo Clinic

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Manager, Health and Clinical Partnerships, ASU Knowledge Enterprise

Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Chief of Staff, Office of the President, ASU

Senior Vice President, University Affairs, ASU

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Managing Director, Health and Clinical Partnerships, ASU Knowledge Enterprise

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Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships, Office of the University Provost

Executive Vice President and University Provost

Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, College of Public Service and Community Solutions

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Program Manager, Clinical Operations, Mayo Clinic


How was the alliance formed?
In 2002, the CEO of the Mayo Clinic Arizona and ASU President met to discuss how the recognized world leader in patient care, education and research, and the largest public university could advance groundbreaking ideas, accelerate research and revolutionize patient care together. More than a decade later, the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care was formed to innovate health care delivery, education and research.

Why was this alliance formed?
America’s health care system is changing in unprecedented ways to meet complex challenges, and the Mayo ASU Alliance is a critical driver in leading comprehensive improvement — from patient care, research and education to the health care workforce and how health organizations are managed.

Do Mayo and ASU support joint projects?
Yes. Mayo and ASU has created three joint research programs: Seed, Acceleration and Team Science grants. Learn more about them here.




Steven Beschloss
ASU Media Relations

Amy Woof
Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Mayo Clinic
Arizona State University