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Mayo Clinic and ASU are continuously innovating to improve patient care and transform health care delivery.


Health and WellBeing


Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI) teamed up with ASU to better understand and improve the health and success of college students. CFI developed a suite of products and services using human-centered design practices with ASU students and staff. Three prototypes are currently being used by students in their day-to-day lives and across campuses in residence halls, in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences classrooms, and student services.

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 ASU Health Services is a leader in university health care and is nationally recognized as the first and only university member in the Mayo Clinic Care Network. ASU Health Services is also nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

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Arts and the Humanities


Mayo Clinic and ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts join forces to provide comfort and solace to patients and employees at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Programs include:

  • Sonata del Sol. Music at the Bedside Program featuring musicians who visit patients on hospital units. This service is scheduled for several afternoons each week.
  • Poesia del Sol. Poetry at the Bedside Program featuring creative writers who compose a work based on conversations with patients. The finished piece is presented to the patient, celebrating remembered times. 
  • Art of Compassion. An educational program to improve nurses' ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with patients and families regarding end-of-life issues. One of the most challenging areas for nurses is having conversations with patients and families facing a life-threatening illness. Theater students have the opportunity to act for Mayo Clinic nurses in this unique and invaluable program.

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Medical Humanities Initiative
The Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University are partnering to advance Medical Humanities, a new and growing interdisciplinary area committed to bringing the insights of humanities disciplines to health care research, training and policymaking. It includes clinicians and researchers working in areas such as bioethics, narrative medicine, history of medicine, disability studies, philosophy and religious studies, and global health and development. Learn more


Cancer Wellness Program

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The Cancer Wellness Program is a joint effort between multidisciplinary teams at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) to better understand, research and implement novel methods for aiding cancer patients from diagnosis and treatment decisions in the context of personalized medicine, to the support during time of treatment for patients and their families, and the transition to and through survivorship.  The Cancer Wellness Program leverages the complementary expertise of multiple disciplines while advancing the shared mission between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University to improve health outcomes for cancer patients in the Valley and beyond. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now