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Mayo Clinic and ASU leverages each organizations strengths, to create research synergies that extend beyond basic science and medical education into high-impact programs.

Mayo Clinic’s extensive clinical experience combined with ASU’s recognized leadership in interdisciplinary research, advancements in biodesign, bioengineering and biotechnology provide the perfect setting for research exploration unlike another.

Science of Health Care Delivery

Science of Healthcare Delivery

The Mayo Clinic’s Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery and ASU’s researchers and School for the Science of Health Care Delivery are partnering to systematically address the complex challenges facing the country's health care system — from accessibility barriers to rising costs. The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the most efficient way to schedule patient appointments to research focusing on the most successful, cost-effective means for delivering treatment, this discipline's aim is to enhance the patient's experience with health care by improving quality, outcomes and cost.

Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at Arizona State University fosters strong partnerships among academic researchers, clinical practitioners and regional health care providers in the advancement of research and education in the science and practice of biomedical informatics. BMI is committed to advancing the science and technology of biomedical informatics, inform and influence policy and improve individual and population health. BMI is co-located at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Campus. Learn more…

Metabolic and Vascular Biology

Bridging the gap between clinical and basic science in order to better understand diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology (CMVB) is striving to not only discover the mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but to extend that knowledge to the bedside and the community in order to improve the lives of countless people. CMVB is co-located at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Campus. Learn more…

Imaging Health Project

The Imagining Health Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Institute for Humanities Research at ASU. Funded by these two units and by an anonymous gift through the Dean’s Office in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU, its goal is to promote collaborations that utilize insights from the humanities to cross the divide between university campus and clinic. A growing body of evidence suggests that patient outcomes, wellness and quality of life in medical communities are all enhanced by programs that integrate the humanities and arts into medical training and patient care. Learn more...

Proton Beam Therapy

Proton Beam

Mayo Clinic has launched a new program that will have significant impact in the care of cancer patients and in scientific research.   Proton beam facilities now provide “pencil beam” radiation therapy to Mayo Clinic patients in Rochester, MN and Phoenix, Arizona. This therapy targets the diseased tissues with much more accuracy, resulting in significantly less damage to surrounding healthy tissues. ASU resources and expertise in the areas of biomedical engineering, biomedical informatics, medical physics and health economics can assist Mayo Clinic in this project. Joint research projects are underway. Learn more…

Joint Funding Programs

Team Science Grant Program

The Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Team Science Grants in Biomedical Sensing, Functional Restoration, and Biomedical Imaging/ Informatics aims to foster multidisciplinary teams jointly led by faculty from both institutions to develop high-impact, transformative solutions to address unmet clinical needs of patients. Three selected projects under this program began Fall 2016. 

Check out highlights from the October 2017 Mayo Clinic and ASU Symposium where the three Team Science teams presented their progress.

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Acceleration Grant Program

The Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery in Arizona and Arizona State University teamed up to provide next stage research development funds to ASU-Mayo collaborations that were previously funded by intramural mechanisms at either institution or by prior extramural pilot funding. The purpose of this funding is to develop the next stage of the research agenda of high-yield Mayo and ASU scientific teams working in the science of healthcare delivery. 

PDF icon Acceleration Grant Program Guidelines

Seed Grant Program

Since 2004, Mayo Clinic and ASU have supported new, collaborative research projects between researchers at both institutions through a Seed Grant Program. The intention of the program is to support interdisciplinary and translational joint research projects between Mayo Clinic and ASU.

Successful Seed Grant applications are inventive pilot studies that have a high probability of propelling future proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or to other grant-funding agencies for longer term support of the project.

Seed Grant Program Guidelines

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