Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) have signed an agreement that represents a formal commitment to enhance the collaborative relationship that has been building steadily over the past eight years. This agreement will pave the way for Mayo and ASU to deepen their mutual engagement across a full spectrum of activities related to healthcare, medical research and education.
Victor Trastek, M.D., VP, Mayo Clinic, CEO, Mayo Clinic, Arizona says this will result in high value patient care.
The Mayo Clinic and ASU relationship has flourished since the early 2000s. Joint programs have included a nursing education program, seed funding for collaborative research projects, faculty appointments and dual degree programs. To date, these activities have been primarily limited to Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, but new programs may span across all Mayo campuses in all three shields of practice, education and research.
The success of the earlier initiatives has led to this broader, formal collaboration agreement, which builds on the accomplishments while setting an ambitious vision for an enhanced level of cooperation and partnership in the future.
“For Mayo Clinic, this will mean engagement with ASU at all levels across the entire organization, spanning activities in all three shields of practice, education and research,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. Together with ASU, we will design and implement new ways to deliver high-value health care.”
In the first significant development from the enhanced Mayo ASU collaboration, plans are under way for the ASU Department of Biomedical Informatics to move from downtown Phoenix to the Scottsdale campus of Mayo Clinic by late summer.