For more than 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been recognized as a provider of world-class patient care in nearly every medical specialty. But from the very beginning, Mayo Clinic has also been committed to advancing the science of medicine by:
- Conducting biomedical research to produce the treatments and medicines of the future
- Training and mentoring the next generation of doctors and scientists who will lead the research and health care teams of tomorrow
In 2006, Mayo Clinic received a grant — which was renewed in 2011 — from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Center for Translational Science Activities.
As translation of basic biomedical discoveries depends upon the availability of a highly skilled clinical research workforce, the award included an emphasis on developing clinical and translational science as a field of study. As a result, Mayo Clinic refined and developed new educational programs for individuals at all stages of their clinical research career.