The mobile research vehicle is the latest addition to Mayo's clinical research enterprise. One of the few of its kind in the country, it brings the expertise of Mayo Clinic researchers to the community.
The RV-style vehicle is a self-contained mobile research facility that includes two exam rooms, equipment for lab processing, a private area for patient interviews and audiovisual technology for patient education. The services of the vehicle are available at no extra cost for use in Mayo Foundation- and federally funded studies.
The vehicle makes it possible for researchers to bring studies directly to underrepresented groups who may face health care access or transportation challenges. In addition, the vehicle can travel to venues such as universities and shopping malls that attract a large and diverse population.