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Biomedical research at Mayo Clinic includes strong programs in basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological research. Many research centers and programs have ties to education, clinical practice or both, and most Mayo medical staff participate in some research activity.

This team-based approach ensures that patients benefit from the most up-to-date knowledge and technology, while investigators and trainees gain the opportunity to conduct research with immediate, real-world results.

Facts and figures (2013)


  • Full-time investigators: 196
  • Physicians actively engaged in research: 623
  • Students: 572
  • Allied health staff: 2,354


  • Centers, programs and core resources: More than 50
  • Research laboratory space: 340,519 square feet

Studies and publications

  • Active Institutional Review Board-approved human research studies: 8,698
  • New human research studies approved by Institutional Review Board: 2,526
  • Research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals: 5,673
  • Active grants and contracts: 4,002

Research funding (2012)

  • Mayo funds and benefactor gifts: $248 million
  • Federal and state (includes National Institutes of Health): $304 million
  • Industry: $44 million
  • Other: $38 million
  • Total: $634 million
  • April 15, 2014
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