Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville was established in 1986 as a comprehensive medical facility in the southeastern United States, where advanced programs in education and research support the highest-quality patient care.
Campus activity is centered around the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings. The advanced Birdsall Medical Research Building allows researchers to investigate neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The campus includes modern education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab.
Mayo Clinic hospital on the Jacksonville campus provides essential inpatient care experiences for students and trainees. It is a new 214-bed facility with 16 operating rooms, transplant and epilepsy units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities. The Griffin Cancer Research Building was completed in 2001 to support Mayo's many cancer studies.
The city of Jacksonville, built along the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River in northern Florida, is home to more than one million residents. Known for its miles of beautiful beaches, Jacksonville attracts many visitors for surfing, swimming, wind surfing, fishing and water skiing.
Tennis and golf are also highly popular activities in the region. The international headquarters for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the national headquarters of the Professional Golf Association of America are located in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville is home to the annual Gator Bowl and the National Football League team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida field college basketball and baseball teams.
Jacksonville has five regional shopping centers, a zoo, two major museums, eight galleries, a symphony orchestra, and several theaters and nightclubs. The educational system offers nearly 250 public and private schools and 14 regional colleges and universities.
The nationally famous Jacksonville Jazz Festival is held each year in Metropolitan Park, and the renowned Jazz Keyboard Competition is held annually at the Florida Theatre.
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