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Dean's Message

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Congratulations on choosing biomedical research for your career. You are entering a profession that guides an ongoing revolution in scientific discovery. Profound advances in technology and genetic understanding present countless research opportunities in basic science; and unprecedented hope for the prevention and treatment of human disease.

History teaches us that crucial discoveries for improving health typically come in unpredictable areas, often far from the clinic. Applying such insights to human health is crucial, but as stated by former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Elias Zerhouni, "It is difficult to translate that which you do not understand."

Tomorrow's leaders in biomedical research and education require a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge and deep knowledge of at least one specific discipline. An ideal place to develop both breadth and depth is Mayo Graduate School at Mayo Clinic, a world leader in biomedical research and education.

With an annual combined investment in research and education approaching $800 million, extensive research and clinical resources and a long-term commitment to educating future leaders in research and education, Mayo offers an exceptional setting.

At Mayo Graduate School, you will find a highly supportive learning environment in one of the most comprehensive, accomplished medical institutions in the world. Our students are diverse, respected as colleagues, mentored by expert and devoted faculty members, and encouraged to explore their interests within numerous specialties and collaborative, integrated laboratories.

Your intellectual skills and creativity will advance biomedical science for our collective benefit. These attributes are greatly needed and enthusiastically welcomed. I encourage you to explore our website, contact us with your questions, and thoughtfully consider advancing your research education and training with our team.

It is no exaggeration to state that Mayo Graduate School is unique.

  • Feb 19, 2014
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