Jeffery Leirness in the Spotlight

Jeffery Leirness

Jeffery Leirness

What brought you to Mayo?
Mayo's incredible reputation for research and patient care is what initially attracted me. After working here for nearly two years, I am still constantly amazed at the quality of research that is done on a day-to-day basis.

What do you value about working at Mayo in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics?
I enjoy the endless educational opportunities the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics and Mayo as a whole have to offer. The variety of projects and the flexibility in the type of work mean it's nearly impossible to become bored with what we do. The work schedule flexibility is also a huge plus, and makes for a healthy balance between work and personal life.

What do you feel you've contributed to Mayo Clinic?
I work solely on a pancreatic cancer research project that has stemmed numerous abstracts and manuscripts over the past two years. I am also involved in research on the genetics of pancreatic cancer that has led to the development of new statistical methods for analyzing genetic data.