Mission and Facts

Mission

Centered in an environment that attracts and retains outstanding scientists and allied health professionals, the mission of the Department of Health Sciences Research is to improve the care of patients and reduce the burden of human illness by:

  • Conducting outstanding peer reviewed research initiated by department members;
  • Participating as active collaborators with clinical and basic scientists in long term research programs;
  • Working with Mayo clinicians and other investigators to provide high quality and timely consultation, analysis and mentoring;
  • Fostering an outstanding academic faculty dedicated to the development and delivery of educational programs to train biomedical researchers;
  • Working with Mayo practice leaders to innovatively and efficiently record, index, retrieve, collate and analyze data needed to provide and enhance excellent, cost-effective patient care;
  • Engaging in a wide range of scholarly activities that contribute to Mayo's mission and to professional growth.

Facts about HSR (2006)

  • 386 allied health and 62 doctoral level staff
  • HSR staff are principal investigators on 48 federal and non-federal grants with 2006 direct cost budgets totaling $8.5 million
  • HSR staff are co-investigators on 78 federal and non-federal grants with 2006 budget cost budgets totaling $29.9 million
  • Approximately 200 individuals are mentored by the faculty each year
  • Members of HSR author ~550 peer-reviewed scientific publications each year
  • Publications with HSR authorship comprise 17% of all scientific publications by Mayo Clinic Rochester faculty

Facts about HSR (2005)

  • 443 allied health and 55 doctoral level staff
  • Extramural funding (largely from the National Institutes of Health) for the HSR staff totaled $12.6M
  • HSR members were named on 319 active extramurally funded grants
  • The principal investigators in HSR are 77% extramurally funded
  • Approximately 200 individuals are mentored by the faculty each year
  • Members of HSR author ~400 peer-reviewed scientific publications each year
  • Publications with HSR authorship comprise 17.4% of all scientific publications by Mayo Clinic Rochester faculty