Pediatric Advisory Board

The Integrating Special Populations Program supports the Pediatric Advisory Board, a community research advisory group composed entirely of children under age 18. Members are recruited from the Rochester, Minnesota, area and come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The group meets on a quarterly basis to advise Mayo Clinic investigators on the direction of their pediatric research.

The mission of the Pediatric Advisory Board it to ensure that pediatric research:

  • Represents the major health concerns of children
  • Respects the ability of children to assent to participate in research
  • Reflects the perspectives of children
  • Benefits the health of children