Individualized medicine is just changing the way we practice. It's bringing an entirely new way of looking at the patient and looking at healthcare. There's a huge number of patients out there that have existed with rare and undiagnosed diseases, and for decades they had no answer. And now we've seen a revolution through individualized medicine that allows us to diagnose many of those patients, and truly transform their lives.
Today we're generating an enormous amount of data, and therefore we need computational expertise to be able to take all those pixels of data, all those bits of data, and put them together in a way that we can understand the puzzling situation of some diseases that affect patients.
One of the most important things we've come across is actually the education of the workforce. We need to educate our investigators so that they can understand the power of what the data can do as they're working toward these new discoveries. But just as much so, we need to educate our health care providers, so that when they're presented with this data and these opportunities to change the way they manage patients, they know what it means and they know how to react to that data.
We like to excite our researchers and technicians because this is what creates new discoveries, new opportunities.
You get it and you learn and you see things that you didn't even think were possible or you didn't even know existed, and it just lights up your imagination. This is a chance to do something that you're passionate about and change patients' lives. And that is really a tremendous thing.
From providing the best individualized care, to addressing the world's most challenging healthcare problems, Mayo researchers here at the Center are relentlessly pursuing discoveries that deliver hope and better health to people today, and for generations to come. Thank you.