Community Advisory Board
The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Community Advisory Board includes local community members recruited to help guide the direction and conduct of research.
Community Advisory Board members ensure that research aligns with the needs of the community. In addition, they ground research in the values of the community, helping investigators understand how their work may be perceived from the outside.
In turn, board members benefit from the opportunity to take part in research. The more they participate, the more knowledgeable they become about the fields of genomics and individualized medicine.
This learning process exemplifies one important aspect of community engagement, known as capacity building. Capacity building encompasses a broad range of activities that are used to foster community resources such as local infrastructure, knowledge, skills, ideas and shared experiences.
The orientation videos below are intended to build community members' capacity for engaging with the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine biobank by increasing their understanding of the history and purpose of community advisory boards.
Center for Individualized Medicine Community Advisory Board Video Playlist