TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE
Welcome to the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance update e-newsletter! Please visit mayoillinois.org for the full picture of research, education, news, events, funding opportunities, and more. If you have an item to share with the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance community, please let us know! Send your item to LeaAnn Carson, IHSI clinical partners coordinator.
2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Danielle Yee shares her experience
“Mayo Clinic's SURF program enriches your knowledge of cutting-edge advancements in healthcare research and makes you excited to get more involved. Mayo Clinic itself is an amazing place to make connections, not only with other SURF students but potential coworkers and employers. This program is a unique opportunity for involvement with biomedical research on a professional, full-time, and integrated level, and is an experience that is hard to find elsewhere,” shares Danielle Yee, one of seven Illinois undergraduates who participated in Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) this past summer.
Read more about Danielle’s summer at Mayo Clinic
2020 SURF pre-selection for Illinois students is now open | Applications due Dec. 1
Through a special partnership with the Mayo Clinic, the University of Illinois is able once again to offer a special pre-selection process for Mayo Clinic's prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Each year, a University of Illinois selection committee nominates up to seven of Illinois’ brightest undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years to participate in the 10-week program in Rochester, Minnesota or Jacksonville, Florida. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2019. Students are notified by Jan. 21, 2020 if they have been selected.
Please share with any promising sophomores or juniors
IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic | Applications due Dec. 15
Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care
Computational Genomics, an annual week-long intensive course offered by the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, was recently featured on the Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Blog. The article looks at how Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers, and students are using what they learned in the course to improve patient care. Notable among the participant experiences shared is one by Justin Nguyen, MD, a transplant surgeon. “This course really offered me a new perspective and better tools to dive deep into the genetic and molecular levels of the liver to achieve better outcomes for patients.”
Read “Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care”
One Discovery Square – a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers
On Sept. 19, researchers, physicians and staff with the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, a joint collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine, participated in a grand opening for One Discovery Square, a 90,000-square-foot, four-story bioscience building located in the heart of downtown Rochester. The Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory will support projects in the areas of disruptive technology, such as multi-omics, artificial intelligence and digital pathology, bringing together current and new testing platforms with multidisciplinary staff. “The collaboration represents a new era in transforming human health through individualized medicine,” says Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.
Read the full article for details on this exciting development