The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care

Mayo Clinic and ASU

The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is developing comprehensive improvements in the science of health care delivery and practice, all toward one goal: continually advancing patient care. Together, the recognized world leader in patient care, education and research, and the nation’s No. 1-ranked university for innovation are combining expertise from every corner of health care – doctors to bioengineers to business experts – for an adaptive approach to preparing the next generation of health care pioneers and practitioners.

The Mayo Clinic ASU Alliance currently boasts numerous research programs, many of which draw on jointly funded team science, seed research and acceleration grants. Ongoing collaborations also include an opportunity for students in the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine to earn a certificate from ASU's College of Health Solutions along with their medical degree, with the option to pursue a master's degree in the science of health care delivery program at ASU thereafter. 

Additionally, the Mayo Clinic ASU Alliance is developing joint programs in business, law, engineering and nursing and in 2019 broke ground on a 150,000 square-foot Health Futures Center adjacent to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.  

One example of the type of innovative collaborations happening through the Mayo-ASU alliance is the recently launched MedTech Accelerator, a program that provides medical device and health care IT early-stage companies with personalized business development plans. Once construction of the new building is complete, it will be housed on the second floor, helping entrepreneurs accelerate to market and investment opportunities.