USA - Mayo Clinic
For over 20 years, Karolinska Institutet (KI) has cooperated with the Mayo Clinic (USA), an organisation that tightly integrates healthcare with medical education and research.
Mayo Clinic developed gradually from the medical practice of a pioneer doctor, Dr. William Worrall Mayo, who settled in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1863. Through the years, Mayo Clinic has nurtured and developed its founders' style of working together as a team. Shared responsibility and consensus still provide the framework for decision making at Mayo. That teamwork in medicine is carried out by more than 55,000 doctors, nurses, scientists, students and allied health staff at Mayo Clinic locations in the Midwest, Arizona and Florida. Today, Mayo Clinic and its hospitals form the largest integrated medical center in the world, providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in virtually all medical and surgical specialties.
"The Mayo Clinic has a unique structure, in which healthcare, education and research all have the same principle,"
says Professor Martin Schalling, academic coordinator for the partnership between KI and Mayo Clinic.
The two institutions have over two decades' experience of a more traditional research partnership in such scientific fields as metabolism, diabetes and nutrition. Now, however, the collaboration platform has been extended to psychiatry, neurodegeneration, regenerative medicine, cancer and infection diseases. It also includes themes like education, innovation, library services and administration, all of which are discussed at an annual meeting. The meeting in Rochester in September 2014 was highlighted by the celebration of 20 years of collaboration between KI and Mayo Clinic.
An operative Steering Committee, with five academic and administrative representatives from each institution, was formed in September 2012. The Steering Committee's primary focus is to stimulate and deepen new and on-going collaborations.
Annual Joint Meeting
The next Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet joint meeting will be held at Mayo Clinic, Rochester September 8-9 2016.
More detailed information will be provided accordingly on www.ki.se/mayo
Joint Activities and Funds
Collaborative Funding Opportunities
In order to facilitate interactions and joint activities, funds to build collaborative strength have been made available. The first collaborative Travel Awards and Collaborative Grants for KI and Mayo Clinic were awarded in 2013.
Announcement - Project-, travel and administration funds for 2016
The partnership's steering committee announced project-, travel and administration funds for 2016. Deadline was November 1, 2015. More information on www.ki.se/mayo
Are you looking for a Mayo Clinic collaborator? Find more information about potential researchers within various fields here.
Do you want to sign up on our Mayo-KI Collaboration email list, please send your contact detalils to KI-Mayo@ki.se
With the background of the strategic collaboration between KI and Mayo Clinic, our respective biobanks have started a dialogue to learn from each other. We now have regular contact and exchange experience, information and ideas. We’ve established some simple common routines to help researchers exchange samples and sample related data, and we will continue finding new opportunities to interact to support our common mission of serving medical research that improves health. One example is in connecting sample cohorts available at both biobanks. For more information about the biobanks take a look at the homepages, and feel encouraged to make contact with the named staff.
Articles and Links
The History of the Mayo Clinic-KI Collaboration
Dr. John Wahren of Karolinska Institutet explains the history of the Mayo Clinic-Karolinska Institutet collaboration.