Advancing Clinical and Translational Research

Individualized medicine is the promise of advances in genetics, computing and nanotechnology. Translating these advances into real-world applications requires strong collaboration between leading research and clinical partners.

The University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic have formed a strategic alliance to promote a broad spectrum of collaborative research, the development of new technologies and clinical tools and the design and implementation of novel education programs.

There are an almost infinite number of collaborative research opportunities within the Mayo-Illinois Alliance. Mayo brings an exceptional portfolio of clinical medicine, biomedical and translational research and healthcare delivery. Illinois provides strengths in engineering, technology and life sciences--especially in high-performance computing, software, imaging, nanotechnology, genomics and tissue engineering.

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2013





  • Apply today to be a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.Up to five spots in the 2015 SURF Program have been exclusively reserved for Urbana campus undergraduates.  

    Important dates:

    • Pre-selection Application Deadline: December 1, 2014
    • Pre-selection Award Notification: January 16, 2015
    • Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

    The SURF Programs runs from May 27 to August 1, 2015. Contact with any questions.