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Each year, Mayo Clinic invites around 180 undergraduates from across the nation to participate in their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, this 10-week program gives undergraduates a chance...

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The Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance is pleased to introduce the latest recipient of the Fellowship for Technology-...

Ralph and Kathy Pounds, longtime supporters of both the University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic, found a way to combine their passions for supporting health research, education, and outreach with the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance.

Illinois undergraduates Brandon Snipe and Isela Villasenor bring their passion for addressing health disparities to the Health Equity Research Experience at Mayo Clinic (HERE), a pilot program offered by the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and IHSI. 

Every year, Mayo Clinic hosts approximately 180 undergraduates from across the nation to participate in their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, this 10-week program provides undergraduates...

Each year, Mayo Clinic invites undergraduates from across the nation to participate in their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. As part of our longstanding collaboration, Mayo Clinic reserves seven spots each year for Illinois students chosen by the Mayo Clinic &...

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are exploding in popularity in fields ranging from art to science and everything in between—bioengineering included. While these tools have the potential to bring about significant improvements in healthcare, the systems aren’t perfect. How can...

The Technology-Based Healthcare Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for Illinois graduate students to work collaboratively with Mayo Clinic researchers and clinicians on a translational research project aimed at developing new technologies and clinical tools. To get the most from the...

When Yogatheesan (Yoga) Varatharajah, Ph.D., began his Technology-Based Healthcare Fellowship with the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance as a member of the inaugural graduate student cohort, he knew very little about the value of cross-disciplinary collaborations. 

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus Arjun Athreya. Ph.D., sometimes feels like he never left the Illinois campus at all.

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At the end of the 2022 program, the fellows shared why they applied to the SURF program, the impact of the experience on their academic or career goals, and advice for future participants in the program. To view photos and learn what the fellows had to say about their summer undergraduate...

The course is typically open to Mayo Clinic students, physicians, scientists, fellows or residents enrolled in certain programs. Mayo Clinic made the opportunity available to U of I students as part of the Alliance’s effort to explore expanded educational and cocurricular opportunities in...