Thursday, August 18, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic's Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) will host Community Celebration: Making a Difference Through Research.
WHAT: Community members interested in medical research are invited to the annual Community Celebration of Research, Aug. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic. Community Celebration: Making a Difference Through Research is designed to celebrate the many ways that medical research improves the health of the community. The event is a time to learn about some ongoing projects that community members participate in and to thank research volunteers for their support.
"Medical research discoveries are made possible by community participation," says David Warner, M.D., associate director of Mayo's CTSA. "Without research volunteers, patient advocates, advisory board members and others, we wouldn't be able to identify and address health issues."
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and exhibits. The one-hour program begins at 6 p.m. with a welcome from Dr. Warner and a presentation by James Cerhan, M.D., Ph.D., on the Mayo Clinic Biobank, followed by a panel discussion led by Stephen Thibodeau, Ph.D., director of the Biobank.
WHERE: Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, 100 Second Ave. S.W. Parking is available at no cost in Mayo Clinic ramps and surface lots.
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30–7 p.m.
NOTE: Media members should RSVP to Jennifer Schutz at 507-284-5005. Drs. Warner, Cerhan and Thibodeau are available for interview before and during the event. Interview opportunities are also available with research participants from the community.
For more information, visit: http://ctsa.mayo.edu/community/community-celebration-2011.html.
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