Monday, October 03, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Beginning this week, patients at Mayo Clinic will discover a fascinating new place to explore as they walk through the lobby of the Gonda Building in Rochester. A step through a transparent wall will launch them on a multimedia experience of how Mayo's multidisciplinary research effort is changing the practice and delivery of their medical care.
"We are putting the face of research at Mayo Clinic where visitors can experience it," says Eric Matteson, M.D., coordinator of the project. "Research is integral in providing the best care to every patient. Now patients, family members, potential research participants, and the public have a resource for information about Mayo's discoveries and innovations."
Visitors to the Research Information Center can experience:
"Today's research is tomorrow's treatment," says Robert Rizza, M.D., executive dean for Research. "We hope this new center conveys to patients and the public the value that Mayo places on research in improving their lives and advancing medical science."
Located adjacent to the Gonda street-level information desk, the center will be open during business hours and trained staffed will be available to answer questions.
Journalists can become a member of the Mayo Clinic News Network for the latest health, science and research news and access to video, audio, text and graphic elements that can be downloaded or embedded.
Learn more about becoming a patient at Mayo Clinic in the Patient & Visitor Guide.