Monday, October 03, 2011
Mayo Clinic has entered into a new agreement with the Hormel Foundation and the University of Minnesota. The agreement paves the way for expansion of the Hormel Institute and the designation of a Mayo Clinic Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn. Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Hormel Institute researchers have worked collaboratively on biomedical research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and advancing the understanding of disease and disease processes since 2006.
As part of the agreement, Robert Rizza, M.D., executive dean of research at Mayo Clinic, and Robert Diasio, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, will become members of the new Hormel Institute Advisory Board. They will join Tim Mulcahy, Ph.D. and Allen Levine, Ph.D. of the University of Minnesota, Jeffrey Ettinger and Gary Ray of the Hormel Foundation, and the board's chair, Zigang Dong, M.D., executive director of the Hormel Institute.
"Mayo Clinic is proud to deepen its partnership with the Hormel Foundation and the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute in our ongoing collaboration to improve health care in Minnesota and around the world," said Dr. Rizza.
WHAT: Announcement of new agreement between Hormel Foundation, Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota.
WHO: Speakers will include:
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hormel Institute, 801 16th Ave. NE, Austin, Minn.
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