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2023 Mayo Clinic and ASU Signature Programs (Opportunity Kick-off)

February 20, 2023

Research Development Opportunity Kick-off events are introductions to specific funding opportunities that provide an overview of requirements, advice, and lessons learned from experienced faculty and a chance to network with other ASU faculty.

Topic: Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program 2023 (Opportunity Kick-off)

Sponsored by: KE Research Development.


Topic: 2023 Mayo Clinic and ASU Signature Programs (Opportunity Kick-off)

2023 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program
The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is offering a Seed Grant Program to encourage new collaborative research projects between Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Arizona State University (ASU). Consideration will be given to all projects, especially those related to the strategic priorities of the Alliance, including:

  • Transform the workforce: Disrupting medical, health science, and professional education for the future of healthcare and lifelong learner
  • Optimize health and the human body: Enhancing human performance across the lifespan through collaborative research, the exploration of innovative treatments and cures
  • Connected healthcare delivery: Streamlining healthcare through novel capabilities, leveraging digital health tools to reach patients where they are
  • Biomedical innovation: Co-creating and co-developing new medical devices and start-up companies toward the modernization of healthcare

2023 Faculty Summer Residency Program
The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Faculty Summer Residency is designed to facilitate ongoing collaborations between faculty members and teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU by providing opportunities for collaboration and networking activities. The intent is to provide support so that ASU faculty members may spend time over the course of the summer working as part of a Mayo Clinic team.

  • This program is aimed at developing long-term collaborations between research teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU in the areas that will impact clinical outcomes and enhance patient experiences.
  • The residency component must be a total of six continuous weeks, completed in the summer months of May through August.


  • Rafael Fonseca, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Matt Hulver, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, Arizona State University
  • Neal Woodbury, Ph.D. Chief Science & Technology Officer, Arizona State University
  • Hayley Bohall, Assistant Director, Research Development, Arizona State University
  • Erika Cavallaro, Operations Administrator, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Natalia Diaz, Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Arizona State University

Guest Speakers (Past Seed Grant Awardees):

Arizona State University

  • Cheryl Conrad, Professor and Barrett Honors Disciplinary Faculty, Psychology
  • Christos Katsanos, Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
  • Christopher Plaisier, Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Abhishek Singharoy, Assistant Professor, School of Molecular Sciences
  • Brian Smith, Trustees of ASU Professor, School of Life Sciences
  • Thomas Sugar, Associate Dean, Polytechnic, President's Professor, School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks

Mayo Clinic

  • Kenton Kaufman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Orthopedics, Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory

Date: Monday February 20, 2023
Time: 11:00 am AZ - 12:00 pm AZ
Location: Online