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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine receives $200 million gift, changes name

Benefactor Jay Alix with John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic’s president and CEO, and Fredric Meyer, M.D., executive dean of education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Mayo Clinic received a $200 million gift from Jay Alix, a new public member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, founder of AlixPartners and philanthropist from Birmingham, Michigan. The endowment gift is the largest ever to Mayo Clinic and is designated to Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

The gift recognizes the importance of educating the next generation of physicians who will carry on Mayo’s tradition of solving the most serious and complex medical challenges, one patient at a time. The gift will expand scholarship opportunities, further innovation in the school’s curriculum and establish a professorship.

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine will now be known as Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

“My primary philanthropic interests are medicine and education,” says Alix. “Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will offer an ideal opportunity to advance both fields. Genetics, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and other technologies are transforming medical research, education and practice. This gift will further enable Mayo’s medical school to recruit the best medical students and to create a curriculum that trains them to harness evolving radical advances in medical science and technology to the greatest benefit of patients.”

 

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