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UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System

Two renowned institutions. One common goal.

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Mayo Clinic Health System and UW-Eau Claire are creating an innovation hub focused on excellence in community health care research in Northwest Wisconsin. This powerful collaboration — one of only three in the nation — allows us to discover solutions that will benefit patients in the region, state, country and around the world. Our combined expertise is preparing the next generation of medical pioneers to improve lives wherever they may go.

Award-winning cancer research presented on Capitol Hill

A team of undergraduate students is on their way to helping improve the lives of individuals who have cancer. They will share their research on a national stage during the prestigious Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. in the Spring of 2022. Only 60 projects are selected for the event. The Blugolds already have presented their research to health care professionals in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Rochester, Minnesota. This research received the Tim Higgins Innovation Award in the WiSys 2020 Student Research & Innovation Showcase for “demonstrating significant innovative, economic and societal impact.” 

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Academic programs at UWEC are leading the way in health science education. Our faculty, alongside Mayo Clinic Health System professionals, are shaping the future of health care through exceptional curriculum, connections with community partners and area industry, and revolutionary research. 

Here were living, breathing examples of physician-researchers, people who practiced medicine and spent time in their lab advancing the field. I've always been passionate about medicine, but my love for research was acquired at UW-Eau Claire and furthered at Mayo Clinic.

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Research Collaboration

Students who take part in research during their time on campus get the unique opportunity to work alongside faculty and medical professionals in their very first year on campus. This access and experience afforded to UWEC students is truly unmatched.

One-of-a-kind research
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Academic Programs and Resources

The Blugold college experience should stand out from the crowd. Steps are being taken right here on our campus to reshape medicine. No matter our students' passions, they'll work with experts who are the best in their field.

Trailblazing majors and faculty
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Innovation Hub

At UWEC, we solve problems we didn't know needed to be solved. We learn skills we didn't know we would need. We create career paths no one thought would ever exist. This is innovation at its finest — and it all starts here.

Changing the future
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