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Arizona Community Advisory Board

Arizona community advisory boardMayo Clinic's  Arizona branch of OHDR created a Community Advisory Board in summer 2014.

The purpose of the Community Advisory Board is to:

  • Understand the needs of the community
  • Connect to community members and organizations for potential new research ideas and opportunities
  • Vet research ideas and protocols
  • Build research capacity in the community by providing education on the value and opportunities around research


Members represent underserved communities, state and local health care organizations, community-based and social services organizations, academic/university faculty and staff, health advocates, lay health workers, community members, and representatives from local school districts.

Member Expectations

  • Foster collaborations in health-related research
  • Facilitate linkages to communities of interest
  • Serve as champions of program-related activities
  • Build bridges to communities
  • Maintain excellence, integrity and efficiency
  • Learn about research from Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers, and share this knowledge with community members

For more information, contact Chara Chamie.


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