The long-standing relationship between Mayo Clinic and the Brooks College of Health was reinforced recently with the gift of $100,000.
The funds established the Brooks College of Health Academic Program Enhancement Endowment. It provides discretionary funds in perpetuity to the dean of the Brooks College of Health to enhance the academic programs of the college. The dean may support research projects, academic programs, scholarships, curriculum development and equipment purchases.
Brooks Dean Dr. Pam Chally noted the donation is evidence of the strong partnership with UNF. “We can attribute a great deal of our success, and more importantly the success of our students, to Mayo Clinic. This support for our School of Nursing expansion is just another example of their commitment to enriching our health-care community in northeast Florida,” she said.
Mayo Clinic has had a long relationship with the Brooks College of Health. Mayo has been the presenting sponsor of the “Us” Women and Girls’ Health Initiative’s annual luncheon for the past four years and also partners with the group to host free educational lectures for the community. Other examples of cooperation between Brooks and Mayo Clinic include meaningful clinical experiences for Nursing, Nutrition and Physical Therapy students, sponsorship of the College’s Health Administration Leadership Institute and a recent donation of equipment for the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences.
With the most recent gift, the University has named the lecture hall on the first floor in the Brooks College of Health’s School of Nursing expansion for the Mayo Clinic.