At Arizona State University, clinical partnerships—which tie together researchers, healthcare practitioners and the community—lie at the intersection of social embeddedness and use-inspired research. In biomedical research, ASU does not rely on a medical school for the crosstalk needed to trigger health-related innovations. Rather, ASU has created a network with its clinical partners —area hospitals and healthcare organizations—to provide inspiration, test innovations and real-world training for its students, and to bring research back to the community in which it exists. Learn more.

Clinical Partnerships

We serve as a link between ASU’s colleges and institutes to various industrial and clinical partners in the community.

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Research and Education

The Office of Clinical Partnerships (OCP) combines clinical and investigative interests and strengths in a collaborative framework for biomedical research and development. more

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Academic Agreements

OCP serves as ASU’s primary resource for establishing and executing clinical academic agreements. more

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Pre-Health Internship Program

OCP assists ASU in proudly partnering with numerous sponsoring organizations nationwide in offering our students diverse internship opportunities. more


January 24, 2018

In a new study, a team of Arizona State University researchers, including Diego Mastroeni, a scientist at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center and lead author of the new study, have examined the effects of Alzheimer’s...

December 6, 2017

As director of the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, part of Maricopa Integrated Health System, what drives the work of Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, an assistant research professor in ASU's School of Social Work, is human warmth and community connection...

November 30, 2017

In Silicon Valley, investors flock to back potentially disruptive new technology and apps — even if they are still in development. But in health research, funding agencies usually choose to fund well-established research.