Embracing clinical research with 'both feet and hands'

Dr. Vella seated in his lab

What do you want to be when you grow up? For Adrian Vella, M.D., at age 10 it was a tough choice between “doctor” and “astronaut.” He chose “doctor.”

After coming to Mayo Clinic, Dr. Vella changed that to “doctor and diabetes researcher.”

Now, 25 years later, he has added one more job to the list: director of Mayo’s Clinical Research and Trials Unit. In his new role, he’s focused on giving other physicians and scientists the tools to get hooked on clinical research.

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