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Michele Halyard | Interim Dean of the Main Campus and Vice Dean of the Arizona Campus, Mayo Medical School

Current Position and Past Experience
Michele Halyard currently serves as the Interim Dean of the Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and also as the Suzanne Hanson Poole Vice Dean of the Mayo Medical School Arizona Campus. Dr. Halyard’s research focus is the treatment of breast cancer with radiation therapy and quality of life and patient reported outcomes in oncology practice. Halyard also served for eight years as a member of the Mayo Clinic Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.

Dr. Halyard has been a part of several community service organizations such as The Links, Incorporated Health and Human Services Facet Chair, Western Area and serves as President and a founding member of the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Halyard earned her BS in Zoology and her MD from Howard University in the six-year accelerated program. She trained as a Resident in Radiation Oncology at Howard University Hospital and earned her Fellowship in Radiation Oncology from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. Halyard is a community volunteer, working with the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer to educate the Black community about breast health and breast cancer screening and treatment. She is the mother of three and enjoys travel with her husband and children.

You can connect with Michele Halyard on LinkedIn.