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June 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mayo Psychiatrists Honored For Depression, Bipolar Research

By Bob Nellis

Two Mayo Clinic psychiatrists have been recognized for their contributions to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Paul Croarkin, D.O., and Mark Frye, M.D., were both presented with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance’s (DBSA) highest honors for members of the scientific community: Gerald L. Klerman Awards. The Klerman awards are named for the late Gerald L. Klerman, a psychiatrist and expert on depression.

Dr. Paul Croarkin

Dr. Paul Croarkin

Dr. Paul Croarkin is the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award recipient. Dr. Croarkin received his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at University of North Texas. [...]

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Tags: bipolar disorder, depression research, Klerman Award, Mark Frye, Mayo Clinic, Paul Croarkin, psychiatry

June 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Delivery Science Summit 2015 - Last Call for Abstracts

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

DSSLinkedInDelivery Science Summit 2015 invites you to submit your emerging science/late-breaking abstracts. Some recent technical issues affecting the submission tool have now been resolved, and the summit will accept abstracts through June 29.

Together we are building the evidence base in health care delivery, and your work is part of that effort. We need your participation (REGISTER NOW).

Posters will highlight research accomplishments across the following themes:

  • Enhance Patient Experience
  • Improve Population Health
  • Manage Total Cost of Care

abstracts1_mss_0000974297Projects that pertain to research and/or practice of health care delivery are welcome. They may [...]

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Tags: abstracts, Delivery Science Summit, health care delivery, kern center, research conference, Science of health care delivery

June 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What is Discovery Square?

By Bob Nellis

20150616_103248That question is coming up here at BIO 2015 in Philadelphia. People have heard about Destination Medical Center, the long range economic development initiative underway in Rochester, MN. But at the center of the futuristic images on the TV screens here, is the picture of Discovery Square. It's more than an artist's conception says Jamie Rothe, who is representing DMC at this international conference.

"It's both a physical location in the middle of Rochester and a virtual location," she explained. "Some of the visioning is still going on and we will have a pretty clear idea at the end of this year, but it's going to reflect the integration of science, technology, health [...]

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Tags: Destination Medical Center, Jamie Rothe, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

June 16th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo, DMC, Minnesota at BIO 2015

By Bob Nellis

20150616_075838The Philadelphia Convention Center is awash with devices, large and small molecules, bio-generators and an endless stream of technologies I can’t hope to explain. Over 17,000 people are here to hear about the latest innovations, inventions, discoveries and ideas, but mostly they hope to make deals. Most American states and industrialized countries are here touting their technology strengths. Even some small island nations have booths declaring that they are “the new biotech hub.” BIO 2015 is essentially a trade show, but instead of cars or computers, the commodity is whatever can be commercialized from last year’s scientific discovery or engineering feat. Some outfits are toddlers in the business of science - start up companies with a [...]

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Tags: biotechnology, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic

June 16th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Continuing the Tradition of Collaboration

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

plummer1Kern Center connects with Mayo Clinic history
On a recent Wednesday evening in Plummer Hall, 14th floor of the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists from many departments gathered for discussion. Sitting under the portraits of Mayo’s founders and early leaders were present-day physicians and researchers who continue the Mayo Clinic tradition of collaboration. Hosted by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, this meeting provided a forum for building stronger relationships between varied specialties in clinical practice and research at Mayo Clinic. [...]

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Tags: health care delivery, history, kern center, Plummer building, Science of health care delivery

June 10th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery Launches Website

By Bob Nellis

cbd-banner-1At Mayo Clinic, the road to new treatments often begins in the laboratory. For over 100 years, Mayo scientists and physicians have worked together to advance care through medical science. That tradition of leadership by discovery is the Center for Biomedical Discovery. Established to sustain and grow Mayo’s expertise and build on its foundation of discovery science, this strategic research center coordinates team-based investigation of the biological processes governing disease.

The center is directed by Mark McNiven, Ph.D., a veteran cell biology researcher who spent a decade as the chair of Mayo’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Under his leadership, diverse teams of researchers are roadmapping disease to improve health. “Our center [...]

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Tags: Center for Biomedical Discovery, discovery research, laboratory research, Mark McNiven, Mayo Clinic, medical science, Research

June 9th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Surgical Outcomes – A Focus Area for Continuous Improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

“A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest possible benefit.” -Dr. Charlie Mayo, 1930.
The field of Surgical Outcomes Research is often traced back to Dr. Ernest Codman, who self-published A Study of Hospital Efficiency: As Demonstrated by the Case Report of the First Five Years of a Private Hospital (read abridged report)  in 1918, the era of the Mayo Brothers.Charles Mayo and colleagues in surgery suite

Over the past nearly 100 years, interest and productivity in Surgical Outcomes Research has grown. Our national organization, the Surgical Outcomes Club, was founded in 2005 and grows stronger each year, [...]

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Tags: Elizabeth Habermann, health care delivery, kern center, Science of health care delivery, surgical outcomes

June 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Named to NIAMS Advisory Council

By Bob Nellis

Dr. Sundeep Khosla

Dr. Sundeep Khosla

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals.

Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) since 2013, is a former president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He also serves as the chair of the Governance Committee of the National Bone Health Alliance and is currently the dean for clinical and translational science at [...]

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Tags: Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, NIAMS, NIH, Research, Sundeep Khosla

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