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April 21st, 2015

Richard Joseph, M.D., Named Doctor of the Year by Melanoma International Foundation

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Richard Joseph, M.D., an oncologist specializing in melanoma at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, has been named the 2015 recipient of the “Doctor of the Year Award” presented by the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF). Founded in 2003, MIF is a non-profit organization whose vision is a future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients […]

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Tags: doctor of the year, Florida, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Florida, melanoma, Richard Joseph


April 21st, 2015

Mayo Clinic Designated as an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Continuing more than a century of health care delivery research and innovation In December, Mayo Clinic’s Evidence-Based Practice Research Program received a highly-competitive designation by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), naming Mayo Clinic one of only 13 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) in North America. The EPC program was launched in the 1990’s […]

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Tags: AHRQ, evidence-based practice, Hassan Murad, KER unit, Kern Center, meta analysis, research, Science of health care delivery, systematic review, Victor Montori, Zhen Wang


February 6th, 2015

Dr. Mark Allen to head Society of Thoracic Surgeons

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon Mark S. Allen, M.D., has been elected president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the society’s annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Allen is a professor of surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His research at Mayo includes serving as principal investigator for a study examining whether removing all […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Allen, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, surgery


December 9th, 2014

nuSURF Students Best Advocates for Science

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded every year to deserving students who are interested in exploring specific topics in research. The goal, in addition to learning alongside professional medical researchers, is to determine if the students are truly interested in persuing research as a career. The students do everything a scientist does, including presenting findings […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, research, science education, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, SURF


August 26th, 2014

Michael Sarr, M.D. Honored by College of Surgeons

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologic surgeon and scientist Michael Sarr, M.D., is being honored by the American College of Surgeons for his research contributions, surgical expertise and mentorship of the next generation of surgical leaders. The ACS Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems has dedicated the new volume of the Surgical Forum to Dr. Sarr […]

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Tags: American College of Surgeons, awards, honors, Michael Sarr, surgical research


July 22nd, 2014

Dr. Younkin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Presenting some new Alzheimer’s discoveries wasn’t the only high point for Mayo Clinic researchers in Copenhagen recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. On July 14 Steven Younkin, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of research on the disease. Dr. Younkin is Professor of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. […]

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Tags: AAIC, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, Florida, Lifetime Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic, neuroscience, research, Steven Younkin


June 19th, 2014

Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery Resident Wins 1st Prize for Best Clinical Research Presentation

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic plastic surgery resident Sebastian Winocour, M.D., has won first prize for Best Clinical Research Presentation at the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons  annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Winocour presented findings of a Mayo surgical quality improvement study aimed at preventing the death of skin on the breast, called breast skin necrosis, after mastectomy with […]

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Tags: Amy Degnim, breast cancer, breast cancer reconstruction, breast reconstruction, mastectomy, Mayo Clinic, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, necrosis, Sebastian Winocour, surgery, surgical outcomes, Valerie Lemaine


September 19th, 2013

Mayo Receives Federal Award to Launch Radiation Safety Clearinghouse

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Mayo Clinic radiology researcher Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., and her team were awarded a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health that will allow Mayo to establish a national clearinghouse for CT dose reduction research. Dr. McCollough is internationally known for her work in limiting radiation exposure to patients. She is head of Mayo’s CT Clinical […]

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Tags: CT, Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, patient safety, radiation, radiology


July 10th, 2013

How Fast Can You Do Research? Mayo Responds to the NIH Challenge

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Mayo Clinic is among the handful of centers launching one-year fast-track studies of existing drugs to determine their value for other conditions. In Mayo’s case, Jordan Miller, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher in the Departments of Surgery and Physiology, and two colleagues were awarded the grant to study the drug from pre-clinical tests through the […]

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Tags: aortic valve, cardiology, heart disease, heart research, Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, NIH, stenosis


April 26th, 2013

Showing the Power of Individualized Medicine through Patient Experiences

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CHICAGO — “Individualized medicine … it’s not just about deciphering your own genome … it’s about you having the power to choose your own care and having access to information that can best keep you well.” That was the message of Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, speaking as […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Edison Awards, Gianrico Farrugia, individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, personalized medicine


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