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March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dr. Edith Perez named to Board of AACR

By Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic physician and researcher Edith A. Perez, M.D. has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research. She is among five new members elected to serve on the AACR board for the 2015-2018 term and four members to serve on the nominating committee for the 2015-2017 term. They will […]

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Tags: AACR, American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Dr Edith Perez, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


March 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Early-Career Scientists and Clinicians – Would you like to better navigate the clinical practice-research divide in the world of Big Data?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Apply for a NIH-funded week-long “Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)” fellowship and bridge the gap Within “Big Data,” there’s a multidimensional data goldmine just waiting for collaborative research teams to enter and extract information that can change the world of health care. Many face the challenge and wonder how they can use that data to […]

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Tags: Big Data, CCaTS, CTSA, Kern center, research fellowship


February 27th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Submit Abstracts Now for Delivery Science Summit 2015

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

You are invited to submit an abstract now for Delivery Science Summit 2015. Hosted by Mayo Clinic’s Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the conference will be held at the Mayo Civic Center, Sept. 16-18, 2015, in Rochester, Minnesota. You will learn best practices, gain innovative perspectives, network and set the […]

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


February 6th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Mark Allen to head Society of Thoracic Surgeons

By Bob Nellis

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 · Leave a Comment

nuSURF Students Best Advocates for Science

By Bob Nellis

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


November 13th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Researchers Seek Solutions for Treatment Resistant Depression

By Bob Nellis

Editor’s note: The following post is by Susannah Tye, Ph.D., researcher in Mayo’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. She and her team will be presenting at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. next week. An important issue in the treatment of depression is development of new and effective treatments for those patients that […]

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Tags: depression, Mayo Clinic, psychiatry, Research, Rochester, Society for Neuroscience, Treatment resistant depression


October 8th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Photon counting CT Scanner makes research debut

By Bob Nellis

The arrival of a new CT scanner at Mayo Clinic is not usually worthy of a ribbon cutting ceremony, but this isn’t your ordinary scanner. Destined solely for research, the first photon-counting-detector-based spectral CT  to be put into service anywhere was recently delivered to Mayo’s Radiology Research Division. Obtained through a grant from the National […]

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Tags: atherosclerosis, imaging, Mayo Clinic research, radiology, radiology research, Siemens


September 10th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet Celebrate 20 years

By Bob Nellis

It’s been two decades since researchers from Mayo began annual scientific meetings with their counterparts at Karolinska, which is one of the top medical universities in Europe and the world. Beginning with investigators studying  metabolism issues, the relationship grew to include educational exchanges, many other medical disciplines and even organizational and planning sessions. Upwards of […]

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Tags: education, Karolinska institute, Mayo Clinic, partnerships, Research, Sweden


August 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Scientists As Caregivers

By Bob Nellis

Not long ago I had the pleasure of witnessing one of those not infrequent moments around here, when patients get together with caregivers to say thank you. Patients and their families find different ways of doing this, from cards and letters to homemade gifts as well as hugs and shout outs on social media. And […]

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Tags: biomedical research, MD, Measles Virus, Multiple Myeloma, oncolytic virus, PhD, Stacy Erholtz, Stephen Russell


July 22nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Younkin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Bob Nellis

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