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April 21st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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

By Bob Nellis

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 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Presence at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Behavioral medicine is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to understand the way a person’s genetic makeup, behavior and surrounding environment interact to determine that person’s health and development of various illnesses. Understanding this interaction leads to discovery of ways to prevent and diagnose disease, or treat individuals – based on their unique story, and the […]

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Tags: Amenah Agunwamba, health care delivery, Jennifer St Sauver, Jon Ebbert, Kern center, Lila Rutten, Michelle van Ryn, population health, Robert Jacobson, Science of health care delivery, Scott Leischow, Shawna Ehlers, Society of Behavioral Medicine


April 9th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Deadline Approaching – 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. The submission deadline is April 27, 2015. Hosted by the Mayo Clinic 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. It will feature a poster session for […]

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


April 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Individualized Medicine’s Latest Computational Consortium

By Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine — with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago — is establishing a National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative Research Center called the Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, or CCBGM. The goal is to study the applicability, timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of the computational infrastructure […]

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Tags: bioinformatics, Center for Individualized Medicine, computational genomics, genomics, medical genomics, Precision Medicine


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 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: Matthew Clark PhD, 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, Matthew Clark PhD, psychiatry, Research, Rochester, Society for Neuroscience, Treatment resistant depression


October 8th, 2014 · 1 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