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August 10th, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL–An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual’s genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor is an individual’s genome. The […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trial, Individualizing Medicine Conference, kidney transplant, Mark Stegall, research, TOGETHER trial


June 23rd, 2017

Meet the Researchers at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

If you’re heading to New Orleans for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth says it’s a great opportunity to: Learn about the latest emerging evidence. Discover new methods and applications of rigorous and relevant methods. Identify gaps and opportunities in research. Enhance your understanding of the most pressing research policy issues. Connect with peers, expand […]

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Tags: #ARM2017, Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Meet the Researcher, Science of health care delivery


June 8th, 2017

Knee Deep

By Center for Regenerative Medicine m168659

KNEE DEEP Treating knee disorders with regenerative medicine Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is supporting four studies to help people delay or even prevent costly knee replacements. The costs of musculoskeletal disorders are staggering. They are the most common health conditions in the United States among all age groups, with half of all Americans […]

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Tags: Center for Regnerative Medicine, clinical trials, knee arthritis, knee replacement, mesenchymal cells, platelet-rich plasma


April 25th, 2017

The Case for Stem Cell Treatments for ALS

By Center for Regenerative Medicine m168659

When nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord stop working normally there is a noticeable change in muscle movement and activity. Motor neurons work with the brain to control muscle movement such as gripping and walking. These activities become increasingly difficult with the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, Nathan Staff, News, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


November 8th, 2016

Becoming a Biomedical Scientist

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

“I have to tell you that the sheer intellectual joy of finding out how life works is really cool.”         – the late Susan Lindquist, Ph.D., pioneering genetic scientist This last line from Dr. Lindquist’s obituary in the Sunday New York Times struck me as a timeless statement of enthusiasm and dedication. Dr. Lindquist […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic research, research education, science education


September 13th, 2016

What is stopping patients from enrolling in clinical trials?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Clinical trials are the mechanism through which new and promising therapies for safe, effective cancer treatment ultimately become available.  Not only do trials help identify new or best-practice therapeutic treatment options, but the act of participating in a trial has been shown to actually improve survival. One of the most promising areas of research to […]

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Tags: Cancer Research, Carmen Radecki-Breitkopf, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, CSHCD, immunotherapy, Kern Center, ovarian cancer, virotherapy


February 16th, 2016

Mayo Clinic to Host National Science of Team Science Conference

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic is pleased to serve as the host institution for the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference. With leadership from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a national planning committee, the conference will bring together scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policy makers and federal agency representatives. The […]

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Tags: abstracts, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, National Institutes of Health, NIH, SciTS, team science


January 21st, 2016

Educating the Now and Next Generations in Health Care Delivery

By delivery delivery

The New Year offers an opportunity to take stock of what we are doing to advance the science of health care delivery. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, one of the ways we do this is through education – both organic and collaborative […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, continuing medical education, education, healthcare delivery, Kern Center


December 1st, 2015

Small School – National Influence – Right Tools

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Medical School is equipping students with the tools they will need to fix the nation’s health care system. Over the next two years, the school will establish a national footprint, expanding from a Minnesota campus into Arizona and Florida, and more than doubling its student body. At the same time, it will be transforming […]

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Tags: Kern Center, Mayo Medical School, Science of health care delivery


November 9th, 2015

Mayo Rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold Recognized for Achievements in Lupus Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold has received the Lupus Foundation of America’s Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize for his research on the autoimmune disease lupus. Dr. Niewold accepted his award Nov. 8 at a reception held by the foundation to coincide with the American College of Rheumatology’s annual scientific meeting in San Francisco. […]

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Tags: American College of Rheumatology, Lupus, Lupus Foundation of America, rheumatology, Timothy Niewold


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