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July 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Stephen Riederer, Ph.D., Elected Fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has announced the election of Mayo Clinic’s Stephen Riederer, Ph.D., as a Fellow of the association. The category of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions in research, education or leadership in the medical physics community. The award was presented at the annual meeting […]

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Tags: physics, radiology, Stephen Riederer


June 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mayo Psychiatrists Honored For Depression, Bipolar Research

By Bob Nellis 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 […]

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


June 17th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What is Discovery Square?

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

That 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 […]

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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 Bob Nellis

The 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 […]

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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 Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Kern 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 […]

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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 Bob Nellis

At 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 […]

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


June 3rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

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 […]

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


June 2nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Plays Role in Developing New HIV Guidelines

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

Treatment for HIV should begin right at the point of diagnosis. That’s the conclusion of a major international clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) study is a randomized clinical trial operating on 215 sites in 35 countries, of which Mayo Clinic is one, funded by […]

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Tags: AIDS, HIV, infectious diseases, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NIH, Stacey Rizza, Zelalem Temesgen


June 2nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Announcing Keynote Speakers – Delivery Science Summit 2015

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery. JAMES BAGIAN, M.D. DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING AND PATIENT SAFETY AND A PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY AND THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN James Bagian, […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, Bill George, Delivery Science Summit, health care delivery, James Bagian, kern center, Science of health care delivery, William George


May 20th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Precision Medicine Key in Treating Bipolar Disorder

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

The title is the key message of Mark Frye, M.D,, head of Mayo Clinic’s department of psychiatry and psychology today to a group of 20 top medical journalists in Rochester, MN. Just in this morning from the national psychiatry conference in Toronto, Dr. Frye told fellows from the National Press Club Foundation how precision medicine testing […]

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Tags: bipolar disorder, Center for Individualized Medicine, Individualized Medicine, Mark Frye, precision medicine, psychiatry