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August 3rd, 2016

Mayo Clinic Takes Medical Research to Kilimanjaro

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The core group of Mayo Clinic researchers that moved their lab to the base camp at Mount Everest to study heart disease and aging are at it again, this time in Africa. Along with a party of nearly 35, they will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, obtaining scientific data from the climbers along the way. Led by […]

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Tags: Aging, altitude sickness, Amine Issa, Bruce Johnson, Kilimanjaro, physiology, research


June 15th, 2016

2016 Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Named — The next generation of health care delivery clinical researchers

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is pleased to welcome four new scholars to the Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program.   Elizabeth Lorenz, M.D. – Nephrology and Hypertension Research Focus:  Health outcomes after transplant Mentorship Team:  Andrea Cheville, M.D.; David Eton, Ph.D.; Kathleen […]

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Tags: CSHCD, Elizabeth Lorenz, kern center, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Kern Scholars, Michael Wilson, Oliver Tobin, Rahma Warsame


May 31st, 2016

We’ll bet on Dr. Ansell anytime

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo®) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Nivolumab also received a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed or refractory cHL after failure of […]

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Tags: Hodgkin lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research, Stephen Ansell


March 30th, 2016

New Deputy Director for Practice named — Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., has been appointed Deputy Director for Practice in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Dowdy is also the Division Chair, Gynecologic Surgery within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has a long track record of studying innovation and process improvements […]

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Tags: kern center, 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


November 5th, 2015

Partnering with the Somali Community Through Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s health equity research program, the Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), is dedicated to support meaningful research programs to identify, develop, and deploy strategies to eliminate health disparities. We also work to ensure that our research subjects (and patients) reflect the diverse communities that form the mosaic of our nation. […]

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Tags: Arizona, community-based research, community-engaged research, Mohamed Ali Abukar, research, SAUC, Somali, tobacco


October 27th, 2015

A Better Road to Recovery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Going Fully Under May Not Be Best Option for All Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries In this article, Rebecca Johnson, M.D., a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery discusses her observations regarding what could be a pivotal decision […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, hip replacement, kern center, knee replacement, Rebecca Johnson


September 14th, 2015

Human antibody can delay Lou Gehrig’s Disease in two mouse models

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have successfully used a single dose of a natural human antibody to delay degeneration of spinal cord neurons in two distinct mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The study, published in Disease Models & Mechanisms, suggests new possible therapies for patients […]

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Tags: ALS, ALS Association, moses rodriguez, multiple sclerosis, neurology


September 8th, 2015

Training the Next Generation of Health Care Delivery Clinical Researchers

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Physicians encounter big questions in their practice beyond individual patient diagnosis, treatment and procedures – questions that, if answered, could improve patient outcomes and health care delivery around the world. We hope to answer questions like:  How can we best prepare patients successfully for organ transplantation?  How can we use big data to understand how […]

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Tags: Cassie Kennedy, Jack O'Horo, kern center, Kern Scholars, Matthew Rank, Peter Noseworthy, Rozalina McCoy


September 1st, 2015

Last Chance to Register for Delivery Science Summit 2015!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Gain new insight into best practices and value-based health care, learn about current trends Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit 2015 will offer presentations and panel discussions that are sure to provide you with new insights into best practices, delivery trends and value-based health care. Read on for a taste of some of the presentations: Improving […]

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Tags: Carl Rider, conference, Delivery Science Summit, kern center, Peggy Girshman, Science of health care delivery, Veronique Roger


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