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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


May 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Medical School Student Soyun Hwang Chosen for Fellowship with Howard Hughes Medical Institute

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

A second-year student at Mayo Medical School — Soyun (S. Michelle) Hwang — has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)   to receive a year-long fellowship to conduct mentored biomedical research.   Hwang will be mentoring at Mayo Clinic with Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., in orthopedic surgery. She will purse her interest in reconstructive surgery, which […]

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Tags: HHMI, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jennifer Westendorf, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School


April 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

By Bob Nellis 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 7th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

On Being a Kern Scholar in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

  M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, and a Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ I remember like yesterday when I received an e-mail from Drs. Jon Tilburt (@DrJonTilburt) and […]

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Tags: Fernanda Bellolio, health care delivery, kern center, Kern Scholars, Optum Labs, Science of health care delivery


April 1st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Individualized Medicine’s Latest Computational Consortium

By Bob Nellis 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 20th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Hope for reversing multiple sclerosis

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

In 1983, when Moses Rodriguez, M.D., established a small research lab to study multiple sclerosis (MS) at Mayo Clinic, he was told that he was wasting his time. Dr. Rodriguez, now an emeritus staff member, was trained as a physician in neurology. Adding basic science research to his portfolio would be impossible, he was told. […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, moses rodriguez, MS, multiple sclerosis, Neurology, neurosciences


March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dr. Edith Perez named to Board of AACR

By Bob Nellis 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


February 6th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Mark Allen to head Society of Thoracic Surgeons

By Bob Nellis 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


January 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

By Bob Nellis Bob Nellis

Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, […]

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Tags: diabetes, Endocrinology, history, Insulin, Matthew Clark PhD, medical history, Research