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August 26th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Michael Sarr, M.D. Honored by College of Surgeons

By Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologic surgeon and scientist Michael Sarr, M.D., is being honored by the American College of Surgeons for his research contributions, surgical expertise and mentorship of the next generation of surgical leaders. The ACS Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems has dedicated the new volume of the Surgical Forum to Dr. Sarr […]

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Tags: American College of Surgeons, awards, honors, Michael Sarr, surgical research

July 10th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Using Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Patient Care

By Bob Nellis

  A team of international experts led by a Mayo Clinic researcher has published in the Journal of the American Medical Association a guide for clinicians who are interested in using systematic reviews and meta-analysis in clinical decision making. This article is the latest in the well-known series of users’ guides to the medical literature […]

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Tags: JAMA, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic research, medical literature, meta analysis, peer reviewed publications

June 30th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo’s 22 in “Highly Cited Researchers”

By Bob Nellis

One of the factors in determining the impact a researcher has in the world of science is the number of times that papers by that individual are cited in other peer-reviewed articles. The assumption is that if a discovery is significant, more researchers will use it as a basis for advancing their own research and […]

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Tags: Highly Cited Researchers, Mayo Clinic research, peer reviewed publications, Thomson Reuters

June 24th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Medical Genomics is an increasing part of the biosciences

By Bob Nellis

It was only a decade ago that people were asking us how to pronounce “genomics.”  I kid you not. Media had questioned the usefulness of the human genome without asking the right questions of the right organizations. Today the application of a the wide-ranging benefits of genomic knowledge is occupying increasing numbers of institutions around […]

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Tags: BIO 2014, clinomics, individualized Medicine clinic, Mayo Clinic, medical genomics

May 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mayo Clinic Rheumatologist Joins Rheumatology Research Foundation Leadership

By Bob Nellis

  A Mayo Clinic rheumatologist  has been named vice president of the Rheumatology Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research and training to advance the treatment of rheumatic diseases. As vice president, Eric Matteson, M.D. , rheumatology chair at Mayo in Rochester, Minn., will serve on the foundation’s board of directors for two years. Dr. […]

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Tags: Eric Matteson, MD, research, rheumatology, Rochester

April 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Nicotine Dependence Center: Celebrating 25 Years of Leading-edge Addiction Research

By Bob Nellis

 From modest beginnings and a single research project, the Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic celebrates its 25th anniversary of helping patients overcome their addiction to tobacco. That success has been driven, in large part, by a dedicated and innovative research program.  In 1988, when counselors greeted the first patient at Mayo Clinic’s new Nicotine […]

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Tags: Dr Richard Hurt, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic, nicotine, nicotine dependence, quit smoking, smoking, tobacco

April 7th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Cancer Researchers Begin Blog Series on Cures for Kidney Cancer

By Bob Nellis

    We’re Drs. Winston Tan and John “Al” Copland and we collaborate in pursuit of cures for kidney cancer.  Winston is a Mayo Clinic physician oncologist who treats kidney cancer patients and collaborates with Al, a Mayo scientist dedicated to kidney cancer research. In talking with kidney cancer survivors and friends, we have been […]

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Tags: kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic research, SCD1, Winston Tan, Al Copland

April 3rd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Volunteers Sought: People with HPV-positive Tonsil and Tongue Cancers

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is seeking volunteers for a clinical trial for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive tonsil or tongue (oropharynx) cancer whose disease has not spread outside of the neck. The purpose of the study is to find out if reducing treatment time and dosage can control the cancer while decreasing […]

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Tags: cancer, Clinical Trial, Daniel Ma, Head and Neck Cancer, HPV, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, trial, volunteer

March 27th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Gregory Gores, M.D., Receives 2014 AGA Distinguished Mentor Award

By Gina Chiri-Osmond

Congratulations to Gregory Gores, M.D., who recently received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Gores is the current Executive Dean for Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., responsible for the leadership and management of all Mayo research centers, divisions, programs, and other research activity. In assuming this role, Dr. Gores […]

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Tags: AGA, award, Distinguished Mentor Award, Executive Dean for Research, Gastroenterology, GI, Greg Gores, MD, mentor, people, research, research awards

February 28th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Connection Between Teeth and Heart Surgery

By Bob Nellis

We want to pass on some published Mayo Clinic research as reflected in the media this week. This one, from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery is especially interesting and useful to both physicians and patients alike. HealthDay, Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks by Randy Dotinga…In a small, retrospective study, Mayo Clinic researchers found […]

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Tags: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, cardiology, heart disease, Heart Surgery, teeth, thoracic reearch