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June 15, 2016

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann

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 Yost, Ph.D.; Brooks Edwards, M.D.; Andrew Rule, M.D.
  • Read more about Dr. Lorenz.

Oliver Tobin, M.B.,B.Ch., BAO, Ph.D. – Neurology

  • Research Focus:  Multiple sclerosis and telemedicine
  • Mentorship Team:  Andrea Cheville, M.D.; Joan Griffin, Ph.D.; Susan Hallbeck, Ph.D.; Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D.
  • Read more about Dr. Tobin.

Rahma Warsame, M.D. – Hematology and Oncology

  • Research focus: Patient-reported outcomes in multiple myeloma
  • Mentorship Team:  Angela Dispenzieri, M.D.; Jeff Sloan, Ph.D., Carrie Thompson, M.D.
  • Read more about Dr. Warsame.

Michael Wilson, M.D. – Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • Research Focus:  End-of-life decision making in the ICU
  • Mentorship Team: Jon Tilburt, M.D.; Ognjen Gajic, M.D.; Victor Montori, M.D.
  • Read more about Dr. Wilson.

A collaboration between the center and clinical departments/divisions, the Kern Scholars Program trains clinicians to use tools from applied sciences, such as epidemiology, statistics, economics and sociology to rigorously assess and improve patient-centered outcomes and health care delivery systems.

New scholars are funded annually within one of two tracks:

  • Faculty Track: 2-year, mentored 40% FTE faculty track protected time (20% paid by CSHCD and 20% paid by home department); or
  • Trainee Track:  1- or 2-year clinical resident or fellow track (>90%  FTE) during the training program’s scheduled research year(s).

Please join us in welcoming the following new scholars as they begin their program in July 2016!


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