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May 19, 2022

How Mayo Clinic is finding new ways to care for more people with cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Cheryl Willman, M.D., executive director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. This story was originally published on the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center blog. As I reflect on my first months as executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, I am thrilled to lead one […]

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Tags: cancer, carbon ion therapy, Cheryl Willman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, messenger RNA, proton beam therapy, radiation therapy, virtual health care


May 17, 2022

Pragmatic innovation solves unmet patient needs

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo Clinic Laboratories provides reference lab and related services for hospitals and other health care providers around the world. Their expertise goes beyond that of a typical reference laboratory, in that they also provide diagnostic laboratory services for Mayo Clinic hospitals and outpatient clinics. Furthermore, they daily work hand-in-hand with clinicians and other scientists to […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, William Morice


April 27, 2022

Equity, quality, and remote care focus of 19 newly funded delivery science research initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Following an overwhelming response to its recent call for project proposals, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has announced the recipients of 19 awards. These innovative ideas represent collaborations from across Mayo Clinic and throughout Mayo Clinic Health System. They address address health equity […]

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Tags: Adam Milam, Ali Ainsworth, Asmaa Ferdjallah, Ben Brinkmann, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher DeStephano, Cornelius Thiels, diversity, Doug Challener, Elizabeth Habermann, Eric Klee, health care value


April 21, 2022

Global spotlight on Mayo Clinic’s regenerative biotherapeutics

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic will showcase its work in discovering, manufacturing and delivering next-generation biotherapeutics with an international audience interested in advancing lifesaving cell and gene therapies. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is sponsoring a roundtable discussion, “Mayo Clinic: Building the Ecosystem in Regenerative Biotherapeutics,” at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy’s ISCT 2022 […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Claudia Lucchinetti, International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy, Julie Allickson, Manu Nair, Stephen Ekker, William Faubion Jr.


April 11, 2022

Unleashing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

“We are the patient’s last, best hope,” has been the motto of the Immune, Progenitor and Cell Therapeutics lab, also known as the IMPACT lab, at Mayo Clinic. This lab specializes in clinical and investigative use of cells as living drugs within the body to fight disease and initiate healing when standard therapies don’t work. […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, CAR-T cell therapy, cellular therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Dennis Gastineau, Franklyn Prendergast, mesenchymal stem cells, perianal fistula, Stanimar Vuk-Pavlovic


March 10, 2022

Introducing a new Diversity Science Program for practice transformation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery recently launched a new Diversity Science Program. This new focus area expands the ability of the center to provide evidence-based solutions that advance inclusive, equitable norms for organizational wellness and practice transformation. Diversity Science is the scientific discipline that […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, Gladys Asiedu, health disparities, quality improvement, Renaldo Blocker, Sean Dowdy, Sean Phelan


February 10, 2022

Advanced Care at Home — Evidence-based practice transformation                                        

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Before the pandemic, Mayo Clinic was exploring ways to help patients get home sooner or avoid hospital admission all together. This work has continued, and one of Mayo’s key initiatives in this arena is the Advanced Care at Home program, currently available in Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Elizabeth Habermann, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Platform, Michael Maniaci, practice improvement, pragmatic trials, Sean Dowdy, Xiaoxi Yao


January 27, 2022

Sister Mary Joseph Nodule: Famous Medical Term Has a Connection to Mayo Clinic

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

As a research trainee in the Department of Neurosurgery, Thirusivapragas (Siva) Subramaniam, M.B.B.S., had long known that a small lump near a patient’s belly button can indicate certain types of cancer. While the term for this clinical finding – Sister Mary Joseph Nodule – is standard throughout the world, the story behind the name is less well […]

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Tags: cancer, Jordan Miller, Mayo Clinic History & Heritage, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurosurgery, research education, Siva Subramaniam, surgery


January 20, 2022

Modeling takes a whole new twist with omicron

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Since shortly after COVID-19 started popping up in the U.S., Mayo Clinic’s Predictive Analytics Task Force has been tracking it. A collaboration between Mayo Clinic Quality and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the task force’s primary responsibility is to build and maintain a […]

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Tags: biostatistics, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, Curt Storlie, data science, epidemiology, Katherine Noe, quality improvement, Shannon Dunlay


January 14, 2022

Fueling the future of telehealth through expanded services, research in sports medicine

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Digital Health is finding new ways to provide care to patients with digital tools. At the same time, it is conducting innovative research to fuel practice transformation. From virtual rounds to emergency medicine video consults, Mayo Clinic has expanded the delivery of medical care through telehealth by more than 500% since […]

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Tags: Center for Digital Health, concussion, emergency medicine, Neha Raukar, sports medicine, Steve Ommen, telehealth


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