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Awards

Stories about awards and Mayo Clinic awardees within Research or Research Education.

May 22, 2018

3-Minute Champion

By Matthew Brenden matthewjb

The winning institution in the 2018 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Three-Minute Thesis (3-MT) competition on April 6 was Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, represented by Gabriel Martínez-Gálvez, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 3-MT presentations describe Ph.D. thesis work with one visual element and a […]

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Tags: Gabriel Martínez-Gálvez, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education, Stephen Ekker


May 17, 2018

Researching cartilage regeneration for osteoarthritis: Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Mayo Clinic investigator, Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., is a recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant. Her project will help determine how proteins, called Girk2 and Girk3, contribute to cartilage formation and repair in the setting of osteoarthritis. Researchers believe that osteoarthritis may be prevented if these proteins are absent or inactive. Dr. Westendorf is […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Westendorf, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


May 1, 2018

Mayo investigators awarded education and biotechnology grants from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Four Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2018 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. The Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative Medicine Minnesota in 2014 to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to individuals working to accelerate medical research and to developers of biotechnology and biobusinesses across the state. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, Jonathon Ninas, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Saranya Wyles, Satsuki Yamada, stem cells, Zachary Resch


March 28, 2018

Are we breathing wrong?

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Exercise researcher Mike Joyner’s latest quest started with llamas and bar-headed geese. It may end up revising a basic principle of medicine and addressing unmet needs for patients with diseases such as asthma or COPD. Michael Joyner, M.D., has a cold. But it doesn’t decrease his obvious excitement for a project that really started over […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, Michael Joyner


March 6, 2018

Minnesota Partnership awards five new research grants for collaborative projects

By bobnellis bobnellis

Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, colorectal cancer and bacterial infections are the targets of the research awards from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics in 2018. This marks the partnership’s 15th year of spearheading new scientific ideas from Minnesota to improve health care for Minnesotans. The state-funded grants for these team science proposals total […]

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Tags: basic science, Minnesota Partnership


February 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic investigators receive ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’ research grants

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Seven Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grants. The grants are awarded to investigators in the areas of discovery science, translational research and clinical trials. The grants are effective for a two year period. Mayo Clinic awardees include: Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Burns, a neurosurgeon, is developing regenerative strategies to […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Alexander Revzin, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Westendorf, Joseph Lillegard, Mohamad Bydon, neurology, orthopedics, Ping Chen, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells, Terry Burns


January 4, 2018

Gerstner Awardees explore individualized treatments for obesity, rare form of leukemia

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen Precision medicine research has shown that one size does not fit all when it comes to medical care. Early career investigators can bring new ideas and perspectives to the search for treatments tailored to a patient’s unique needs. These are the goals of Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. – […]

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Tags: Andres Acosta, blood cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mrinal Patnaik, obesity, weight loss


November 28, 2017

Mayo Clinic Neurologist Receives Award for Stroke Research

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Neurologist Thomas Brott, M.D., vividly remembers when he first saw his research making a difference for patients. It was 1987, and for years, he’d been devastated to see patients suffering the immediate effects of a stroke: facial drooping, loss of language, and paralysis. A physician at the University of Cincinnati, he’d learned of a new […]

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Tags: clinical trials, neurology, stroke, Thomas Brott


October 12, 2017

NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona a $3.4 million grant to study how mathematical modeling can be used to help treat patients with glioblastoma – the most common type of malignant brain cancer. Glioblastomas are made up of many different cell types and tumor cell subtypes. These cells can invade […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer


October 4, 2017

Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program held an inaugural Shark Tank–like event, October 2, 2017. The event launched the bi-annual scholar retreat, incorporated into the opening social gathering. These social gatherings provide an opportunity for Kern Scholars Program […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


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