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Awards

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

January 4, 2018

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

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 Kate Ledger

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 Julie Janovsky-Mason

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 Elizabeth Zimmermann

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


October 3, 2017

Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award

By Lynda de Widt Lynda de Widt

Neuroscientist Guojun Bu, Ph.D., Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine, on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has been selected to receive the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. Granted by the National Advisory Council on Aging, the award provides long-term research funding to outstanding principal investigators who have demonstrated success on projects […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Guojun Bu, NIH, Tushar Patel


May 1, 2017

American College of Cardiology awards Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The American College of Cardiology awarded Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the 2017 Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research for her research on, “A Comparison of Kidney Function Decline in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Treated With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants or Warfarin.” The award was presented during the convocation ceremony on March 19 during the College’s 66th Annual Scientific Session […]

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Tags: cardiology, OptumLabs, Xiaoxi Yao


April 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Biobusiness/Biotechnology and Education Awards from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

By angelabingham angelabingham

Five Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2017 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a joint venture between the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, and funded by the Minnesota Legislature, with the goal of distributing millions of dollars to advance regenerative medicine in the state through research, education, healthcare, […]

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Tags: regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


March 20, 2017

Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., receives Director’s Award

By Megan Forliti Megan Forliti

The Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging is pleased to announce that Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., has received the 2016 Director’s Award for his work as a researcher and program director of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) program. The Director’s Award is presented to investigators who show achievement in the following […]

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Tags: aging, Kogod Center on Aging


February 16, 2017

Yale and Mayo Clinic collaborate to further regulatory science

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Author Kevin Lin, Yale Daily News staff Funded by a United States Food and Drug Administration grant of up to $6.7 million over two years, Yale and Mayo Clinic are establishing a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation to advance regulatory science by developing tools to measure the safety and efficacy of FDA-regulated […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CERSI, collaboration, Nilay Shah, OptumLabs


February 10, 2017

Mayo Clinic physician-researchers honored by national society

By bobnellis bobnellis

Two Mayo Clinic researchers have been named to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, bringing the total Mayo membership in the honorary society of physician-scientists to 39. Liewei Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a pharmacologist, and Martin Fernandez-Zapico, M.D., a pancreatic cancer biologist, were named to the society from several hundred nominees nationally. The society has 3,000 […]

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