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Stories originating from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and its five schools, as well as stories about students, interns, fellows, etc.

June 9, 2022

Biomedical innovators pitch ideas at Roadrunner Sprint competition

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

Mayo Clinic innovations and innovators were highlighted during the second annual Roadrunner Sprint, which was held May 5 at the Arizona State University Health Futures Center Auditorium. The Roadrunner Sprint is organized and sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship. In this “Shark Tank”-like event, 10 teams of Mayo staff entrepreneurs pitched their solutions to […]

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Tags: Ami Shah, Anu Sreedhar, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Dharmendra Patel, entrepreneurship, Office of Entrepreneurship, Richard Gray


June 7, 2022

Students embrace teaching to advance regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A group of Mayo Clinic students is going beyond their rigorous research schedules to help up-and-comers and established health care professionals alike learn about the emerging practice of regenerative medicine. As teaching assistants for Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine and Surgery “selectives,” they are channeling their enthusiasm for this new area of practice into weeklong courses […]

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Tags: Armin Garmany, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Connor Lentz, Eric Grewal, Saranya Wyles


June 3, 2022

Mayo Clinic’s health care delivery scientific expertise exhibited at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research will be on display at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 4 – 7, in Washington, D.C. For people attending the conference, you are invited to stop by the booth, staffed by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. In the double […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, AcademyHealth, Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, Alanna Chamberlain, artificial intelligence, Ben Pollock, Bridget Biggs, burnout, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, community engagement


January 24, 2022

‘Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition’ competition names biomedical innovation champions

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Twelve teams from Mayo Clinic and across Minnesota cast their reels in “Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition” competition in December 2021. Over 200 people gathered virtually to watch as teams in three divisions — Junior Angler, Midlevel Reeler and Professionals — pitched their biomedical innovation ideas before a panel of expert judges. Inspired by TV’s […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kari Snaza, Karla Frohmader Hilsaca, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Ning Gao, Office of Entrepreneurship, Timonthy Nelson, Walleye Tank


December 22, 2021

Battling trafficking

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the final in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee innovators and explores their journeys. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. Fourth-year medical student Jennifer Talbott knows a thing or two about […]

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Tags: education, Jennifer Talbott, Juliana "Jewel" Kling, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical research, public health, Young Innovators


December 16, 2021

Now unstuck, the world is her oyster

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

Sara Ranjbar, Ph.D., has spent the last nine years unlearning what she’d practiced her whole life. Dr. Ranjbar is from Iran and learned from an early age to not speak up, challenge others or ask too many questions. As a graduate of one of the top engineering schools in Iran and working to implement a […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, medical research, neurosurgery, research education, Sara Ranjbar


December 9, 2021

Curious John

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

When John Giudicessi, M.D., Ph.D., was growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, he fueled his incessant curiosity by taking apart unused items in the family’s basement. He caught frogs and turtles in a backyard creek. He loved figuring out how things worked. His parents encouraged him to ask questions. Dr. Giudicessi says the burgeoning scientist […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine, Frank Brozovich, John Giudicessi, medical research, Medical Scientist Training Program, Michael Ackerman, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, precision medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship


December 2, 2021

Trailblazers, part 3

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

In this Trailblazers series, Mayo Clinic highlights the contributions of women physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic during Mayo’s early years. These women in medicine prepared the way for more trailblazers in the decades that followed. In the first article in this series, we shared the stories of six women appointed to staff at Mayo […]

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Tags: Ann Benassi, Cynthia Stoltze Hardison, Gertrude Pease, Jenifer Jowsey, Lillian Elveback, Mary Griffin, medical research


November 19, 2021

Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery recap

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

“The future of regenerative medicine is bright,” declared Julie Allickson, Ph.D., the Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon Director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, as she delivered the opening keynote address of the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery 2021. Dr. Allickson is the Otto Bremer Trust Director, Biomanufacturing and Product […]

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Tags: biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Julie Allickson, Peter Marks, Richard Gray, Richard Hayden


November 18, 2021

The EKG guy

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the fifth in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee inventors and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. While preparing for exams during medical school at […]

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Tags: Anthony Kashou, artificial intelligence, ECG, education, EKG, electrocardiogram, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, medical research, medical research education, research education, Young Innovators


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