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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.

August 7, 2019

Researcher challenges her team to develop solution for DRC health crisis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., has a full plate. An associate consultant in surgical research in the departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she studies the microbiome role in human health and disease, particularly endometrial and ovarian cancer. She also develops technology in her lab, including microbial single-cell technologies for point-of-care […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, general internal medicine, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, Heidi Nelson, HPV, human papillomavirus, KL2, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Ventures


July 30, 2019

New Ph.D. students pledge to uphold biomedical ethics in new scientist’s oath

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jon Holten Just as aspiring physicians pledge to uphold medical ethics in the Hippocratic Oath, incoming Ph.D. students at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the first time recently pledged to uphold biomedical ethics. As part of orientation, 52 students pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical science started their research training by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Bruce Horazdovsky, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, research education, Stephen Ekker


July 16, 2019

A walk on the wild side

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine launched a Wilderness and Austere Medicine selective to teach students how to provide care for individuals injured in resource-limited and diverse environmental conditions.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Wilderness and Austere Medicine


July 11, 2019

Meet Peter Grahn, Ph.D. — “I’ve never heard no”

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

In 2010 Peter Grahn, Ph.D., attended an annual research symposium in Minneapolis hosted by the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund. Among the leading spinal cord injury researchers speaking was Mayo Clinic neurologist Anthony Windebank, M.D., the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation Professor in Neuroscience, who discussed his laboratory’s research. Dr. Grahn, then a college […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, neurosurgery, Peter Grahn, spinal cord injury


June 27, 2019

From the desk of a fellow–Zika Virus: A Continuing Focus for Vaccine Development

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Stephen Crooke, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Vaccine Research Group within the Mayo Clinic Department of General Internal Medicine.   As a postdoctoral research fellow in the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, my research is centered primarily around the use of systems biology approaches to develop a more comprehensive understanding of vaccine […]

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Tags: Gregory Poland, immunology, Inna Ovsyannikova, Richard Kennedy, Stephen Crooke, vaccine research, vaccines, Zika


June 25, 2019

Mayo Clinic course addresses education gap

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Regenerative medicine is redefining clinical care—going beyond disease symptom management to addressing the underlying cause of disease to restore health. Regenerative care is expected to represent 10% of all health care in the next decade. Yet, education in regenerative medicine lags behind scientific and clinical advances. This threatens to leave physicians-in-training ill-equipped to address changing needs in […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Fredric Meyer, medical school, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research education, Richard Hayden, Saranya Wyles, stem cells


June 11, 2019

Regenerative medicine training for the future workforce

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Bringing regenerative medicine to more patients requires highly skilled medical providers. During a recent weeklong educational course, 42 medical and graduate students were immersed in regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. The Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective introduces students to regenerative medicine and surgery by engaging students in the fundamental principles and cutting-edge applications of regenerative […]

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Tags: regenerative medicine, Richard Hayden, Saranya Wyles, stem cells


May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic practice transforming research at AcademyHealth’s #ARM19

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting, June 2-4, 2019, in Washington, D.C., showcases “Today’s research driving tomorrow’s outcomes.” It is an ideal venue to share research findings from across the continuum of health care delivery. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery drives practice transformation at Mayo […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, research education


May 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic introduces new fellowship programs

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Division of Transfusion Medicine have launched two new graduate medical education fellowship programs — one in cellular therapy and one in clinical informatics. These programs are two of nearly 300 residencies and fellowships in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Cellular therapy The Cellular […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, cellular therapy, clinical informatics, Eapen Jacob, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, research education, Taofic Mounajjed, Thomas Flotte


March 19, 2019

Reaching the next generation of healers and researchers through an enhanced digital presence

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science recently launched a redesigned website for prospective students and trainees. This was the most significant work ever completed for the college’s public presence. “Our goal is to attract the most talented and diverse learners, both regionally and nationally. Our website is our first chance — and sometimes our only chance […]

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Tags: Frederic Meyer, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, medical research


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