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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.

April 21, 2021

A new class of regenerative scientists

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has achieved an important milestone in its mission to provide first-of-its-kind, rigorous education in the field of regenerative science and medicine. Five students have been selected as the inaugural scholars in the newly established Regenerative Sciences Track within the Ph.D. Program of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Mayo Clinic’s Center […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education


April 18, 2021

Experts propose shared decision making to decrease COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted more than a year, but hope is here in the form of multiple safe and effective vaccines authorized for emergency use. Millions are now being vaccinated, but as vaccine supply continues to increase throughout 2021, a hurdle health experts anticipate eventually is a lack of public demand. That is, how […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, shared decision making, vaccine hesitancy, vaccines


March 18, 2021

Advancing regenerative medicine through education

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Education is a cornerstone of Mayo Clinic’s strategy to bring regenerative medicine to more patients. A workforce trained in the emerging field of regenerative sciences is integral to advancing this new era of health care into daily clinical practice. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine has invested years developing, refining, and disseminating the “Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Soriano, Ewoma Ogbaudu, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical research education, regenerative sciences, research education, Saranya Wyles, Shannon Strader


March 15, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/15/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News stories this week about Mayo Clinic research and highlighting researchers cover several topics including research education, examining the retina to detect dementia, lumbar punctures and opioid management. State leaders stress the importance of phase II of Prairie Springs Science Center WXOW, 3/9/2021 Seven state leaders gathered at UW-La Crosse’s Crowley Hall Tuesday morning to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Oxentenko, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Derek Johnson, diabetes, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 29, 2021

IMPACT Bootcamp: Navigating the Journey from Digital Health Technologies to Meaningful Patient Outcomes

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

Are you a digital health innovator? Are you building sensors, wearables, or other digital health tools to be used in clinical trials to capture information about how patients feel, function, or survive? Join the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Yale University and Mayo Clinic CERSI and the Yale School of Medicine Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, digital health, FDA, health technology, medical innovation, patient reported outcomes, research, research education, wearable technology, Yale


December 7, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/7/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Lots of chatter last week on COVID-19 and the pending arrival of a vaccine(s). Our researchers and clinicians agree that vaccines are a useful part of our toolbox for fighting infectious disease, and have high hopes for effective reduction of the risks of COVID-19 through widespread vaccination. Other research that made the top of the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-19, dementia, Erin Barreto, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


November 5, 2020

Faced with a pandemic, undergraduate research programs innovate and evolve

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

This summer, COVID-19 nearly sidetracked research training plans for more than 200 students who had been accepted in to Mayo’s competitive undergraduate programs—Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).  However, instead of cancelling the programs, the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences decided to innovate instead—revamping the programs into a […]

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Tags: Amit Sood, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Chris Pierret, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, resiliency, stress management, Summer Foundations in Research, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Experience Program


October 23, 2020

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

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

By Nick Fetty, Iowa State University College of Engineering Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Iowa State University, physician burnout, research education, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


September 23, 2020

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have found new evidence linking the millions of bacteria residing in our digestive systems, known as the microbiome, to a network of factors that drive irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings, published in the Sept. 10, 2020, issue of Cell, raise the possibility of targeting the newly discovered microbial pathways to improve debilitating symptoms […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gastroenterology, gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


September 10, 2020

Health disparities curricula an “opportunity to be seized upon” in resident training

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significant opportunity to improve health disparities training provided to medical residents in U.S. internal medicine programs. Researchers from Mayo Clinic and other academic medical centers examined a data set that merged two national survey samples from 2015: internal medicine program […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Denise Dupras, general internal medicine, health disparities, health equity, Mark Wieland, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


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