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September 27, 2022

Physician-scientist investigates dual CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Leo Sakemura, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Hematology, is working to advance immunotherapy efficacy in multiple myeloma by uncovering treatment resistance mechanisms and developing a more potent immunotherapy approach. His strategy focuses on simultaneously targeting cancer cells and the ecosystem surrounding each tumor, known as the tumor microenvironment.  Dr. Sakemura’s previous […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, cancer research, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, hematology, immunotherapy, Leo Sakemura, metabolomics, multiple myeloma


September 26, 2022

Meet Khushboo Gala, M.B.B.S. — Finding fulfillment in helping others

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

Khushboo S. Gala, M.B.B.S. is a gastroenterology fellow in the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. She cares for patients and conducts clinical research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Gala recently became a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar, commencing a mentored training and research program within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and […]

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Tags: Andres Acosta, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Juan Brito Campana, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Khushboo Gala, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, obesity, Victor Montori


September 15, 2022

Meet Gustavo Cortes Puentes, M.D. — Compassionate Clinician Scientist

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

Gustavo Cortes Puentes, M.D. (@DrivingPressure), is a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Originally from Colombia, he came to Mayo by way of an internal medical residency with the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, following a research scholar appointment during which he studied pulmonary mechanics and acute respiratory […]

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Tags: Caroline Davidge-Pitts, Cassie Kennedy, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cesar Gonzalez, diversity, Gustavo Cortes Puentes, health disparities, Kaiser Lim, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Sean Phelan


September 6, 2022

Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., named editor-in-chief of new digital health journal

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

Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, has been named editor-in-chief of a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings expansion journal on digital health. The new journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health, is expected to launch this fall, joining Mayo Clinic Proceedings’ other expansion journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes. Mayo Clinic Proceedings has been published for 95 years […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, digital health, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


September 1, 2022

Meet Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D. — Physician and Scholar

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

Originally from China, Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D., now lives in Florida. She holds a clinical appointment in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she treats patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. As one might surmise from her doctoral degrees, Dr. Bi is a lifelong learner. Today she seeks to apply her […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer research, cancer screening, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, clinical research, collaboration, data science, gastroenterology, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


August 16, 2022

Addressing diversity barriers to regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

With the promise of regenerative medicine comes the risk of widening health care disparities. Sometimes the newest discoveries, such as regenerative interventions, are out of reach for people in diverse ethnic or socioeconomic groups — or they may not understand or trust new options for healing. Mayo Clinic is trying to overcome those barriers by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, diversity, equity and inclusion, Jorge Mallea, Zubin Master


August 9, 2022

Uniting a love of math and medicine

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Hongfang Liu, Ph.D., the Richard Emslander Professor of Biomedical Informatics in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, has a full plate. She specializes in applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical science and health care — an area of research that’s booming at Mayo Clinic and around the world. Dr. Liu is director of […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biomedical informatics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, Hongfang Liu, informatics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


August 8, 2022

Meet Moein Enayati, Ph.D., expertly employing artificial intelligence to improve health care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Vast quantities of data and information exist within health care. Moein Enayati, Ph.D., is a research associate in health care systems engineering in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. With his research, Dr. Enayati aims to make sense of such health-related data. “I came […]

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Tags: Adelaide Arruda-Olson, AHRQ, artificial intelligence, big data, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, clinical informatics, diversity, emergency department, Eric Klee


July 5, 2022

Training the next generation in regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is welcoming a new class of five students into the Regenerative Sciences track within the doctoral program in Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, one of the first programs of its kind. Training the next generation of physicians and scientists to research, develop and deliver new biotherapies is critical to advancing the […]

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Tags: Aubrey Berger, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, Jimmy Cai, Kyle Knofczynski, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rafaela Simoes Torigoe, regenerative medicine education, Regenerative Sciencs Ph.D. track, Tiana Salomon


June 14, 2022

Dawn’s journey: Overcoming a near-zero survival rate

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

Dawn Botsford was sitting in a chair at the hair salon in the fall of 2011 when her hairdresser commented on a spot on the top of her head. It was bug season in North Dakota, so Dawn didn’t think much of it. “When I told my hairdresser that, she said, ‘I really think you […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, dermatology, Eric Moore, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, oncology, Robert McWilliams, skin cancer, Stephen Cassivi, Svetomir Markovic


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