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November 23, 2021

Clinical trials are a way of ‘paying it forward’ to your own community

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

By Kathi Hansberry, Mayo Clinic Community Engagement in Research Advisory Board member Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by involving communities in research that addresses their health concerns and aims to reduce health disparities. This article is the second in the Raising Up Community Voices in Research series. This series is written by community […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Community Advisory Board, community engagement, health disparities, health equity, Kathi Hansberry, medical research, Raising Community Voices, transplant, Transplant Center


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


November 4, 2021

Florida duo nails it

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the third 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. When she was an orthopedics resident in her […]

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Tags: Alligator Tank, Christine Mehner, entrepreneurship, Marion Turnbull, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic Ventures, medical innovation, medical research, Office of Entrepreneurship, orthopedic surgery, Walleye Tank


October 28, 2021

Multidimensional neurosurgeon

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the second 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. When he was a resident in the Department […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, biomedical engineering, collaboration, entrepreneurship, gastroenterology, medical research education, neurologic surgery, orthopedics, transplant, William Clifton III, Young Innovators


October 21, 2021

Eyes on the patient

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features a Mayo Clinic trainee inventor and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. Allisa Song and her team are past […]

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Tags: Allisa Song, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, entrepreneurship, glaucoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, Office of Entrepreneurship, ophthalmology, Young Innovators


October 1, 2021

‘Our goal is to achieve a world without viral hepatitis’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Viral hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. Hundreds of millions of people live with chronic hepatitis and, because the infection often progresses to liver failure and liver cancer, millions die from it every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “There are […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, health equity, hepatitis, hepatology, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, liver failure


September 28, 2021

Q&A with Dr. Limper, the outgoing Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Associate Dean of Practice Transformation

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

Andrew Limper, M.D., was the first named associate dean of Practice Transformation, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. During his tenure with the center, and through his leadership, Mayo Clinic streamlined practice transformative research and discovery efforts across the institution into a single, […]

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Tags: Andrew Limper, artificial intelligence, basic science, Ben Pollock, biostatistics, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-10, Curt Storlie, discovery research


September 9, 2021

Q&A with outgoing director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative medicine pioneer Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., was named inaugural director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine on Jan. 4, 2011. Dr. Terzic built out regenerative medicine across Research, Practice and Education, integrating this emerging field into all medical and surgical specialties, laboratory medicine and radiology. Under his leadership, Mayo Clinic built a reputation […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine


August 16, 2021

The dawning of regenerative neurosurgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative neurosurgery is poised to transform care of neurological disorders that previously had little hope for improvement, according to a Mayo Clinic review published in The BMJ. Healing diseases of the central nervous system remains a highly coveted but formidable challenge, Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon scientist at Mayo Clinic, writes in a synopsis […]

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Tags: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical research, clinical trials, neurosurgery, spinal cord injury, Terrence Burns, The BMJ


August 12, 2021

Clinical trials from a community perspective: “Authenticity is priceless”

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

— By Clarence Jones, a community research collaborator Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by engaging communities in research that addresses their health concerns and reduces health disparities. This article is the first in the Raising Up Community Voices in Research series, which highlights the roles and unique voices of community members who participate […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Clarence Jones, community engagement, health equity, LaPrincess Brewer, medical research, Raising Community Voices


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