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January 23rd, 2018

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep genomic profiling in clinical setting

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Genomic profiling is used today for patients with advanced cancers to help develop new ways to diagnose and treat their disease and offer an individualized treatment plan. While gene panel testing is relatively commonplace, there are many barriers to using new and more sophisticated DNA technologies. According to Mitesh Borad, M.D., an oncologist at the Mayo […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomic


December 21st, 2017

Robin Patel, M.D., Appointed to NIAID Council

By Gina Chiri-Osmond gmchiri

Robin Patel, M.D., Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, has been appointed to the council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She will serve a four-year term. The council will advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and […]

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Tags: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, Robin Patel


November 30th, 2017

New Population Health Science Scholars Announced

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) Population Health Science Program and Employee & Community Health are pleased to announce that three physicians have been selected into the Population Health Science Scholar Program, and will join July 1, 2018. Maya Kessler, M.D. Primary Care […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Employee & Community Health, Family Medicine, Kathy MacLaughlin, Maya Kessler, population health, Population Health Science, primary care, Tamim Rajjo


November 28th, 2017

Mayo Clinic Neurologist Receives Award for Stroke Research

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Neurologist Thomas Brott, M.D., vividly remembers when he first saw his research making a difference for patients. It was 1987, and for years, he’d been devastated to see patients suffering the immediate effects of a stroke: facial drooping, loss of language, and paralysis. A physician at the University of Cincinnati, he’d learned of a new […]

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Tags: acute ischemic stroke, American Heart Association, CREST, Florida, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, research, stroke, Thomas Brott, tissue plasminogen activator


November 27th, 2017

Bijan Borah, Ph.D., selected to National Quality Forum’s Scientific Methods Panel

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Bijan Borah, Ph.D., who leads the Economic Evaluation Service within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, has been named to the inaugural Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum (NQF). The NQF is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze and […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, economic evaluation, measurement, National Quality Forum, NQF, research, scientific methods, Scientific Methods Panel


November 21st, 2017

Regenerative Cardiac Synchronization

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

  A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle. Satsuki Yamada, M.D., […]

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Tags: heart attack, Mayo Clinic, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, stem cells, Translational Research


November 9th, 2017

Regenerative Therapy for Pulmonary Hypoplasia

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D.,  a recent Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Translational Research Grant recipient, brings expertise in a technique that uses a minimally invasive procedure to intervene while the fetus is still in the uterus. He will participate as one […]

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Tags: Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


October 24th, 2017

New program trains scientists in regenerative medicine

By Jon Holten jonholten

Mayo Clinic’s new Regenerative Sciences Training Program — one of the nation’s first doctoral research programs in regenerative sciences —prepares researchers to accelerate the development of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapeutics. “This program will push forward the medical treatments of tomorrow,” says Karen Hedin, Ph.D., director of the Regenerative Sciences Training Program. “We’re trying to give […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Christopher Paradise, Emma Goddery, Karen Hedin, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Paige Arneson, regenerative medicine, regenerative science, Regenerative Sciences Training Program


October 19th, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: Arizona, carfilzomib, clinical trial, Forefront, Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, patient story, pomalidomide, research, stem cell transplant


October 16th, 2017

Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Researchers across the United States are studying ways to reduce opioid use. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, scientists are using evidence-based research to find the ideal dose for each patient, and examining where higher-dose prescriptions may be coming from. Now, one of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, Liz Habermann, opioid epidemic, opioids


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