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July 11th, 2017

Is it fair to expect students from minority backgrounds to ‘give back’ in their careers?

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

Imagine you are a medical student and you’ve received financial aid based on your status as a member of a minority or low-income group. Should you be expected to pursue a career serving in underserved communities? Not if society wants to tackle social inequity, according to a recent commentary published in the AMA Journal of […]

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Tags: health disparity, Jon Tilburt, Office of Health Disparities Research, OHDR


July 3rd, 2017

Meet our Surgical Outcomes Research Fellows

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Surgical Outcomes Research Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery selects surgical residents interested in research to become Surgical Outcomes Research Fellows. These fellows take one or two years away from clinical training to receive mentoring in health services research from Elizabeth B. […]

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Tags: Arizona, Brittany Murphy, David Etzioni, Elizabeth Habermann, Mariam Ali-Mucheru, research fellow, Surgical Outcomes Program


June 29th, 2017

Walk to Remember

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sisters help local community and advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research Paula Peterson and Jill Wulff remember their mom’s struggle with Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. She was easily confused and experienced hallucinations and paranoia. Paula and Jill also remember the family’s struggle when their mother experienced […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, medical research, Walk to Remember


June 23rd, 2017

Meet the Researchers at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

If you’re heading to New Orleans for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth says it’s a great opportunity to: Learn about the latest emerging evidence. Discover new methods and applications of rigorous and relevant methods. Identify gaps and opportunities in research. Enhance your understanding of the most pressing research policy issues. Connect with peers, expand […]

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Tags: #ARM2017, Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Meet the Researcher, Science of health care delivery


June 21st, 2017

Cellular Senescence Research Highlighted at World Science Festival

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Mayo Clinic’s aging research was among the featured topics at the 10th annual World Science Festival in New York earlier this month. James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, shared details about cell senescence breakthroughs and next steps in the field during a 90-minute session called “Engineering Immortality?” […]

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Tags: aging, Center on Aging, Dr. Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, research, world science festival


June 13th, 2017

First In Class

By Deb Anderson debanderson

FIRST IN CLASS Charting a course for education at Mayo Clinic Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., tacks quickly from one topic to another. The neurosurgeon and avid sailor keeps his bearings by keeping busy. Recently named as the new Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Dr. Meyer has […]

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Tags: education, Fredric Meyer, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Mayo College of Medicine and Science


June 6th, 2017

Meet the researchers – Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D. & Peter A. Cohen, M.D.: The Dynamic Duo

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

On the brink of discovery, Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D., and Peter A. Cohen, M.D., take a moment to reflect on a collaboration and friendship that began in 2008 when Dr. Cohen made the move to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “I recognized that this chance to work closely with Sandy offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to figure […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Forefront, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MUC1, Peter Cohen, Sandra Gendler


May 25th, 2017

Her Way Back

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

HER WAY BACK North Dakota woman on leading edge of epilepsy research with implanted device For the 50 million children and adults worldwide who live with epilepsy, the brain’s electrical circuitry shorts out spontaneously. As many as one-third of patients, 1 million in the U.S. alone, find no relief with existing medications and must explore […]

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Tags: clinical trial, epilepsy, Gregory Worrell, medical device, medical research, neurology, North Dakota, research, seizure, Sheri Finstad


May 18th, 2017

Meet the researcher – Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D.: Harnessing Nanotechnology to Study Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

When you are a driven neurosurgeon but not a morning person, sometimes it’s about your socks. “I lose no time matching,” says Mayo Clinic’s Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D. “They’re all the same color, so I can get an extra minute of sleep.” Yet, in her daily work, misplaced colors are critical. Dr. Kim is trained […]

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Tags: Betty Kim, cancer, Florida, Forefront, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, nanomedicine, neurosurgeon, oncology


May 2nd, 2017

Meet the researcher – Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D.: The Power of Hope

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

There’s a reason Mayo Clinic oncologist Alex A. Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., spends so much time in the lab testing molecular solutions to cancer — it gives his patients hope. When Dr. Adjei started as a lung cancer specialist about 20 years ago, patients with the disease had a dismal prognosis. There was basically one treatment […]

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Tags: Alex Adjei, clinical trials, early therapeutics, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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