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October 31st, 2017

Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sepsis, a complication of an infection, a time-critical and potentially life-threatening disease, is one of Mayo Clinic’s top 10 patient safety risks. To mitigate this risk, sepsis screening alert tools were developed to help staff in the Emergency Department identify patients at risk. Nurses play an important role in minimizing the risk of sepsis by […]

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Tags: Albert Razo, Arizona, Becky Butler, Christina VanLandschoot, Cindy Landis, emergency department, Heidi Hayden, nursing research, research, sepsis


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 12th, 2017

NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona a $3.4 million grant to study how mathematical modeling can be used to help treat patients with glioblastoma – the most common type of malignant brain cancer. Glioblastomas are made up of many different cell types and tumor cell subtypes. These cells can invade […]

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Tags: Arizona, brain cancer, cancer, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, mathematical modeling, research


October 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to diagnose […]

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State University, ASU, Center for Individualized Medicine, fungus, immunology, research, Thomas Grys, valley fever


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, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, David Etzioni, Elizabeth Habermann, Mariam Ali-Mucheru, research fellow, Surgical Outcomes Program


December 6th, 2016

New strategies could make laryngectomies a thing of the past

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

About 60,000 Americans have had their larynx removed due to disease or trauma. These people are missing out on many of life’s little pleasures because the procedure’s resultant hole left them without a voice and created an opening directly into their lungs. A simple shower is dangerous as even the slightest amount of water in […]

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Tags: Arizona, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, laryngectomy, medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


November 15th, 2016

The Sangre Por Salud Biobank: Bringing Precision Medicine Research to an Underrepresented Latino Community

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood for Health) Biobank was created to expand precision medicine research to underrepresented Latino patients in order to enhance the diversity of the Mayo Clinic Biobank. The biobank enables researchers to examine biological samples and data collected from Latino patients in order to develop better prevention, diagnostic tools and […]

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State University, Biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eleanna De Filippis, genomic, Latino, Mayo Clinic biobank, Mountain Park Health Center, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Sangre Por Salud


July 22nd, 2016

Save the Date: Arizona Health Equity Conference to Take Place Oct. 20

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Join us October 20, in Phoenix, at the 2016 Arizona Health Equity Conference. A statewide event in its third year, the conference will highlight health equity research, practice and policy efforts taking place in Arizona. Mayo Clinic is the lead organizer and sponsor of the conference, which enables attendees to facilitate innovative collaborations. The theme […]

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Tags: Arizona, health disparity, health equity


January 28th, 2016

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Marketing: Markets vs. Regulation Seminar

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The cost of medications is becoming a major threat to patients seeking treatment for disease, and the problem appears to be growing. What role a free market system and competition should play in a commercial area regulated by government regulation including patents is difficult to gauge. Patients and advocacy groups are calling for more awareness of […]

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Tags: Arizona, cost of care, cost of health care, health care delivery, pharmacy, Rafael Fonseca


November 5th, 2015

Partnering with the Somali Community Through Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s health equity research program, the Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), is dedicated to support meaningful research programs to identify, develop, and deploy strategies to eliminate health disparities. We also work to ensure that our research subjects (and patients) reflect the diverse communities that form the mosaic of our nation. […]

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Tags: Arizona, community-based research, community-engaged research, Mohamed Ali Abukar, research, SAUC, Somali, Somali American United Council of Arizona, tobacco


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