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June 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

On the shoulders of giants

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

When Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., heard Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Peter and Frances Georgeson Professor of Gastroenterology Cancer Research, speak about liver cancer and hepatitis in the Somali population at a community meeting in 2011, he wanted to work with him. Three of Dr. Mohamed’s grandparents […]

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Tags: cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, Lewis Roberts, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentorship


May 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers explore health care disparities among people in minority communities

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

In recognition of National Minority Health Month in April, a number of Mayo Clinic researchers participated in a virtual media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect people who are members racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Chyke Doubeni, community engagement, Edith Perez, health disparities, health equity, Michele Halyard, minority health, Sharonne Hayes


April 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study finds virtual community platform beneficial for engagement in health research

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Community engagement is the bridge that connects researchers and local communities; however, face-to-face engagement is often limited in reach and scale — especially during a pandemic. In a recently published paper, researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota evaluated the feasibility of a virtual statewide Facebook community platform to enhance public trust and […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Christi Patten, community engagement, health sciences research, Tabetha Brockman, University of Minnesota


March 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/15/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News stories this week about Mayo Clinic research and highlighting researchers cover several topics including research education, examining the retina to detect dementia, lumbar punctures and opioid management. State leaders stress the importance of phase II of Prairie Springs Science Center WXOW, 3/9/2021 Seven state leaders gathered at UW-La Crosse’s Crowley Hall Tuesday morning to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Oxentenko, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Derek Johnson, diabetes, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System


March 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Four women who ‘make health equity research run’ at Mayo Clinic

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor and recognize women’s contributions in medicine and research. This story highlights a team tasked with keeping Mayo’s health equity research running full steam. Monica Albertie leads a small but mighty team of four research operations and program managers at Mayo Clinic, and they have a very […]

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Tags: Black History Month, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, health equity, International Women's Day, Women's History Month


January 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Rare esophageal cancer hits younger patients especially hard

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare, making up only about 1% of cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer, has been rising in incidence over the past 40 years, particularly among people under 50. More concerning is that these younger patients tend […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, colon cancer, Don Codipilly, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, hepatology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Competitive alligators chomp at the bit to showcase health care innovations

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

It was a spinoff of the popular “Shark Tank” television show — virtual style. The amended format of the 2020 Alligator Tank health care innovation competition at Mayo Clinic in Florida allowed teams two minutes to pitch their projects to a panel of judges during an event hosted online. More than 100 Mayo Clinic staff […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alligator Tank, Alvaro Moreno Aspitia, Aziza Nassar, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Bruce, Daniel Trifiletti, entrepreneurship, Ernest Bouras, Ian Makey, James Meschia, Johnny Sandhu


November 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

New research shows markers in donor kidneys that could reduce risks

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

By Jay Furst The donation of a kidney to a person in need of a transplant is one of the most profound gifts a person can offer. The process for living kidney donors is safe, and, at Mayo Clinic, which has one of the largest living-donor kidney transplant programs in the U.S., the process is […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, biopsy, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, kidney disease, kidney transplant, living donor, Massini Merzkani, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Naim Issa


November 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Faced with a pandemic, undergraduate research programs innovate and evolve

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

This summer, COVID-19 nearly sidetracked research training plans for more than 200 students who had been accepted in to Mayo’s competitive undergraduate programs—Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).  However, instead of cancelling the programs, the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences decided to innovate instead—revamping the programs into a […]

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Tags: Amit Sood, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Chris Pierret, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, resiliency, stress management, Summer Foundations in Research, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Experience Program


November 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

If you spend any time reading or listening to health care news, you know that some of the same stories are still making their way around the world as last week or even from several weeks back. You may see some repeats from a different news outlet here, but we hope that most of the […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Amy Oxentenko, artificial intelligence, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, education, gastroenterology


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