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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


August 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is published in the July 23 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). “The treatment for […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, bacteriophages, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, collaboration, Gina Suh, infectious disease, phage, prosthesis, research, Robin Patel


June 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Fishing for solutions to COVID-19 challenges

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Local innovators and members of the Minnesota entrepreneurial community gathered May 15, 2020, for a virtual Walleye Tank: COVID-19 Showcase. The event showcased how Minnesota innovators and community leaders are stepping up to conquer COVID-19 challenges. It was hosted by Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship and University of Minnesota. The event is typically held as an in-person pitch competition. […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, Office of Entrepreneurship, Stephen Ekker, Walleye Tank


June 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Learning tools to manage current times: Capacity Coaching

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

— Kasey Boehmer, Ph.D., is a health services researcher at Mayo Clinic As a society amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we continually hear of the struggle to embrace a “new normal.” For some, this new normal is at the front lines of health care. Clinicians caring for those with chronic illnesses are pivoting quickly to check […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, education, health sciences research, Kasey Boehmer, mental health


June 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup — May 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

During May, Mayo Clinic articles sharing research-related news fell into one of two thematic areas: cancer and COVID-19. For ease of review, they are grouped below, cancer findings first. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Cancer research findings Carfilzomib is not superior to Bortezomib in delaying multiple myeloma progression after initial treatment Carfilzomib, a […]

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Tags: antibodies, artificial intelligence, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, community engagement, COVID-19, gastroenterology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


May 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers, minority communities team up to combat COVID-19 health disparities

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

As the COVID-19 pandemic takes more lives each day across the U.S., public health officials report that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted. In a paper published as an accepted pre-proof article May 15, 2020, in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, researchers at Mayo Clinic detail how a community-engaged intervention tackled critical health communication problems […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, community engagement, COVID-19, health disparities, Irene Sia, Mark Wieland


April 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Celebration of student research

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

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held its annual Student Research Symposium in September, with poster sessions, oral presentations, a keynote speaker, a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and Teacher of the Year awards. “The Alumni Association and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences co-sponsored symposium and Teacher of the Year awards are the […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Emma Goddery, general internal medicine, immunology, Lewis Roberts, Martin Fernandez-Zapico, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, neurosciences, oncology, Stephen Ekker


March 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mentorship program a ‘guiding star’ for astrobiologist-turned-microbiome-researcher

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., came to Mayo Clinic to help start the Center for Individualized Medicine’s microbiome research program. In her previous job at NASA, she had worked with mathematicians, engineers, geologists, psychologists, and even political scientists to try to detect life in outer space. Mayo recruited her to look for “aliens”—bacteria and other organisms—living in […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, Bill Cliby, bioethics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, health disparities, health equity, Heidi Nelson, human papillomavirus, Jim Maher


February 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Embracing clinical research with ‘both feet and hands’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Adrian Vella, M.D., says medical careers run like a hereditary condition in his family. “My father is a physician, my brother is a surgeon, and there are lots of medical people on my mother’s side as well.” So it was almost inevitable that, from an early age, he thought about becoming a physician as well. […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, clinical trials, diabetes, endocrinology, Henry Schultz, K Sreekumaran Nair, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Jensen, Robert Rizza


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