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August 23, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/23/2021

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

In the last 15 days or so, COVID-19 related news continues to dominate the headlines on the research front. However, Mayo Clinic’s expertise also was evident on topics from inclusivity in clinical trials, a geological connection in kidney stones, life extending therapies and better understanding of contributors to dementia, stroke and death. Read on for […]

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Tags: brain, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, COVID-19, dementia, diversity, health disparities, hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, immune system, kidney stones, knee replacement


April 19, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Blood-Based Markers Tied to Brain Cell and Memory Loss […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


April 1, 2021

Research News Roundup — Q1 2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The first quarter of 2021 saw furthered understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. In addition, a number of advances occurred including in genetics knowledge, cancer treatments, as well as interinstitutional collaborations, expanding programs and recognition of some of the most exceptional contributions of current and former Mayo Clinic clinician-scientists. Mayo Clinic and ASU […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biomarkers, brain cancer, BRCA2, breast cancer, chemotherapy, COVID-19, David Holmes Jr., diversity, education, Fergus Couch, gene variant


December 9, 2020

Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving. It takes many shapes, from streamlining delivery to improving care and pursuing inclusive medical research to help develop precision medicine for all populations. This was a key element of the Arizona Return of Actionable Variants Empirical, or RAVE, study, which brought genomic medicine to […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, diversity, DNA, genetics, genomics, health disparities, Iftikhar Kullo, Richard Sharp


March 12, 2020

How a childhood goal of advocating for the sick led to medical school and beyond

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

Unrealistic. Selfish. Impossible. The words were lobbed at Waleed Gibreel, M.B.B.S., who has lived in the margins of two powerful forces that shaped him — his dream of becoming a top-flight surgeon and his reality of growing up in war-torn Sudan. “I knew as a child that my ultimate goal was to be a doctor, no […]

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Tags: Abdalla Zarroug, diversity, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Sarr, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, research, research education, surgery, team science, Waleed Gibreel


October 30, 2019

Giving women the tools to take off

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

Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Office of Research Diversity and Inclusion, says there’s a strong need to help women advance their projects involving research, patents and intellectual property.

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Tags: diversity, entrepreneurship, Jennifer Westendorf, Luz Cumba-Garcia, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Yuguang Liu


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

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

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


August 13, 2019

Inspired to innovate: Detecting heart disease earlier with the help of artificial intelligence

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

By Nicole Sisk Artificial intelligence will play a key role in Mayo Clinic’s future and that of health care worldwide. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is combining artificial intelligence with standard tests to improve patient care. Each year at Mayo Clinic, 250,000 patients have an electrocardiogram, or ECG. It’s a common, inexpensive test designed to […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, heart disease, Itzhak Zachi Attia, LaPrincess Brewer, Paul Friedman, Peter Noseworthy, Sharonne Hayes


April 15, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

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

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


January 29, 2019

The Newbies Weigh In – Women in cardiology

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

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic’s mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and creating an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. The women featured in these profiles represent a […]

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Tags: cardiology, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Marysia Tweet, medical research, medical research education, Rekha Mankad, research education, Shannon Dunlay, women's health


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