Advancing the Science

Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘epidemiology’

June 10, 2020

Faculty members, fellow named 2020 Kern Scholars

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is pleased to welcome four new scholars to the Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program. The Kern Scholars Program helps develop a workforce of highly motivated, exceptionally trained clinicians who have the research skills needed to assess existing health care delivery […]

View full entry

Tags: Aaron Leppin, Aaron Spaulding, Alanna Chamberlain, Ann Rusk, Barbara Barry, bladder cancer, Brian Pickering, cardiovascular medicine, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, Christi Patten


May 11, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 5/11/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many news stories last week covered aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19. Each day several articles cited Mayo Clinic Research and quoted Mayo Clinic experts. Read on for snippets from some of these articles, and links to the full stories. A COVID-19 Vaccine by Fall Is Possible, But at What Cost? By Dennis Thompson, […]

View full entry

Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, artificial intelligence, biomedical ethics, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, immunity, influenza, News of the Week, Nilay Shah


April 28, 2020

Symptom checker for your neighborhood

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

“Who are the people in your neighborhood…they’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street…” — The Muppets of Sesame Street When most people take a walk around their neighborhood, it might be to get some exercise. Maybe to pick up the mail, visit with a friend, or just to get some […]

View full entry

Tags: Alanna Chamberlain, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, multiple chronic conditions, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/13/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Another week, another set of stories. Very little hit the newstands in health care that wasn’t COVID-19. However, you may rest assured, research continues into a wide range of health conditions, rare diseases and ways to improve health and health care. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of the news stories published in […]

View full entry

Tags: Ala S. Dababneh, antibodies, blood test, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, ICU, immune system, Mayo Clinic Health System


February 25, 2020

Vitamin D deficiency – a common thread, commonly missed

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everyone has heard of vitamin D. Most of us know that our bodies produce vitamin D when we spend time in the sun, and that if we don’t get enough sunlight, or if for some other reason our bodies don’t produce enough vitamin D, it’s not good. But why exactly is it bad for our […]

View full entry

Tags: Andrea Aul, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatric research, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Tom Thacher, vitamin D


January 30, 2020

A breakthrough in distinguishing benign adrenal tumors from cancerous ones

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Christoph Bahn Approximately 80 million CT scans are performed in the United States every year. Adrenal tumors are found incidentally in about 5% of these scans. Most of these tumors will turn out to be benign, but a small fraction will be adrenal cortical carcinoma, a type of cancer with high mortality and frequent recurrence; even for […]

View full entry

Tags: adrenal tumors, biomarkers, biopsy, cancer, clinical research, CT, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, epidemiology, hormones, Irina Bancos, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


September 19, 2019

Biostatistician keeps Mayo research ship-shape

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

I met Rickey Carter, Ph.D., in his glass-walled office on the Mayo Clinic Florida campus in June. From his desk, he can look out over the Health Sciences Research Department: desks and cubicles in orderly rows, like boats in a marina and humming with activity—activity he helps promote as vice chair of the Department of […]

View full entry

Tags: artificial intelligence, biostatistics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, epidemiology, health sciences research, Rickey Carter


July 1, 2019

Community preparedness for future outbreaks: Lessons from whooping cough

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Lately the news has contained many stories of illness or death that could have been prevented by vaccination. Although in 2019 the stories have mostly been about measles, in 2016 it was pertussis, or whooping cough, as it was in 2012, and 2004-2005. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 24.1 million cases of whooping cough […]

View full entry

Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Chung-Il Wi, epidemiology, Euijung Ryu, immunization, personalized medicine, pertussis, Rochester Epidemiology Project, vaccines, whooping cough, Young Juhn


June 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic study explores cumulative radiation from CT use

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jay Furst Computed tomography (CT), which uses specialized X-rays to create images of areas inside the body, has revolutionized medicine in the nearly 50 years since it became commonly available. From kidney stones to cancer, CT has become an indispensable diagnostic tool. In 1980, an estimated 3 million CT scans were made in the […]

View full entry

Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CT, epidemiology, James Cerhan, radiation therapy, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 8, 2019

The newest building block for understanding rare disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

One of the basic building blocks of understanding disease is epidemiologic research. In this science, researchers seek to understand how often a condition occurs in a particular population, and to identify successful ways to treat or prevent disease. In a study published April 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers led […]

View full entry

Tags: Ali Duarte-Garcia, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Eric Matteson, immune system, rare disease, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


Contact Us · Privacy Policy