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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 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Media coverage of Mayo Clinic research and expertise covered home cancer screening tests, youth vaping, several advancements in women’s health, COVID-19 and many other topics. Read on for excerpts and links to the articles. Health officials: “Youth vaping a serious issue”  KAAL, 2/25/2021 New findings show youth vaping in Minnesota is worse than many had […]

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Tags: addiction research, Alzheimer's disease, Aminah Jatoi, anaphylaxis, arthritis, basic science, bladder cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, cancer screening, clinical research, cognitive impairment


October 14, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Lupus: starting from the beginning may lead to better outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain throughout the body. Most common in women (9 of 10 diagnosed cases); it attacks both joints and organs – including the skin. Lupus is not curable, but symptoms can be managed with medications. Researchers hope to learn more about lupus and identify ways to […]

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Tags: Ali Duarte-Garcia, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cynthia Crowson, dermatology, health disparities, health sciences research, lupus, nephrology, opioids, practice improvement, rheumatology


June 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Faculty members, fellow named 2020 Kern Scholars

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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 […]

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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


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 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body’s natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, patient experience, psychiatry, psychology, Victor Montori


January 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Dropping ‘rarely abnormal’ blood tests could save $9 million per year, Mayo research finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Routine blood tests that are given the day after colon or rectal surgery turned up abnormal results 4% of the time. Furthermore, of those patients with abnormal results, only 1% warranted follow-up action, new research from Mayo Clinic has discovered.

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Tags: blood test, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, health care value, health sciences research, medical research, Nicholas McKenna, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes


December 12, 2019 · Leave a Comment

A unique competition showcases Mayo’s innovative capabilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

An innovative artificial intelligence project from a group of Mayo Clinic investigators was among the top 25 participants selected to advance to Stage 1 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. The challenge is to develop technology that can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health care policy, health care value, health sciences research, James Naessens, medical innovation, readmissions


October 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Let’s focus on the problem: Purposeful shared decision making in medicine

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

By Lydia Hansen, undergraduate public affairs intern Shared decision making between patients and providers plays a crucial role in health care experiences and outcomes. However, each patient and each health care experience is unique, so no one approach to shared decision making is appropriate in all situations. In a recent paper published in Patient Education […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, shared decision making


September 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Biostatistician keeps Mayo research ship-shape

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

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 […]

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


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