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Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’

April 21, 2020

Celebration of student research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 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


April 2, 2020

From Mayo Clinic patient to first regenerative sciences graduate

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

When Chris Paradise graduates from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in May, it will be yet another important milestone in his lifelong relationship with Mayo Clinic. The one time Mayo patient and child of a Mayo Clinic nurse will be the first student to graduate from the doctoral research training program known as the […]

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Tags: Amel Dudakovic, Andre van Wijnen, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Chris Paradise, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regenerative medicine, research education


December 26, 2019

Biomedical diversity grants propel Mayo students into research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

A brave new world of genetics and genomics Cherisse Marcou, Ph.D., participated in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program during her graduate school training. A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Dr. Marcou describes the program as a blessing to her. “Mayo has a large Ph.D. program in […]

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Tags: Brian Garcia, Cherisse Marcou, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Eduardo Davila, Esteban Celis, immunology, Jim Maher, Larry Karnitz, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Michael Ackerman, Richard McGee


December 11, 2019

Graduate student draws on school experience to spread happiness to future classmates

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Happy. It isn’t a word quickly associated with students pursuing a top degree in biomedical science due to the pressure felt by those enrolled in rigorous Ph.D. programs. However, Emma Goddery noted that the students who were part of her interview at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences were happy and smiling. “I knew the stresses […]

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Tags: Emma Goddery, immune system, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neuroimmunology, regenerative medicine


December 10, 2019

Diversity advances the best science

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

For more than 25 years, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has partnered with the federal government through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to become a training destination for aspiring biomedical research scientists from backgrounds underrepresented in science. This includes people with disabilities, black/African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islanders.

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Tags: Dennis Mays, health disparities, J. Luis Lujan, Jason Doles, Jim Maher, Karen Hedin, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rick McGee


October 30, 2019

Giving women the tools to take off

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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


July 30, 2019

New Ph.D. students pledge to uphold biomedical ethics in new scientist’s oath

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jon Holten Just as aspiring physicians pledge to uphold medical ethics in the Hippocratic Oath, incoming Ph.D. students at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the first time recently pledged to uphold biomedical ethics. As part of orientation, 52 students pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical science started their research training by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Bruce Horazdovsky, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, research education, Stephen Ekker


June 13, 2019

How spinal stimulation research is working to restore function after paralysis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic has challenged its researchers to transform the practice of medicine with research that leverages multidisciplinary expertise, technology and therapeutic advances to address unmet clinical needs. This story describes how one team has risen to the challenge, elevated the level of teamwork across disciplines and achieved novel results using spinal stimulation to enable function […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Jered Chinnock, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Megan Gill, neurology, neurosurgery, Peter Grahn, physical therapy, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury


May 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic SPARKs applause at Florida school district’s Academy Awards

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Lights…camera…action! Mayo Clinic and its successful research mentoring program, known as SPARK, took center stage at the St. Johns County School District Academy Awards on April 2. The awards recognize members of Florida’s business community for opportunities and resources they provide to area high schools through St. Johns Career Academies, which encourage students to explore […]

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Tags: Aneel Paulus, John Copland III, Katherine Rodriguez, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tim Kellet, Tushar Patel


December 17, 2018

Reflections of a student: Spinal cord stimulation research, results of intraoperative electrode techniques

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

As a predoctoral student in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a project investigating the use of epidural electrical stimulation and intense physical therapy to help people with chronic paralysis regain movement following spinal cord injury. In a recent article in Nature Medicine, our team, led by Kendall […]

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Tags: Jonathan Calvert, Kendall Lee, Kristin Zhao, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, physical therapy


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