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Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’

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


November 21, 2018

Research program lighting a SPARK for the sciences in Florida high schoolers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Courtney Krider was in eighth grade when she was first bit by the science bug. “That’s when I started to take more diverse science classes that focused on chemistry and life sciences,” she tells us. “I had a really good teacher and got to do a lot of cool labs, and that jump-started my interest.” […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


November 20, 2018

Addressing disparities in care, to the very end of life

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Not everyone in the United States speaks English as their first language. In fact, in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau found that one of every five residents speaks another language at home. Unfortunately, this fact leads to another – for people with limited English proficiency, disparities are common in health care. The Agency for Healthcare […]

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Tags: Amelia Barwise, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, ICU, intensive care unit, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, research education


September 5, 2018

Setting tomorrow’s clinical researchers up for success

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Ph.D. program in Clinical and Translational Science learn the skills to engage in research across the translational research spectrum, from laboratory-based, to patient-based, to population-based.  The goal is to give the next generation of clinical researchers the skills they need to improve patient care, accelerate discovery […]

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Tags: Amber Miller, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, Michael Gionfriddo, research


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