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Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’

July 30, 2019

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

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

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 advancingthescience

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 trial, 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 advancingthescience

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 advancingthescience

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 advancingthescience

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 elizabethzimmermann

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 caityrosey

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


June 14, 2018

Bridging the gap: Introducing the health care of tomorrow

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Forward-thinking leadership, unparalleled expertise and a commitment to solving unmet patient needs allow Mayo Clinic to bridge the gap between the delivery of traditional health care today and the rapid advancement of revolutionary care in the near future. Increasing Translational Capabilities Traditionally, it could take years for physician-scientists to develop the essential expertise to create […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regenerative medicine, research education, stem cells


May 22, 2018

3-Minute Champion

By Matthew Brenden matthewjb

The winning institution in the 2018 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Three-Minute Thesis (3-MT) competition on April 6 was Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, represented by Gabriel Martínez-Gálvez, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 3-MT presentations describe Ph.D. thesis work with one visual element and a […]

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Tags: Gabriel Martínez-Gálvez, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education, Stephen Ekker


March 12, 2018

Many choices, many opportunities

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

What do you want to be when you grow up? It is one of the biggest questions in life. And, after 20 years of schooling, students pursuing a biomedical doctorate definitely want to get it right. Most students report their school career resources are lacking. However, at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences a chance to […]

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Tags: basic science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education, virology, William Matchett


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