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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 […]

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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


May 12, 2020

Melanoma surgery: When more isn’t necessarily better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

When you have a chance for an extra scoop of ice cream, that extra might be nice. If you are trying to fit into last summer’s bathing suit, another inch off is probably welcome. However, if you’re having surgery to remove melanoma, like Goldilocks choosing a bowl of porridge, you want a procedure that’s ‘just […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Antonio J. Forte, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, Maria Huayllani Peralta, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, plastic surgery, Sanjay Bagaria, surgery, surgical outcomes


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 […]

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


April 22, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

These stories are a little like the fabled unicorn – hard to find, but special if you do. Mayo Clinic has a wide range of research ongoing, and continues to publish their findings. Sharing those findings in this current time of “all COVID, all the time,” is challenging. Some of our research and researchers is […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, melanoma, Molly Jeffery, oncology, opioids, Robert Jacobson, surgery, vaccines


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 […]

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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


February 19, 2020

Researchers identify 7 best practices for physicians working with dementia caregivers

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

People with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often rely on family caregivers to plan or assist with their medical care. But caregivers are not usually fully integrated in their family members’ clinical appointments or care plan. To identify gaps in care and communication, Mayo Clinic researchers have identified seven best practices for health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dementia, Joan Griffin, patient experience, Rachel Havyer, shared decision making


February 4, 2020

Research News Roundup–January 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you’re interested in genetics, diabetes, transplant or robotics, January was a good month. The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to these and a tidy sum of other recent research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic. You also might find some other handy resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo medical […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diabetes, genetic testing, health care value, heart failure, hereditary diseases, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Ackerman, neurology, pharmacy, pulmonary and critical care medicine


January 29, 2020

A case for public health initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 15 million people currently living with the disease. It also increases the likelihood that people will develop heart disease, lung cancer and other […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, COPD, health care policy, lung disease, population health, public health, pulmonology, readmissions, tobacco cessation, University of North Florida


January 14, 2020

Improving experiences for people who work, live and play indoors

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Indoor environments affect human health and well-being. And people affect the indoor spaces where they live, work and play. But how and to what extent?  And what can we learn through this research? Indoor environmental quality research has traditionally been conducted in chamber studies. This type of research is important, but has a number of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, environment, research, Well Living Lab


January 8, 2020

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

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

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, value


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