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June 3, 2022

Mayo Clinic’s health care delivery scientific expertise exhibited at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research will be on display at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 4 – 7, in Washington, D.C. For people attending the conference, you are invited to stop by the booth, staffed by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. In the double […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, AcademyHealth, Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, Alanna Chamberlain, artificial intelligence, Ben Pollock, Bridget Biggs, burnout, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, community engagement


January 27, 2022

Sister Mary Joseph Nodule: Famous Medical Term Has a Connection to Mayo Clinic

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

As a research trainee in the Department of Neurosurgery, Thirusivapragas (Siva) Subramaniam, M.B.B.S., had long known that a small lump near a patient’s belly button can indicate certain types of cancer. While the term for this clinical finding – Sister Mary Joseph Nodule – is standard throughout the world, the story behind the name is less well […]

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Tags: cancer, Jordan Miller, Mayo Clinic History & Heritage, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurosurgery, research education, Siva Subramaniam, surgery


December 16, 2021

Now unstuck, the world is her oyster

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

Sara Ranjbar, Ph.D., has spent the last nine years unlearning what she’d practiced her whole life. Dr. Ranjbar is from Iran and learned from an early age to not speak up, challenge others or ask too many questions. As a graduate of one of the top engineering schools in Iran and working to implement a […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, medical research, neurosurgery, research education, Sara Ranjbar


November 18, 2021

The EKG guy

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the fifth in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee inventors and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. While preparing for exams during medical school at […]

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Tags: Anthony Kashou, artificial intelligence, ECG, education, EKG, electrocardiogram, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, medical research, medical research education, research education, Young Innovators


November 3, 2021

Transforming the practice of opioid prescribing — for kids

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For children, the opioid epidemic can be about adults in their lives with opioid use disorder or accidental overdoses when a child finds their parent’s pill bottle. But kids can also get addicted to opioids. Mayo Clinic’s Courtney Baker, M.D., an orthopedic surgical resident, and his mentor, Todd Milbrandt, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, Courtney Baker, health care value, opioids, orthopedic surgery, pediatric research, quality improvement, research education, Tad Mabry, Todd Milbrandt


July 27, 2021

“I wouldn’t be where I am without his mentorship”

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

It was the mid-1980s, and they bonded over grits, eggs and sausages. Onye Akwari, M.D., Department of Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kamal Itani, M.D., a research fellow in Dr. Akwari’s lab. Dr. Akwari took Dr. Itani, who had completed medical school at the American University of Beirut in his native […]

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Tags: Kamal Itani, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Onye Akwari, research education


May 11, 2021

Proving the value of a pre-K career development award program

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For aspiring health care researcher leaders, a National Institutes of Health funded K-award may seem like the holy grail. These are externally-funded research career development awards that provide mentoring, funding and hands-on experience. Research experience and expertise is frequently a critical factor for future leadership within the institution. However, for some a K-award may not […]

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Tags: Adam Schwartz, Ali Duarte Garcia, Amy Wang, Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Carrie Thompson, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher Russi, Christopher Shubert, Cristopher Destephano, Dorin Colibaseanu, Eleshia Morrison


May 5, 2021

Advancing regenerative medicine through a shared vocabulary

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative medicine is defining an entirely new area of health care, spawning innovative advances across research, education and clinical practice. Like any emerging field, regenerative medicine is generating a plethora of new terms to learn. Mayo Clinic, a global leader in advancing this new field of medicine, contributed in establishing a standardized regenerative medicine lexicon. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical education, research education, Zubin Master


April 21, 2021

A new class of regenerative scientists

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has achieved an important milestone in its mission to provide first-of-its-kind, rigorous education in the field of regenerative science and medicine. Five students have been selected as the inaugural scholars in the newly established Regenerative Sciences Track within the Ph.D. Program of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Mayo Clinic’s Center […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education


April 12, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/12/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News this week includes a lifetime recognition for Mayo Clinic’s associate dean of nursing research, expert commentary on other’s medical research, advancements in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, and regional research collaborations to improve cancer care. Mayo-UW-Eau Claire partnership seeks to aid cancer treatment Yahoo News, via The Leader-Telegram, 4/11/2021 The term “amazing” popped up repeatedly as […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, Guojun Bu, health disparities, Jeremy McBride, Jonathan M. Morris


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