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December 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic — Proactive, Nimble, Responsive in the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health sponsor an annual conference dedicated to ensuring that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities. This year’s event, themed “(Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive,” is live in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11-14. Investigators in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, dermatology, emergency medicine, epidemiology, health care systems engineering, health care value, health sciences research, medical research education


October 11, 2022

Meet Surbhi Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D. – Driven to learn, incorporating learning to improve care

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

Surbhi Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D., is a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona., whose focus is on treating patients with non-cancerous blood disorders. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Shah dedicates time both to learning, and to sharing what she learns – through teaching, mentoring, presentation and publication. To expand her own understanding and increase Mayo’s […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, blood disease, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, Fadi Shamoun, hematology, hemophilia, Jennifer Ridgeway, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, learning health system, medical innovation, mentorship


September 1, 2022

Meet Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D. — Physician and Scholar

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

Originally from China, Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D., now lives in Florida. She holds a clinical appointment in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she treats patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. As one might surmise from her doctoral degrees, Dr. Bi is a lifelong learner. Today she seeks to apply her […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer research, cancer screening, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, clinical research, collaboration, data science, gastroenterology, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


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


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