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March 12, 2020

How a childhood goal of advocating for the sick led to medical school and beyond

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Unrealistic. Selfish. Impossible. The words were lobbed at Waleed Gibreel, M.B.B.S., who has lived in the margins of two powerful forces that shaped him — his dream of becoming a top-flight surgeon and his reality of growing up in war-torn Sudan. “I knew as a child that my ultimate goal was to be a doctor, no […]

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Tags: Abdalla Zarroug, diversity, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Sarr, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, research, research education, surgery, team science, Waleed Gibreel


February 14, 2020

Filling hearts instead of test tubes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Editor’s note: This story is not about Mayo Clinic research, but rather about a part of a researcher’s life that builds hope in little hearts, and gives him joy. It’s 10 a.m. on a Thursday, and Merrick Ducharme is up to his elbows (OK, his wrists) in slime. The gooey, gluey mixture is not one […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, research


January 31, 2020

How a love for learning inspired an investment in physicians of the future

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Jay Alix grew up surrounded by an unlikely team of experts. That, and a supportive community, gave him a push that turned him into a world-class business leader. Now a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, he’s sharing his legendary business acumen to help Mayo Clinic educate the next generation of physician-scientists and […]

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Tags: Gianrico Farrugia, John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Model of Research, medical innovation, research, research education


January 28, 2020

A look into the RAD Labs: Vascular and interventional radiology translational research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Maria Ly, undergraduate public affairs intern Sanjay Misra, M.D., an interventional radiologist, in 2010 launched a lab focused on improving existing therapies and creating new treatments to help patients with renal disease. Funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and Mayo Clinic, the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Translational Research […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical trials, dialysis, kidney disease, medical innovation, nanomedicine, orphan drug, radiology, research, research education, Sanjay Misra, stem cells


January 24, 2020

The Compass offers direction on biomedical issues

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jay Furst A compass, whether the old-fashioned kind in a brass case or the hands-free version on your dashboard, provides direction and helps you to find your way. The word’s Latin origin, though, is about more than navigation. It’s the root of the word “compassion,” which implies feeling, connectedness and presence. It’s that deeper […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, Daniel Hall-Flavin, health humanities, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, research, Richard Sharp


January 17, 2020

Did you know? Mayo Clinic publishes two peer-reviewed journals

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Continuously published since 1926, Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a peer-reviewed journal, ranked among the top 10% of the 160 clinical journals in the Medicine, General and Internal category. The journal has a distribution of approximately 127,000. Articles published in peer-reviewed journals have been reviewed by experts in the relevant field to ensure they contain high […]

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Tags: James Andrews, Karl Nath, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical innovation, research


January 16, 2020

Patient-centered research originates across health care

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Patient-centered research. It’s this kind of research that leads to practice transformation – improving outcomes, costs and overall experience with health and health care. And patients are the reason Kirsten Holbrook, a supervisor in the Respiratory Care Department, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire, Wisconsin, decided to conduct a research project. Holbrook and her multidisciplinary […]

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Tags: cardiology, Christopher Williams, Mayo Clinic Health System, Muhammad (Adeel) Rishi, patient experience, pulmonary and critical care medicine, research, surgical outcomes


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

Mentoring, science fair ignite SPARK in high school students

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Growing up, Rishi Misra watched his grandmother add fragrant Indian spices to family meals. In ninth grade, Misra came across a study showing that these spices have antibacterial properties. This piqued his interest in science – a curiosity being nurtured by Mayo Clinic’s research mentoring program known as SPARK. SPARK stands for Science Program for the Advancement […]

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Tags: basic science, Dev Mukhopadhyay, John Copland III, Keith Knutson, Panos Anastasiadis, research, research education, Ruifeng Lu, Tushar Patel, Vijay Madamsetty


December 30, 2019

Research highlights from Florida – fruitful in 2019

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Florida sunshine doesn’t just contribute to big, juicy oranges. In 2019, Florida was a hotbed of growth for Mayo Clinic Research, with 11.8% more funding leading to new capabilities such as ex vivo perfusion for lungs – leading to more available for transplant, and carbon ion therapy for cancer – currently not available to patients in the U.S. Read on for more on these and other practice transforming activities.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, cancer vaccine, carbon ion therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, ex vivo lung perfusion, immunology, Keith Knutson, lung cancer


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