Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Mission Statement

Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) connects researchers to the people, information and resources they need to keep medical science moving forward. CCaTS is a central hub for institutional advancement of research and education at Mayo Clinic. The center provides tools and expert consultation to support every aspect of medical research, including basic discovery science, clinical and community-engaged research, and late-stage application and commercialization.

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Funded Years
2012 - 2015, 2017 - 2020
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  • UL1

    UL1 Director
    Claudia
    Lucchinetti
    Physician Scientist; Professor of Neuroscience; Department Chair Neurology
    UL1 Administrator
    Laura
    Meiners
    Director of Research Operations
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    Jennifer
    Weis
    Research Administrator

    Education

    KL2 Director
    David
    Warner
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    KL2 Administrator
    Carmen
    Silvano
    TL1 Director
    Anthony
    Windebank
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    Felicity
    Enders
    Professor of Biostatistics
    TL1 Administrator
    Carmen
    Silvano

    Communications

    Communications Representative
    Caitlin
    Doran
    Communications Specialist

    Enterprise Committees

    Methods and Processes Voting Member
    Rickey
    Carter
    Professor of Biostatistics
    Workforce Development Voting Member
    David
    Warner
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    Informatics Voting Member
    Hongfang
    Liu
    Collaboration and Engagement Voting Member
    Doubeni
    Chyke

    Common Metrics

    Primary CM Contact
    Katherine
    Cornelius
    Additional CM Contacts
    Laura
    Meiners
    Director of Research Operations

Consortium News

Somali and Latino immigrants lost weight when they worked together in culturally specific groups and received coaching by someone from their community. The Mayo Clinic’s pilot study was such a success it’s being replicated on a larger scale.

Editor's note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by collaborating with communities in research that addresses their health concerns and aims to reduce health disparities. This article is the third in the Raising Up Community Voices in Research series. This series is written by community members who collaborate with Mayo Clinic on community-driven medical research. In this essay, Eula Saxon Dean

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people's lives were disrupted, and isolation increased. And with that isolation came weight gain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children and adults have gained weight during the pandemic, stressing that obesity worsens COVID-19 outcomes. However, a recent Mayo Clinic community-based pilot study suggests that weight gain can be prevented and

Educational Content

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Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS) is a combination of 13 online modules strategically packaged together to enable medical professionals and allied health staff to expand their knowledge of the components of clinical and translational research. These components provide the fundamental knowledge to promote understanding of the process of bringing discoveries to the bedside

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Are you ready to take a deeper dive into the world of clinical and translational science? Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) provides medical professionals with foundational knowledge of research terminology, research methods and processes, clinical epidemiology, and biomedical statistics. Upon completion, learners understand basic terminology and methodological concepts in

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Are you ready to take a deeper dive into the world of clinical and translational science? Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) provides medical professionals with foundational knowledge of research terminology, research methods and processes, clinical epidemiology, and biomedical statistics. Upon completion, learners understand basic terminology and methodological concepts in

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The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will

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The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will

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Sjӧgren's syndrome (SS), the second most common rheumatic disease contributing nine times the cost of a healthy person, has hallmark features of oral and ocular dryness due to salivary and lacrimal gland inflammation. Minor salivary glands, central to the pathogenesis and diagnosis of SS, contain mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). In other conditions MSCs are responsible for tissue repair and

Opportunities

Charge The Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (MCCMS) provides strategic and operational direction to implement a comprehensive, integrated and sustainable quality improvement and evaluation system across the College. This system should provide each school within MCCMS with ready access to the synthesis of key data

Poster Sessions

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Objectives: To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical research and the use of electronic approaches to mitigate this impact. Methods: We compared the utilization of electronic consenting, remote visits, and remote monitoring by study monitors in all research studies conducted at Mayo Clinic sites (Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota) before and during the COVID-19 pandemic (ie, between

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The Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Task Force was established to enable, coordinate, and catalog research studies and practice demands of COVID-19. The task force manages research across the whole translational spectrum, aligning competing and duplicative studies to steward research resources and coordinates Institutional Review Board, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Office of Clinical

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Many clinical questions have arisen with the COVID-19 pandemic, from who is at greatest risk for COVID-19 infection to adverse outcomes if infected to how COVID-19 has impacted healthcare utilization patterns. To help answer these questions, and many more, the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) has integrated real-world clinical observations from across the nation into a harmonized database

Publications

Timeline of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder in Overt Alpha-Synucleinopathies

The aim was to analyze the timeline, prevalence, and survival of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in patients who developed alpha-synucleinopathies (Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Parkinson disease dementia) compared with age- and sex-matched controls in a

Higher unacylated ghrelin and insulin sensitivity following dietary restriction and weight loss in obese humans

Unacylated ghrelin (UnAG) modulates insulin sensitivity. Low plasma UnAG occurs in obesity and potentially contributes to obesity-associated insulin resistance. We hypothesized that improvements in insulin sensitivity in obese people induced by moderate caloric restriction (CR) may be paralleled and

Regulation of direct adipose tissue free fatty acid storage during mixed meal ingestion and high free fatty acid concentration conditions

We found that direct free fatty acid (FFA) storage (fatty acid cycling back into adipose tissue) in leg vs. abdominal subcutaneous fat is related to regional differences in adipose tissue diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) activity under high-FFA conditions and to differences in adipose tissue

Research and Operational Tools

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The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a collaboration between health care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Clinical trials bridge the gap between research and patient care and help a medical discovery become a therapy. The clinical trial journey is long and complicated, with many steps along the way, and it can be challenging to describe this process to patients and research volunteers, or to colleagues who are unfamiliar with clinical research.

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Weight loss programs tailored to the needs of Somali and Latino immigrants show success, a Mayo Clinic study finds. Participants lost weight during COVID while many other Americans gained weight. April 22, 2022 Consortium News
Serving my community with an open heart March 25, 2022 Consortium News
CTSA Visiting Scholar Program - Heather Wachtel, MD, MS March 01, 2022 Event
Community support can make you healthier--and can help you lose weight, too February 25, 2022 Consortium News
Community leaders and Mayo Clinic researchers develop playbook for COVID-19 health equity, future pandemics February 17, 2022 Consortium News
CTSA Visiting Scholar Program - Marcia Friedman, MD February 09, 2022 Event
‘Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition’ competition names biomedical innovation champions January 31, 2022 Consortium News
Commentary highlights reasons for lack of diversity in cancer research November 18, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo retrospective study finds that cancer drug also lowers blood glucose November 09, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo Clinic duo 'nails it' November 09, 2021 Consortium News
Increased Utilization of Virtual Visits and Electronic Approaches in Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Therafter November 05, 2021 Poster
New research center to address effects of racism on heart health October 20, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo researchers who have made it their goal to 'achieve a world without viral hepatitis’ October 01, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo Clinic med student startup, Nanodropper, wins MN Cup top prize September 21, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo Scientists, Teachers Partner to Bring Science Experiences to Students September 14, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo's Dr. Fischer wants to improve the health of children everywhere August 24, 2021 Consortium News
Clinical trials from a community perspective: "Authenticity is priceless" August 13, 2021 Consortium News
Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia July 20, 2021 Consortium News
Mayo graduate charts a career blending science with patient care July 14, 2021 Consortium News
How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond June 22, 2021 Consortium News
Giving youth a voice in pediatric health research May 19, 2021 Consortium News
Study finds virtual community platform beneficial for engagement in health research April 27, 2021 Consortium News
Balancing Damage and Protection, Neutrophils May Lead to Cell Aging, Mayo study says April 07, 2021 Consortium News
Four women who 'make health equity research run' at Mayo Clinic March 16, 2021 Consortium News
Community-based care key to COVID-19 rapid response in underserved communities March 09, 2021 Consortium News
CTSA Visiting Scholars Program - What salivary gland mesenchymal stromal cells teach us about the pathogenesis and treatment of Sjӧgren's Syndrome February 26, 2021 Event
CTSA Visiting Scholars Program - Circadian Rhythms and Cardiovascular Risk February 26, 2021 Event
Rare esophageal cancer hits younger patients especially hard, Mayo study finds January 26, 2021 Consortium News
Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS) January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) January 10, 2021 Educational Content
How Mayo research is addressing COVID-19 health disparities in Black communities December 15, 2020 Consortium News
Mayo Clinic launches COVID-19 Vaccine Registry November 24, 2020 Consortium News
New research shows markers in donor kidneys that could reduce risks November 17, 2020 Consortium News
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Task Force October 29, 2020 Poster
Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Immunocompromised Persons: N3C ImmunoSuppressed/Compromised Clinical Domain Team October 29, 2020 Poster
Health disparities curricula an “opportunity to be seized upon” in resident training September 15, 2020 Consortium News
Mayo Clinic student-led startup lands Air Force contract August 31, 2020 Consortium News
Minority communities attend Mayo Clinic COVID-19 virtual town halls in Arizona August 03, 2020 Consortium News
A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making July 28, 2020 Consortium News
Randomized Controlled Trial of Losartan for Outpatients with COVID-19 July 27, 2020 Covid Study
Mayo partnership gets creative to reach vulnerable populations, isolated communities July 22, 2020 Consortium News
The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) Portal July 01, 2020 Research or Operational Tool
The Clinical Trial Journey July 01, 2020 Research or Operational Tool
Fishing for solutions to COVID-19 challenges June 15, 2020 Consortium News
Mayo researchers, minority communities team up to combat COVID-19 health disparities May 27, 2020 Consortium News
Training that increases research knowledge and confidence also boosts academic productivity March 12, 2020 Consortium News
Preaching from the heart: Mayo KL2 scholar uses pulpit to promote heart health February 26, 2020 Consortium News
Embracing clinical research with 'both feet and hands' February 18, 2020 Consortium News
New Mayo Clinic Proceedings "The Compass" offers direction on bioethics issues in medicine February 11, 2020 Consortium News
The Making of an Expert February 03, 2020 Consortium News