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    Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) enables high-quality, team-based multidisciplinary research that accelerates clinical trial innovation, facilitates digital health transformation, and partners with our stakeholders and communities to improve patient care and health for all people 
  • Clinical notes in medical records are rich sources of data about human health. But tapping them for medical research can be challenging because these data come from various sources—and they all look different. "There's no standardization in how data is organized and classified across medical records systems," says Sunyang Fu, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biomedical informatics researcher. Even the

  • Clinicians and researchers around the world are combining artificial intelligence, known as AI, with health care to help identify patients at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart failure. However, as use of these AI-enhanced tools grows, researchers at Mayo Clinic are asking, "Do these tools work reliably for people of color?" and "Are they accessible in community

  • The Program Evaluation and Continuous Improvement Manager performs a full range of professional duties including leading and managing multiple and diverse assignments, with a primary focus on conducting quality improvement and program evaluation activities, managing and maintaining the systems and processes, and directing/leading staff to support these activities within the MCCCC Cancer Research

  • Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist David O. Warner, M.D. recently received the prestigious 2022 Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. This award recognizes his long, distinguished career in research and his ability to innovate and adapt his methods to advance medical science and meet the unmet needs of patients. Dr. Warner’s research has examined many topics over
  • Manages operations for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Serves as a key member of the leadership team with a primary focus on administrative leadership, management of allied health staff, program budget development and oversight, grants management, operational and strategic planning, and implementation of policies and systems. Partners closely with physician/scientist leadership

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    Rochester Healthy Community Partnership (RHCP) started in 2004. Mayo Clinic and Hawthorne Education Center (an adult education center) formed a community academic partnership. This partnership matured by formalizing operating norms, adapting community based participatory research (CBPR) principles, adding dedicated partners from multiple sectors, conducting community health assessments, and

  • The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced the 2022 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients. Mayo Clinic researcher Hongfang Liu, Ph.D, received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. This award recognizes people at any career stage for a specific technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics. Dr. Liu's

  • A research study of African Americans with cardiovascular disease suggests religious practices and spirituality may contribute to heart health. The study's authors assert that recognizing the importance of religious practices and spirituality in the lives and health of African Americans may be key to improving patient care and reducing heart health disparities in African American communities

  • Mayo Clinic announced today that its Center for Clinical and Translational Science has successfully renewed funding for its research grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for five more years. The funding award, totaling $48.2 million, is one of Mayo’s largest NIH grants, supporting research and education across the institution at that

  • Hongfang Liu, Ph.D., the Richard Emslander Professor of Biomedical Informatics in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, has a full plate. She specializes in applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical science and health care — an area of research that's booming at Mayo Clinic and around the world. Dr. Liu is director of Biomedical Informatics in Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical

  • Mobile apps are popular tools for people looking to improve their health, but are they effective? They can be if the app is culturally tailored to the needs of its users. In a study published on Monday, July 18, in Circulation, Mayo Clinic researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a culturally relevant mobile app designed to improve heart health among African Americans in faith communities. The

  • When scientific advances burst into the news, such as a new medication to treat COVID-19 or a new concept like CRISPR for gene editing, people get a glimpse of how a scientific idea becomes a treatment or a tool. But what's the full story? Where did that idea come from? What happens in the research lab before clinical trials begin? How is scientific discovery transformed into a potential therapy

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • Public health experts report that members of immigrant and refugee communities continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with higher rates of infection and death. Health disparities can be associated with job type, immigration status and English proficiency. A team of Mayo Clinic medical experts and community leaders collaborated to find ways to reduce health disparities

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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

  • Twelve teams from Mayo Clinic and across Minnesota cast their reels in "Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition" competition in December 2021. Over 200 people gathered virtually to watch as teams in three divisions — Junior Angler, Midlevel Reeler and Professionals — pitched their biomedical innovation ideas before a panel of expert judges. Inspired by TV's "Shark Tank," Walleye Tank is a competition

  • A commentary by researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Southern California suggests that agencies funding biomedical research must strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in research decisions, and that these agencies will only be successful if they address bias in the research funding process. The commentary is published in Nature Medicine. "The lack of diversity in science and
  • Dasatinib, a drug that often is used to treat certain types of leukemia, may have antidiabetic effects comparable to medications used to treat diabetes, and with more research may become a novel therapy for diabetic patients, according to new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; the Robert and Arlene

  • When she was an orthopedics resident in her native Germany, Christine Mehner, M.D., Ph.D., noted that the nails used to set fractures didn’t provide the best possible outcomes to stabilize fractured long bones, such as the tibia, femur and humerus. In standard surgery to fix a tibia fracture, for example, a surgeon’s experience determines adequate positioning of the patient’s leg and foot to

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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

  • A growing body of research points to the profound effects of structural and interpersonal racism on health equity. This is particularly true when it comes to cardiovascular disease and related conditions, such as high blood pressure and obesity. In Minnesota, people of color experience some of the worst health disparities in the U.S. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion

  • October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide. There are established treatments and vaccines for prevention. Unfortunately, barriers prevent the people who most need this care from receiving it. Meet two Mayo Clinic health equity researchers-- Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., and his mentor Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., --who have made it their

  • A Rochester company that developed a device that reduces the size of eye droplets by 60% won the grand prize of the Minnesota Cup on Monday night, beating nearly 2,000 other companies that entered what has become the largest statewide competition for startups in Minnesota. Led by a Mayo Clinic medical student, Nanodropper Inc. won the $50,000 grand prize, in addition to $25,000 for winning its

  • The microscope hovers over a small dish. It's attached to a laptop, so students don't need to press their faces against a microscope eyepiece. On the screen is a zebrafish egg. On hand to answer questions are scientists. The questions, however, are a little different from the ones they get from colleagues. "One of the questions I got was how does gravity work, and I was like, 'Oh that's a great

  • Beriberi, which affects metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems, was largely eradicated in developed countries more than 70 years ago. Over the past 20 years, Philip Fischer, M.D., has been engaged in health disparities research to find ways to do the same in countries where the disease persists today.

  • Mayo Clinic researchers work with community leaders who help us understand the best way to address community health concerns and reduce health disparities. Clarence Jones is a community leader who works with Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and the Fostering African American Improvement In Total Health (FAITH!) project. Clarence recently authored an article for Mayo's Advancing the Science blog sharing his