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  • A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significant opportunity to improve health disparities training provided medical residents in U.S. internal medicine programs. Researchers from Mayo Clinic and other academic medical centers examined a data set that merged two national survey samples from 2015: internal medicine program director and internal

  • Nanodropper, co-founded by a Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine student, designed and makes a specialized eye drop bottle adapter that reduces medicine waste by delivering a more precise drop for patients and doctors. The team, led by CEO and third-year medical student Alissa Song, developed the precision eye dropper in 2017. Since then, the team has found success in business start-up

  • Mayo Clinic recently held virtual town hall meetings in Arizona to address community health needs related to COVID-19. Hundreds of people from local African American and Hispanic communities attended to learn important information to help their communities and to dispel harmful myths. Presenters cited statistics showing that minority communities are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

  • The virtual Jax Saludable Hispanic health conference, led by Mayo Clinic researchers, brought together more than 300 Hispanic leaders from across Jacksonville to discuss a shared vision to improve health care access, processes and outcomes for Hispanics in northeast Florida. “We have been told multiple times by our community partners that this effort is the first of its kind to address in a

  • Viruses may be colorblind, but the more we understand COVID-19, the worse it seems to get for Black, Hispanic and Native American Minnesotans. "It really goes back to social determinants of health," says Mayo Clinic's Dr. Mark Wieland. "People from minority households and immigrant households are more likely to live in multi-generational homes, more likely to have to go to work as essential

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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.

  • Local innovators and members of the Minnesota entrepreneurial community gathered May 15, 2020, for a virtual Walleye Tank: COVID-19 Showcase. The event showcased how Minnesota innovators and community leaders are stepping up to conquer COVID-19 challenges. It was hosted by Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship and University of Minnesota. The event is typically held as an in-person pitch

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic takes more lives each day across the U.S., public health officials report that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted. In a paper published as an accepted pre-proof article May 15, 2020, in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, researchers at Mayo Clinic detail how a community-engaged intervention tackled critical health communication

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    With an emphasis on educational issues and a goal of sharing resources, best practices and facilitating collaboration, members of the Midwest Consortium (MC) partner to strengthen clinical research education programs, mentoring, and career development opportunities for scholars. The Midwest Consortium for education and research collaboration began in 2006 with three Roadmap K12 institutions

  • Pharmacy residents come to Mayo Clinic with varying levels of exposure to research. But all of them end their residency with equipped to interpret medical literature and to pursue research opportunities with confidence. A recent study found that pharmacy residents who take part in a research training program improve their knowledge scores. But the biggest changes are to their feelings of

  • When Dr. LaPrincess Brewer talks to African-American women about heart health risks, it helps that she looks like her target audience, she said. African-American women have the highest death rate from cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group, Dr. Brewer, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and health disparities researcher, said to a congregation of mostly African Americans at Christ's Church of

  • What do you want to be when you grow up? For Adrian Vella, M.D., at age 10 it was a tough choice between “doctor” and “astronaut.” He chose “doctor.” After coming to Mayo Clinic, Dr. Vella changed that to “doctor and diabetes researcher.” Now, 25 years later, he has added one more job to the list: director of Mayo’s Clinical Research and Trials Unit. In his new role, he’s focused on giving other

  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently added a new section, The Compass, which aims to promote discussion and analysis of bioethics issues, "questions of moral and clinical decision-making.” Some hot topics include artificial intelligence, burnout, financial conflicts and other emerging and under-examined issues. "We're attempting to fill an unmet need within the medical literature, where these ethical

  • Losing more than a dozen family members to chronic hepatitis infection, liver cancer and other liver disease motivated Essa Mohamed to get a Ph.D. in clinical and translational science from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and make it a daily goal to improve the lives of others. Learning that liver disease is more prevalent among Africans and Asians launched him on a mission to

  • Jennifer Ronnenberg has lived with cystic fibrosis for years. But last year, thanks to a double lung transplant, she was able to start breathing on her own. Jennifer is the guest of honor at a screening of "Five Feet Apart" hosted by the Mayo Clinic Bioethics Research Program. During the discussion panel that follows, community members will have the opportunity to ask her about her experience as a

  • Lincoln eighth-grader Sydney Schulz says she hears older students say vaping oils are harmless. Lab research she conducted herself says otherwise. She and her peers have been observing the effects of those oils on developing zebrafish. The students are taking part in Mayo Clinic's Integrated Science Education Outreach — InSciEd Out — program that works with K-12 students. InSciEd Out was initiated

  • A study led by Mayo Clinic KL2 Mentored Career Development scholar, Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., recently examined the role of post menopause in the composition of endometrial cancer microbiome. “If the microbiome does play a role in endometrial cancer, beyond being a marker for it, this could have important implications for endometrial cancer prevention,” says Dr. Walther-Antonio. Overall, the

  • Entrepreneurs chomped at the chance to present exciting new health care projects at the Alligator Tank competition, held Nov. 19 at Mayo Clinic in Florida. About 100 people showed up in Kinne Auditorium—at times standing room only—to watch eager contestants put everything on the line and give their best performance. Like the "Shark Tank" television concept, presenters or teams had two minutes to

  • Megan Allyse, Ph.D., is no stranger to speaking to a crowd. Dr. Allyse, a biomedical ethics researcher at Mayo Clinic, teaches medical students and makes frequent presentations to community groups. But recently she spoke to an audience she rarely encounters: a group made up entirely of people under 18. "The youngest was 11," Dr. Allyse says. "He had so much to say." Dr. Allyse was presenting to

  • Meet Allisa Song: Medical Student, Inventor, and Startup Company Co-founder. "Our main goal has always been to help empower patients to take back control of their eye health in our complicated health care system.” Allisa Song is a second-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2017 she brought together the team that developed the Nanodropper, a
  • Driven to solve an everyday problem and help patients, Drs. Christine Mehner and Toni Turnbull designed a new adjustable nail to set long bone fractures in orthopedic surgery. Their idea could simplify surgery for physicians and reduce side effects for patients. These innovators developed their idea with valuable feedback from a Mayo Clinic life sciences pitching competition.
  • Dr. Carter is like a ship’s navigator, but for research. He and his team in the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design program help investigators plot promising courses through uncharted waters. On occasion, the team helps rescue researchers trapped in data analysis doldrums. “It’s all about growing Mayo research and keeping it moving forward,” says Dr. Carter.
  • Alberto Rubio Tapia, M.D., came to Mayo to start his career in academic medicine. Even before finishing his fellowship, he has already become an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease. He recently served as first author on the American College of Gastroenterology celiac disease guidelines. He also recently received the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Donald C. Balfour Award for
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    The Office of Translation to Practice (OTP) is housed in the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at Mayo Clinic. Established in 2015, the office is tasked with developing and managing novel tools, mechanisms, and processes to facilitate and accelerate the translation of products, such as drugs, biological agents, and medical devices, into practice. Since its inception, OTP is credited

  • 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

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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 interested in making a difference in the lives of the patients you serve? Do you care about making sure scientific discoveries are translated into clinical practice? Clinical and translational science is the process of turning laboratory discoveries into actionable clinical interventions that can improve the health of communities. Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS