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Allan Dietz, Ph.D., Eric Dozois, M.D., and William Faubion, M.D., were presented with the 2017 Team Science Award from the Mayo Clinic Research Committee for their research, “Phase I study of autologous mesenchymal stromal cell coated fistula plug in patients with fistulizing Crohn’s disease.”

By April Josselyn • September 22, 2017

One of the most distinctive aspects of Mayo Clinic is the close collaboration between physician leaders and administrative colleagues – each bringing unique skills to serve patients and advance medical science. This tradition dates to the earliest years of Mayo Clinic and continues today. Watch this video to see Mayo’s 150-year history of physician leaders and their administrative colleagues.  

By Brent Westra • September 21, 2017

Last year, BMJ published an article challenging what has been considered an indisputable truth for 40 years: When it comes to heart health, vegetable fats beat animal fats. But new analysis of old data points to a different (and delicious) truth. Robert Frantz, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, is one of the authors of the BMJ article. He’s also the link between the original research and the new analysis. His father, Ivan Frantz, M.D., spearheaded a major arm of the study that supported the earlier belief. For the younger Dr. Frantz, the paper was both a professional and personal exercise.

By Alyssa Frank • September 14, 2017

On the Sept. 2 broadcast of Mayo Clinic Radio, co-hosts Tracy McCray and Tom Shives, M.D., spoke with Justin Kreuter, M.D., Medical Director of Mayo’s Blood Donor Program, about new eligibility guidelines for blood donors with previous cancer diagnoses.

By Kelley Schreiber • September 12, 2017

As published in the summer issue of Minnesota Physician, Kevin Halling, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of the Genomics Laboratory, recently participated in the 47th session of the Minnesota Health Care Roundtable. The topic was, “Precision Medicine: A New Approach to Care.”

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 8, 2017

Nikola Baumann, Ph.D., Director of the Central Clinical Laboratory and Central Processing Laboratory, and Brooke Katzman, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care, at Mayo Clinic, recently discussed biotin interference in immunoassays in an article in 360Dx.

By Kelley Schreiber • September 8, 2017

In 1939, in Rochester, Minnesota, a young man named Robert Tierney was playing second base for the city’s American Legion baseball team when he crossed paths with another of the game’s all-time greats: The Iron Horse himself, Lou Gehrig.

By Brent Westra • September 7, 2017

Jane Hermansen, Network Manager at Mayo Medical Laboratories, and current President of CLMA, recently participated in an interview featured in “Medical Laboratory Observer” about empowering laboratory leaders to achieve excellence.

By Kelley Schreiber • September 6, 2017

When you have a physical exam, often you’ll get a routine blood test. By measuring components in your blood, the test may reveal issues that need further evaluation. Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., a Mayo Clinic hematologist, explains what health care providers look for in their patients’ blood.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • September 4, 2017

Nikola Baumann, Ph.D., Director of the Central Clinical Laboratory and Central Processing Laboratory, and Brooke Katzman, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care, at Mayo Clinic, are presenting the webinar, “Biotin and Laboratory Testing: Recognizing Interferences and Preventing Misdiagnosis,” on September 28 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT. Register now.

By Kelley Schreiber • September 1, 2017

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has awarded a research grant to Fergus Couch, Ph.D., for his research proposal, “Inherited Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer.” Dr. Couch will receive $250,000 to use toward his research efforts between October of this year and October 2018.

By April Josselyn • September 1, 2017

Whether you shop online, hit flea markets and garage sales, or peruse high-end antique stores, one Mayo Clinic-themed collectible item that frequently appears is the postage stamp that depicts William J. Mayo, M.D., and Charles H. Mayo, M.D. In addition to honoring the Mayo brothers, this stamp tells the story of citizen advocacy and the contributions of several artists.

By Alyssa Frank • August 31, 2017

Last month in Rochester, the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences welcomed 40 Minnesota high school juniors and seniors to tour various areas of the Mayo Clinic campus as a part of this year’s Career Immersion Program.

By April Josselyn • August 29, 2017