August 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo's "renegade" research team

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

 

Victor Montori has a very special light fixture in his office.

Co-workers say Montori’s Get-the-Party-Started accessory first appeared sometime after Christmas. The Mayo endocrinologist and world-traveling proponent of kinder and more careful medicine had just relocated his team of scientists to a new workspace. The Plummer Building! An open floor plan! White boards for brainstorming sessions, a Keurig machine, couch, and Nerf basket! But it was a little small. “You know what would make this place great?” he declared. “A disco ball!” read more

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Tags: KER Unit, minimally disruptive medicine, Montori, shared decision-making

August 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mark your calendar if you want to outreach to the Latino Community

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

ACHLA-The Alliance of Chicanos Hispanics and Latin Americans, will host a free LATINO FEST and celebration on Saturday, September 26,on the Cooke park (seventh St and seventh Ave NW Rochester MN).
From 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. rain or shine

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August 5th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Researchers Leading Community Effort Against Liver Cancer

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among African men and the third leading cause among African women, according to the American Cancer Society. Two Mayo researchers with roots on the continent are working to make sure those numbers go down, and they're starting with the Somali community in Rochester.

After growing up and attending medical school in his native Ghana, Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, reports the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Dr. Roberts then was accepted into Mayo Clinic's "highly selective" Clinical and Translational Science program, where he "received training to both practice as a clinician and do robust research work." After graduating, Dr. Roberts set his sights on treating and researching liver cancer "because of its prevalence in Africa."
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July 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

What To Avoid When Conducting Outreach In The Community

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Mayo Clinic
CCaTS Community Engagement in Research

Best Practice Series
What To Avoid When Conducting Outreach In The
Community

LaPrincess Brewer, M.D.,
Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases

July 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The Importance of Community Outreach

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Mayo Clinic
CCaTS Community Engagement in Research

Best Practice Series
The Importance of Community Outreach

LaPrincess Brewer, M.D.,
Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases

June 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Southeast Minnesota partnership strives to reduce the impact of chronic disease on Minnesotans

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and the George Family Foundation are leading supporters of the newly formed Southeast Minnesota Partnership for Community-Based Health Promotion. A key aim of this partnership is to extend the care that occurs in Southeast Minnesota health systems into the communities. The partnership will focus first on incorporating clinical referrals of effective, community-based programs into routine primary care treatment strategies. The new program is called Living Well with Chronic Conditions (formally known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program).

“The goal of this partnership is to fundamentally change the way individuals and communities in Southeast Minnesota experience life with chronic health conditions,” says Aaron Leppin, M.D., a research associate in Mayo Clinic’s Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. are the result of chronic disease. In Southeast Minnesota, Community Health Needs Assessments consistently identify chronic disease management as an area of priority

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