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Mayo Clinic remembers William Eugene Mayberry, M.D., former Mayo Clinic CEO

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. — William Eugene Mayberry, M.D., a distinguished Mayo Clinic physician, research scientist and administrator, passed away on Sept. 18 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was 87. “Dr. Mayberry was an outstanding physician scientist who cared deeply for his patients and the staff and employees of Mayo Clinic,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president & CEO, [...]



Mayo Clinic, UNF to Host 12th Annual Upbeat Pink Concert

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida (UNF) are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the 12th annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Building on the university’s campus [...]



Minnesota Public Radio, Mayo Clinic to Offer Classical Relaxation to Hospital Patients

Thursday, September 01, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients at Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester; Jacksonville, Florida; and Phoenix will be able to relax to a custom blend of classical music provided by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), beginning Sept. 1. A new agreement calls for MPR’s national programming division, American Public Media (APM) — the largest provider of classical music [...]



Mayo Clinic Ranked No. 1 in Florida by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in Florida and the Jacksonville metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals published online today. In addition to the Florida ranking, Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota, campus was named the best hospital in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s [...]



Rise in Head and Neck Cancer Spurs Innovations in Care

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Incidence of head and neck cancers – usually defined as malignancies above the collarbone but outside the brain – are on the rise, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS).  The most common is thyroid cancer, with more than 62,000 cases annually. Other head and neck cancers, including tumors of the mouth, tongue, [...]



Mayo Clinic Scientist Receives Pre-eminent International Award for Alzheimer’s Research

Monday, July 25, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Guojun Bu, Ph.D., a neuroscientist on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, will receive the 2016 MetLife Foundation Major Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease ─ one of the most prestigious awards given annually to the top scientist in this field of study. The award was presented to Dr. Bu today at the [...]



Mayo Clinic Florida Campus B-Roll

Friday, July 01, 2016

Journalists: Broadcast quality b-roll of the Mayo Clinic Florida campus is in the downloads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz7MVZ419ME  



Mayo Clinic Neuropathologist Awarded International Professional Society’s Highest Honor

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dennis W. Dickson, M.D., a neuropathologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, will receive the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP), an international society of physicians and scientists who study, diagnose and treat diseases related to the brain, nerves and muscles. The honor — the Award for Meritorious [...]



Advancing Field of Transplantation: Lifetime Honor for Dr. Gonwa

Monday, June 13, 2016

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) awarded its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Thomas Gonwa, M.D. at the recent American Transplant Congress in Boston. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a senior investigator whose work has advanced the field of transplantation. Dr. Gonwa came to Mayo Clinic in 2001, after leading renal and liver transplant [...]



Mayo Clinic First to Implant Device to Solve Fecal Incontinence

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A clinical team on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus is the first to offer four patients with long-term fecal incontinence a new and potentially long-lasting treatment — a small band of interlinked magnetic titanium beads on a titanium string that successfully mimics the function of the anal sphincter. At this point, Mayo Clinic is [...]



Researchers Identify Best Drug Therapy for Rare, Aggressive, Pancreatic Cancer

Thursday, May 26, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Each year, about 200 to 400 Americans develop pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma, a rare form of pancreatic cancer that has no effective standard of care. A study involving researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida and Rochester campuses has found that the chemotherapy drug oxaliplatin is effective in stopping the growth of this cancer. [...]



Three Mayo Clinic Campuses Recognized by Practice Greenhealth for Environmental Efforts

Friday, May 20, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic campuses in Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been awarded for their sustainability efforts by Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to reducing the impact health care institutions have on the environment. Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, each received the 2016 [...]



Florida Scientist to Receive International Award for Advances in Dementia Research

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., a neurogeneticist on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, will receive one of the highest honors in neuroscience: the 2016 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases. The $100,000 prize is an internationally recognized tribute for advancing dementia research. It recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the [...]



Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Way to Prevent Accumulation of Amyloid Plaque, a Hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, March 31, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic researchers led a laboratory study that found a new way to prevent the accumulation of amyloid plaque – a key feature of Alzheimer’s disease – by eliminating a class of molecules called heparan sulfates that form on brain cells. “Just as a carpet covers a floor and can hold dirt, molecules [...]



Mayo Clinic’s Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign Wins ASGE Award

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Promoting the use of colonoscopy through visual graphics, a team of gastroenterologists on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has won the Community Outreach Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The award is for designing an infographic that grabs readers’ attention in a manner that is easy to understand and effective in promoting colorectal [...]



Mayo Clinic Invests $100 Million in Destination Medical Center in the Southeast

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Advancing its position as the premier medical destination center for health care in the Southeast, Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida will invest $100 million in major construction projects building on its 150-year history of transforming health care and the patient experience. This summer, Mayo Clinic will begin constructing an innovative destination medical [...]



Florida Completes 3000 Liver Transplants

Monday, March 28, 2016

The liver transplant team at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, recently completed the 3,000th transplant since the liver program started in 1998. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus is only the seventh transplant center in the country to complete 3,000 adult liver transplants. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has one of the largest liver transplant programs in the country. [...]



Mayo Clinic Schools Advance in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad School Rankings

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. — U.S. News & World Report today released its 2017 rankings for Best Graduate Schools across the nation. Mayo Medical School and Mayo School of Health Sciences, two schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, advanced significantly in the findings. “We are competing with some of the largest, well-known universities in the nation,” [...]



Drug Combo Shuts Down Stem Cells, Tumor Growth in Lung Cancer

Monday, March 14, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer by combining the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin with an experimental targeted agent. The combination therapy worked in a laboratory study to stop lung adenocarcinoma associated with mutation of the KRAS gene. The [...]



Nanotechnology Lab Opens in Florida to Research, Apply Minute Materials to Cancer Care

Thursday, March 10, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With support from the state of Florida, Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has opened a state-of-the-art laboratory for nanotechnology research, an emerging field of science that studies and applies materials that are the size of an atom. The laboratory is a key part of Mayo Clinic’s new Translational Nanomedicine Program. The goal is to [...]