CCaTS: Accelerating discoveries toward better health
Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) is a central hub for institutional advancement of research and education at Mayo Clinic. The center provides tools and expert consultation to support every aspect of medical research, including basic discovery science, clinical and community-engaged research, and late-stage application and commercialization.
CCaTS is led by Sundeep Khosla, M.D., principal investigator and director of CCaTS and dean for clinical and translational science at Mayo Clinic. David O. Warner, M.D., is co-principal investigator and associate director of CCaTS, and is also principal investigator of the KL2 mentored career development grant. Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., is principal investigator of the TL1 predoctoral training grant.
17 projects receive an Advance the Practice Research Award
The CCaTS Office of Translation to Practice recognized 17 research projects for addressing medical need, demonstrating potential for commercialization and meeting other key criteria to receive Advance the Practice Research Awards in 2019.
Read more in CCaTS' news section.
Mayo Clinic looks south
A 2016 Walleye Tank winner, now based at the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, is taking the world of disposable medical garments by storm. Bruce A. Levy, M.D., and his wife, Heather, have developed a line of underwear to improve privacy and comfort for patients having surgery.
Read more in Twin Cities Business magazine.
Changing the Face of Research
In her quest to remedy health disparities — comparatively poor outcomes for certain populations with certain conditions — graduate student Margaret O. Akinhanmi learned a disturbing fact: People of African descent with bipolar disorder are often misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. In addition, she found a glaring lack of biological and genomic research involving black patients in the literature. She set out to change that problem.
Read more on Mayo's Discovery's Edge blog.
A Passion for Serving Underserved Communities
Concerned by health disparities in African-American communities, Mayo Clinic cardiologist LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., developed a program that partners with local churches to foster healthy lifestyle choices and improve heart health.
Read more on Mayo's Advancing the Science blog.