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.
Medical platform for early diagnosis launched in Beijing
Ambient Clinical Analytics, an early Office of Entrepreneurship Walleye Tank competitor, is making good as biomedical startup in the international marketplace.
Read more in China Daily.
Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact
Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help make users healthier in measurable ways?
According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researcher LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., mobile health apps work best if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and in this case, it helps that intervention was developed in collaboration with the people who used it, within African American faith communities.
Read more on Mayo's Advancing the Science blog.
CCaTS names new director for Saint Marys Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU)
Adrian Vella, M.D., Endocrinology, has been named director of the Saint Marys CRTU. Dr. Vella will work to enhance the services and support the CRTU provides to Mayo Clinic investigators as they conduct clinical research.
Read more in CCaTS' news section.
The lowdown with Dr. Bharucha: Gastroenterology researcher and clinical trials guru
For Adil E. Bharucha, M.B.B.S., M.D., research is a passion nurtured over time. A passion, he says, that came to him not in a dazzling "aha moment," but slowly, through the encouragement of mentors, the exhilarating feeling of discovery and the compassion he felt for his patients.
Read more on Mayo Clinic's Advancing the Science blog.
Science Saturday: How Mayo Clinic recruits and trains researchers from within
Some of the most critical advances in medicine happen when clinicians observe something they've never seen before in a patient and set out to find the answers. But the question often arises: How does a clinician acquire the specialized skills and knowledge to make the jump into research?
Mayo Clinic helps make the transition to research easier by providing access to a range of research training and education programs. These programs, offered through CCaTS, are designed to bridge gaps in training and teach learners the skills necessary to succeed as members or leaders of research teams.
Read more on the Mayo Clinic News Network.