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.
Learn about Mayo Clinic's special populations research
CCaTS' Integrating Special Populations Program connects Mayo Clinic researchers with populations that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in health research.
Visit the new Integrating Special Populations Program page to learn more.
Clinical trials key to lung cancer patient's survival
In 2014, Katherine Bensen, a young and healthy nonsmoker, learned her persistent cough was caused by stage IV lung cancer. She's found one key to successfully fighting it: clinical trials.
Read more on Mayo's In the Loop blog.
Dual mentors aid student's quest for hearing-loss drug
For Alaa Koleilat, pursuing a doctorate is a tale of two mentors — with a few tails thrown in for good measure. With the help of her advisers, and tanks full of zebrafish, she's taking on hearing loss and finding solutions.
Read more on Mayo's Discovery's Edge blog.
Community-based mobile intervention improves cardiovascular health in black adults
A community-based wellness program using a mobile app has improved the cardiovascular health of black adults, according to research presented by LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., at the American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Prevention.
Read more on the Healio website.
Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research
Mayo Clinic supports biobanks — large collections of patient biological samples — near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, with the goal of advancing research to broaden the understanding of health and disease. Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board whose members are recruited from the local community to help guide the direction and conduct of research.
Read more on Mayo's Individualized Medicine blog.