New Research Award Funds Projects Designed to Enhance Patient Care

At the end of March 2018, 14 projects were selected from among 71 submitted for the newly created Advance the Practice Research Awards. Each of the selected projects receives a substantial award to fund its work. Selected projects also receive project management and subject matter expertise from the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Office of Translation to Practice.

The selected projects, representing all Mayo Clinic campuses, address unmet clinical needs of patients through:

  • Development of novel therapeutics, devices, diagnostics or other health care-related products
  • Development and implementation of novel practice initiatives

Submissions were evaluated based on criteria including:

  • Medical need
  • Potential for commercialization
  • Impact on clinical practice
  • Strength of the research team and collaborators
  • Readiness of the technology or process to advance to the next stage of translation

"We'd like to thank our partners for their support of the inaugural Advance the Practice Research Awards, and especially to thank the more than 70 investigators who took the time to submit their innovative proposals for consideration," said Andrew D. Badley, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Office of Translation to Practice. "We look forward to successful completion of these projects and anticipate that these awards will have a meaningful impact on our patients and practice."