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:
- Vesna Garovic, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator and director of CCaTS, and dean for clinical and translational science at Mayo Clinic.
- Felicity T. Enders, Ph.D., director of the CCaTS Education Program, associate director of CCaTS and co-principal investigator of the TL1 predoctoral training grant.
- Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator of the KL2 mentored career development grant.
- Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., principal investigator of the TL1 predoctoral training grant.
National Institutes of Health renews Mayo Clinic's $48M Clinical and Translational Science Award
Mayo Clinic recently announced that its Center for Clinical and Translational Science has successfully renewed funding for its research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for five more years. The funding award, totaling $48.2 million, is one of Mayo's largest NIH grants. The grant supports research and education across the institution that aims to accelerate innovation to improve patient care and health for all people.
Read more on the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Mayo Clinic leader recognized for innovation in informatics
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced the 2022 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients. Mayo Clinic researcher Hongfang Liu, Ph.D., received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. This award recognizes people at any career stage for a specific technological, research or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics.
Read more on the AMIA website.
Praying for better health?
A pair of recent Mayo Clinic studies, led by LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., show that religious or spiritual Black people tend to have stronger indicators of heart health than less religious Black people. Her research also indicates that congregants appear eager to use apps and digital interventions that encourage exercise and heart-healthy diets.
Read more in Sahan Journal.
Uniting a love of math and medicine
Hongfang Liu, Ph.D., has a full plate. She specializes in applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical science and health care — an area of research that's booming at Mayo Clinic and around the world. Dr. Liu is director of Biomedical Informatics in Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
Read more on Mayo Clinic’s News Network.
Mayo Clinic: Decentralized clinical trials are more accessible for patients
Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science spoke about decentralized and hybrid clinical trials at the 2022 Mayo Clinic Platform Conference. These types of trials may have faster enrollment rates and higher retention rates than traditional centralized models do.
Read more on MedCityNews.com.