Collaborations

During the James and Martha Crawford Clinical Research Fellowship, you'll have access to a wide range of consultative resources and facilities at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus and across the enterprise:

3D Anatomic Modeling Laboratories

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery has partnered closely with the 3D Anatomic Modeling Laboratories at Mayo Clinic on academic and clinical projects. Radiologists are dedicated to placing care-changing 3D models into physicians' hands and have changed the global medical 3D printing and 3D visualization landscape.

Within the department, completion of a virtual surgical planning (VSP) session one-on-one with one of the 3D Anatomic Modeling Laboratories' biomechanical engineers and a radiologist is now the standard of care prior to any bony free flap reconstruction. The lab has studied the use of patient-specific cutting guides and intraoperative models that are created in one-on-one VSP sessions with patients' surgical teams and has found patient outcomes to be superior.

Mayo Clinic in Florida is leading the way in the implementation of this technology for complex head and neck reconstruction.

Biomedical and scientific visualization

Biomedical and scientific illustrators combine conceptual skills and medical knowledge to create original illustrations in black and white or color using conventional and electronic media. The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery partners with professional medical artists to create visual representations of complex anatomic findings for both educational and research-related publications.

Center for Individualized Medicine

The Center for Individualized Medicine is at the foundation of Mayo Clinic's emergence as a global leader in a new era of health care that focuses on the genomic, molecular and cellular interactions at the very foundation of life and disease. Synthesizing a century of unrivaled clinical knowledge with the latest genomic sequencing and personalized medicine tools, the Center for Individualized Medicine discovers and applies new ways to predict, diagnose and treat disease.

Researchers in the Center for Individualized Medicine collaborate with physicians to identify specific clinical problems and then work backward to furnish health care providers with the tools to tailor treatments to each of their patients in ways never before possible.

Center for Regenerative Medicine

Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine is advancing patient care by bringing regenerative medicine therapies into the clinical practice now and in the future.

The center's approach is to discover, validate and deliver regenerative therapies, products and services as they become available. It prioritizes the discovery, translation and application of regenerative solutions to advance patient care and restore function, repair damaged tissue and organs, and assist in patients' recovery from illness or injury.

The Florida-based faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery has partnered with the Center for Regenerative Medicine to investigate the safety and feasibility of autologous stromal vascular fraction in patients with vocal fold scarring.

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

The Mayo Clinic Department of Quantitative Health Sciences provides expertise in epidemiology, biomedical statistics and informatics, health care policy and research, and digital health sciences. Biostatistics researchers have had a presence at Mayo Clinic for more than 100 years and currently provide expertise to more than 3,000 ongoing projects, many of which are funded by the National Institutes of Health and other extramural research grants.

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery partners closely with the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences to create active, engaged and enduring relationships with master's- and doctorate-level biostatisticians. With a shared goal of investing in a research team that includes the biostatistician, the two departments have developed an integrated process by which researchers can engage with biostatisticians throughout the entirety of their project timelines.

Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

The Mayo Clinic Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering provides consultation, design and development services to Mayo Clinic staff members who need devices, systems or instruments that are not available commercially.

Several divisions within the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery have active, ongoing research projects underway in collaboration with Mayo Clinic biomedical engineers, who bring engineering expertise to clinical and surgical problems. With access to a large machine shop, glassblowing shop, titanium printer, and expertise in 3D modeling and printing, the engineers engaged in projects with the department are critical collaborators in our group.

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mayo Clinic's cancer center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. This means the clinic's renowned physicians, researchers and scientists carry out team-based, patient-centered research to develop the latest technologies and treatments to address unmet patient needs. As a result, people who come to the clinic for cancer care have access to hundreds of clinical trials in all phases.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mayo Clinic among the top hospitals for cancer in the nation.

Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

The Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery brings together unique capabilities by combining design methods, knowledge management, big data analysis, health care engineering principles and advanced simulations to solve challenges for patients, providers and the health care system at large. The center's goal is to translate discoveries into evidence-based, actionable treatments, processes and procedures.