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Mayo Clinic 2021 Advance the Practice Research Awardees

The Mayo Clinic Office of Translation to Practice selected projects for the Advance the Practice Research Award program. Projects receive 2021 funding (up to $50,000), along with support from a customized project development team.

The nine projects selected are designed to transform patient care. Medical need and commercial potential were key criteria in their selection. Other important considerations included readiness for translation, impact on clinical practice, and the strength of the research team and collaborators.

Terence  Burns, M.D., Ph.D. (NS ’16), Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“Individualized Glioma Surveillance via Chromosomal Rearrangements in Cerebrospinal Fluid”

Freddy Del-Carpio Munoz, M.D. (CVEP ’09, CTSA ’15), Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin
“Simultaneous Catheter Ablation and Real-Time Echocardiography through a Novel Integrated Percutaneous Epicardial Sheath”

Rohan Goswami, M.D. (TXCV ’18), Department of Transplantation, Mayo Clinic in Florida
“Intraventricular Tensile Myocardial Recovery Device”

Joerg Herrmann, M.D. (CV ’03, I ’06, CI ’08, CV’ 10, CVIC ’11), Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“Artificial Intelligence Electrocardiogram to Predict Acute Thrombotic Coronary Artery Occlusion”

Christine Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (BPHY ’99, MDPH ’99, I1 ’00, RD 04, RCSX ’06), Division of Breast Imaging and Intervention, Mayo Clinic in Rochester  
“Investigation of Long-Term Effects and Ultrasound Conspicuity of a Mayo Innovation Called the Twinkling Marker”

Roberto Leon Ferre, M.D. (HEMO ’18), Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“Development of a Multiplexed Proteomics Panel for the Identification of Tissue of Origin in Patients With Cancer of Unknown Primary”

Steven Messina, M.D. (RD ’19), Division of Neuroradiology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“Optimization of Neuroradiology MRI Practice”

Luis Savastano, M.D., Ph.D. (NS ’19), Department of Neurologic Surgery, “Minimal Invasive Drainage of Subdural Hematomas”

Benjamin L. Wright, M.D. (AIM ’19), Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
"Painting the Target: Novel Therapeutic for Specific Ablation of Pathogenic Plasma Cells" 



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