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Mayo Clinic announces 2020 Advance the Practice Research Awards

Mayo Clinic announced recipients of the latest Advance the Practice Research Awards – projects designed to transform patient care. Medical need and commercial potential were key criteria in their selection along with readiness for translation, impact on clinical practice, and strength of the research team and collaborators.

Advance the Practice Reserach Awards are offered by the Mayo Clinic Office of Translation to Practice in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Ventures, Cardiovascular Research Center in Rochester, departments of Neurology and Neuroscience in Florida, and Department of Cardiovascular Diseases in Arizona. Since its inception in 2018, the Advance the Practice Research Awards has funded 41 innovative projects across the Mayo Clinic enterprise.

“Single Anastomosis Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Bypass System (SAGES) for Obesity and Metabolic Disease”

Principal investigator

Barham Abu Dayyeh, M.D. (GIAE '12), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

“Transpericardial Sympathetic Chain and Pulmonary Access”

Principal investigators

Nirusha Lachman, Ph.D. (ANAT '07), chair, Department of Anatomy

“Acoustically Active Cardiovascular Injection Catheter Prototype for Real-Time Guidance by Color Doppler Echocardiography”

Principal investigator

Marek Belohlavek, M.D., Ph.D. (CV '93, PHYS '93, BPHY '96), Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

“Ultrasound Attenuation Imaging”

Principal investigators

Matthew Callstrom, M.D., Ph.D. (MED '97, RD '02), chair, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

“Promoting Antibiotic Stewardship by Identifying True Penicillin Allergy in Pregnant Patients”

Principal investigator

Margaret Gill, M.D. (MED '93, FM '96), Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

“Improving Complex Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Using a Novel Sheath Design”

Principal investigator

Erica Knavel Koepsel, M.D. (RD '19), Division of Vascular/ Interventional Radiology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

“Recombinant pS65-Ub Antibodies as Novel Disease and Pharmacodynamic Markers”

Principal investigator

Wolfdieter Springer, Ph.D. (NSCI '11), Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic in Florida

“Bacteriophage Therapy at Mayo Clinic”

Principal investigators

Gina Suh, M.D. (INFD '19), Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic in Rochester

“High-Density Subcortical-Cortical Stimulation for Functional Brain Mapping with Novel High-Density Electrocorticography”

Principal investigator

William Tatum, D.O. (N '09), Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Florida


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