Mayo Clinic announces Advance the Practice Research Awards
Mayo Clinic announced recipients of 2019 Advance the Practice Research Awards. Criteria for selection of projects include medical need and commercialization potential. Other important include readiness for translation, impact on clinical practice, and strength of the research team and its collaborators.
The 17 winning projects were selected from among 56 submitted. Each winning project receives an award of up to $50,000 as well as project management and subject matter expertise from Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Office of Translation to Practice. The projects will address unmet clinical needs of patients through the development of novel therapeutics, devices, diagnostics or other products; or through the development and implementation of novel practice initiatives.
The awards are an initiative of the Office of Translation to Practice, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Venture, research leadership in Arizona and Florida, the Department of Medicine and Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Rochester, and the Department of Surgery in Arizona.
“We’d like to thank our partners for their support of the 2019 APRA program and especially thank the dozens of investigators who took the time to submit their innovative proposals for consideration,” said Andrew Badley, M.D. (I ’94, INFD ’97), director of the Office of Translation to Practice. “The teams that were successful in this round represent some of the best and brightest at Mayo, and the projects they propose have a high chance of meaningfully impacting our patients and our practice.”
2019 Advance the Practice Research Award recipients
“Development of a Bidirectional-Deflectable, Irrigated Balloon Catheter for Electroporation”
“Perioperative Surgical Home”
“Extraforaminal Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Pain Management”
“Motion Analysis Following Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunting for Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus”
“Transcatheter Anterior Mitral Leaflet Cutter”
“Ergonomic Risk and Real-Time Guidance Outerwear (ERRGO) Development for Surgeons”
“Development of GM-CSF Deficient CART19 Cells as a Novel Therapeutic Option in B Cell Malignancies”
“Optimization of HIV Clinic Workflow With LPN Support”
“KIAA1199 Antibody for Mesothelioma and Other Aggressive Malignancies”
“Manufacturing Fibrin Scaffolds for RPE Transplantation”
“Pediatric Vertebral Body Anterior Tethering System”
“Discovery of the Therapeutic Properties of Nucleotide Sugar Therapy Supplemented in Specific Ratios as a Novel Treatment of Congenial Disorders of Glycosylation”
“Point-of-Care Technology for Tailoring Asthma Treatment”
“Implementation of Kidney Failure Risk Equation in Primary Care to Promote Evidence-Based Best Practice and Timely Referral to Nephrology for High-Risk Patients”
“Minimally Invasive Cortical Neurosurgery Tools and Electrodes”
“Epigenetic Bone Anabolic Drugs (‘Epibolics’) for Bone Regeneration”
“Evaluation of the Mayo Clinic Synthetic Bone Scaffold #1 (MCSBS1) for Phase 1 Clinical Trial Applications”