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Mayo Clinic President’s Discovery Translation Program announces award recipients

The Mayo Clinic President’s Discovery Translation Program announced a second round of 2018 award recipients. This enterprise initiative provides targeted resources at critical stages of product or service development and supports projects that hold greatest promise for transformative advancement in safety, quality and efficacy of clinical care.

The translation of discovery to clinical and commercial applications fosters the premier position of Mayo Clinic as a center of excellence in medicine and biomedical innovation.

2018 award recipients

“Multikernal Image Synthesis Using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network: Improving Workflow in Clinical CT Imaging”

Principal investigator: Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D. (RD ’91)
Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Participating investigators:

  • Andrew Missert, Ph.D. (RS ’17), Department of Radiology
  • Joel Fletcher, M.D. (RGI ’98), Department of Radiology
  • Lifeng Yu, Ph.D. (RD ’06), Department of Radiology
  • David Holmes, Ph.D. (BPHY ’03, PHYS ’04, CTSA ’11), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

“Novel Antifibrotic Treatment for Scars and Arthrofibrosis”

Alexander Meves, M.D. (I1 '04, DERM '07), Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
"Targeting Angiogenesis by CD49e Monoclonal Antibody"

Steven Moran, M.D. (HAND '02), Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, $250,000 for "Regenerative Strategy for Volumetric Muscle Loss and Functional Recovery": This study seeks new regenerative therapeutics for restoring muscle volume and muscle function after traumatic injury or surgery.

Participating investigators:

  • Vera Suman, Ph.D. (MSEP ’90), Department of Biostatistics
  • Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D. (CTSA ’17, MED ’17, I ’18, MDPH ’19, DERM 21), Department of Dermatology

“Novel Device for Rapid and Direct Renal Function (Glomerular Filtration Rate, GFR) Measurements”

Principal investigator: Michael Romero, Ph.D. (PHYS '06)
Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Principal investigator: Kianoush Kashani, M.D. (CCMI '05, CTSA '16)
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Participating investigators:

  • John Lieske, M.D. (NEPH ’00), Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine
  • Jordan D. Miller, Ph.D. (CS ’09), Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • John Chen, M.D., Ph.D. (OPH ’14), Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Neurology

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