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November 22, 2019

Bomb Blast Takes Soldier’s Career From the Armed Forces to Medicine

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A bomb blast caused significant trauma to Senior Airman Josh Labott’s patrol. But it was in the aftermath of that catastrophe that Labott found his calling and put him on the path to a career in medicine.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine


November 18, 2019

A Commitment to Global Health Spurred On by a Spirit of Service

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Each year, Mayo Clinic pediatric surgeon Christopher Moir, M.D., serves as a visiting faculty member at hospitals in Africa. This work has expanded his view of how health care can be delivered and reinforced his admiration for those who practice medicine under persistently challenging circumstances.

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Tags: Dr Christopher Moir, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric surgery


November 11, 2019

Rewriting the Script for Parents of Babies With Down Syndrome

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For new parents of babies born with Down syndrome, the educational brochures that were at their disposal made them feel less than hopeful. Mayo Clinic’s Office of Patient Education knew they could do better, so a team set about creating new materials to provide families with a more optimistic outlook.

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Tags: Down syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, patient education


November 26, 2018

Reaching Out to Help Others Across the Globe

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A small group of Mayo Clinic providers have worked with Denis Mukwege, M.D., Ph.D., one of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, to treat victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Tags: Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. Douglas Creedon, Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, Dr. Eric Dozois, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, Dr. Philip Fischer, Dr. Sean Dowdy, Lois Mc Guire, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Roger Dearth


November 9, 2018

Learning and Thriving in an Environment That Values Diversity

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Tomi Ifelayo traveled a winding path to get to medical school at Mayo Clinic. But now that she’s arrived, Tomi is relishing the opportunities for growth and success that Mayo offers her.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


October 8, 2018

Making Mayo Clinic Welcoming to All

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Through an array of programs and initiatives, Mayo Clinic is developing a richly diverse workforce that reflects the different experiences and backgrounds of its patients.

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Tags: Bridges to Healthcare, Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Project Search


August 23, 2017

Stitch by Stitch — Mayo Clinic Hernia Repair Model Helps Surgeons Hone Critical Skills

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A low-cost model developed at Mayo Clinic is being used as a tool for surgeons on the other side of the world to learn how to effectively repair inguinal hernias — a major health issue in many countries.

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Tags: Dr. David Farley, Dr. Muhammad Zeb, Inguinal hernia, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


July 11, 2017

From Living on One Meal a Day to a Fellowship at Mayo Clinic

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Bucking tradition and her mother’s wishes, Salma Patel, M.D., traveled to the U.S. from Tanzania with just $500 to cover her college costs. Through hard work and determination, Dr. Patel became what she had dreamed of being. She shares her story here.

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Tags: Education, nursing, Sleep Medicine Fellowship


May 22, 2017

From the Foothills of the Himalayas to the Mecca of Modern Medicine

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Dr. Tsering Dhondup came to Mayo Clinic on a route that took him through India and Tibet. Today, as a nephrology fellow, his rich life experiences are helping him make the most of his training at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Tsering Dhondup, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, nephrology


July 1, 2016

Remembrance Events at Mayo Clinic Give Family Time to Reflect and Share

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Carol Mannell remembers her younger sister, Kathy VanHulle, as a woman who loved meeting new people and having fun. Carol recalls how, despite being in the midst of receiving care for a serious illness when she was at Mayo Clinic, Kathy would take time to strike up conversations with people sitting next to her in […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Litzow, Hematology Oncology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Health Sciences


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