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August 19, 2022

‘I feel like I belong with Mayo’: RISE for Youth program celebrates successful first year

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

RISE for Youth, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Rochester branch of the NAACP, recently wrapped up its inaugural year of programming. The program, which received funding through Mayo Clinic’s $100 million commitment against racism, drew rave reviews from scholars, community partners and Mayo Clinic staff. For as long as she can remember, […]

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Tags: Barbara Jordon, Dr. Abimbola Famuyide, Dr. Amy Seegmiller Renner, Dr. Anjali Bhagra, Dr. Floyd Willis, Mary Gorfine, Rawhi Said, RISE for Youth


May 27, 2022

Falcon banding brings special honor for Tom Behrens

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Banding day for Mayo’s peregrine falcons is a routine affair for Tom Behrens. But this year, he received a special honor he did not expect: A young falcon now carries his name. For Tom Behrens, Wednesday, May 25, brought an annual routine at Mayo Clinic he has helped manage for 30 years. This time, though, […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Peregrine Falcon Program, Tom Behrens


March 21, 2022

Physician, producer talk about stepping out of comfort zone and onto dance floor to support youth arts education

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Anjali Bhagra, M.D., and Jacob Malwitz are two of 10 Rochester-area celebrities donning their dance shoes for a good cause. They’re participating in Dancing for the Arts, an event to raise funds for youth arts education. Anjali Bhagra, M.D., and Jacob Malwitz say their dance moves are no match for Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. […]

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Tags: Dr. Anjali Bhagra, Jacob Malwitz


May 7, 2021

Help from retired nurses key to Mayo’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

More than 130 retired Mayo Clinic nurses returned to their profession to help with Mayo’s COVID-19 response. The News Center checked in with three retired nurses who are administering COVID-19 vaccinations in Rochester. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic takes an enormous amount of resources. At Mayo Clinic, it’s often been all hands on deck. And […]

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Tags: Linda Haessinger, Maureen Bahr, Roberta Sloan, Ryannon Frederick, Tammy Schmit


March 1, 2021

Wall of Heroes honors organ donors, has special connection to family of retired nurse

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

A new Wall of Heroes on the Saint Marys Campus recognizes blood, organ, eye, tissue and whole-body donations. The wall is also an extra-special honor for the family of Chris Kopp, a former Mayo Clinic nurse. Chris Kopp has fond memories of her sister, Gail Paulson. “She was a remarkable person. Her smile and contagious […]

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Tags: transplant, Wall of Heroes


February 9, 2021

Carving out comfort: Resident’s woodworking hobby provides desks for kids in need

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Ilia Shadrin, M.D., Ph.D., an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, has joined forces with Michael Dean, another woodworking hobbyist, to build desks for children in Rochester who need them. They’re at 30 desks and counting. “I wanted to figure out what to do with some extra time in quarantine,” Ilia Shadrin, M.D., Ph.D., tells Med […]

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Tags: Dr. Ilia Shadrin, Dr. Kaylie Pierce, Michael Dean


March 31, 2020

See You on the Other Side

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In the Loop is going to take a brief (we hope) hiatus as Mayo Clinic continues to focus its attention on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you’ll continue to support one another and find ways to share uplifting stories and thoughts in other venues. We’re going to miss this more than Taco Tuesdays […]

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March 19, 2020

‘The Young People are Stepping Up:’ Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Two sisters are helping to make sure health care workers and other essential staff don’t have to worry about finding childcare while on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Sean Pittock, Dr. Siobhan Pittock, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


March 19, 2020

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

COVID-19 has changed life for everyone, including kids. Jenn Rodemeyer, manager of Mayo Clinic’s Child Life Program, explains how to help young people cope with the changes they’re facing.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Gregory Poland, Infectious Diseases, Jenn Rodemeyer


February 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato’s Newest Dancing Stars

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Twenty-one nurses made up the dance crew that took home Grand Champion honors and raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross during this year’s Dancing with the Mankato Stars event.

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Tags: Dancing with the Mankato Stars, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Nursing


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