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Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

May 21, 2019

Third Grader ‘Braves the Shave’ to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

By In the Loop intheloop

For the third straight year, young Sophie Vanderheiden shaved her head to raise awareness, and money, for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event.

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Tags: Amanda Vanderheiden, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

May 14, 2019

Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

By In the Loop intheloop

Tricia Mueller’s first experience at Mayo was as a 3-month-old who needed major surgery. Today she’s on the other end of care, at times sharing her story with patients so they know they’re not alone.

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Tags: Craniosynostosis, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, Sandy Burke, Tricia Mueller


Mayo Clinic's Own Ninja Warriors Use Platform to Make a Difference

May 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic’s Own Ninja Warriors Use Platform to Make a Difference

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Mayo’s Andrew Yori and Dr. Candace Granberg will participate in another season of American Ninja Warrior this summer, both of them using their strength (and now celebrity) to fight for causes close their hearts.

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Dr. Candace Granberg, Pediatric Urology, Rhabdomyosarcoma


Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

May 2, 2019

Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

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A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Jenn Rodemeyer, malaria, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, tuberculosis, volunteer, YWAM Medical Ships


Dr. Robert Kyle: Living a Full Life of Medical (and Stamp Collecting) Achievements

May 2, 2019

Dr. Robert Kyle: Living a Full Life of Medical (and Stamp Collecting) Achievements

By In the Loop intheloop

From a one-room country school in North Dakota to worldwide recognition as a pioneer in multiple myeloma, Mayo Clinic hematologist Robert Kyle, M.D., shares his extraordinary, full life.

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Tags: Dr. Robert Kyle, Hematology, multiple myeloma


Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

April 30, 2019

Cy’s Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Randy and Ree Erickson lost their son Silas to cancer in 2007, but his memory lives on in the way they live their lives: supporting families of children facing significant medical challenges.

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Tags: Cy's Place, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Neuroblastoma, pediatrics, transplant


Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

April 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

By In the Loop intheloop

Caren Shank was her late husband Steve’s caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues.

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Tags: Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, Gift of Life Transplant House, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Kari Koens, LifeSource, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, National Donate Life Month, Saint Marys Campus, Steve Shank, Tim Rasmusson


Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

April 23, 2019

Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

By day, Dr. Harini Chakkera is a transplant nephrologist and chair of the Division of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. But by night — for one night and a good cause, at least — she was a dancer.

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Tags: Dancing with the Stars Arizona, Division of Nephrology, Dr. Harini Chakkera, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

April 16, 2019

For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., is recognized by Forbes in the magazine’s “30 under 30” list for her and her team’s innovative research aimed at revolutionizing targeted cancer treatments. Being named to a Forbes Magazine list probably isn’t on the radar of many researchers, especially those just starting their careers. But Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Joy Wolfram, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory


Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

April 4, 2019

Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

By In the Loop intheloop

Mark Truty, M.D., knows firsthand how difficult a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is for patients and their families, which is why he’s made it his life’s work to offer hope to those who’ve been told there is none.

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Tags: Advancing the Science, Dr. Mark Truty, Pancreatic Cancer


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