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Childhood Experience Inspires Career in Child Life

September 10, 2019

Childhood Experience Inspires Career in Child Life

By In the Loop intheloop

A friend’s cancer diagnosis inspired Carli Tourdot’s career path at Mayo, where she worked alongside her father, a urologist, to improve the surgical experience for Mayo’s youngest patients.

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Tags: Carli Tourdot, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Stephen Kramer, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Alternative Transportation Balancing Act: Mayo Surgeons Give Onewheels a Spin

September 5, 2019

Alternative Transportation Balancing Act: Mayo Surgeons Give Onewheels a Spin

By In the Loop intheloop

If you’ve seen a man riding what looks to be an electric skateboard around downtown Rochester lately, it may be Bradley Leibovich, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urologist and now Onewheel aficionado.

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Tags: Dr Bradley Leibovich, Dr. Candace Granberg, Onewheel


Driver's Grandson Had a Front Seat to Mayo's History

August 22, 2019

Driver’s Grandson Had a Front Seat to Mayo’s History

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Jerie Eckholdt’s grandfather, Fred Dahle, was Dr. Will Mayo’s chauffer in the 1920s and 1930s, giving Jerie the unique opportunity to witness history in the making.

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Tags: History & Heritage


A Tale of Two Dr. Chuck Rosens

August 20, 2019

A Tale of Two Dr. Chuck Rosens

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Charles Rosen, M.D., is more than happy to share his name with another Dr. Rosen: a basset hound who was named after the Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, LifeSource, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Facilities and Child Life: Partners in Patient Care

August 6, 2019

Facilities and Child Life: Partners in Patient Care

By In the Loop intheloop

Child Life specialists at Mayo Clinic rely on their friends in Facilities to help them create environments that allow kids to still be kids while in the hospital.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Facilities Operations, Keith Larson, Val Stuve


Fireflies (and the Radiation Therapist Who Caught Them) Light Up Patient's Time at Mayo

August 1, 2019

Fireflies (and the Radiation Therapist Who Caught Them) Light Up Patient’s Time at Mayo

By In the Loop intheloop

After a patient mentioned to radiation therapist Jenn Deweese that she was excited to see fireflies for the first time while in Minnesota, Jenn (and her kids) made it happen.

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Tags: Jenn Deweese, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

July 30, 2019

Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

By In the Loop intheloop

Megan Williams, an information technology manager at Mayo Clinic, co-hosts a knitting retreat that’s as good for relieving stress as it is for socializing.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Megan Williams, Stress management


Mayo's Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play

July 25, 2019

Mayo’s Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic child life specialists recently gave pediatric patients a day they won’t soon forget: a special event that featured kid-sized obstacles and a chance to meet Mayo’s American Ninja Warriors.

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Candace Granberg


Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

July 18, 2019

Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

By In the Loop intheloop

Just three days into her schooling to become a nurse, Sara Segner switched gears and applied to medical school. Her chosen field is one she’s already quite familiar with.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Dr. Susan Romanski, Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatrics, Sara Segner


Reade Quinton, M.D. -- Mayo Clinic Physician-slash-Magician

June 20, 2019

Reade Quinton, M.D. — Mayo Clinic Physician-slash-Magician

By In the Loop intheloop

Dr. Reade Quinton has found that the art of magic has much in common with the art of medicine, using his not-so-hidden talent as a way to connect with patients.

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Tags: Division of Anatomic Pathology, Dr. Reade Quinton, Joe Swicklik, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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