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March 8, 2016

Mayo Nurse Honored With Extraordinary Healer Award by Her Patient

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Each year, CURE magazine gives readers a chance to honor an oncology nurse who they believe “went above and beyond to help them heal” by nominating them for the magazine’s annual Extraordinary Healer Award. Patients are asked to support their nomination with an essay about “the compassion, expertise and helpfulness” their nurse showed in their care. […]

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Tags: Emily Knight, Oncology


May 12, 2015

Dr. Judith Kaur — Teacher, Healer, Role Model

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Her grandmother first suggested she had potential to be a healer. Today, Dr. Judith Kaur, one of two American Indian medical oncologists in the country, is planting a similar seed with a new generation of Native American youth. 

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Tags: Dr Judith Kaur, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Native American Programs, Oncology


August 14, 2014

Giving Owen, and others like him, a Brighter Tomorrow

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Paula Shaner-McDermott’s voice still cracks when she talks about the day in 2010 when Vilmarie Rodriguez, M.D., walked into her son Owen’s room on the Saint Marys campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital and sat down beside her. In the doorway, just as they had for some time now, stood about 20 other doctors of various specialties, as everyone continued […]

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Tags: Dr. Vilmarie Rodriguez, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Oncology, Owatonna


July 24, 2014

Team Ginny – A show of support for one of their own

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Ginny Kelley with Drs. David Zapala, Larry Lundy and David Walker If there’s comfort in knowing your care team, Ginny Kelley must have felt like she was visiting an old friend when, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April, she went in for a double mastectomy and started chemotherapy. Because, well, the Otolaryngology nurse […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, David Walker, Dr. David Zapala, Dr. Larry Lundy, Dr. Ryan Hutchinson, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Ginny Kelley, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Oncology


July 22, 2014

Adventures in Mayo Clinic Ventures

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When you think about entrepreneurs and breakthrough inventions, you might imagine someone tinkering with a gadget (perhaps a doohickey or thingamajig) in a garage. You might not, however, picture a Mayo researcher tinkering with peptides to fight hypertension, creating a tracking system for viruses, or fashioning a tool to make medical information easier to read […]

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Tags: Dr. Horng Chen, Dr. John Burnett, Dr. Randall Walker, hypertension, Infectious Diseases, Kah Whye Peng, Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Oncology, technology


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