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DelosÂ®, Mayo Clinic collaborate on first ever, human-centered research center
dedicated to creating healthier indoor spaces
Rochester, Minn. (September 30, 2015)â€” Exposure to indoor environments is at an all-time high. In fact, Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, whether at home, work, school, retail stores, fitness centers, health care facilities and more. But what many people donâ€™t realize is that buildings, and everything in them, can affect human health and well-being. Today marked the opening of the Well Living Lab, a new research facility dedicated to studying these environments and creating healthier indoor spaces in which to live, work and play.
â€śThere is a growing awareness and body of scientific evidence that indoor, built environments can affect human health and well-being, with the perception often being that indoor environments have a negative impact on health,â€ť said Brent Bauer. M.D., medical director of the Well Living Lab and professor of medicine for Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. â€śBut new knowledge shows that by building healthier indoor environments, we can actually preserve and enhance human health and quality of life.â€ť
ROCHESTER, Minn. â€“ Mayo Clinic recognized 16 new named professorships with a dinner and program on Sept. 14. Awarded through nomination and peer endorsement, and in honor of Mayo benefactors, this appointment is Mayo Clinicâ€™s highest academic distinction.
The named professors are:
Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., a researcher in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has received the Margaret Amini Professorship in Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Research. She also serves as vice chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and as a professor at Mayo ClinicÂ College of Medicine in biology and biochemistry/molecular biology and orthopedics. Dr. Westendorfâ€™s bio canÂ be found here.
Margaret Redfield, M.D., a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in Mayo Clinicâ€™s Department of Internal Medicine, has been recognized as the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor in Cardiology and Critical Care. She is also the director of Mayoâ€™sÂ Circulatory Failure Program and co-director of the Cardiorenal Research Laboratory. Â Dr. Redfieldâ€™s bioÂ can be found here.
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Rochester, Minn. â€“ Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic Ventures and AVIA today announced the Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge, a national competition offering awards totaling $100,000 for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to transform the future of health and health care.
Entrepreneurs can apply for one of two $50,000 THINK BIG challenge awards in these categories:
In addition, Mayo Clinic experts will guide winners for a year as they develop their concepts for market. Apply for the Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge by Saturday, Aug. 15, at transformconference.mayo.edu/think-big.
The THINK BIG competition will culminate on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Rochester, Minnesota, at the Transform 2015 conference, a gathering of industry leaders exploring the future of health and health care. Finalists will compete on stage in a live presentation. A panel of judges will select the winners with input from the Transform audience using smartphone technology.
ROCHESTER, Minn. Â â€“ Â The City of Rochester today announced the proposed acquisition of the historic Chateau Theatre located in Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The city will discuss executing a purchase agreement for the 88-year-old theatre at its April 6 City Council meeting.
â€śThis a tremendous opportunity for us to preserve this iconic element of Rochesterâ€™s history and invest in our future,â€ť said Mayor Ardell Brede, â€śThanks to the generosity of Mayo Clinic, we are now able to meet the purchase price of six-million dollars.â€ť
Journalists: Sound bites and b-roll from the event are in the downloads.
ROCHESTER, Minn. â€” Mayo Clinic reports a strong 2014 performance, including providing direct care for more than 1.3 million people, contributions of $410 million to its pension plan as a commitment to employees, and plans for a $1.5 billion investment to fund information technology infrastructure.
â€śWhether viewed through the lens of quality, patient outcomes, research advances, operational performance or sharing our knowledge with the world â€” by all measures, we had an extraordinary year,â€ť says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. â€śThat success allowed us to reinvest in our people, our infrastructure and our mission so we can better serve our patients.â€ť
â€śAs a nonprofit organization, itâ€™s important for us to not only reinvest in our technology infrastructure, but also invest in ourÂ employees,â€ť says Jeff Bolton, vice president, administration, Mayo Clinic. To that end, Mayo Clinic made an additional contribution of $190 million to its pension fund,Â bringing the total 2014 contribution to $410 million. This additional investment was necessary to ensure Mayo Clinic will meet its commitment to current and future retirees.
â€śOur financial performance gives us the flexibility to invest in new initiatives that will help our patients,â€ť says Kedrick Adkins Jr., Mayo chief financial officer. These funds are committed to mission-advancing projects. The funding includes five areas of focus, Adkins says:
PHOENIX â€” The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees welcomed Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. ,as a new member, re-elected two internal trustees and one public trustee, and also recognized three recipients of Mayo Clinic named professorships at its board meeting today.
Dr. Farrugia was named Mayo Clinic vice president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, in August 2014. He replaces William Rupp, M.D., who retired at the end of 2014 and was elected as an emeritus trustee. Michael Powell, who joined the board in 2011, was re-elected as a public trustee. Powell, who is president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001 to 2005 and a member of the FCC for eight years.
The board re-elected two internal trustees:
TheÂ Mayo Clinic Board of TrusteesÂ also recognized three new named professorships, the highest academic distinction for faculty members at Mayo Clinic. [...]
ROCHESTER, Minn --Â Acting Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Richard Weinshilboum M.D., says, "We are pleased and heartened that President Obama plans to increase federal funding for precision or individualized medicine, which Mayo Clinic views as integral to the future of health care. We eagerly await more details of the initiative and look forward to contributing however we can. The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine has been a leader in this field for many years and opened the world's first integrated, multidisciplinary Individualized Medicine Clinic for patients with rare or undiagnosed diseases and patients with cancers."
For more information about the Mayo Clinic Center For Individualized Medicine: Â http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/center-for-individualized-medicine/
MEDIA: To interview Dr. Weinshilboum contact Sam Smith or Karl Oestreich, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005,Â email@example.com.
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ROCHESTER, Minn., â€”Â Mayo Clinic announced today that Epic has been selected as its strategic partner for a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) system. The new system will replace Mayoâ€™s three EHRs in use today and will be a foundation for Mayo Clinic operations over the next several decades.
â€śWeâ€™re confident in choosing Epic as our strategic partner as we continue to enhance Mayo Clinicâ€™s excellence in health care and medical innovation,â€ťÂ says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. [...]