• By Joel Streed

Liver Transplants: Mayo Clinic Radio

December 8, 2014

In this Mayo Clinic Radio episode,  Julie Heimbach, M.D., and Charles Rosen, M.D., join us to talk about dramatic changes happening in the world of liver transplants. For instance, it wasn’t long ago that patients with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or a certain type of tumor would not have been eligible for a liver transplant. That's no longer true.  We’ll also discuss a fairly novel approach to patients with obesity-related liver disease, which is to combine liver transplant with bariatric surgery. Obesity is one of the fastest growing reasons for needing a liver transplant. We hope you’ll join us.

Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 12-6-14

Thank you for the reminder to complete the application. I noticed something I hadn't noticed before; that students are able to reapply? Does that mean that college freshmen that didn't receive an award before can reapply? If so, does he/ she use the same test scores? Please clarify or direct me to the part of the policy that explains this. Thank you.

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@stephaniequigg

Thank you for the reminder to complete the application. I noticed something I hadn't noticed before; that students are able to reapply? Does that mean that college freshmen that didn't receive an award before can reapply? If so, does he/ she use the same test scores? Please clarify or direct me to the part of the policy that explains this. Thank you.

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If a student receives the scholarship do they need to re-take the ACT each year and reapply or is the student then covered for all 4 years?

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@stephaniequigg

Thank you for the reminder to complete the application. I noticed something I hadn't noticed before; that students are able to reapply? Does that mean that college freshmen that didn't receive an award before can reapply? If so, does he/ she use the same test scores? Please clarify or direct me to the part of the policy that explains this. Thank you.

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Once your dependent has been awarded the Dependent Scholarship there is no need to reapply. Each semester/quarter you can log in to the online tool and submit a Payment Request so Scholarship dollars can be sent to the college. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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@stephaniequigg

Thank you for the reminder to complete the application. I noticed something I hadn't noticed before; that students are able to reapply? Does that mean that college freshmen that didn't receive an award before can reapply? If so, does he/ she use the same test scores? Please clarify or direct me to the part of the policy that explains this. Thank you.

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Each year awards are determined by the pool of applicants for that specific year and the composite scores of that year. Therefore Mayo Clinic dependents can apply each year the parent and the student meet the eligibility requirements of the benefit. The ACT/SAT exams may be taken at any time during high school and within 30 days of high school graduation, those are the scores that should be used to apply each year. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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Such an incredible benefit! Thank you!

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What a wonderful benefit! If only it were extended to employees of other MCHS sites, as well, rather than limiting it to only Decorah physicians of MCHS. Have there been any considerations to extend this benefit to all of Mayo (including MCHS sites)?

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@jenellemeyer

What a wonderful benefit! If only it were extended to employees of other MCHS sites, as well, rather than limiting it to only Decorah physicians of MCHS. Have there been any considerations to extend this benefit to all of Mayo (including MCHS sites)?

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There are complex financial implications to offering a benefit like this. You are correct that this is a benefit that is not offered to most Mayo Clinic Health System sites and Mayo continues to evaluate how this benefit is offered yearly. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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Once the award is given, does the parent need to remain at .8 FTE or higher throughout the remaining years of disbursement? Or, can they drop down their FTE during the dependents remaining years of college?

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@christopherlbow

Once the award is given, does the parent need to remain at .8 FTE or higher throughout the remaining years of disbursement? Or, can they drop down their FTE during the dependents remaining years of college?

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Once the award is given the parent is not held to the FTE eligibility guideline and may change their FTE. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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If the employee is deceased, how do the dependents go about applying for the scholarship?

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I haven't worked for 2 years yet but I am just curious what's score the student should have for ACT test to be eligible for the scholarship? Also, how much each student qualified for the scholarship? the last one, is the amount for scholarship based on how many people in the household who is planning to go to college or the amount has been set up per family? Thank you very much for your help.

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@shawnfokken

If the employee is deceased, how do the dependents go about applying for the scholarship?

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Dependents of deceased employees must apply by paper application which would be completed by the surviving parent or the eligible dependent. Please contact the Employee Service Center for more information related to the process. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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@arintafleury

I haven't worked for 2 years yet but I am just curious what's score the student should have for ACT test to be eligible for the scholarship? Also, how much each student qualified for the scholarship? the last one, is the amount for scholarship based on how many people in the household who is planning to go to college or the amount has been set up per family? Thank you very much for your help.

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Please refer to the Dependent Scholarship benefit guide for additional information about parent and student eligibility, award amounts, duration and other policy guidelines http://mayoweb.mayo.edu/sp-forms/mc1500-mc1599/mc1592.pdf Awards are applicable to each student, thus it is not a family or household award divided over a given number of dependents. Score ranges change and are determined each award year. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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