Mayo Clinic PathWays Grant Receives Karolinska Institutet Travel Award

Andrew Norgan, M.D., Ph.D.
Elissa Hall

The steering committee for the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Mayo Clinic partnership recently announced that the grant written by Andrew Norgan, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Pathology Resident, and Elissa Hall, Education Program Manager for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, for the Mayo Clinic PathWays Online “Case of the Week” has been selected for funding by a 2017 travel award.

Dr. Norgan and Ms. Hall joined forces to compose a travel grant with the primary goal of building and establishing an educational collaboration to raise awareness of the Mayo Clinic PathWays Online Case of the Week in Sweden with KI and to invite their staff and trainees to become guest contributors. Eventually, the team would like to establish contributors from around the globe, and KI appeared to be the best place to start this journey because of Mayo Clinic's deep connection with the organization.

The award allows one Mayo Clinic traveler to visit Stockholm, Sweden, for three days, and it provides support for transportation and designated housing at the host site for the proposed period of interaction.

About Mayo Clinic PathWays Online Case of the Week
Mayo Clinic Pathways, hosted on the Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) Insights blog, is a weekly case study that is available to an audience of medical professionals around the globe. In addition to its presence on the MML blog, each case is shared through other social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on Mayo Clinic PathWays, view "Mayo Clinic PathWays: A Collaborative Weblog for Global Pathology Education."

About Karolinska Institutet
The Karolinska Institutet (KI) is a top European medical university and health center. KI accounts for more than 40% of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Mayo’s relationship with Sweden goes back nearly a century. The king of Sweden honored Dr. Will Mayo with a medal in 1927. Both Mayo and the Karolinska Institutet have held informal meetings on metabolism research for more than 15 years, and two years ago, KI awarded an honorary professorship to Mayo endocrinologist K. S. Nair, M.D., Ph.D. In 2011, collaborations between KI and Mayo Clinic deepened when a formal comprehensive agreement was signed. The agreement expanded the collaboration to include innovation and administration, in addition to research and education. Since then, special project and travel grants have been offered to further this collaboration.



April Josselyn is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.