People

Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic and Chair of the Cellular Therapeutics Cross-Disciplinary Group in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, spoke at the Individualizing Medicine Conference, “Advancing Care through Genomics,” on CAR T-cell therapy. In this new cancer treatment, T cells are genetically modified to equip them to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

By Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine • September 21, 2018

Dr. Charles W. Mayo’s story isn’t as well-known as some of his family members’ stories, but his life of serving others and showing compassion to his patients made a lasting impression on those who knew him.

By Alyssa Frank • September 20, 2018

Aziza Nassar, M.D., was selected as the new Chair of the Florida Division of Laboratory Medicine. She will enter the role on September 19.

By Molly Dee • September 19, 2018

S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D., has received the 2018 Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator Award. The Distinguished Mayo Clinic Investigator Award is presented to individuals whose research careers demonstrate evidence of great distinction, high distinguished scholarship, creative achievement, and excellence in education and administrative responsibilities.

By Kelley Luedke • September 18, 2018

Newly discovered BRCA1 mutations known as “variants of unknown significance” (or VUS) could be harmful, making a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer as high as 72%. Fergus Couch, Ph.D., Chair of the Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic, discusses the issue.

By Kelley Luedke • September 17, 2018

Kevin Halling, M.D., Ph.D., a Consultant in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, spoke at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics, on RNA sequencing.

By Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine • September 14, 2018

The story of Mayo Clinic’s beginning is well-known to many, but until recently, Doug Hansen had no idea that his great-grandfather was among those killed in the storm.

By Alyssa Frank • September 13, 2018

Fifty years ago in July, Dr. Charles W. Mayo—“Dr. Chuck,” the gregarious and accomplished grandson of W. W. Mayo, whose father and uncle, Drs. Charlie and Will Mayo, made Mayo Clinic what it is today—died in a car wreck near Mayowood. The Post-Bulletin asked readers to share memories they have of Dr. Chuck and that era.

By Alyssa Frank • September 6, 2018

Allan Jaffe, M.D., Consultant and Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services, with a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, was recently profiled in Clinical Chemistry’s “Inspiring Minds” feature. 

By Kelley Luedke • September 4, 2018

In 2017, Mayo Clinic launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test to help patients with some autoimmune disorders get the right diagnosis faster. The test defines a new form of inflammatory demyelinating disease, called myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein autoimmunity, which is distinct from multiple sclerosis, with which it is commonly confused.

By Mayo Clinic Alumni Association • August 31, 2018

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Charles W. Mayo, “Dr. Chuck.” A recent article in the Post-Bulletin highlights the tributes that came in from around the world.

By Alyssa Frank • August 30, 2018

Each month, this series will focus on Mayo Clinic’s values and feature quotes and stories from our founders that exemplify those values. This month’s featured value is Teamwork.

By Molly Dee • August 24, 2018

At 104 years old, Sylvia Molstre had accumulated a few stories. And a few scars. And a few stories about scars. Like the tiny scar that marks the spot where she had her appendix removed one Sunday afternoon by “Dr. Chuck,” also known as Charles William Mayo, M.D., son of Dr. Charlie Mayo.

By Alyssa Frank • August 23, 2018