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May 23, 2012

Brain Scan for Alzheimer’s

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A recently approved plaque-tracking dye can improve doctors’ ability to identify Alzheimer’s…”I think it puts the clinician in a bind,” says Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. If a scan is negative, then a doctor can tell a patient that amyloid is not contributing, but if a scan is positive, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Technology Review


January 19, 2012

Mayo Clinic projects mean bright future for jobs

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Mayo Clinic poured hundreds of millions of dollars into building projects this year, creating a ripple effect that should benefit the Rochester community for years. That made Mayo’s building boom the top health and business story of 2011…In February, Mayo announced that it generated $515 million in income in 2010, and that it would “invest […]

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September 14, 2011

Best Buy thinking medical tech

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Best Buy has become the “founding consortium member” in Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Aging and Independent Living Lab, Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy announced Monday. “Best Buy is the founding member of that consortium with a generous grant,” Noseworthy told more than 500 people in attendance at the Mayo Center for Innovation Transform 2011 symposium […]

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September 8, 2011

$20 million gift to Mayo Clinic sparks new research center

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$20 million gift to Mayo Clinic will fund research-driven transformation of the U.S. health-care system.  Mayo announced Wednesday that the money from benefactors Robert and Patricia Kern will be used to launch a new Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery in the clinic’s Rochester Harwick Building. “The center is a manifestation […]

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March 4, 2010

Two Health Charities Rank as America’s Most-Trusted Nonprofit Brands

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are the two most trusted nonprofit brand names in America, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive…   In descending order, the 10 brands to which respondents said they would be most likely to donate were: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, […]

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Tags: charities, nonprofit organization


January 27, 2010

Mayo Clinic’s philanthropy campaign raises $1.35 billion

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Mayo Clinic said Tuesday it raised $1.35 billion in its first sustained philanthropy campaign, showing that the famed clinic can still pull in donations despite a weak economy…   The campaign’s success is a reflection of the trust patients and the public have in Mayo Clinic,” said chief executive Dr. John Noseworthy.   Star Tribune, […]

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Tags: campaign, Philanthropy


January 27, 2010

Mayo Clinic campaign raises $1.35B

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday said it raised $1.35 billion during its five-year fundraising campaign, surpassing the goal of $1.25 billion it set for itself when the campaign started in 2005.   “We exceeded our goal despite the unanticipated economic crisis that hit this country when we still had a year and a half to […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Campaign


December 21, 2009

Clawing their way Back

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A negative 13.4 percent return on investment is hardly something to crow about.  But when your peers are faring much worse, you can breathe a little easier.    Macalester College weathered such a return on its endowment fund last year by adhering to its investment policy: Manage for the long term but be mindful of […]

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Tags: campaign, endowments, investments, nonprofit organization


December 18, 2009

Mayo fundraising campaign for research exceeds goal

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The Campaign for Mayo Clinic has surpassed its $1.25 billion fundraising goal and reached $1.3 billion.   “These generous donations are especially impressive considering the challenges everyone is facing in today’s economy,” the clinic wrote to employees. More than 80 percent of donations came from “grateful patients.”…   The five-year campaign wraps up Dec. 31. […]

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Tags: Campaign for Mayo Clinic


December 16, 2009

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1.7 Million to Optimize and Leverage Brain/Body Donation Program at Banner Sun Health Research Institute

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The Michael J. Fox Foundation announced $1.7 million in funding to drive new and continuing Parkinson’s research projects at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic Arizona, sites of the Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Consortium. Of the total funding, $1.1 million represents renewed funding for directed projects led by principal investigators Charles Adler, MD, […]

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Tags: Michael J. Fox, Parkinson's research


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