Discovery of a biomarker that may predict recurrence in endometrial cancer patients
Basic and translational research is an integral part of the work being done by clinic and staff in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. Our goal is to take our research from the lab to clinical trials and then finally into the hospital or clinic setting, where it can improve the lives of patients. One of these projects, led by Dr. Martina Bazzaro, is focused on finding out why some patients with endometrial cancer relapse after surgery and chemotherapy. And she's discovered a biomarker that may predict recurrence in endometrial cancer patients. Read about what she's discovered here
To find out more about the Bazzaro lab here
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ACGME honors Dr. Rauk
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educationa (ACGME) recently announced the 2016 receipients of their annual Courage to Teach Award. Dr. Rauk was announced as the winner of the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.
The Courage to Teach Award is presented to up to 10 program directors across the country who have fostered innovation and improvements in their residency programs and serve as exemplary role models for residents. Dr. Rauk is the first Obstetrics & Gynecology program director to receive the award since its inception in 2010. Congratulations, Dr. Rauk!
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As the only Ob/Gyn residency in the Twin Cities, and one of only two Ob/Gyn residencies in Minnesota, our program offers residents the unique opportunity to take advantage of one of the best healthcare environments in the country. Residents work alongside some of the finest physicians, surgeons, and researchers in the field. Thanks to their wide and diverse range of training opportunities, our residents are highly recruited by practices in and outside of Minnesota. Our graduates repeatedly report that this residency prepare them extremely well for their careers.
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Basic and translational research is an integral part of the work being done by the faculty and staff in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.
Our collaborative approach to research enables clinicians and research scientists to work together on a daily basis to plan and implement research studies, and share, manage and analyze research data.
Basic scientists and physician-scientist faculty members are actively involved in multiple clinical trials testing the most promising cutting edge therapies under investigation.
These research efforts cover a broad range of topics from testing new drugs to understanding the genetic basis of ovarian cancer.
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