Sep 7, 2017

The civilizing influence of historical continuity

By Andrew M. Harrison @andrewharrison1
By Andrew M. Harrison I am not a scholar of history, but I like to pretend I play one on the TV machine. After writing of the Minnesota cornfield-tundra earlier this year for Meet Mayo Med, The Official Blog of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, it occurred to me I [...]
The civilizing influence of historical continuity
Aug 24, 2017

Trust in Medicine: From 3 to 83

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni I’m about to share a story about trust that I learned in an unexpected fashion and from the most unexpected teacher. This unexpected master class in trust was delivered by my nephew. Now, why would any possible readers care about me jabbering on about a 3-year-old that [...]
Trust in Medicine: From 3 to 83
Jun 14, 2017

My "Modern" Family

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic F. Fraboni   I want to talk about that ugly “D” word that wreaks havoc on so many families every year. “We’re getting a divorce.” The words my mom and dad shared with me at the kitchen table during my senior year of high school. My world flopped [...]
My
May 4, 2017

Providing Physical Therapy in Rural Honduras

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Jordan McGowan In February of 2017, I traveled to Honduras with other members of the physical therapy program from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences: one professor and 3 students. Our mission was to meet up with functional therapy students at the university in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and travel [...]
Providing Physical Therapy in Rural Honduras
Apr 27, 2017

I Now Pronounce You Man and Muxe

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
  By: Domenic F. Fraboni   The following is a fictional vignette: I have a penis. Well, I was born with one, I guess. The sex organs I was born with would make you think I am a man. However, I identify as a woman who is attracted to what [...]
I Now Pronounce You Man and Muxe
Apr 7, 2017

Do Not Oversimplify MLK’s Complex Legacy

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
A very belated Martin Luther King Day post By: James H. Lee  A couple of months ago, I was tasked with reporting on the Office for Diversity’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day event – “Content of Character, Color of Skin; Has Dr. King’s Dream Been Realized?” One lengthy name for [...]
Do Not Oversimplify MLK’s Complex Legacy
Mar 31, 2017

Who's Driving This Thing?!

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni The story of a group of  Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) students who take command of a full-court, Special Olympic basketball team in its inaugural year and the invaluable lessons, memories, and skill set the experience brought to their health care education. Just as they did last [...]
Who's Driving This Thing?!
Jan 26, 2017

Health Disparities: Equity vs Equality

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Margaret O. Akinhanmi “What does health disparity mean to you?” This was the first question asked by the instructor of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) course, ‘What Every Researcher Needs to Know about Health Disparities’. Our instructor, Dr. Joy Balls-Berry, gave us a few [...]
Health Disparities: Equity vs Equality
Jan 12, 2017

An Evening at the Ivories

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic F. Fraboni An employee highlight on Francie Dahlin.   “I learn just fine. Well, in most subjects. Some topics like math or economics may not come as easily to me, no matter how hard I try to understand them. I always did well in other classes though like [...]
An Evening at the Ivories
Dec 16, 2016

Taking a Knee for Change

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni A summary and reflection on the panel discussion “Taking a Knee: Social Injustice Protest on the Football Field and Beyond" - (with some additional commentary and proposed questions of my own)   Panel Members:   Elvis Francois, M.D., Resident, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Josiane [...]
Taking a Knee for Change
Dec 8, 2016

Throwing Unconscious Bias into the Spotlight

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: James H. Lee On November 30, a crowd of Mayo employees and students gathered in Phillips Hall to unpack unconscious bias. We were presented with a narrative of four individuals with absurd names – Nin, Goo, Zug, Yak – and then asked to rank these characters from least to [...]
Throwing Unconscious Bias into the Spotlight
Dec 2, 2016

It's Always Brighter at Sunrise

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic F. Fraboni “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” This is the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) vision statement for the physical therapy profession. This amazing organization hopes that all practicing and student physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapy assistants (PTAs) will go out into [...]
It's Always Brighter at Sunrise
Nov 11, 2016

Old Dog, Same Old Tricks

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni   I’ve been told before by my student blog managing compadre, Andrew Harrison, that I write too many posts on sports. Well, now is the time to discontinue reading, Andrew, because here comes another one! I write about sport because it is one of my undying passions [...]
Old Dog, Same Old Tricks
Nov 4, 2016

Be a Victor, Not a Victim

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni On Bob Bardwell’s It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What You Do With It   Have you ever had a rough day? Just a day when you don’t know how anything could get any worse? I think a lot of us could conjure up memories of [...]
Be a Victor, Not a Victim
Oct 14, 2016

Doing a 180° on disABILITY

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
  By: Domenic Fraboni For those of you who may not be aware, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This month’s origin took root back in 1945. It was then that our US Congress labeled the first week in October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” (I like the [...]
Doing a 180° on disABILITY
Sep 29, 2016

Invisible Disability

By Andrew M. Harrison @andrewharrison1
By Andrew M. Harrison The time: January 2010. The place: The barren cornfield-tundra (then tundra) of Rochester, Minnesota. The setting: Other applicants and current students enjoying drunkenly sliding along the sheets of black ice, but you are in pain and hiding a back brace under your clothing from a spine [...]
Invisible Disability
Sep 23, 2016

Let's MERG into Mayo

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni What does it mean to MERG? Does it mean to change lanes when you’re driving on a busy highway? Maybe you can find a place where two trickling streams MERG together into a large flowing river? I would say that this last example is getting closer, figuratively, to the [...]
Let's MERG into Mayo
Sep 12, 2016

The Sights and Sounds of Diversity of Mayo Clinic

By Andrew M. Harrison @andrewharrison1
By Domenic F. Fraboni and Andrew M. Harrison There I was (DFF). Standing in front of the crowd that had gathered at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine's Annual Diversity Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 07, 2016. I may have been one of a handful of people in that room that [...]
The Sights and Sounds of Diversity of Mayo Clinic
Sep 2, 2016

Medicine for the Queer

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: James Lee This is a happy story. A boy named Joey goes to his local primary care physician, Dr. Weber, with the desire to talk about his gender. Over the course of his freshman year in high school, he began to feel more uncomfortable in his skin. The way [...]
Medicine for the Queer
Aug 18, 2016

Leaning in for the Win

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By Domenic F. Fraboni   Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a group of people that excluded no one, yet accepted everyone? A community that celebrated not only success, but also the amount of effort and courage that someone put into their attempt? A community that allows failure, takes [...]
Leaning in for the Win
Jul 14, 2016

Don't think about breathing

By Carl Gustafson @carlgustafson
I haven’t written much lately. Even though it takes more than two hands to count the number of times I have sat down with an idea for a blog or article in the last year, and written a couple sentences, none of those ideas have hatched into anything coherent enough [...]
Don't think about breathing
May 19, 2016

Precision Medicine: The Art of Exercise Dosing

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
By: Domenic Fraboni A core principle in pharmacology is the dosage/response curve. Pharmacologists endlessly test drugs to discover the effective dose, toxic dose, therapeutic index, and other important dosages that they can use with patients. The difficulty is, not everyone responds to these drugs in the same way. What may [...]
Precision Medicine: The Art of Exercise Dosing
May 6, 2016

A Better Health Care for All

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
  By Domenic F. Fraboni   “Where’s the duct tape?!” Who has my duct tape?!” “Can someone loan me a roll to make a corner chair for this patient with cerebral palsy?” These are phrases you would likely never even think of hearing in a United States hospital. However, the [...]
A Better Health Care for All
Apr 17, 2016

Moving Towards Equity in Medicine

By Crystal Mendoza @crystalmendoza
By: Domenic Fraboni and Crystal Mendoza April 13th was Equal Pay Day. At a panel discussion, Women in Science and Medicine: Moving Toward Equity in Career and Professional Development sponsored by the Office for Diversity, we learned that Equal Pay Day represents the day that women needed to work until [...]
Moving Towards Equity in Medicine
Apr 15, 2016

Take Your Mark: The Race Begins

By Domenic Fraboni @domenicfraboni
  By Domenic F. Fraboni The student physical therapists (SPT’s) are at it again! They took their mark, got set, and have hit the ground sprinting into the track and field season with the Rochester Flyers Special Olympic track team. This Monday, April 11th, a group of former track and [...]
Take Your Mark: The Race Begins
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