Archive for January, 2012

Keeping Fit, Having Fun, and Fighting Cancer!

Posted on January 31st, 2012 by Danielle Miranda

A DetermiNation Info Night
presented by the American Cancer Society and Running Room

The American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation team can help you set and achieve your goal to complete a half marathon or marathon. We’ll help you thrive as a first timer or as an experienced runner with professional training and a community of support that will make every step not only possible, but meaningful!

Join us for our Rochester spring kick-off on Wednesday, February 1st from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Running Room - for an official DetermiNation info session! Hear from some DetermiNation teammates, have some food and a chance to win some fun prizes!

Let us know if you'll be there by going to the Community Events Calendar or contacting Adam Layne at

Featured events for 2012:
Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon – Duluth, MN
Med City Marathon and Half Marathon – Rochester, MN **Inaugural Year**
Twin Cities Marathon and 10 Mile Race – St. Paul, MN
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and Half Marathon – Green Bay, WI
Madison Marathon and Half Marathon – Madison, WI
Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon – Chicago, IL… and many more!

Thanks! Hope to see you there!

written by Allie Greenberg and Beth Cloud

2012 Mayo Graduate School PhD Interviews

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by Danielle Miranda

Mayo Graduate School (MGS) students are prepared and excited for the upcoming interview weekends. We have a busy schedule ahead of us with many fun-filled activities. Each interviewee will have several meetings with Mayo Clinic principal investigators to get an idea of the research at Mayo. Additionally, the investigators will evaluate if the candidate is a good fit for MGS. As students, we enjoy getting the chance to share what we like best about MGS. Representatives from the Mayo Clinic Arizona (Danielle Miranda/Patrick Blackburn), and Mayo Clinic Florida (Magda Cichon/Melissa Murray) are attending interview weekend to talk about the opportunities available at these sites. We look forward to meeting all the Mayo Graduate School candidates!

Advice for the students would be to be themselves, be open to learning about different types of research projects, and to be honest with what they would like to get out of their graduate school training.