Office of Health Disparities Research

Addressing Health Disparities is Our Priority.

Annual Retreat

Conference attendees

OHDR has chosen the date for its next enterprise-wide retreat: August 22-23, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester, MN. The event will include an Informal Social the evening of Mon., Aug. 21, and the Retreat on Tues., Aug. 22 (full-day) and Wed., Aug. 23 (half-day). A special-rate room block at the Retreat hotel is being arranged and additional details will follow.




The Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) Annual Retreat is a gathering of Mayo Clinic researchers, clinicians, educators, administrators, and leaders from across the institution and from a variety of disciplines, to share knowledge, germinate new ideas, network with one another, discuss health disparities research priorities, and develop working health disparities research collaborations.  The event is open to Mayo Clinic personnel only.

2016 Retreat Details

Keynote:Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 a.m.–12:00noon
Informal welcome and networking social: Tuesday, October 4, 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Rochester, Minnesota

Please RSVP for all three events on or before Friday, September 23, 2016, to Sumedha Penheiter, Ph.D.,, or 507-266-0706. Note: Your retreat RSVP is not a hotel room reservation. Please make your accommodation arrangements separately (see below).

CLICK HERE for Full Retreat Schedule With Live Links





Keynote Speaker

Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.

Director of the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
NIMHD LogoPerez-StablePhoto-standing



          Please RSVP for all three events on or before Friday, September 23, 2016.

RSVP by email (preferred) to:  or to
RSVP by phone to:  507-266-0706 (Sumedha Penheiter, Ph.D.) or to 507-538-7862 (Jerrie Hayes)

Unfortunately, OHDR's Room Block at the Retreat Hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel) has sold out.

We suggest attendees stay at one of the two closest alternate hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn - Rochester Downtown
This hotel is on the same street as the DoubleTree, 1/2 block south.
Holiday Inn - Rochester Downtown
This hotel is on the same street as the DoubleTree, 1/2 block south, across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn.

Please make your reservations as early as possible.  October is an extremely busy time in Rochester!

Mayo Arizona and Florida Attendees should check with their Departments concerning travel expense reiumbursement.





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