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August 22nd, 2016

OHDR Announces 2017 Pilot Project Awardees

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Minority disparities in organ transplantation, skin cancer screening, genotyping, cardiovascular disease, and genetic research will now all be investigated through funding provided by the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR). OHDR is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2017 round of Pilot Projects, intended to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding […]

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Tags: news, Pilot Projects, top news


December 10th, 2014

A Feasibility Study to Establish Cognitive Research Among African-Americans Residing in Peoria, Arizona

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Yonas E. Geda, M.D. Consultant, Psychiatry Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona Abstract The following sequence of events led to this pilot application: 1) The key inspiration came from a well-respected weekly health promotion lecture series organized by the health ministry of an African-American church known as the Antioch church of Peoria, Arizona;

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Tags: African Americans, cognitive impairment, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2015, project, Yonas E. Geda M.D.


December 10th, 2014

Start Moving, Start Living – Affecting positive lifestyle changes in rural African-American Women in Ware County, Georgia

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Mary I. O’Connor, M.D. Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic         Tamara Huff, M.D. Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery Waycross, GA Affiliate of Mayo Clinic Abstract Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, Georgia, serves a largely rural area of southeast Georgia that includes Ware County and is approximately 29.5 percent African-American.

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Tags: African Americans, health disparities, knee pain, Mary O'Connor M.D., Mayo Clinic, obesity, pilot project 2015, positive lifestyle changes, project


December 10th, 2014

Assessing Tobacco Use and Treatment Preferences Among Alaska Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Employees

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Christi A. Patten, Ph.D. Consultant, Psychiatry & Psychology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Approximately 66 percent of Alaska Natives living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region (Y-K) of Alaska use tobacco products.

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Tags: Alaska Natives, Carrie A. Bronars Ph.D., Christi A. Patten Ph.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2015, project, tobacco use, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation


December 10th, 2014

Club Fit: An Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity Disparities at the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, MN

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Mark L. Wieland, M.D. Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Addressing childhood obesity is a national priority that disproportionately affects youth from low income and racially diverse families.

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Tags: Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, childhood obesity, health disparities, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2015, project, Rochester Healthy Community Partnership


October 7th, 2014

Race/Ethnicity and Insurance-Based Disparities in Financial Burden After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT)

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Nandita Khera, Ph.D., M.P.H. Sunny Kim, Ph.D. Julie McNulty, Ph.D. Edna Ramos Summary Financial health is emerging as an important component of cancer survivorship.

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Tags: Arizona project, health disparities, Julie McNulty Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Nandita Khera Ph.D., project, Sunny Kim Ph.D.


October 7th, 2014

Physical Activity and Healthy Weight for Latina Breast Cancer Survivors

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Linda Larkey, Ph.D. Donald W. Northfelt, M.D. Rebecca Lee Summary Testing effects of Latin Dance vs. Meditative Movement with breast cancer survivors (compared to control group).

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Tags: Arizona project, Dr Donald W. Northfelt, Dr Linda Larkey, health disparities, Mayo Clinic


October 7th, 2014

Navigation from Community to Clinic to Promote CRC Screening in Underserved Populations

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Linda Larkey, Ph.D. Usha Menon, Ph.D., R.N. Mignonne Guy, Ph.D. Summary The purpose of this study is to test effectiveness of community group education plus tailored navigation, versus community group education only, in increasing clinic attendance among low-income, multicultural Arizona residents, aged 50 to 75 years.

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Tags: Arizona project, Dr Linda Larkey, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project


October 4th, 2014

Assessing Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV and the HPV Vaccine in a Working Uninsured Clinic

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D. Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Surveying patients at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic to understand parental perceptions and knowledge on HPV vaccination and HPV disease for those with children ages 11–26 and general perceptions for those without children.

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Tags: Dr Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, HPV, Mayo Clinic, project, uninsured, Volunteers in Medicine


October 3rd, 2014

Collaboration between Patients, Hospice and Oncology Practices to Reduce Palliative Care Disparities

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Understanding and developing culturally tailored palliative initiatives directed to minority cancer patients.

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Tags: Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, palliative care, project


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