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September 29th, 2017

AACR Highlights Mayo Clinic Researcher’s Study on Underrepresentation of Elderly and Ethnic Minorities in Clinical Trials

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The American Association for Cancer Research featured a study, led by Mayo Clinic’s Narjust Duma, MD, in a national press release related to its 2017 Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Dr. Duma’s study, internally funded by Mayo Clinic, established that the elderly and ethnic minorities […]

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Tags: clinical trials, news, researchers, top news


November 19th, 2015

Arizona OHDR: African American Community Health Literacy Initiative

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

On November 7, 2015, Dr. Kenneth Poole led Your Health Matters, the second installment of an African American community health literacy initiative in Phoenix sponsored by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona.  The event took place at First Institutional Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix.  Topics included health maintenance and prevention, cancer, and a discussion […]

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Tags: African American churches, Arizona event, Arizona news, Arizona researcher, news, Poole


November 10th, 2015

Health Disparities Researchers and OHDR Staff Attend Healthy Churches 2020

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic health disparities research investigators and administrators were in wide attendance at the recent Healthy Churches 2020 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Healthy Churches 2020 is a faith-based health initiative by The Balm in Gilead organization, designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers […]

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Tags: Florida news, Healthy Churches 2020, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., news, top news


May 29th, 2015

Dr. Judith Kaur — Teacher, Healer, Role Model

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Judith Kaur, M.D., says it was her grandmother who first put the thought of becoming a doctor into her head. “My grandmother, Ada, had no formal education, but she was a very wise woman and a very keen observer,” Dr. Kaur, medical director for Native American Programs at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, says in […]

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Tags: American Indians, cancer, Dr. Judith Kaur, news


January 29th, 2015

Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact roberts.lewis@mayo.edu Research Summary Liver cancer, hepatitis, Somali, immigrant African, biliary cancer, pancreatic cancer, community-based participatory research The major research goal for the laboratory of Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is to understand the mechanisms by which liver and biliary cancers develop, grow and spread. Dr. Roberts’ laboratory is particularly interested […]

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Tags: health disparities research, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., liver cancer, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, Somali immigrants


September 3rd, 2014

Floyd B. Willis, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Jacksonville, Florida Contact willis.floyd@mayo.edu Research Summary Community-based research, African American, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease Floyd B. Willis, M.D., conducts research in areas such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer in African Americans. In a current collaboration with Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Dr. Willis is examining the utilization of students of a minority serving institution as […]

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Tags: Florida researcher, Floyd B. Willis M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, researcher


September 3rd, 2014

Mark L. Wieland, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Wieland.Mark@mayo.edu Research Summary Community-based participatory research, immigrant and refugee health Mark L. Wieland, M.D., conducts community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address issues relevant to immigrant and refugee health and health disparities. He works with communities and patients to achieve shared goals for health promotion and health equity.   See my Mayo […]

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Tags: Florida researcher, health disparities, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mayo Clinic, researcher


September 3rd, 2014

Richard O. White, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Jacksonville, Florida Contact White.Richard@mayo.edu Research Summary Diabetes, health literacy, health communication, Hispanic/Latino, childhood obesity/overweight Richard O. White, M.D., is an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Mayo Clinic. In addition to providing primary care to adult and pediatric patients, he conducts research focused on diabetes disease management and obesity prevention, particularly among […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, Florida researcher, health disparities, Hispanics, Latinos, Mayo Clinic, researcher, Richard O. White M.D.


September 3rd, 2014

David O. Warner, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact warner.david@mayo.edu Research Summary Alaska Native, tobacco control, cancer health disparities, behavioral change David O. Warner, M.D., is a professor of anesthesiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research. Dr. Warner is active in a variety of institutional administrative roles, including […]

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Tags: Alaska Natives, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, David O. Warner M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, tobacco cessation


September 3rd, 2014

Michelle van Ryn, Ph.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact vanRyn.Michelle@mayo.edu Research Summary Stigma, social cognition, physician-patient relations, patient participation, patient acceptance of health care, prejudice, stereotyping, decisionmaking, socioeconomic factors, behavior interventions, intervention research Michelle van Ryn, Ph.D., is a senior associate consultant in Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic. The overarching focus of her research is to identify and promote […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Michelle van Ryn Ph.D., Minnesota researcher, researcher


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