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October 13th, 2014

Mayo Expert to Lead Research Comparing Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

SEPT. 30, 2014, ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today that it is part of a team of research centers chosen by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids. AHRQ has awarded the team a […]

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Tags: African American women, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ, Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCORI, top news, uterine fibroids


October 2nd, 2014

Barriers and Beliefs that Contribute to Late Stage Treatment of Breast Cancer in African American Women

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researchers Steven C. Ames, Ph.D. Sarah Osian, Ph.D. (UF Health) Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Utilizing focus groups with African American women residing in Health Zone 1 to understand if there are any existing cultural or access barriers that lead to late stage treatment of breast cancer.

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Tags: African American women, breast cancer, Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project


September 19th, 2014

The Links

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

The Links, Incorporated is an international not-for-profit corporation whose membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining […]

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Tags: African American women, community partner, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, The Links Incorporated


September 11th, 2014

Examining Reasons for Breast Cancer Disparities in African American Women in Duval County, FL

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Steven C. Ames, Ph.D. Consultant, Hematology and Oncology Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Nationwide statistics report that Duval County (Greater Jacksonville, FL) has the highest breast cancer mortality for AA women in the state of Florida.

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Tags: African American women, breast cancer, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, project, Steven C. Ames Ph.D.


September 4th, 2014

African American Women’s Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Participation in Medical Research: The Mayo Clinic/The Links, Incorporated Partnership

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Researcher Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D.

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Tags: African American women, Dr Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota project, project


September 4th, 2014

African American Professional Women Positive on Medical Research

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

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Tags: African American women, health disparities, Journal of Women's Health, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Sharonne Hayes M.D., The Links


September 3rd, 2014

Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Stewart.Elizabeth@mayo.edu Research Summary Uterine fibroids, leiomyomas, hysterectomy, alternatives to hysterectomy, African American women Elizabeth A. (Ebbie) Stewart, M.D., is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic. Her work centers on uterine fibroids, the leading cause of hysterectomy and a disease with […]

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Tags: African American women, Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart M.D., health disparities, leiomyomes, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, uterine fibroids


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