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May 11th, 2016

Somali Tobacco Outreach and Research Initiative

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Researchers study tobacco use in Somali community where 36 percent smoke cigarettes. In a pilot project funded by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona researchers have gathered baseline data on tobacco use in the Somali refugee community, with the ultimate goal of reducing tobacco-related health disparities. A team led by Scott Leischow, Ph.D., has partnered […]

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Tags: Arizona news, Janet M. Okamoto Ph.D., news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali, tobacco control


April 19th, 2016

Researchers Partner with Navajo Nation on Smoke-Free Policies

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Since the 1970s, exposure to secondhand smoke has decreased dramatically in the U.S. with implementation of smoke-free policies in many states and communities. However, these protections do not apply on tribal lands, where secondhand smoke continues to pose a health risk in indoor environments like workplaces and casinos. Mayo researcher Scott Leischow, Ph.D., Hematology/Oncology/Health Sciences Research, […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Native American, Navajo Nation, news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., secondhand smoke, smoke-free policy, tobacco control


March 1st, 2016

NIH Commits $3.1M Grant to Support Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A transdisciplinary team of Arizona researchers, including Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. (Mayo affiliate researcher in Health Science Research and member of the OHDR-Arizona Internal Advisory Team), who will serve as principal investigator, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to test a culturally grounded […]

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Tags: Arizona news, diabetes, Latino, news, obesity, Shaibi, top news


January 7th, 2016

Highlights from the 2015 Arizona Health Equity Conference

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 2nd Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference was a great success with approximately 315 attendees and glowing evaluation feedback. Mayo Clinic, through support from the Office of Health Disparities Research and CCaTS, was one of 13 planning organizations who came together to collaboratively plan this event. The event, which took place on October 29, 2015 […]

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Tags: Arizona news, events, health equity conference, news, top news


November 19th, 2015

OHDR Program Manager Joins Health Partnership Steering Committee

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Chara Chamie, M.P.H., OHDR’s Arizona Program Manager, was recently selected as a member of the Steering Committee for the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC), an organization supporting improved population health outcomes through community collaboration in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Mesa area, which has a population of over 3,800,000.  Ms. Chamie’s work on the HIPMC Steering Committee […]

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Tags: Arizona news, chamie, community partners, Maricopa County, news, 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


July 29th, 2015

Mayo Clinic and ASU Faculty Awarded $3.1M for Joint Cancer Survivorship Efforts

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

An important milestone has been reached with joint efforts between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University regarding Cancer Survivorship. Specifically, a major RO1 National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute research grant was awarded to a project entitled, “Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong/Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors” led by Arizona State University’s Linda Larkey, PhD, a professor […]

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Tags: Arizona news, breast cancer, Linda Larkey, news, NIH Grant, Qigong, Tai Chi, top news


February 17th, 2015

Matt Bondaryk Receives 2014 Community Caring Award

By Chara Chamie charachamie

Matt Bondaryk, a health services analyst at Mayo Clinic, recently received the Mayo Clinic Community Caring Award. This award is given to employees for outstanding service to their communities. Individuals receiving the award are recognized as having contributed their time, talent and commitment to positive changes, and having inspired others to give back to the […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities research, Mayo Clinic


January 8th, 2015

First Arizona Health Equity Conference draws 275 attendees

By Chara Chamie charachamie

The first annual Arizona Health Equity Conference was held on October 30, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona. The conference brought together 275 professionals from across the state who work in the areas of health equity research and practice. Attendees included physicians, nurses, researchers, public health professionals, nonprofit professionals, social workers and military personnel.

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Tags: Arizona Health Equity Conference, Arizona news, health disparities, Joseph Betancourt M.D., Mayo Clinic, news


December 10th, 2014

Meet Investigator Scott Leischow, Ph.D.

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In the latest issue of Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s online magazine, behavioral scientist and health disparities researcher Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D., describes his research interests, including best practices for […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., tobacco use prevention


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