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September 22nd, 2017

2017 OHDR Retreat Keynote Address by David R. Williams, Ph.D.

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Approximately 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from all three Mayo Clinic campuses attended the 2017 Office of Health Disparities retreat, held Aug. 22–23 in Rochester, Minn. The event kicked off with an inspiring keynote address presented by David R. Williams, Ph.D., Harvard University, entitled “The House That Racism Built: Consequences and Opportunities for Health Equity.”  Key […]

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Tags: david williams, health disparities research, keynote, Mayo Clinic, news, racism, retreat, social determinants of health, top news


September 8th, 2017

Lessons from Henrietta Lacks’ Story: Improving Research Collaboration With Patients, Communities

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Stunned, surprised and moved — These are just some of the reactions people shared in a discussion on ethics, race and medicine after viewing the movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at the Science at the Cinema event in Rochester, Minnesota, held in August. The film tells the compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Henrietta Lacks, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, minority participation in research, nasra giama, richard sharp PhD


July 28th, 2017

Powwow for Hope: Reaching out to Native American Communities

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Michele Fairbanks, an Ojibwe specialist at American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, visited the Mayo Clinic booth at the Powwow for Hope. In May, Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) hosted a booth at the 6th annual Powwow for Hope in Minneapolis to provide outreach on cancer research to Native American communities. […]

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Tags: American Indian Cancer Foundation, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic cancer center, Native American


July 12th, 2017

Is It Fair to Expect Students From Minority Backgrounds to ‘Give Back’ in Their Careers?

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Imagine you are a medical student and you’ve received financial aid based on your status as a member of a minority or low-income group. Should you be expected to pursue a career serving in underserved communities? Not if society wants to tackle social inequity, according to a recent commentary published in the AMA Journal of […]

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Tags: health disparities, Jon Tilburt MD, Mayo Clinic, medical students, minority students


May 31st, 2017

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Keynote speaker Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHMD), gave the talk “NIMHD’s Research Agenda to Improve the Health of Racial and Ethnic Minorities”  

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Tags: Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stabile, mayo, Mayo Clinic, news, OHDR, ohdr retreat, rochester mn, top news


March 24th, 2017

Health Disparities in Minneapolis’ Underserved Communities to Be Discussed

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Join the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) for a special research presentation by Southside Community Health Services (“Southside”), which provides medical and dental services to one of Minneapolis’ most underserved neighborhoods.

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Tags: community health, health disparities, health equity, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Southside Community Health Services


March 2nd, 2017

Mayo Clinic Well Represented At Cancer Summit

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 2017 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit was held on February 1st with Mayo Clinic well represented. The event served as an annual gathering of Minnesota’s cancer researchers, care providers, and patient advocates, as well as the platform for unveiling the new Minnesota Cancer Plan 2025, a statewide framework for action in reducing cancer burdens. Both […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic, news, OHDR, Rochester, top news


March 2nd, 2017

Role of Medical School Climate & Patient-Provider Communication in Health Outcomes Of Diverse Communities

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic’s Sean Phelan, PhD, was recently awarded two NIH grants in furtherance of health dispari-ties research. The first, an R21, will support a study on the influence of medical school climate and cur-riculum on graduates’ prosocial attitudes and decision to practice in underserved or racially diverse com-munities. The second grant, an R03, will support […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, new, news, REIH, Rochester, Sean Phelan Ph.D., top news


December 5th, 2016

OHDR Retreat Focuses on Closing Gaps for Underserved

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Over 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from across Mayo Clinic, as well as outside community members, gathered in Rochester, Minnesota, for the Office of Heath Disparities Research (OHDR) Annual Retreat in October. The meeting was a platform to share science updates, learn about study support and other resources, delve into health disparities topics and collaborate […]

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Tags: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news


June 3rd, 2016

Mayo Clinic to Be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank. The biobank will hold a research repository of biologic samples, known as biospecimens, for this longitudinal program that aims to enroll 1 million or […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news, PMI Cohort Program, precision medicine


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