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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


February 8th, 2016

Mayo Researchers and Leaders to Present at Workplace Inclusion Conference

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic health disparities researchers and diversity leaders will present at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s Annual Conference, which will take place March 29–31, 2016, at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sharonne Hayes, M.D.; Michelle van Ryn, Ph.D.; Sean Phelan, Ph.D.; and Fred Wills, MPA, will present the learning session “Seeing and […]

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Tags: Forum on Workplace Inclusion, Fred Wills, health disparities research, Mayo Clinic, Michelle van Ryn Ph.D., Minnesota news, news, Sharonne Hayes M.D.


November 2nd, 2015

Health Disparities Researcher Wins NAACP Award

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Rochester Branch of the NAACP awarded LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., its “Nancy Hart Meritorious Service Award” at its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet on October 24, 2015.  The award was presented to Dr. Brewer, a Mayo Clinic health disparities researcher, for her “ongoing commitment to cardiovascular disease prevention amongst high risk populations and combating a legacy […]

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Tags: award, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Minnesota news, NAACP, news, top news


September 24th, 2015

OHDR Funds 2016 Health Disparities Research Through Pilot Project Awards

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is pleased to announce four awards for 2016 pilot research projects. The OHDR provides seed funding annually to Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding in health disparities research.  OHDR Congratulates these awardees, and thanks all those who submitted […]

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Tags: Minnesota news, news, pilot project, pilot project 2016, top news


July 10th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Researchers Selected for NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic researchers Richard White, M.D., Community Internal Medicine, and Hadiya Guerrero, D.P.T, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, have been selected by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to attend the NIMHD’s 2015 Translational Health Disparities Course, on August 3–14 in Bethesda, Maryland. Attendees are selected from a highly competitive national application […]

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Tags: Minnesota news, news, top news


May 18th, 2015

Tribal Collaboration Proposes Research on Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

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Tags: colorectal cancer, Dr Wesley Petersen, health disparities, Indian Health Service, Minnesota news, Native American, Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation


May 6th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Researcher Wins Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., an advanced cardiovascular disease fellow within the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, was recently named the Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition Winner by the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) for her oral presentation on a community-based participatory research collaboration

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Tags: African-American, Association of Black Cardiologists, cardiovascular disease, community-based participatory research, Dr Jay Brown, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Sharonne Hayes M.D.


April 17th, 2015

Organizational Diversity Climate, Stigma and the Well-being of Employees and Patients

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Health disparities researcher Sean Phelan, Ph.D., recently spoke about organizational diversity climate and stigma in a Grand Rounds presentation hosted by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: health disparities, implicit bias, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, obesity bias, Sean Phelan Ph.D., stigma, unconscious bias


April 2nd, 2015

Health Disparities Researchers Target Unconscious Bias in Health Care

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Unconscious bias, also called implicit bias, affects health care providers every day, especially when they are stressed or tired. Swift and automatic, it can reduce quality of care and even lead to medical errors. Michelle van Ryn, Ph.D., HSR – Health Care Policy and Research, is Principal Investigator of Mayo’s Research Group on Equity and […]

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Tags: health disparities research, implicit bias, Mayo Clinic, Michelle van Ryn Ph.D., Minnesota news, news, Office of Health Disparities Research, unconscious bias


March 23rd, 2015

Removing a Cultural Barrier to Cure

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Reducing liver disease in immigrant African communities With funding from the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), a team led by Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is working to help reduce high rates of liver disease in immigrant African communities. “The diseases that we study — hepatitis and liver cancer — have a […]

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Tags: health disparities, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, immigrant African, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., liver cancer, liver disease, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Somali


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