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October 30, 2017

OHDR names 2018 Pilot Project awardees

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

The Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) has awarded funding for three 2018 Pilot Projects that align with OHDR’s two-fold mission of advancing health disparities research and increasing minority participation in clinical trials.

OHDR is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2018 round of Pilot Projects:

  • Megan Allyse, Ph.D., Health Care Policy & Research (Rochester): “Views of Women With Uterine Fibroids on Fertility Preservation and Restoration”
  • Samuel Antwi, Ph.D., Health Sciences Research (Florida): “Factors Affecting African American Participation in Cancer Research and Response to Return of Hepatitis Viral Load Research Findings”
  • Mark Wieland, M.D., Primary Care Internal Medicine (Rochester): “Closing the Gap: Improving Cancer Screening in Patients With Limited English Proficiency”

The selected projects represent a wide variety of disparities topics across a diverse field of medical disciplines. Dr. Allyse’s project was also selected for the “Women’s Health Pilot Award” as an outcome of a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Office of Women’s Health Research and OHDR to encourage and expand Mayo Clinic research on women’s health in underserved populations.

Megan Allyse, Ph.D.

Samuel Antwi, Ph.D.

Mark Wieland, M.D.



Tags: health disparities research, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mayo Clinic, Megan Allyse PhD, News, Projects, Samuel Antwi PhD, Top News

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