What are the attitudes of diverse populations toward genetic research results?
Do patients who are American Indian face unique barriers to kidney transplantation?
Is it difficult to recruit minorities for research studies?
This Retreat brings together staff from across Mayo Clinic to discuss health disparities, to learn about resources and research at Mayo, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
This year’s Keynote, who kicks off Day One, will be Kimberly Arriola, PhD, Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Public Health, and Researcher, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University. Day One also includes scientific presentations, health disparities programmatic updates, and an important session entitled, “Increasing Participation of Underserved Populations in Research.” Day Two includes an enterprise-wide health equity update, with leadership from all three shields, and a unique engagement session entitled, “Healthcare Modes of Delivery as a Means of Reducing Disparities.” For this session, OHDR is pleased to feature, among other presenters, Pernessa Seele, PhD, founder and CEO of The Balm in Gilead, Inc., which works to reduce health disparities of people of the African Diaspora through partnership with their faith institutions.
The retreat will also feature opportunities to learn about: