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Sep 8, 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 [...]
Lessons From Henrietta Lacks’ Story: Improving Research Collaboration With Patients, Communities
Jul 28, 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 [...]
Powwow for Hope: Reaching out to Native American Communities
Jul 27, 2017

Mayo Health Disparities Researcher: Invited Speaker at Breast Density and Cancer Risk Workshop

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Dr. Carmen Radecki Breitkopf was an invited lecturer at the 8th International Breast Density and Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop, in San Francisco, CA, June 7-9, 2017. The title of her talk was "Communicating Risk and Density Information to Wom-en." The presentation addressed cancer risk communication, breast density notifica-tion as a [...]
Mayo Health Disparities Researcher: Invited Speaker at Breast Density and Cancer Risk Workshop
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