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Jul 31, 2018

2018 OHDR Annual Retreat

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Featuring Keynotes by Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, and Pernessa Seele, PhD. Tuesday-Wednesday, August 7-8, 2018 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 [...]
2018 OHDR Annual Retreat
Jul 31, 2018

NIH's Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Visits Mayo

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Dr. Hannah A. Valantine, the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, presented NIH’s Scien-tific Approach to Achieving Inclusive Excellence at the Elizabeth Blackwell Mayo Medical Grand Rounds on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Additionally, she introduced a new Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit, designed to (1) ad-vance scholarship of the science [...]
NIH's Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Visits Mayo
Jul 26, 2018

Mayo Clinic Researchers and OHDR Funding Combine to Assess Minority Health

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Faith-based public health conferences offer a potential opportunity to improve health literacy and change health behaviors. A recently published study by a team of Mayo Clinic researchers, supported by funding from OHDR and led by Drs. LaPrincess Brewer and Christopher Pullins, examined the self-reported health behaviors and preventive healthcare utilization [...]
Mayo Clinic Researchers and OHDR Funding Combine to Assess Minority Health
Jul 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic Investigators' Education-to-Action Program Leads to Increased Participation of Minorities in Research

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
A study conducted by Mayo Clinic in partnership with The Links, Incorporated, a national service organ-ization of professional African American women, was recently published in the Journal of Womens Health. Investigators used the study to research minorities’ attitudes toward participating in chart review (CR), genetic/biobanking studies (GEN), and clinical trials [...]
Mayo Clinic Investigators' Education-to-Action Program Leads to Increased Participation of Minorities in Research
Jul 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic Represented at N. American Refugee Health Conference by OHDR-AZ

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
The North American Refugee Health Conference 2018, the largest refugee health conference of its kind, was held this June in Portland, Oregon. Farhia Omar (pictured far left), Senior Research Coordinator in Arizona, represented Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research at this three day conference designed for those at the [...]
Mayo Clinic Represented at N. American Refugee Health Conference by OHDR-AZ
Jun 26, 2018

Breast Cancer: Mayo Researcher Finds Post-Surgery Screening Disparities

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
  Kathryn Ruddy, MD, chair of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s Survivorship Disease Group, led a recently published study which determined not only that breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of postsurgery mammography—with rates declining over time as women got further out from their breast cancer diagnosis—but African [...]
Breast Cancer:  Mayo Researcher Finds Post-Surgery Screening Disparities
Jun 26, 2018

Mayo Health Disparities Researcher Recognized for Community Outreach

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
The Jacksonville Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board recently recognized Mayo Clinic physician and health disparities researcher Richard White, MD, for his outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville Hispanic Community. Dr. White, a member of OHDR’s Steering Committee, has been involved in health education and community outreach efforts, as well as extensive community [...]
Mayo Health Disparities Researcher Recognized for Community Outreach
May 23, 2018

Native Voices Exhibition Coming to Mayo Clinic June 4

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition prepared by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, will visit Rochester, Minnesota: June 4–July 5, 2018 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Siebens Building SL-104 (Hage Atrium), Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota Free and open to the [...]
Native Voices Exhibition Coming to Mayo Clinic June 4
May 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
On May 6, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. All of Us seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the [...]
Mayo Clinic joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program
May 1, 2018

Racial Disparities in Myeloma Treatment Nationwide

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Blood cancer specialist Sikander Ailawadhi, M.D., was working in a county hospital in California several years ago when he became aware of a trend in cancer care that was concerning. “I noticed patient profiles from different racial subgroups seemed to get different treatments and have different outcomes,” says Dr. Ailawadhi, [...]
Racial Disparities in Myeloma Treatment Nationwide
Apr 9, 2018

Native American Interest Group to Discuss AICAF’s Strategies for Minimizing Health Disparities

By Silvana De Lorenzo @silvanabde
The April Native American Interest Group presentation, sponsored by Mayo Clinic's Native American Research Outreach program, will be held Tuesday, April 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Presenters will be Nurse Educator Lois Brown and Cancer Equity Manager Amber Ruffin of the American Indian [...]
Native American Interest Group to Discuss AICAF’s Strategies for Minimizing Health Disparities
Apr 9, 2018

Most patients comfortable with sexual orientation and gender identity questions, research finds

By Silvana De Lorenzo @silvanabde
Most patients comfortable with sexual orientation and gender identity questions, research finds ROCHESTER, Minn. — New Mayo Clinic research suggests up to 97 percent of patients are comfortable with their health care provider asking sexual orientation and gender identity questions. Before this research, it was unclear if the questions – [...]
Most patients comfortable with sexual orientation and gender identity questions, research finds
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