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May 21, 2019

MAYO CLINIC SPREADS HPV-CANCER AWARENESS

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

SOMEONE YOU LOVE: THE HPV EPIDEMIC Join the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Eliminating HPV-Induced Cancers Watch Preview of Film Both women and men are living with and dying from HPV-related cancers every single day. This documentary reveals some of the faces of HPV and sheds light on the risks, myths, problems, politics, misconceptions and […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic cancer center, news


February 28, 2019

Help for Native American patients at Mayo Clinic

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

Valerie DeCora Guimaraes, will be presenting on her role as the first Patient Relations Specialist at Mayo for Native American patients seeking health and healing. Valerie is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, with Dakota ancestry. She has been an RN for 20+ years, and has worked in med-surg, neuro, rehab, public health, and […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Native American, news


February 5, 2019

Cultivating H.O.P.E. (Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences) – A New Approach for Child Maltreatment Prevention and Health Promotion

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Native American Interest Group is very pleased to host Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, (Montana Institute) and Dr. Robert Sege (Tufts University) on Wednesday, February 13th at noon Central Time. Jeff Linkenbach, Ed.D., is the Founding Director and a Research Scientist at The Montana Institute.  He has developed national award-winning research-based programs to change norms.  He is […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news


December 4, 2018

NAIG: Mayo Clinic’s Traumatic Brain Injury Regional Advisory Council: 25 years of Partnership and Collaboration

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Office of Health Disparities Research and the Native American Interest Group welcome Dr. Allen Brown’s talk that will be informative for anyone working with or seeking to form a community advisory board. At NARO’s October organizational advisory board meeting attended by tribal health directors and Mayo representative, a recommendation was made that hearing from […]

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November 27, 2018

OHDR Journal Club “A Community-Partnered Approach to Developing Church-Based Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans and Latinos”

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (MN) (2:00pm-3:00pm FL and 12:00pm-1:00pm AZ) Rochester BioBusiness Building 5-22 Conference room “A Community-Partnered Approach to Developing Church-Based Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans and Latinos” presented by Chandrika Manjunath                   Participants can attend the meeting remotely […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news


November 2, 2018

Beyond Ancestry: The Production and Consumption of Genetic Knowledge

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Office of Health Disparities Research and the Native American Interest Group welcome Dr. Jessica Blanchard, a Research Scientist at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Applied Social Research and the Center for the Ethics of Indigenous Genomic Research.  Her research focuses broadly on the reduction of health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native and other underrepresented communities, […]

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Tags: health disparities, NAIG, Native American, news


October 5, 2018

2018 Office of Health Disparities Retreat Summary

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

2018 OHDR Retreat Summary Featuring Keynotes by Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, and Pernessa Seele, PhD. Tuesday-Wednesday, August 7-8, 2018 The 2018 Retreat was attended by over 170 researchers, clinicians, educators, and administrators gathered from all three Mayo campuses in Arizona, Florida, Midwest, and the MCHS, and from over 50 departments and work areas, who discussed […]

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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, OHDR annual retreat


September 19, 2018

2018 Office of Health Disparities Research Retreat

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

175+ Mayo Attendees Share Health Disparities Research News, Gain Research and Minority Recruitment Insights, and Develop Collaborations at OHDR Retreat More than 175 Mayo personnel affiliated with over 50 work areas from all three campuses and the MCHS attended the Office of Health Disparities Research retreat August 7 and 8, 2018 at the Double- Tree […]

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August 17, 2017

David Williams, Ph.D. — Keynote for 2017 OHDR Retreat

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

As the Office of Health Disparities Research prepares for its 2017 Annual Retreat, word is spreading about the event’s keynote speaker, David Williams, Ph.D. Dr. Williams will share highlights of his illustrious career as a health disparities researcher, author and educator; and his development of the “Everyday Discrimination Scale.” Dr. William’s August 22 keynote address kicks off […]

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July 27, 2017

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

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

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 form of risk communication, and […]

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