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January 21, 2019

Cervical Cancer Screening Rates ‘Unacceptably Low,’ With Racial Disparities in Screening Rates as Well

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A Mayo Clinic study examining the percentage of women, living in Olmsted county, screened for cervical cancer, shows that the number is ‘unacceptably low’ compared to the national average. Additionally, African-American women were only half as likely to be up-to-date on their screenings as white women across the board. Asian women were nearly 30 percent […]

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December 4, 2018

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

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

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 sumedhapenheiter

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 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic Well Represented at 2018 AACR Science of Health Disparities Conference

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved was held November 2nd-5th in New Orleans.  OHDR Pilot Awardee Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, chaired an Education Session entitled Progress in Liver Cancer-From From Screening to Survivorship, with Chee-Chee Stucky, MD, serving on that panel presenting […]

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November 16, 2018

Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease–Does it Matter?

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

In a recently published article, Mayo clinician researcher Michelle Mielke, PhD, discusses issues surrounding the benefits and drawbacks of studying sex and gender differences in the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of Alzheimer’s Disease at all levels, including basic science studies, clinical research, and clinical trials.  She and her co-authors take on the long-standing question […]

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November 9, 2018

Pediatric Cancer Researcher Awarded $1.1M Quantum Grant

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Hyundai Hope on Wheels recently awarded Richard Vile, PhD, a $1.1M Quantum Grant, funds specifically awarded to support research on pediatric cancers with low survival rates.  Dr. Vile and his research team, who develop experimental cancer therapies based on stimulating antitumor immune responses, will use the grant to focus on new treatments for aggressive pediatric […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news


November 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic Team Bridging Basic and Clinical Research to Improve Women’s Health Awarded $6.1 Million

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have awarded Mayo Clinic a $6.2 million grant to fund a Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on sex differences. The overarching theme of the project, entitled Sex-Specific Effects of Endocrine Disruption on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be to investigate […]

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November 2, 2018

Beyond Ancestry: The Production and Consumption of Genetic Knowledge

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

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 26, 2018

NCI Awards $3.1M for Development of Breast Cancer Risk Model

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A team of Mayo researchers, led by Amy Degnim, MD, a breast surgeon in Rochester, and Mark Sherman, MD, an epidemiologist and laboratory medicine and pathology researcher in Jacksonville, has received a $3.1 M grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a breast cancer prediction model to help guide clinical care for women whose […]

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October 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Celebrating a Valued Collaboration

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Campus is proud to share a milestone 10-year anniversary with its valued partner, Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC). The collaboration, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Tom Fitch during his tenure as chair of the division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, now involves a team of five Mayo oncologists (Donald Northfelt, Harshita Paripati, […]

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