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September 11, 2014

Assessing the Feasibility of End-of-Life Research at Maricopa Integrated Health System

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Researchers Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D. Aminah Jatoi, M.D. Abstract Successful health disparities research programs often involve academic-community partnerships.

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Tags: Dr Aminah Jatoi, Dr Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, health disparities, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2013, project


September 11, 2014

Heart Failure Disparity in African Americans: Role of Negative Affect and Inflammation

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Researchers Véronique L. Roger, M.D. Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ph.D. Abstract African Americans have a higher incidence of heart failure (HF) than Caucasians. Factors other than traditional cardiovascular risk factors, such as psychosocial measures, may play a role in the racial disparity in HF incidence, yet have not been studied and the mechanisms by which these […]

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Tags: African Americans, Dr Alanna M. Chamberlain, health disparities, heart failure, Jackson Heart Study Vanguard Center, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2013, project, Véronique L. Roger M.D.


September 11, 2014

Examining Reasons for Breast Cancer Disparities in African American Women in Duval County, FL

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Steven C. Ames, Ph.D. Consultant, Hematology and Oncology Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Nationwide statistics report that Duval County (Greater Jacksonville, FL) has the highest breast cancer mortality for AA women in the state of Florida.

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Tags: African American women, breast cancer, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, project, Steven C. Ames Ph.D.


September 11, 2014

Differences in Bone Associated with Race in Young Adults

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Sundeep Khosla, M.D. Consultant, Endocrinology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Osteoporosis and fractures are major problems faced by an increasingly aging population.

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, osteoporosis, pilot project 2014, project, Sundeep Khosla M.D.


September 11, 2014

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and Correlation between Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in Adolescents from the Minority Communities in Olmsted County

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Seema Kumar, M.D. Consultant, Pediatric Endocrinology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Background: The problem of childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions.

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, Seema Kumar M.D., vitamin D deficiency


September 11, 2014

A Formative Study of Wellness Programming at Boys and Girls Club Rochester

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Irene G. Sia, M.D. Consultant, Infectious Diseases Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Approximately one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are obese or overweight. Childhood obesity disproportionately affects children of ethnic minorities and low-income populations.

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Tags: Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, childhood obesity, health disparities, Irene G. Sia M.D., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2012, project


September 11, 2014

Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity Through Multi-Level Community Activation (Mayo-YMCA)

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Richard O. White, M.D. Senior Associate Consultant, Community Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Obesity rates among adolescents have risen significantly with evidence of disparate trends particularly among minority youth.

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Tags: adolescent obesity, Edward Waters College, First Coast YMCA, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic, pilot project 2013, project, Richard O. White M.D.


September 11, 2014

Let’s Talk: Focus Groups to Inform a Digital Diabetes Storytelling Intervention

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Jane W. Njeru, M.B., Ch.B. Senior Associate Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, including immigrants and refugees, have a higher incidence of diabetes and worse outcomes from the disease than the general population.

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Tags: diabetes, health disparities, Hispanic immigrants, Jane W. Njeru M.B. Ch.B., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, project, Rochester Healthy Community Partnership, Somali immigrants


September 11, 2014

Evaluation of the Prevalence and Knowledge of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among African Immigrants Living in Minnesota

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Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract In the United States, the overall prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers is 0.2%, and the prevalence of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection is 1.6%.

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Tags: health disparities, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2014, project


September 4, 2014

Cancer-Focused Project Partnering with a Minority Serving Institution

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Researcher Floyd B. Willis, M.D. Summary Develop a project with a cancer focus that will utilize Edward Waters College students as possible community health workers to provide health education to the surrounding community.

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Tags: Edward Waters College, Florida project, Floyd B. Willis M.D., health disparities, health education, Mayo Clinic, project


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