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April 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic Pediatric Advisory Board to Empower Children

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A Pediatric Advisory Boards (PAB) has been convened with a goal to provide feedback to Mayo Clinic investigators on studies conducted with the pediatric community at Mayo Clinic. The PAB is supported by the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) within the Community Engagement Program and Special Populations Programs. The CCaTS PAB […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, news, Rochester


April 24, 2019

My Life Matters: Mammogram for Life!

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Minnesota women. Tribal women of the Northern Plains Region of the Indian Health Services region have higher mortality rates (26.2 vs 22.8 per 100,000) and higher mortality rates across every age (0-31 years to 65 and older), compared to the region’s non-Hispanic white women. The mortality to […]

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Tags: Native American, news, research


Listening to the needs of faith communities -- Research from the ground up

April 12, 2019

Listening to the needs of faith communities — Research from the ground up

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

What if a team of researchers came into your neighborhood to develop healthy living programs — tailored just for you? Mayo Clinic is collaborating with communities in just this way, using research as a bridge to better health. Coordinated by Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research, teams are using a methodology called community-based participatory […]

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Tags: CBPR, Christopher Pullins M.D., community-based participatory research, FAITH! Program, Floyd B. Willis M.D., health disparities research, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, news, Richard O. White M.D.


September 19, 2018

Registration Open for Arizona Health Equity Conference!

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Registration is now open for the 2018 Arizona Health Equity Conference, to be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ. Mayo Clinic is a founding sponsor of this event, and every year OHDR-Arizona is integrally involved in the planning and implementation of the conference, which draws over 300 […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities research, news


July 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 staff from across Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Minnesota news, news


July 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 patterns of 77 participants at […]

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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, news


June 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 American women, in particular, were […]

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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, news


April 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 Cancer Foundation (AICAF). AICAF is […]

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Tags: news


September 29, 2017

AACR Highlights Mayo Clinic Researcher’s Study on Underrepresentation of Elderly and Ethnic Minorities in Clinical Trials

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The American Association for Cancer Research featured a study, led by Mayo Clinic’s Narjust Duma, MD, in a national press release related to its 2017 Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Dr. Duma’s study, internally funded by Mayo Clinic, established that the elderly and ethnic minorities […]

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Tags: clinical trials, news, researchers, top news


March 2, 2017

Mayo Clinic Well Represented At Cancer Summit

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 2017 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit was held on February 1st with Mayo Clinic well represented. The event served as an annual gathering of Minnesota’s cancer researchers, care providers, and patient advocates, as well as the platform for unveiling the new Minnesota Cancer Plan 2025, a statewide framework for action in reducing cancer burdens. Both […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic, news, OHDR, Rochester, top news


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