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May 13, 2016

Andrea Marks

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Andrea Marks Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board Andrea Marks was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Florida in 1990. Her formal education includes degrees in elementary education, sociology, photography and radiologic technology. Marks worked in the medical field for 30 years. During this time, she volunteered in a community center […]

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Tags: community advisory board, health disparities research, Mayo Clinic


March 23, 2016

Researchers Target Disparities in Childhood Obesity

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

  Richard White, M.D., Community Internal Medicine, wants to improve the odds for inner-city adolescents in Jacksonville, Florida, to live long and healthy lives. “Some reports have suggested this may be the first generation that doesn’t necessarily outlive their parents,” says Dr. White. “That’s a very concerning and provoking thought.” In research funded by the […]

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Tags: African-American, childhood obesity, Florida news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news, Richard O. White M.D.


November 2, 2015

Health Disparities Researcher Wins NAACP Award

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Rochester Branch of the NAACP awarded LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., its “Nancy Hart Meritorious Service Award” at its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet on October 24, 2015.  The award was presented to Dr. Brewer, a Mayo Clinic health disparities researcher, for her “ongoing commitment to cardiovascular disease prevention amongst high risk populations and combating a legacy […]

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Tags: award, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Minnesota news, NAACP, news, top news


October 26, 2015

OHDR Hosts Successful 2015 Retreat

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Third Annual Office of Health Disparities Research Retreat, held on September 28 and 29, 2015, was attended by seventy-two participants from across Mayo Clinic, including 6 from Arizona, 9 from Florida and 57 from Minnesota. The participants included Physicians, Clinician Investigators, Allied Health, and collaborators from partner institutes such as Arizona State University, University […]

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Tags: news, OHDR annual retreat, top news


September 24, 2015

OHDR Funds 2016 Health Disparities Research Through Pilot Project Awards

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is pleased to announce four awards for 2016 pilot research projects. The OHDR provides seed funding annually to Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding in health disparities research.  OHDR Congratulates these awardees, and thanks all those who submitted […]

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Tags: Minnesota news, news, pilot project, pilot project 2016, top news


December 11, 2014

OHDR Funds Research Related to African-American, Somali, Alaska Native Populations

By Sumedha Penheiter Sumedha Penheiter

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is pleased to announce funding awards for five pilot projects in 2015 that will target health disparities in African-American, Somali, Alaska Native and other populations. The OHDR provides seed funding annually to Mayo Clinic scientists to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding in health […]

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Tags: African-American, Alaska Native, Christi A. Patten Ph.D., health disparities, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mary O'Connor M.D., Mayo Clinic, news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali, Yonas E. Geda M.D.


December 10, 2014

Somali Tobacco Outreach & Research Initiative (STORI)

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D. Senior Associate Consultant II, Hematology/Oncology Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona Abstract Somalis are the fourth largest refugee population in the United States.

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Tags: Arizona project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2015, project, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali Tobacco Outreach & Research Initiative, Somalis, tobacco cessation, tobacco use, tobacco use prevention


September 19, 2014

New Town Success Zone

By OHDR Admin OHDR Admin

New Town Success Zone is a partnership of public and private organizations that are developing a continuum of services to help children and their families living in the New Town neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, achieve the goals of healthy development, academic success and well-being of children. The mission of the New Town Success Zone is […]

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Tags: community partner, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, New Town Success Zone, Richard O. White M.D.


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