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March 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic Diversity Efforts: Engaging With American Indian Groups, Addressing Underrepresentation of African-Americans in Research

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

In October 2017, the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research’s Native American Research Outreach (NARO) program hosted a conference entitled “A Path toward Better Health among Bemidji Area American Indians.” Participants included representatives of six tribal nations, 10 Native health and social service agencies and 16 Mayo Clinic departments. The conference opened discussion between and among […]

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Tags: African-American, Christopher Pullins, health disparities, Healthy Churches 2020, LaPrincess Brewer, Mayo Clinic, minority health, Native American, news, Wesley Petersen

February 19, 2018

New Study Will Engage African-American Community in Alzheimer’s Outreach

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

While it is known that Alzheimer’s is a disease of aging, there are other factors that increase our risk for this condition. As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s rises from an estimated 5.5 million people in the U.S. to as high as 16 million in 2050, researchers are looking at how the disease affects different populations. John […]

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Tags: African-American, Alzheimer's, Florida news, health disparities, John Lucas PhD, Mayo Clinic, news

March 23, 2016

Researchers Target Disparities in Childhood Obesity

By Sumedha G. 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.

May 6, 2015

Mayo Clinic Researcher Wins Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., an advanced cardiovascular disease fellow within the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, was recently named the Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition Winner by the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) for her oral presentation on a community-based participatory research collaboration

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Tags: African-American, Association of Black Cardiologists, cardiovascular disease, community-based participatory research, Dr Jay Brown, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Sharonne Hayes M.D.

December 11, 2014

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

By Sumedha G. 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.

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