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May 29, 2015

Dr. Judith Kaur — Teacher, Healer, Role Model

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Judith Kaur, M.D., says it was her grandmother who first put the thought of becoming a doctor into her head. “My grandmother, Ada, had no formal education, but she was a very wise woman and a very keen observer,” Dr. Kaur, medical director for Native American Programs at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, says in […]

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Tags: American Indians, cancer, Dr. Judith Kaur, news


September 19, 2014

Native CIRCLE

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

The Native Cancer Information Resource Center and Learning Exchange (Native CIRCLE) is a resource center providing cancer- and non-cancer-related materials to health care professionals and lay people involved in the education, care and treatment of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Culturally appropriate educational materials are essential tools for community outreach. The American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer […]

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Tags: American Indians, community partner, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Native CIRCLE


September 3, 2014

Wesley O. Petersen, Ph.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Petersen.Wesley@mayo.edu Research Summary Breast and prostate screening, health behavior change, community-based participatory research, Native American Wesley O. Petersen, Ph.D., conducts research predominantly with American Indians and Alaska Natives. Dr. Petersen has served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, and co-investigator on a variety of projects involving tribes in the Midwest, the Southwest […]

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Tags: Alaska Natives, American Indians, community-based participatory research, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, Wesley O. Petersen Ph.D.


September 3, 2014

Christi A. Patten, Ph.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact patten.Christi@mayo.edu Research Summary Behavioral science, tobacco cessation, behavioral health interventions, Native American, Alaska Native, mammography screening Christie A. Patten, Ph.D., conducts research related to tobacco cessation in Alaska Native women and youth. Her current studies aim to: 1) develop a behavioral intervention for tobacco cessation that is culturally appropriate for youth […]

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Tags: American Indians, behavioral science, Christi A. Patten Ph.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, tobacco cessation


September 2, 2014

Judith Salmon Kaur, M.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Location Jacksonville, Florida Contact kaur.judith@mayo.edu Research Summary American Indian, Alaska Native, cancer control, community-based participatory research, palliative care, hospice Judith Salmon Kaur, M.D., is medical director for the Native American Programs of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center: Native C.I.R.C.L.E. provides and develops culturally appropriate cancer education materials for lay persons, allied health staff and […]

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Tags: Alaska Natives, American Indians, cancer, community-based participatory research, health disparities, Judith Salmon Kaur M.D., Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, Minnesota researcher, researcher


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