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October 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Celebrating a Valued Collaboration

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Campus is proud to share a milestone 10-year anniversary with its valued partner, Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC). The collaboration, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Tom Fitch during his tenure as chair of the division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, now involves a team of five Mayo oncologists (Donald Northfelt, Harshita Paripati, […]

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Tags: Arizona news, Mayo Clinic, news


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 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic Represented at N. American Refugee Health Conference by OHDR-AZ

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The North American Refugee Health Conference 2018, the largest refugee health conference of its kind, was held this June in Portland, Oregon. Farhia Omar (pictured far left), Senior Research Coordinator in Arizona, represented Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research at this three day conference designed for those at the frontline in addressing refugee health […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities, news


May 11, 2016

Somali Tobacco Outreach and Research Initiative

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Researchers study tobacco use in Somali community where 36 percent smoke cigarettes. In a pilot project funded by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona researchers have gathered baseline data on tobacco use in the Somali refugee community, with the ultimate goal of reducing tobacco-related health disparities. A team led by Scott Leischow, Ph.D., has partnered […]

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Tags: Arizona news, Janet M. Okamoto Ph.D., news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali, tobacco control


April 19, 2016

Researchers Partner with Navajo Nation on Smoke-Free Policies

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Since the 1970s, exposure to secondhand smoke has decreased dramatically in the U.S. with implementation of smoke-free policies in many states and communities. However, these protections do not apply on tribal lands, where secondhand smoke continues to pose a health risk in indoor environments like workplaces and casinos. Mayo researcher Scott Leischow, Ph.D., Hematology/Oncology/Health Sciences Research, […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Native American, Navajo Nation, news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., secondhand smoke, smoke-free policy, tobacco control


March 1, 2016

NIH Commits $3.1M Grant to Support Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A transdisciplinary team of Arizona researchers, including Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. (Mayo affiliate researcher in Health Science Research and member of the OHDR-Arizona Internal Advisory Team), who will serve as principal investigator, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to test a culturally grounded […]

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Tags: Arizona news, diabetes, Latino, news, obesity, Shaibi, top news


January 7, 2016

Highlights from the 2015 Arizona Health Equity Conference

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 2nd Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference was a great success with approximately 315 attendees and glowing evaluation feedback. Mayo Clinic, through support from the Office of Health Disparities Research and CCaTS, was one of 13 planning organizations who came together to collaboratively plan this event. The event, which took place on October 29, 2015 […]

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Tags: Arizona news, events, health equity conference, news, top news


November 19, 2015

OHDR Program Manager Joins Health Partnership Steering Committee

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Chara Chamie, M.P.H., OHDR’s Arizona Program Manager, was recently selected as a member of the Steering Committee for the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC), an organization supporting improved population health outcomes through community collaboration in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Mesa area, which has a population of over 3,800,000.  Ms. Chamie’s work on the HIPMC Steering Committee […]

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Tags: Arizona news, chamie, community partners, Maricopa County, news, top news


November 19, 2015

Arizona OHDR: African American Community Health Literacy Initiative

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

On November 7, 2015, Dr. Kenneth Poole led Your Health Matters, the second installment of an African American community health literacy initiative in Phoenix sponsored by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona.  The event took place at First Institutional Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix.  Topics included health maintenance and prevention, cancer, and a discussion […]

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Tags: African American churches, Arizona event, Arizona news, Arizona researcher, news, Poole


July 29, 2015

Mayo Clinic and ASU Faculty Awarded $3.1M for Joint Cancer Survivorship Efforts

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

An important milestone has been reached with joint efforts between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University regarding Cancer Survivorship. Specifically, a major RO1 National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute research grant was awarded to a project entitled, “Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong/Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors” led by Arizona State University’s Linda Larkey, PhD, a professor […]

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Tags: Arizona news, breast cancer, Linda Larkey, news, NIH Grant, Qigong, Tai Chi, top news


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