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June 26, 2018

Mayo Health Disparities Researcher Recognized for Community Outreach

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Jacksonville Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board recently recognized Mayo Clinic physician and health disparities researcher Richard White, MD, for his outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville Hispanic Community. Dr. White, a member of OHDR’s Steering Committee, has been involved in health education and community outreach efforts, as well as extensive community engaged research with the Hispanic/Latino […]

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Tags: Florida news, health disparities, news


February 19, 2018

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

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

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 Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

  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 10, 2015

Health Disparities Researchers and OHDR Staff Attend Healthy Churches 2020

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic health disparities research investigators and administrators were in wide attendance at the recent Healthy Churches 2020 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Healthy Churches 2020 is a faith-based health initiative by The Balm in Gilead organization, designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers […]

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Tags: Florida news, Healthy Churches 2020, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., news, top news


May 22, 2014

Documentary: Start Moving, Start Living

By Monica Albertie monicaalbertie

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Tags: Event, Florida event, Florida news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic


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