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OHDR names 2018 Pilot Project awardees

October 30th, 2017

OHDR names 2018 Pilot Project awardees

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) has awarded funding for three 2018 Pilot Projects that align with OHDR’s two-fold mission of advancing health disparities research and increasing minority participation in clinical trials. OHDR is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2018 round of Pilot Projects: Megan Allyse, Ph.D., Health Care Policy & […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mayo Clinic, Megan Allyse PhD, Samuel Antwi PhD


September 22nd, 2017

2017 OHDR Retreat Keynote Address by David R. Williams, Ph.D.

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Approximately 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from all three Mayo Clinic campuses attended the 2017 Office of Health Disparities retreat, held Aug. 22–23 in Rochester, Minn. The event kicked off with an inspiring keynote address presented by David R. Williams, Ph.D., Harvard University, entitled “The House That Racism Built: Consequences and Opportunities for Health Equity.”  Key […]

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Tags: david williams, health disparities research, keynote, Mayo Clinic, news, racism, retreat, social determinants of health, top news


September 8th, 2017

Lessons From Henrietta Lacks’ Story: Improving Research Collaboration With Patients, Communities

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Stunned, surprised and moved — These are just some of the reactions people shared in a discussion on ethics, race and medicine after viewing the movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at the Science at the Cinema event in Rochester, Minnesota, held in August. The film tells the compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Henrietta Lacks, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, minority participation in research, nasra giama, richard sharp PhD


May 13th, 2016

Marilyn Wilkerson

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Marilyn J. Wilkerson Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board Marilyn J. Wilkerson is originally from New York City. Her professional career includes working for the telephone company for 15 years, after which her career took her to Washington, D.C. Marilyn worked for Amtrak in various human resources positions during her 24-year tenure and retired in […]

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


May 13th, 2016

Denise Yvonne Harrell

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Denise Yvonne Harrell Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board Denise Yvonne Harrell is a member of the Riverview Church of Christ in Jacksonville. She attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville. She has three wonderful children. Harrell’s hobbies include Bible reading, praying, spending time with family, and creating art. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting with […]

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


May 13th, 2016

Rev. Al Berry

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Rev. Al Berry Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board The Rev. Al Berry is a retired information technology (IT) professional. He worked in the field of computer operations and IT for over 40 years (15 at the Prudential Insurance Company and over 26 at CSX Technology) and retired in 2015. For the past eight years, […]

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


May 13th, 2016

LeMorris Prier, Pharm.D.

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

LeMorris Prier, Pharm.D. Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board Dr. Prier earned his bachelor’s from Florida A&M University and his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee. He previously worked as a fellow and director of pharmacy at the Lenard Davis Institute, Wharton School of Business. Dr. Prier’s extensive hospital experience includes roles as […]

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


May 13th, 2016

Wendy Walker Hinton

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Wendy Walker Hinton Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board Wendy Walker Hinton has been a lifelong advocate for civil, community and human rights in the many areas where she has resided (Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Illinois and Florida). She has a dedication for securing equal opportunity for all. Hinton earned a bachelor’s in political science from […]

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


May 13th, 2016

Melinda Henry

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Melinda Henry Member, Jacksonville Community Research Advisory Board Melinda “Fitness Lady” Henry, C.P.T., is currently executive director of DEEN Wellness, a chronic disease prevention and education program. She also co-founded and managed her family’s fitness center (ABz-Solute Fitness) in the Gateway area of Jacksonville, as well as Produce Palace in a similar demographic area of […]

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


May 13th, 2016

Andrea Marks

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

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


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