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Listening to the needs of faith communities -- Research from the ground up

April 12, 2019

Listening to the needs of faith communities — Research from the ground up

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

What if a team of researchers came into your neighborhood to develop healthy living programs — tailored just for you? Mayo Clinic is collaborating with communities in just this way, using research as a bridge to better health. Coordinated by Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research, teams are using a methodology called community-based participatory […]

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Tags: CBPR, Christopher Pullins M.D., community-based participatory research, FAITH! Program, Floyd B. Willis M.D., health disparities research, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, news, Richard O. White M.D.


September 27, 2018

Mayo Researchers Awarded NCI Grant To Address Cancer Burden of Native Americans in Rural Areas

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has been awarded a Rural Health supplement grant for a unique study focused on addressing disparities in the cancer burden faced by American Indian/Alaska Native populations. The PI on the grant, Robert Diasio, MD, and Program Lead, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, PhD, will leverage a community-engaged approach, which honors cultural nuances […]

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Tags: health disparities research, news


September 19, 2018

2018 Office of Health Disparities Research Retreat

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

175+ Mayo Attendees Share Health Disparities Research News, Gain Research and Minority Recruitment Insights, and Develop Collaborations at OHDR Retreat More than 175 Mayo personnel affiliated with over 50 work areas from all three campuses and the MCHS attended the Office of Health Disparities Research retreat August 7 and 8, 2018 at the Double- Tree […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Minnesota news, news


September 19, 2018

High Visibility “Walk by FAITH!” Event Celebrates Intervention’s First Decade

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

What started as a class project for LaPrincess Brewer, MD’s Public Health course in Baltimore ten years ago, “Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health” (FAITH!), has become a proven cardiovascular and wellness intervention for African American faith communities that is now active in six churches across Rochester and the Twin Cities. In recognition of FAITH’s […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Minnesota news, 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 31, 2018

2018 OHDR Annual Retreat

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Featuring Keynotes by Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, and Pernessa Seele, PhD. Tuesday-Wednesday, August 7-8, 2018 What are the attitudes of diverse populations toward genetic research results? Do patients who are American Indian face unique barriers to kidney transplantation? Is it difficult to recruit minorities for research studies? This Retreat brings together staff from across Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: health disparities research, Minnesota news, news


OHDR names 2018 Pilot Project awardees

October 30, 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 22, 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 8, 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, news, richard sharp PhD


May 13, 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


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