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November 27, 2018

OHDR Journal Club “A Community-Partnered Approach to Developing Church-Based Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans and Latinos”

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (MN) (2:00pm-3:00pm FL and 12:00pm-1:00pm AZ) Rochester BioBusiness Building 5-22 Conference room “A Community-Partnered Approach to Developing Church-Based Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans and Latinos” presented by Chandrika Manjunath                   Participants can attend the meeting remotely […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news


November 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic Well Represented at 2018 AACR Science of Health Disparities Conference

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved was held November 2nd-5th in New Orleans.  OHDR Pilot Awardee Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, chaired an Education Session entitled Progress in Liver Cancer-From From Screening to Survivorship, with Chee-Chee Stucky, MD, serving on that panel presenting […]

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November 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic Team Bridging Basic and Clinical Research to Improve Women’s Health Awarded $6.1 Million

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have awarded Mayo Clinic a $6.2 million grant to fund a Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on sex differences. The overarching theme of the project, entitled Sex-Specific Effects of Endocrine Disruption on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be to investigate […]

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November 2, 2018

Beyond Ancestry: The Production and Consumption of Genetic Knowledge

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Office of Health Disparities Research and the Native American Interest Group welcome Dr. Jessica Blanchard, a Research Scientist at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Applied Social Research and the Center for the Ethics of Indigenous Genomic Research.  Her research focuses broadly on the reduction of health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native and other underrepresented communities, […]

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Tags: health disparities, NAIG, Native American, news


October 5, 2018

2018 Office of Health Disparities Retreat Summary

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

2018 OHDR Retreat Summary Featuring Keynotes by Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, and Pernessa Seele, PhD. Tuesday-Wednesday, August 7-8, 2018 The 2018 Retreat was attended by over 170 researchers, clinicians, educators, and administrators gathered from all three Mayo campuses in Arizona, Florida, Midwest, and the MCHS, and from over 50 departments and work areas, who discussed […]

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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, OHDR annual retreat


July 31, 2018

NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Visits Mayo

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Dr. Hannah A. Valantine, the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, presented NIH’s Scien-tific Approach to Achieving Inclusive Excellence at the Elizabeth Blackwell Mayo Medical Grand Rounds on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Additionally, she introduced a new Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit, designed to (1) ad-vance scholarship of the science of diversity and inclusion, (2) […]

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July 26, 2018

Mayo Clinic Researchers and OHDR Funding Combine to Assess Minority Health

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Faith-based public health conferences offer a potential opportunity to improve health literacy and change health behaviors. A recently published study by a team of Mayo Clinic researchers, supported by funding from OHDR and led by Drs. LaPrincess Brewer and Christopher Pullins, examined the self-reported health behaviors and preventive healthcare utilization patterns of 77 participants at […]

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July 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic Investigators’ Education-to-Action Program Leads to Increased Participation of Minorities in Research

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A study conducted by Mayo Clinic in partnership with The Links, Incorporated, a national service organ-ization of professional African American women, was recently published in the Journal of Womens Health. Investigators used the study to research minorities’ attitudes toward participating in chart review (CR), genetic/biobanking studies (GEN), and clinical trials (CT), both before and after […]

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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


June 26, 2018

Breast Cancer: Mayo Researcher Finds Post-Surgery Screening Disparities

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

  Kathryn Ruddy, MD, chair of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s Survivorship Disease Group, led a recently published study which determined not only that breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of postsurgery mammography—with rates declining over time as women got further out from their breast cancer diagnosis—but African American women, in particular, were […]

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