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May 21, 2019

MAYO CLINIC SPREADS HPV-CANCER AWARENESS

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

SOMEONE YOU LOVE: THE HPV EPIDEMIC Join the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Eliminating HPV-Induced Cancers Watch Preview of Film Both women and men are living with and dying from HPV-related cancers every single day. This documentary reveals some of the faces of HPV and sheds light on the risks, myths, problems, politics, misconceptions and […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic cancer center, news


February 28, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cardiology Researcher Heralded as a ‘Change Maker’

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News is featuring Black Minnesotans making history every weekday in February to celebrate Black History Month. The news agency featured LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., as part of the series. Dr. Brewer, a health disparities researcher working in the field of Preventative Cardiology, focuses her work on devising strategies to reduce […]

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February 5, 2019

Cultivating H.O.P.E. (Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences) – A New Approach for Child Maltreatment Prevention and Health Promotion

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Native American Interest Group is very pleased to host Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, (Montana Institute) and Dr. Robert Sege (Tufts University) on Wednesday, February 13th at noon Central Time. Jeff Linkenbach, Ed.D., is the Founding Director and a Research Scientist at The Montana Institute.  He has developed national award-winning research-based programs to change norms.  He is […]

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February 5, 2019

Association of Mindfulness and Stress with Menopausal Symptoms in Midlife Women

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A Mayo Clinic research team, lead by Dr. Richa Sood, has recently published a study that found that mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, and may be especially helpful for women grappling with anxiety, depression, and irritability.  Over 1,700 patients at Mayo’s Women’s Health Clinic participated during a two year period; […]

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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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