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July 26, 2018

Mayo Clinic Researchers and OHDR Funding Combine to Assess Minority Health

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. 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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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, news


July 18, 2018

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

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. 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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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, news


July 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic Represented at N. American Refugee Health Conference by OHDR-AZ

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. 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 G. Penheiter Sumedha G. 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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Tags: health disparities, Minnesota news, news


June 26, 2018

Mayo Health Disparities Researcher Recognized for Community Outreach

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. 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


May 23, 2018

Native Voices Exhibition Coming to Mayo Clinic June 4

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter (@sumedhapenheiter)

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition prepared by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, will visit Rochester, Minnesota: June 4–July 5, 2018 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Siebens Building SL-104 (Hage Atrium), Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota Free and open to the public Native Voices explores the […]

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Tags: Brenda Child, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Native American, news, NIH


May 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter (@sumedhapenheiter)

On May 6, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. All of Us seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community, and information […]

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Tags: All of Us, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, news, NIH


May 1, 2018

Racial Disparities in Myeloma Treatment Nationwide

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter (@sumedhapenheiter)

Blood cancer specialist Sikander Ailawadhi, M.D., was working in a county hospital in California several years ago when he became aware of a trend in cancer care that was concerning. “I noticed patient profiles from different racial subgroups seemed to get different treatments and have different outcomes,” says Dr. Ailawadhi, a specialist in multiple myeloma […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, multiple myeloma, news, Sikander Ailawadhi


March 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic Diversity Efforts: Engaging With American Indian Groups, Addressing Underrepresentation of African-Americans in Research

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter (@sumedhapenheiter)

In October 2017, the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research’s Native American Research Outreach (NARO) program hosted a conference entitled “A Path toward Better Health among Bemidji Area American Indians.” Participants included representatives of six tribal nations, 10 Native health and social service agencies and 16 Mayo Clinic departments. The conference opened discussion between and among […]

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Tags: African-American, Christopher Pullins, health disparities, Healthy Churches 2020, LaPrincess Brewer, Mayo Clinic, minority health, Native American, news, Wesley Petersen


March 1, 2018

Research Establishes Questions to Address Unmet Needs of Patients With Disabilities

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter (@sumedhapenheiter)

To address inequities for patients with disabilities, research led by Mayo Clinic has established six essential questions for health care organizations to ask at the point of care. The broad, evidence-based questions are a first step in determining unmet needs of individual patients for whom disabilities are not always easily identified, the researchers say. Mayo […]

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Tags: disablities, health care delivery, health disparities, John Knudsen MD, Mayo Clinic, news


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