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April 29, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: African Americans, FAITH! Program, health disparities research, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, news

April 12, 2019

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

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

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 8, 2017

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

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

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

November 10, 2015

Health Disparities Researchers and OHDR Staff Attend Healthy Churches 2020

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Mayo Clinic health disparities research investigators and administrators were in wide attendance at the recent Healthy Churches 2020 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Healthy Churches 2020 is a faith-based health initiative by The Balm in Gilead organization, designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers […]

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Tags: Florida news, Healthy Churches 2020, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., news, top news

November 2, 2015

Health Disparities Researcher Wins NAACP Award

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

The Rochester Branch of the NAACP awarded LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., its “Nancy Hart Meritorious Service Award” at its 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet on October 24, 2015.  The award was presented to Dr. Brewer, a Mayo Clinic health disparities researcher, for her “ongoing commitment to cardiovascular disease prevention amongst high risk populations and combating a legacy […]

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Tags: award, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Minnesota news, NAACP, news, top news

May 6, 2015

Mayo Clinic Researcher Wins Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., an advanced cardiovascular disease fellow within the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, was recently named the Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition Winner by the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) for her oral presentation on a community-based participatory research collaboration

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Tags: African-American, Association of Black Cardiologists, cardiovascular disease, community-based participatory research, Dr Jay Brown, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Sharonne Hayes M.D.

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