April 29, 2019
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 […]
April 12, 2019
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 […]
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
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 […]
November 10, 2015
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 […]
November 2, 2015
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 […]
May 6, 2015
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
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.