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October 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Celebrating a Valued Collaboration

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Campus is proud to share a milestone 10-year anniversary with its valued partner, Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC). The collaboration, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Tom Fitch during his tenure as chair of the division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, now involves a team of five Mayo oncologists (Donald Northfelt, Harshita Paripati, […]

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September 27, 2018

Mayo Researchers Awarded NCI Grant To Address Cancer Burden of Native Americans in Rural Areas

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has been awarded a Rural Health supplement grant for a unique study focused on addressing disparities in the cancer burden faced by American Indian/Alaska Native populations. The PI on the grant, Robert Diasio, MD, and Program Lead, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, PhD, will leverage a community-engaged approach, which honors cultural nuances […]

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September 19, 2018

2018 Office of Health Disparities Research Retreat

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

175+ Mayo Attendees Share Health Disparities Research News, Gain Research and Minority Recruitment Insights, and Develop Collaborations at OHDR Retreat More than 175 Mayo personnel affiliated with over 50 work areas from all three campuses and the MCHS attended the Office of Health Disparities Research retreat August 7 and 8, 2018 at the Double- Tree […]

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September 19, 2018

High Visibility “Walk by FAITH!” Event Celebrates Intervention’s First Decade

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

What started as a class project for LaPrincess Brewer, MD’s Public Health course in Baltimore ten years ago, “Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health” (FAITH!), has become a proven cardiovascular and wellness intervention for African American faith communities that is now active in six churches across Rochester and the Twin Cities. In recognition of FAITH’s […]

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September 19, 2018

Registration Open for Arizona Health Equity Conference!

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Registration is now open for the 2018 Arizona Health Equity Conference, to be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ. Mayo Clinic is a founding sponsor of this event, and every year OHDR-Arizona is integrally involved in the planning and implementation of the conference, which draws over 300 […]

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July 31, 2018

2018 OHDR Annual Retreat

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Featuring Keynotes by Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, and Pernessa Seele, PhD. Tuesday-Wednesday, August 7-8, 2018 What are the attitudes of diverse populations toward genetic research results? Do patients who are American Indian face unique barriers to kidney transplantation? Is it difficult to recruit minorities for research studies? This Retreat brings together staff from across Mayo Clinic […]

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July 31, 2018

NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Visits Mayo

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

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 G. Penheiter

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 G. Penheiter

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 G. Penheiter

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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