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May 11, 2016

Somali Tobacco Outreach and Research Initiative

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Researchers study tobacco use in Somali community where 36 percent smoke cigarettes. In a pilot project funded by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona researchers have gathered baseline data on tobacco use in the Somali refugee community, with the ultimate goal of reducing tobacco-related health disparities. A team led by Scott Leischow, Ph.D., has partnered […]

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Tags: Arizona news, Janet M. Okamoto Ph.D., news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali, tobacco control

March 23, 2015

Removing a Cultural Barrier to Cure

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Reducing liver disease in immigrant African communities With funding from the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), a team led by Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is working to help reduce high rates of liver disease in immigrant African communities. “The diseases that we study — hepatitis and liver cancer — have a […]

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Tags: health disparities, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, immigrant African, Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., liver cancer, liver disease, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota news, news, Somali

December 11, 2014

OHDR Funds Research Related to African-American, Somali, Alaska Native Populations

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is pleased to announce funding awards for five pilot projects in 2015 that will target health disparities in African-American, Somali, Alaska Native and other populations. The OHDR provides seed funding annually to Mayo Clinic scientists to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding in health […]

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Tags: African-American, Alaska Native, Christi A. Patten Ph.D., health disparities, Mark L. Wieland M.D., Mary O'Connor M.D., Mayo Clinic, news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali, Yonas E. Geda M.D.

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