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September 29th, 2017

AACR Highlights Mayo Clinic Researcher’s Study on Underrepresentation of Elderly and Ethnic Minorities in Clinical Trials

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The American Association for Cancer Research featured a study, led by Mayo Clinic’s Narjust Duma, MD, in a national press release related to its 2017 Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Dr. Duma’s study, internally funded by Mayo Clinic, established that the elderly and ethnic minorities […]

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Tags: clinical trials, news, researchers, top news


September 22nd, 2017

2017 OHDR Retreat Keynote Address by David R. Williams, Ph.D.

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Approximately 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from all three Mayo Clinic campuses attended the 2017 Office of Health Disparities retreat, held Aug. 22–23 in Rochester, Minn. The event kicked off with an inspiring keynote address presented by David R. Williams, Ph.D., Harvard University, entitled “The House That Racism Built: Consequences and Opportunities for Health Equity.”  Key […]

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Tags: david williams, health disparities research, keynote, Mayo Clinic, news, racism, retreat, social determinants of health, top news


May 31st, 2017

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Keynote speaker Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHMD), gave the talk “NIMHD’s Research Agenda to Improve the Health of Racial and Ethnic Minorities”  

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Tags: Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stabile, mayo, Mayo Clinic, news, OHDR, ohdr retreat, rochester mn, top news


March 2nd, 2017

Mayo Clinic Well Represented At Cancer Summit

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The 2017 Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit was held on February 1st with Mayo Clinic well represented. The event served as an annual gathering of Minnesota’s cancer researchers, care providers, and patient advocates, as well as the platform for unveiling the new Minnesota Cancer Plan 2025, a statewide framework for action in reducing cancer burdens. Both […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic, news, OHDR, Rochester, top news


March 2nd, 2017

Role of Medical School Climate & Patient-Provider Communication in Health Outcomes Of Diverse Communities

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic’s Sean Phelan, PhD, was recently awarded two NIH grants in furtherance of health dispari-ties research. The first, an R21, will support a study on the influence of medical school climate and cur-riculum on graduates’ prosocial attitudes and decision to practice in underserved or racially diverse com-munities. The second grant, an R03, will support […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, new, news, REIH, Rochester, Sean Phelan Ph.D., top news


December 6th, 2016

Healthy Churches 2020: A Giant Step for Mayo Clinic HD-CBPR

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A number of current and developing Mayo Clinic community-based, participatory health disparities research projects received a big boost in November, when two dozen PI’s, research personnel, and community faith leaders and volunteers from Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida attended Balm in Gilead, Inc.’s Healthy Churches 2020 annual conference. The focal point of Mayo Clinic’s attendance was […]

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Tags: CBPR, community partner, events, FAITH! Program, news, top news


August 22nd, 2016

OHDR Announces 2017 Pilot Project Awardees

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Minority disparities in organ transplantation, skin cancer screening, genotyping, cardiovascular disease, and genetic research will now all be investigated through funding provided by the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR). OHDR is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2017 round of Pilot Projects, intended to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding […]

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Tags: news, Pilot Projects, top news


April 4th, 2016

OHDR-Funded Researcher Named 2016 Kern Scholar

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Michael Wilson, M.D., PI of the OHDR 2016 Pilot Awarded project “Disparities in Decision Making and Medical Care at the End of Life in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study,” has been named one of four Mayo Clinic 2016 Kern Scholars. The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health […]

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Tags: grants, health disparities, Kern, news, pilot award, research, top news


March 1st, 2016

NIH Commits $3.1M Grant to Support Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

A transdisciplinary team of Arizona researchers, including Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. (Mayo affiliate researcher in Health Science Research and member of the OHDR-Arizona Internal Advisory Team), who will serve as principal investigator, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to test a culturally grounded […]

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Tags: Arizona news, diabetes, Latino, news, obesity, Shaibi, top news


February 22nd, 2016

HD Researcher Selected for Leadership Institute

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

The Society of Behavioral Medicine has chosen 24 mid-career scientists from around the nation for its inaugural year-long Leadership Institute. Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D., a federally funded health disparities researcher and Mayo Clinic associate professor of health services research, completed the highly competitive application process and has been selected as one of the Institute’s first […]

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Tags: awards, leadership, news, radecki breitkopf, SBM, top news


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