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January 7, 2016

Highlights from the 2015 Arizona Health Equity Conference

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

The 2nd Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference was a great success with approximately 315 attendees and glowing evaluation feedback. Mayo Clinic, through support from the Office of Health Disparities Research and CCaTS, was one of 13 planning organizations who came together to collaboratively plan this event. The event, which took place on October 29, 2015 […]

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Tags: Arizona news, events, health equity conference, news, top news


November 24, 2015

Dr. Eddie Greene Delivers Keynote and Grand Rounds at Morehouse School of Medicine

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

Eddie L. Greene, M.D., Consultant in Nephrology, Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, and Member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, was invited to present the Keynote Address and Grand Rounds at the Morehouse School of Medicine’s 2015 Research Retreat on November 20, 2015.  The retreat’s title, “Translating Discovery […]

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Tags: Eddie Greene MD, equity, keynote, Morehouse, news, research, top news


November 19, 2015

OHDR Program Manager Joins Health Partnership Steering Committee

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

Chara Chamie, M.P.H., OHDR’s Arizona Program Manager, was recently selected as a member of the Steering Committee for the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC), an organization supporting improved population health outcomes through community collaboration in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Mesa area, which has a population of over 3,800,000.  Ms. Chamie’s work on the HIPMC Steering Committee […]

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Tags: Arizona news, chamie, community partners, Maricopa County, news, top news


November 10, 2015

Health Disparities Researchers and OHDR Staff Attend Healthy Churches 2020

By Sumedha G. Penheiter 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 9, 2015

Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Researchers Featured at Upcoming National Conference

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

A number of Mayo Clinic health disparities researchers will be featured at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) 8th Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.  Sikander Ailawadhi, M.D., will present Outcome Disparities in Multiple Myeloma:  The Role of Race/Ethnicity at Educational Session 3 on […]

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Tags: AACR, ailawadhi, cancer health disparities, Dr Wesley Petersen, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., Lewis R. Roberts M.B. Ch.B. Ph.D., Monica Albertie, news, radecki breitkopf, Tamara Huff, top news, vachon


November 2, 2015

Health Disparities Researcher Wins NAACP Award

By Sumedha G. Penheiter 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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October 26, 2015

OHDR Hosts Successful 2015 Retreat

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

The Third Annual Office of Health Disparities Research Retreat, held on September 28 and 29, 2015, was attended by seventy-two participants from across Mayo Clinic, including 6 from Arizona, 9 from Florida and 57 from Minnesota. The participants included Physicians, Clinician Investigators, Allied Health, and collaborators from partner institutes such as Arizona State University, University […]

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September 24, 2015

OHDR Funds 2016 Health Disparities Research Through Pilot Project Awards

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is pleased to announce four awards for 2016 pilot research projects. The OHDR provides seed funding annually to Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians to facilitate research that will lead to extramural funding in health disparities research.  OHDR Congratulates these awardees, and thanks all those who submitted […]

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Tags: Minnesota news, news, pilot project, pilot project 2016, top news


July 29, 2015

Mayo Clinic and ASU Faculty Awarded $3.1M for Joint Cancer Survivorship Efforts

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

An important milestone has been reached with joint efforts between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University regarding Cancer Survivorship. Specifically, a major RO1 National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute research grant was awarded to a project entitled, “Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong/Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors” led by Arizona State University’s Linda Larkey, PhD, a professor […]

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Tags: Arizona news, breast cancer, Linda Larkey, news, NIH Grant, Qigong, Tai Chi, top news


July 10, 2015

Mayo Clinic Researchers Selected for NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

By Sumedha G. Penheiter Sumedha G. Penheiter

Mayo Clinic researchers Richard White, M.D., Community Internal Medicine, and Hadiya Guerrero, D.P.T, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, have been selected by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to attend the NIMHD’s 2015 Translational Health Disparities Course, on August 3–14 in Bethesda, Maryland. Attendees are selected from a highly competitive national application […]

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