At Mayo Clinic, we combine medical research and education to ensure we are able to continuously improve our practice, and provide the best possible care to each patient every day. One of the ways we fulfill this mission is to share what we learn, both internally, and with peers across the continuum of health care delivery. This includes presenting research findings at national and international conferences, such as the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s annual meeting.
The Society of Behavioral Medicine combines nursing, psychology, medicine and public health in an interdisciplinary forum to promote new understanding of human behavior, health and illness. At its annual meeting, April 11-14, in New Orleans, the society will convene more than 2,300 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to share research, learn from each other, find ways to collaborate, and address public policy concerns.
Mayo Clinic will have many different types of research presented at this meeting. Mayo Clinic research and experts can be found throughout the conference, including in the following sessions:
Poster Session A
Paper Session 3: Health Messaging for Chronic Disease Prevention
Xuan Zhu, Ph.D., a research fellow at Mayo Clinic, will present: “Can Self-Affirmation Improve Acceptance of Health Messages? – The Role of Internal versus External Threat to the Self.”
Poster Session B
Paper Session 38: Progress in Culturally Appropriate Care and Interventions to Address Health Disparities
Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D., a health sciences researcher at Mayo Clinic, will present: “A Qualitative Examination of Attitudes Toward Return of Genetic Research Results among African and Latino/Hispanic Americans.”
The results of many other projects will be presented by researchers from various institutions with which Mayo Clinic collaborates. For complete listing of all Mayo Clinic research at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 39th Annual Meeting, visit the event website. Abstracts are also available on the site.
The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is sponsoring a booth at the conference. In addition to sharing more in-depth information about Mayo Clinic’s health care delivery research – especially that of the Population Health Science Program – staff will discuss related job opportunities at Mayo Clinic.