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Items Tagged ‘Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research’

October 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

‘Our goal is to achieve a world without viral hepatitis’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Viral hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. Hundreds of millions of people live with chronic hepatitis and, because the infection often progresses to liver failure and liver cancer, millions die from it every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “There are […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, health equity, hepatitis, hepatology, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, liver failure


August 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Clinical trials from a community perspective: “Authenticity is priceless”

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

— By Clarence Jones, a community research collaborator —————– Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by engaging communities in research that addresses their health concerns and reduces health disparities. In this guest post for Advancing the Science, we have invited Clarence Jones, a community leader in Minneapolis and long-time Mayo research collaborator, to share […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Clarence Jones, community engagement, health equity, LaPrincess Brewer


July 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Innovating to expand health equity research

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, now in its third year, is bustling with activity ― constantly innovating to promote health equity in all aspects of health care and research. The center was formed in 2019 by merging the Office of Health Disparities Research and the Office for Community Engagement in Research. […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, health disparities, health equity


May 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers explore health care disparities among people in minority communities

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

In recognition of National Minority Health Month in April, a number of Mayo Clinic researchers participated in a virtual media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect people who are members racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Chyke Doubeni, community engagement, Edith Perez, health disparities, health equity, Michele Halyard, minority health, Sharonne Hayes


May 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Giving youth a voice in pediatric health research

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Children are underrepresented and understudied in clinical trials, limiting the number of children-focused research studies and the overall advancement of pediatric medicine. To address this, Mayo Clinic researchers established a first-of-its-kind Pediatric Advisory Board to engage youth as partners in research and enhance pediatric research participation. A description of the board and results of interviews […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Pediatric Advisory Board


April 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study finds virtual community platform beneficial for engagement in health research

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Community engagement is the bridge that connects researchers and local communities; however, face-to-face engagement is often limited in reach and scale — especially during a pandemic. In a recently published paper, researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota evaluated the feasibility of a virtual statewide Facebook community platform to enhance public trust and […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Christi Patten, community engagement, health sciences research, Tabetha Brockman, University of Minnesota


March 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Four women who ‘make health equity research run’ at Mayo Clinic

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor and recognize women’s contributions in medicine and research. This story highlights a team tasked with keeping Mayo’s health equity research running full steam. Monica Albertie leads a small but mighty team of four research operations and program managers at Mayo Clinic, and they have a very […]

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Tags: Black History Month, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, health equity, International Women's Day, Women's History Month


September 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Health disparities curricula an “opportunity to be seized upon” in resident training

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significant opportunity to improve health disparities training provided to medical residents in U.S. internal medicine programs. Researchers from Mayo Clinic and other academic medical centers examined a data set that merged two national survey samples from 2015: internal medicine program […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Denise Dupras, general internal medicine, health disparities, health equity, Mark Wieland, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


July 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Minority communities attend virtual town halls in Arizona to receive COVID-19 information that dispels myths, equips them to lessen impact

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

The Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research recently addressed community health needs related to COVID-19 for hundreds of attendees at virtual town hall meetings in held in Arizona: Arizona African American Virtual Town Hall Meeting – April 28 Arizona Hispanic/LatinX Virtual Town Hall Meeting – May 19 Both meetings featured speakers […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Chyke Doubeni, community engagement, COVID-19, health equity


July 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

It’s less than two weeks before the Jax Saludable (Healthy Jacksonville) Hispanic health conference is scheduled to begin and Elizabeth Pantoja, a clinical research coordinator at Mayo Clinic and one of the event organizers, is putting the finishing touches on the event program. “There’s always so much to do at the last minute, the last […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, health disparities, Richard White


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