Advancing the Science

Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘health disparities’

April 18, 2019

Research driving improvements in the health care experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Experts in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery collaborate within Mayo’s medical practice to rapidly discover solutions to the most pressing problems in health care, and to find ways to improve the health care experience. Addressing disparities in care This experience is different for […]

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Tags: care transitions, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, ICU, intensive care unit, minimally invasive surgery, patient experience, shared decision making, veterans


April 15, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


January 29, 2019

The Newbies Weigh In – Women in cardiology

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic’s mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and creating an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. The women featured in these profiles represent a […]

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Tags: cardiology, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Marysia Tweet, medical research, medical research education, Rekha Mankad, research education, Shannon Dunlay, women's health


November 20, 2018

Addressing disparities in care, to the very end of life

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Not everyone in the United States speaks English as their first language. In fact, in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau found that one of every five residents speaks another language at home. Unfortunately, this fact leads to another – for people with limited English proficiency, disparities are common in health care. The Agency for Healthcare […]

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Tags: Amelia Barwise, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, ICU, intensive care unit, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, research education


November 12, 2018

Research News Roundup — October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic’s medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won’t find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, highlighting and linking to all […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, health disparities, hematology, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, John Hawse, Julie Heimbach


July 9, 2018

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


February 21, 2018

Research establishes questions to address unmet needs of patients with disabilities

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

To address inequities for patients with disabilities, research led by Mayo Clinic has established six essential questions for health care organizations to ask at the point of care. The broad, evidence-based questions are a first step in determining unmet needs of individual patients for whom disabilities are not always easily identified, the researchers say. Mayo […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, Joan Griffin, John Knudsen


January 11, 2018

Presence of adjustable exam tables doesn’t ensure equitable care for patients with disabilities, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Research has shown patients with disabilities can face challenges to receiving the same level of care as those without disabilities. One way that health care organizations and policymakers attempt to address this issue is by providing accessibility equipment. But new research led by Mayo Clinic finds simply having this equipment, like height-adjustable exam tables, may […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, Sean Phelan


December 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic at the American Society of Hematology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) hosts an annual meeting to highlight groundbreaking scientific research and the latest advances in patient care. The Society cites its mission as furthering “the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, Carrie Thompson, health disparities, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, patient reported outcomes, Priyanka Pophali, quality of life, Sikander Ailawadhi


November 1, 2017

From the Office of Health Disparities Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

2017 OHDR Retreat Keynote Address by David R. Williams, Ph.D. By Sumedha Penheiter, Ph.D. Approximately 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from across Mayo Clinic attended the 2017 Office of Health Disparities Research 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 […]

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Tags: health disparities, Office of Health Disparities Research


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