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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’

March 19, 2020

Mentorship program a ‘guiding star’ for astrobiologist-turned-microbiome-researcher

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., came to Mayo Clinic to help start the Center for Individualized Medicine’s microbiome research program. In her previous job at NASA, she had worked with mathematicians, engineers, geologists, psychologists, and even political scientists to try to detect life in outer space. Mayo recruited her to look for “aliens”—bacteria and other organisms—living in […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, Bill Cliby, bioethics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, health disparities, health equity, Heidi Nelson, human papillomavirus, Jim Maher


December 10, 2019

Diversity advances the best science

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

For more than 25 years, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has partnered with the federal government through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to become a training destination for aspiring biomedical research scientists from backgrounds underrepresented in science. This includes people with disabilities, black/African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islanders.

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Tags: Dennis Mays, health disparities, J. Luis Lujan, Jason Doles, Jim Maher, Karen Hedin, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rick McGee


August 28, 2019

Grant supplement opens doors for future cancer researchers in Native American communities

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lydia Hansen, Public Affairs undergraduate intern In the summer of 2014, Corinna Sabaque moved over 1,000 miles from her home in the Four Corners area in New Mexico to Rochester, Minn. to complete a 10-week internship in breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic. “Coming to Minnesota was hard,” Sabaque says. “I didn’t know anybody. […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical research, Gloria Petersen, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Native American, research education, Wesley Petersen


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


August 13, 2019

Inspired to innovate: Detecting heart disease earlier with the help of artificial intelligence

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Nicole Sisk Artificial intelligence will play a key role in Mayo Clinic’s future and that of health care worldwide. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is combining artificial intelligence with standard tests to improve patient care. Each year at Mayo Clinic, 250,000 patients have an electrocardiogram, or ECG. It’s a common, inexpensive test designed to […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, heart disease, Itzhak Attia, LaPrincess Brewer, Paul Friedman, Peter Noseworthy, Sharonne Hayes


April 18, 2019

Research driving improvements in the health care experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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 Advancing the Science contributor

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 Advancing the Science contributor

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 Elizabeth Zimmermann

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 Elizabeth Zimmermann

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


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