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Items Tagged ‘health disparities’

July 13, 2020

A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

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


June 2, 2020

Research News Roundup — May 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

During May, Mayo Clinic articles sharing research-related news fell into one of two thematic areas: cancer and COVID-19. For ease of review, they are grouped below, cancer findings first. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Cancer research findings Carfilzomib is not superior to Bortezomib in delaying multiple myeloma progression after initial treatment Carfilzomib, a […]

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Tags: antibodies, artificial intelligence, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, community engagement, COVID-19, gastroenterology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


May 28, 2020

Mayo researchers, minority communities team up to combat COVID-19 health disparities

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

As the COVID-19 pandemic takes more lives each day across the U.S., public health officials report that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted. In a paper published as an accepted pre-proof article May 15, 2020, in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, researchers at Mayo Clinic detail how a community-engaged intervention tackled critical health communication problems […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, community engagement, COVID-19, health disparities, Irene Sia, Mark Wieland


May 5, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 5/5/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The race continues across biomedical research to find answers for people with COVID-19 as well as those hoping to avoid the virus. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers are playing a prominent role in all aspects, from developing tests and trying various treatments, to predicting outcomes and collaborating for a vaccine. Collected here are links and short extracts from news […]

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Tags: Amy Williams, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, Brittane Parker, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, COVID-19, Gianrico Farrugia, health disparities, infectious disease, Laura Breeher


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


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