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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


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


February 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 2/22/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Over the last week, Mayo Clinic researchers and expertise have been cited in wide range of news stories, from the ever present COVID-19 to telehealth, participation in cancer clinical trials, creatine supplements, artificial intelligence and more. Read on for headlines, excerpts and links. ‘Knowledge is Power’: Advocating for More Representation in Cancer-Related Clinical Trials Cure, […]

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Tags: Andrew Jagim, artificial intelligence, Bernard Gersh, blood pressure, Brian Pickering, cancer, CAR T-cell therapy, CAR-T, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, COVID-19


February 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diabetes treatment disparities widespread, room for improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, the vast majority have type 2, or a reduced ability of their bodies to effectively process sugar in foods into energy for life. Most people with type 2 diabetes have multiple considerations – including heart […]

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Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, health care value, health disparities, health equity, heart disease, hypoglycemia, kidney disease, medication management, OptumLabs, pharmacy, Rozalina McCoy


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


March 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

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


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