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Items Tagged ‘Office of Health Disparities Research’

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


December 19, 2018

A passion for serving underserved communities

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By LaPrincess Brewer, M.D  I don’t have the classic story, where as a child, I dreamed of being a physician and went around wearing a toy stethoscope and carrying a doctor’s bag. I discovered my love of patient care and medicine after my freshman year at Howard University in Washington, D.C. As a chemical engineering […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


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


September 6, 2017

Access to clinical trials- focus of Florida policy forum

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

Health care organizations from around the state of Florida came together on Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus Aug. 29 to raise awareness about clinical trials research taking place in the state. The Florida Policy Forum on Clinical Trials also focused on strategies for recruiting more diverse participants and the important role clinical trials play in providing […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Office of Health Disparities Research, Tushar Patel


July 11, 2017

Is it fair to expect students from minority backgrounds to ‘give back’ in their careers?

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

Imagine you are a medical student and you’ve received financial aid based on your status as a member of a minority or low-income group. Should you be expected to pursue a career serving in underserved communities? Not if society wants to tackle social inequity, according to a recent commentary published in the AMA Journal of […]

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Tags: health disparities, Office of Health Disparities Research


January 12, 2017

Health Disparities Research Retreat Focuses on Closing Gaps for Underserved

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Over 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from across Mayo Clinic, as well as outside community members, gathered in Rochester, Minnesota, for the Office of Heath Disparities Research (OHDR) Annual Retreat in October. The meeting was a platform to share science updates, learn about study support and other resources, delve into health disparities topics and collaborate […]

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Tags: health disparities, Office of Health Disparities Research


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