Items Tagged ‘#Health Disparities’

June 28, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Barbara J. Toman 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 […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #diabetes, #disease risk, #Dr. Richard Caselli, #Giovanna Moreno Garzon, #Health Disparities, #high blood pressure, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #obesity, #Sangre Por Salud, #underserved populations


December 26, 2017

Bridging the gap: Mayo physician-scientist shares expertise in rare genetic diseases at international summit

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Genomic testing has become an important tool in unlocking the genetic cause of many rare diseases and helping provide a diagnosis for patients and their families who have often spent years searching for answers. But many physicians, especially those in underdeveloped countries, do not have training in medical genetics or the resources to access genomic […]

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Tags: #Health Disparities, #International Summit of Human Genetics and Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Neurofibromatosis Clinic, #National Genome Research Institute, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetic Testing


September 22, 2016

Minority Health Issues in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

An ongoing challenge in medical research is to represent minority and underserved populations in the quest for scientific discoveries aimed at improving understanding of disease and health. In fact, many different racial/ethnic and demographic groups have higher rates of certain diseases and more complications and deaths from these conditions compared to the general population. Yet […]

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Tags: #Advancing Care Through Genomics, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Eliseo PĂ©rez-Stable, #Dr. Gabriel Shaibi, #Health Disparities, #MayoClinicCIM, #Minority health, #National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, #NIHMD, #Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine


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