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Mayo Clinic researchers awarded for health equity & community engagement projects

The Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research has announced the recipients of the 2021 Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research Pilot Award. This award supports projects aimed at innovative solutions to address health disparities and engage patients and communities in research studies.

Award applicants are evaluated based on the project’s potential impact on community health, innovation, potential for the project to lead to future extramural support, qualifications of the investigators and partnership with internal/external collaborators.

2021 awardees

Katharine Price, M.D. (MED ’03, I ’06), Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
“A Mixed-Method Approach to Explore Successful Recruitment and Treatment of Minority Patients on Therapeutic Cancer Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic”


Erin Westfall, D.O. (FM ’20), Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota
“Scaling a Community-Engaged Research Framework for Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication With Vulnerable Populations”



Alice Gallo De Moraes, M.D. (CCMI ’15, CTSA ’15, THDC ’17), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester “Virtual Intervention and Direct Assessment (VIDA) of Social Determinants of Health in Southern Minnesota Latino Communities After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”


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