Mayo's Dr. Fischer wants to improve the health of children everywhere

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Beriberi, which affects metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems, was largely eradicated in developed countries more than 70 years ago. Over the past 20 years, Philip Fischer, M.D., has been engaged in health disparities research to find ways to do the same in countries where the disease persists today.

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Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan