Dr. Judith Salmon Kaur is the medical director for the Native American Programs of the Mayo Comprehensive Cancer Center. All three Mayo sites are involved in outreach to American Indians and Alaska Natives through these programs. There are three programs:
- Native WEB that does outreach training for nurses serving Native American and other underserved women to provide access to breast and cervical cancer prevention and screening.
- Native C.I.R.C.L.E. that provides and develops culturally appropriate cancer education materials for lay persons, allied health and clinicians working in Native communities
- "Spirit of Eagles" that empowers intervention studies in Native populations, provides scholarship support for students in medicine or biological sciences training and advocates for improved cancer prevention and control in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. This is a National Cancer Institute funded Special Populations Network.
Dr. Kaur's research also includes a special interest in women's cancers, particularly breast and cervical cancer. She is the Principal Investigator for a molecular markers study in breast cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native women and also a mammographic and clinical risk factor analysis study.
Dr. Kaur is also the Medical Director for the Mayo Clinic Hospice and the Chair of the Palliative Care Task Force.