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National network to reduce Latino Cancer.
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Training and internships to increase Latino doctors and cancer researchers.
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National network to support advocacy to reduce Latino child obesity.

The Institute for Health Promotion Research

About the IHPR

The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio investigates causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer, disease and obesity among Latinos in South Texas and beyond.

View the IHPR Fact Sheet. Contact us at, 210-562-6500, or 7411 John Smith, Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78229.

Latest News

Yuritzy Gonzalez Peña: Busting Myths to Help Latinos Join Clinical Trials

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:23 Latinos are less likely than their peers to join potentially life-saving clinical trials. They often fear being treated like a guinea pig, are scared of being deported, and don’t trust doctors. Yuritzy Gonzalez Peña wants to change that. Peña wants to bust the myths...

Sylvia L. Peral: Working Hard to Push for Latino Health

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:21 Sylvia Peral knows the value of hard work. The native of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, learned it from her father, and worked two jobs to put herself through college. Peral also knows the crucial need to promote healthier lifestyles among low-income Latino families, who...

Eliani Uc: Turning Challenges into Opportunities for Better Health

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:22 “You’re never done, no matter how old you are. There’s always more you can do.” Eliani Uc, inspired by these words from her mother, has made the most out of the many changes and challenges in her life. Eliani Uc In fact, the Mexico City native moved to San Antonio,...

Elidia Tafoya: Researching Solutions to Latino Health Issues

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 09:52 For Elidia Tafoya, calavera —the Spanish word for “skull”—has a positive connotation. It reminds her that opportunities in life are abundant. Tafoya is certainly taking advantage of growing opportunities to study health issues and promote healthy lifestyles among...

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