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IHPR’s Dr. Patricia Chalela: Involving Technology into Latino Health Promotion Research

June 4, 2021

Patricia Chalela has always loved working in public health and being a valuable member of a team. Chalela is an associate professor at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio. Here she is an integral part of a team that studies how texting helps people quit smoking, trains students in […]



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We’re Hiring a Program Coordinator!

May 29, 2021

We’re seeking a top-notch program coordinator to join our team at Salud America!, our national Latino health equity organization based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio. The position will provide day-to-day oversight and coordination of Salud America! and its program goals, activities, deliverables, budget planning, internal and external […]



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IHPR’s Dr. Daniel Carlos Hughes: Studying Holistic Health, Cancer Prevention

April 15, 2021

Daniel Carlos Hughes thought he wanted to be a chemical engineer. He worked at Dow Chemical for 23 years, moving up to a middle management position. But then he had a midlife crisis. Now he works as a kinesiologist focuses on sport and exercise psychology. He researches holistic interventions for cancer prevention and with an […]



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IHPR Launches Community Cancer Survey

January 5, 2021

The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio is launching a community-wide survey to examine how South Texans perceive cancer, their knowledge of cancer risk, and their behaviors around reducing risk. Survey results will provide important guidance for cancer care practices, services, and research provided by the Mays Cancer Center across […]



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‘Next-Level’ Patient Navigation Improves Quality of Life for Latino Cancer Survivors

March 11, 2020

Latino cancer survivors who have a “next-level” patient navigator—one who regularly calls to offer support and culturally tailored materials—have better health-related quality of life than survivors with a more passive navigator, according to a new study by UT Health San Antonio, University of Miami, and Northwestern University. The study, published in the journal Cancer, provided […]



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Amelie Ramirez Leads Push for Progress in Latino Cancer

March 5, 2020

We are in the “golden age” of cancer drug development with over 50 drugs approved for cancer treatment in the past three years. But things aren’t golden for everyone. In fact, of all the clinical trials for those 50 drug approvals, fewer than 10% of participants were Latino or other people of color. That is […]



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Amelie Ramirez Named to Women in Cancer Research Council

January 16, 2020

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, has been named to the Women in Cancer Research Council of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The council organizes the activities of the members of the Women in Cancer […]



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We’re Hiring for a Video Producer Position!

December 9, 2019

We’re seeking a top-notch video producer to join our communication team at Salud America!, our national Latino health equity organization based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio. The producer will conduct digital, studio, and field-based video and audio work. This includes planning, scripting, filming, editing, sound mixing, graphic design […]



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We’re Hiring for a Grant Specialist Position!

November 13, 2019

We’re hiring! Apply now as a Grants & Contracts Specialist with our Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio. The position is responsible for: Reviewing the IHPR’s activities of standard and complex grants and contracts Providing expert financial oversight to IHPR investigators with grant funding Assisting with proposal budget preparations and […]



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Apply Now: Latino Cancer Research Training and Internships!

November 11, 2019

Apply now for the 2020 Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program and optional $3,250 internships from the Institute for health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio! Each year, the Éxito! program recruits 25 U.S. master’s level students and professionals to participate in a five-day, culturally tailored Éxito! summer institute to promote pursuit […]