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1 in 3 Latinos Will Face Cancer in Their Lifetime: Conference to Address Disparities, Inequities

February 17, 2022

With 1 in 3 Latinos facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, UT Health San Antonio is hosting the 2022 Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos in-person conference on Feb. 23-25 at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 W. Market St, in San Antonio, Texas. The biennial conference is expected to draw 200 researchers, oncologists, physicians, […]



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Dr. Amelie Ramirez Wins 2022 AAHHE Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues Award

February 11, 2022

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, has been selected for the 2022 AAHHE Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and support of the mission of […]



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Study: Peer Modeling with Psychological Inoculation Can Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations

February 9, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination is often deterred by misinformation, from conspiracy theories to exaggerated side effects on social media. Vaccine misinformation is potent among Latinos due to lack of reliable information that is culturally relevant or in Spanish, along with little government outreach. That is why UT Health San Antonio researchers studied a new type of advertisement […]



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We’re Hiring for a Communications Specialist Position!

February 3, 2022

We’re seeking a top-notch communications specialist to join our communication team at Salud America!, our national Latino health equity organization based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) in the Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio. The position will write, edit, and communicate health content and messages. This includes digital content […]



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We’re Hiring Community Behavioral Health Faculty Members!

January 5, 2022

The Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio — home to the Salud America! program in the Institute for Health Promotion Research — is seeking two applicants for open-rank faculty positions in community behavioral health and biostatistics. The two positions will also serve in the Population Science and Prevention research program at […]



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Exploring the Burden of Stomach Cancer among Latinos

November 29, 2021

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, disproportionately impacts Latinos. In fact, U.S. Latino men and women are twice as likely as their White peers to develop invasive gastric cancer, according to a 2021 report. But little is known about regional differences. That is why Dr. Dorothy Long Parma of UT Health San Antonio and her […]



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Dr. Amelie Ramirez to Serve as Chair AACR’s Women in Cancer Research Council

November 10, 2021

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, will serve as the 2021-2022 chair of the the Women in Cancer Research Council of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The council organizes the activities of the members of […]



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Latino Cancer Survivors, We Need You!

October 25, 2021

Are you a Latino cancer survivor? Volunteer for the Avanzando Caminos study at UT Health San Antonio! Avanzando Caminos aims to enroll 1,500 Latino cancer survivors in South Texas and 1,500 more in Miami to help unpack the social, cultural, behavioral, mental, biological, and medical influences on post-cancer life. The study is funded by the […]



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Sobrevivientes de cáncer Latinos, ¡Los Necesitamos!

October 25, 2021

¿Es usted un sobreviviente de cáncer Latino? ¡Participe en el estudio Avanzando Caminos de UT Health San Antonio! Avanzando Caminos tiene como objetivo inscribir 1.500 sobrevivientes de cáncer Latinos en el Sur de Texas y 1.500 más en Miami para estudiar las influencias sociales, culturales, mentales, biológicas y médicas que afectan la vida después del […]



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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 […]