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Medical News Today: Undocumented Latinx migrants ‘have endured so much trauma’

August 3, 2020

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Center for Research to Advance Community Health at UT Health San Antonio, recently was interviewed about the mental health issues and trauma undocumented migrants experience. Read the story.


Saporta Report: Jeffrey Koplan and Amelie Ramirez join CDC Foundation Board of Directors

August 3, 2020

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for Global Health at Emory University, and Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health S …


BioSpace: Jeffrey Koplan and Amelie Ramirez join CDC Foundation Board of Directors

August 3, 2020

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for Global Health at Emory University, and Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health S …


STRONG STAR: Working to alleviate PTSD in Veterans

July 31, 2020

PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, affects one out of 11 adults. Among military veterans, 11-20% are diagnosed with the disorder in a given year. PTSD oftentimes carries a stigma, making it difficult for veterans and others to reach out and seek pro …



Meet the screeners

July 31, 2020

The School of Nursing hired five full-time screeners to manage high-volume, non-clinical sites on campus, supporting the health and safety of faculty, staff and students.


San Antonio Express-News: Few citations made for not wearing masks in San Antonio, Bexar County as novel coronavirus spikes

July 31, 2020

Jason Rosenfeld, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, provided a comment for the San Antonio Express-News story about the enforcement of mask orders. Read the story.


KSAT 12: City of San Antonio to host virtual town hall on reopening of schools

July 31, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, explains to viewers that the COVID-19 virus is “the enemy” and outlines “tactics” people can do to protect our city. She discussed the new back-to-school metrics and how staying the course with hand-washing, wear …


The Fresno Bee: California Latinos are among the hardest hit by COVID-19. Experts blame systemic racism

July 31, 2020

Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America!, is included in this article about how Latinos’ lack of access to health insurance plays a role while working low-wage and front-line jobs in food, retail …


Florida Phoenix: Inequities in the Latinx community: Workers face high poverty, low wages and lack of health care

July 31, 2020

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America! at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, conducted this important interview for the Florida Phoenix touching on the inequities the Latinx community faces regarding COVID-19. …


Albany Herald: ‘I don’t want to go to school and get Covid’: Some kids scared as adults debate the risks of reopening

July 30, 2020

Dr. Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, Psychiatry, comments on the stress children and families are experiencing as parents debate the potential risk of school re-openings. Read the story.


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