Salud America! National Summit Spotlights Latino Childhood Obesity Research

SAN ANTONIO, TX  (Sept. 23-24, 2010)—More than a dozen investigators will showcase their innovative work to reduce Latino childhood obesity at the second annual Scientific Summit of Salud America!, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

This year’s summit highlights the 20 Salud America! pilot investigators, who will unveil their exciting progress on research projects they launched last year.

The event is by invitation only, but the media may attend.


WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, director of Salud America! and the IHPR at the UT Health Science Center
• Panels featuring the 20 Salud America! pilot investigators
Friday, Sept. 24, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Mildred Thompson, RWJF Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity

WHERE: Hotel Contessa
306 W. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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