Health Disparities

Leader of NIH diabetes institute to speak at UT Health Science Center

February 10, 2015

In a lecture titled “Science: A Tool for Justice,” Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., MACP will discuss how “common, chronic, costly and consequential diseases” – including type 2 diabetes – disproportionately affect minority populations.

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UT Health Science Center School of Nursing receives $600,000 Hillman Foundation Innovations in Care grant

December 6, 2014

Funding will expand health care for children and families in need

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Recruiting more Hispanics to cancer clinical trials crucial to reducing health disparities

May 19, 2014

Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, and they suffer from major health disparities, including higher rates of cancers of the cervix, stomach and liver. However, their enrollment levels in cancer clinical trials seeking to cure these problems is abysmally low: 3.9 percent.

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Border health educator to be panelist on national webinar

September 16, 2013

Beatriz Tapia, M.D., a lecturer from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio who teaches medical students in Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, will be a panelist on a national webinar Tuesday, Sept. 17, about careers in Hispanic and minority health.

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Latinas face life-endangering delay between abnormal mammogram, diagnosis

March 8, 2013

Latinas who have an abnormal mammogram result take 33 days longer to reach definitive diagnosis of breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Community leaders discuss health disparities in Bexar County

October 10, 2012

“Moving Toward a Healthy Community: Mending the Gaps in Bexar County” features representatives of for-profit and non-profit health care, academia, government and community.

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