Health Disparities

Air in expectant moms’ homes contains pesticides, border study finds

July 11, 2012
 

Low-cost, less-toxic pest control methods urged

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Dr. Amelie Ramirez elected to TAMEST board of directors

January 17, 2012
 

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr. P.H., director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been elected to the 2012 board of directors for The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), which is chaired by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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Dr. Amelie Ramirez elected to C-Change board of directors

January 6, 2012
 

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been elected to the board of directors for C-Change, a national organization that aims to leverage the expertise of leaders from government, business and nonprofit sectors of society to eliminate cancer as a major health problem as soon as possible.

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Acclaimed economist James Galbraith speaks on ethics of economic inequality

October 19, 2011
 

Renowned economist James K. Galbraith speaks on the ethics of economic inequality in the aftermath of the great financial crisis.

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Patient navigation helps Latinos overcome barriers to health

May 24, 2011
 

Manual authored by health disparities researchers shows clinics and other providers how to add patient navigators, or “promotoras”

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Screening project touches multiple cultures, wins community service award

April 21, 2011
 

A small band of nursing students who helped 1,500 underinsured South Texans learn their cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels — and risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke — received the Student Government Association 2011 Community Service Award at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

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