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We’re Hiring for a Video Producer Position!


We're hiring for a video producer position ut health san antonio

We're seeking a top-notch video producer to join our communication team at Salud America!, our national Latino health equity organization based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. The producer will conduct digital, studio, and field-based video and audio work. This includes planning, scripting, filming, editing, sound mixing, graphic design and compression output, and distribution of a wide range of video and audio products on a wide variety of mediums and channels. Apply Now! Details for the Video Producer Position A bachelor's degree and three years of related experience is required. Also required is: Prior experience in all aspects of video/audio production (creatively conceptualizing and translating ideas, planning, scripting, ...

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Dr. Amelie Ramirez Wins Digital Health Awards for Fall 2019


Amelie Ramirez Wins Digital Health Awards

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez and her team at Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio have won three Fall 2019 Digital Health Awards for promoting Latino health equity! Digital Health Awards are given each spring and fall to recognize the world’s best digital health resources. The awards are given by the Health Information Resource Center. The Center is a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Here are the Salud America! award recipients: Bronze, Fall 2019 Digital Health Award, Web-Based Digital Health—Digital Content Curation, Salud America! Latino Health Equity Website, featuring the work of Dr. Ramirez and digital content curators Josh McCormack, Amanda Merck, Stacy Cantu, and Pramod Sukumaran. Bronze, Fall 2019 Digital Health Award, ...

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Join Our Research Management Team at UT Health San Antonio!


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We’re hiring! Apply now as a Grants & Contracts Specialist with our Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio—the team behind the Salud America! program. The position is responsible for: Reviewing the IHPR's activities of standard and complex grants and contracts Providing expert financial oversight to IHPR investigators with grant funding Assisting with proposal budget preparations and submissions Mentoring junior members of the IHPR research management team A bachelor's degree and five years of work experience is required. The IHPR, founded in 2006 under the leadership of world-renowned health promotion researcher Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, is part of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at UT ...

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Honoring Latino Military Heroes on Veteran’s Day


Lt. Evita Salles, a Latino Military Personnel for Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is on Nov. 11, 2020. We at Salud America! are excited to honor all U.S. military personnel, including the Latinos, who have served our country. Latinos in the Military: History Latinos have a “proud and indeed enviable” record of military service that dates back all the way to the Civil War, according to a U.S. Army historical website. About 20,000 Latino serviceman and women participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-1991, 80,000 in the Vietnam War in 1959-1973, and more than 400,000 in World War II in 1939-1945. More than 40 Medals of Honor have been awarded to Latinos, according to the Department of Defense. “Whether their heritage can be traced to Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or one of dozens of other Spanish-speaking countries or ...

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Apply Now: Latino Cancer Research Training and Internships!


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Apply now for the 2020 Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program and optional $3,250 internships from the Institute for health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio! Each year, the Éxito! program recruits 25 U.S. master’s level students and professionals to participate in a five-day, culturally tailored Éxito! summer institute to promote pursuit of a doctoral degree and cancer research. At the next Éxito! summer institute, set for June 1-5, 2020 in San Antonio, participants will interact with Latino researchers, mentors, and doctoral experts to learn about Latino cancer, succeeding in a doctoral program, and the diversity of careers in cancer research. Ten optional internships also are available to program participants. Applications are ...

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Salud America! Launches Salud Talks Podcast


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Continuing its work to promote action for Latino health equity, Salud America! is launching a new project: The Salud Talks podcast. This production, which will go live on Wed., Sept. 4, expands on previously covered topic areas of Latino health and life — approaching each discussion with a holistic mindset. Episodes will be available every Wednesday morning on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud. "The Salud Talks podcast is yet another extension of Salud America!'s wide and impactful reach," said Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America! "The podcast will give listeners insight into many of the health disparities impacting Latinos and all Americans. Furthermore, it will raise awareness of emerging solutions to those disparities." What to Expect The podcast's first ...

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Salud America! Launches Innovations in Transportation Equity Workgroup


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Our team at Salud America! of UT Health San Antonio is bringing together a new group of transportation, affordable housing, and health leaders from all across the country to promote equity in transportation for Latinos, thanks to a new Innovation, Equity and Exploration (IEE) grant from the Voices for Healthy Kids network! The one-year, $30,000 grant will address equity gaps in the planning of transit, walking, and bicycling projects. Why Seek Transportation Equity for Latino Communities? Many low-income Latinos depend on public transportation. Yet routes are often inaccessible, infrequent, or costly, according to Salud America!'s State of Latino Housing, Transportation, and Green Space research review. Poor planning of transit routes and bike and pedestrian paths often ...

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Award Finalist: Dr. Amelie Ramirez’s Latino Cancer Research Training Program


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For the second year in a row, Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training has been named a finalist for Excelencia in Education’s “Examples of Excelencia” that spotlight evidence-based practices that support Latino students in higher education. Éxito! and 15 other finalists were chosen from 166 applications. Winning “Examples of Excelencia” in four categories—associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and community-based organizations—will be announced at Excelencia in Education’s annual Celebración de Excelencia on Oct. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Excelencia in Education is a national group that promotes Latinos in higher education. Éxito! is led by Salud America! director Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health ...

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Study: Colon Cancer is Impacting More Young People Than Ever Before


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Rates of colorectal cancer, found in the colon or rectum, are on the rise among American adults under the age of 50. A new study, published the American Cancer Society’s peer-reviewed journal CANCER, discovered that the disease is impacting more and more young people by using data from the National Cancer Database registry. The research group, led by Dr. Boone Goodgame of The University of Texas at Austin, examined the data of over 1,185,763 patients. "Several studies have shown that the rates of colorectal cancer in younger adults have risen slowly in the US since the 1970s, but for practicing physicians, it feels like we are seeing more and more young people with colorectal cancer now than we were even 10 years ago," Goodgame, told Wiley. What were their ...

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