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Dr. Amelie Ramirez Wins Latino Health Research Award


Amelie Ramirez

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, an internationally recognized expert in health disparities research, has received the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities award. The award, sponsored by Susan G. Komen, honors an investigator with a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities. Ramirez is the leader of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. Ramirez has more than 30 years of experience developing robust health communication models, research interventions, community outreach, public and scientific speaking engagements, and training of young minds. Her studies and programs have contributed to reduced cancer and disease among Latinos, including ...

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Salud America! Wins International Marketing and Communications Award


Amelie Ramirez

Spreading the word about how to improve Latino health is a dire need. That’s why Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez and her team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio created Salud America!, formerly called the SaludToday blog and social media campaign. Our efforts recently were recognized with  four Communicator Awards. We won “silver” in the content and marketing category and “silver” in the activism, writing and website categories Please help us continue to raise awareness of Latino health issues and solutions by following us @SaludAmerica on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and ...

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White House Names San Antonio’s Dr. Amelie Ramirez a ‘Champion of Change’


amelie ramirez health equity in 2014

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind Salud America!, is among a handful of people named "Champions of Change" by the Obama White House for their contributions to ending suffering from breast cancer, the leading cancer diagnosed in women today. Each week the White House highlights "Champions" who are making an impact in their communities and helping to meet the challenges of the 21st century. “I am honored to be named a ‘Champion of Change.’ I hope it puts a spotlight on breast cancer, the No. 1 cancer killer of Latinas,” Dr. Ramirez said. “We must conduct research to discover new and efficient methods to help Latinas overcome critical barriers to breast cancer ...

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