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UT Health Science Center at San Antonio researcher Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez “has impacted the health and lives of thousands of South Texans” through her 30 years of health education, promotion and research in and with Latino communities, according to a health/prevention profile article in the San Antonio Business Journal.
Dr. Ramirez currently targets Latino health issues as director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the Health Science Center. The IHPR is the research team behind national research networks on Latino cancer (Redes En Acción) and Latino child obesity (Salud America!).
Dr. Ramirez, in the article, says prevention is the key to improving health:
“We’re not just doing research for the purpose of doing research,” says Ramirez. “We are doing research that engages the community in order to improve their health and help them make better health choices. We are breaking down barriers so that our community can learn how to properly reduce their risk of developing cancer, helping our community obtain very needed preventative cancer screenings, reducing the fear of knowing that we might have cancer. Prevention is the key.”
Read more here.