#SaludTues 7/9: ‘YOUnite Research!’ The Importance of Clinical Trial Participation


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The importance of clinical trial participation cannot be overstated, especially among minority groups like Latinos.

1 in 6 individuals in the U.S. are Latino, yet only 1% participate in clinical trials.

Despite the rapid growth of Latino populations all across the U.S., Latinos continue to lag behind in clinical trial participation.

Why should we be concerned with getting more Latinos involved in clinical research trials? 

Lack of Data on Latinos

While scientists continue to learn more about diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes, through advances in genetics and medical technologies, the data collected is often not representative of the population.

This means that new medicine or treatments may not be effective among Latinos, therefore it is crucial to promote clinical trials among diverse populations.

Speak Up for Clinical Trial Participation!

clinical trials chatJoin us this month for #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on July 9, 2019, to celebrate and help promote the YOUunite Research team’s efforts to promote clinical trial participation for Latinos and all living across South Texas. 

  • WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: ‘YOUnite Research!’ The Importance of Clinical Trial Participation
  • DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, July 9, 2019 
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues 
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica 
  • CO-HOSTS: UT Health San Antonio’s Office of the VP for Research (@UTHResearch), Greater Gift (@GGIgreatergift), PopUp Star (@popupstar18), Clinical Trials of Texas (@saresearch), Las Vegas Women’s Center (@womenscenterof1), Dr. Chiquita Collins of UT Health San Antonio (@CCollinsPhD), The National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance (@NMCAlliance)
  • HASHTAGS: #SaludTues 
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #popupstar, #clinicalresearch, #SouthTX

We’ll open the floor to valuable information such as: 

  • What does the current landscape of involvement in clinical trials look like for Latinos?
  • Why are fewer Latinos enrolled in clinical trials?
  • What are some examples of clinical trials happening in your area?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that improve health equity for Latino men and all people. 

Get Involved Locally!

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On July 13, 2019, Salud America! will be joining UT Health San Antonio and many other partners across the city to celebrate clinical trial participation with a Popup Star Event featuring a 5K/10K fun run, health screenings, and information on clinical trials.

The event, organized by UT Health San Antonio’s Office of the VP for Research, will take place on Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, 8-11 am CST, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center.

Visit the Pipette Gazette and UT Health San Antonio’s website for more information on this YOUnite Research PopUp Star event!

Learn more about clinical trials in San Antonio here!

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved. 

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