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Winter 2017: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine
Refining Our Understanding of Cancer Among Latinos
Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable shares how understanding the differences between Latinos and the U.S. population at large, and the differences between the various Latino national origin groups, can help determine ways to decrease the risk for developing diseases like cancer.
December 4, 2017: AAMC News
NIMHD Takes the Lead in Expanding the Science of Minority Health and Health Disparities
While the existence of health disparities in the United States is a robustly researched and documented fact, pinpointing the reasons why such gaps exist has proven more complicated. That pursuit, however, has turned health disparities and minority health research into scientific disciplines in their own right. “In the early days [of health disparities research], there was a big focus on existence and intervention—there was an understandable push to do something about it,” says Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “But what are the root causes? What’s the mechanism for seeing the differences?”
July 2017: QIO News
Ten Fast Facts About Health Disparities
At the May 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, D.C., the director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)—Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD—shared findings from the institute's latest research priorities: disparities and tobacco control.
July 19, 2017: El Tiempo Latino
Latinos are left out of medical studies ... and possible cures (En Español)
Two decades ago, Luis Antonio Cabrera received devastating news: he was told that he had three months to live. The Puerto Rican truck driver, who was then 50, had attributed his growing pain in his leg to spending so many hours on the road. But the diagnosis was more serious than a simple muscular tension: he had cancer in the left kidney, and they had to remove the organ, a complex surgery that, on top, was not enough, since the bad cells had spread in the lung.
July 19, 2017: Kaiser Health News
Latinos Left Out Of Clinical Trials … And Possible Cures
Two decades ago, Luis Antonio Cabrera received devastating news: He likely had only three months to live. The Puerto Rican truck driver, then 50, had attributed his growing leg pain to spending so many hours on the road. The real culprit was a malignant tumor in his left kidney that was pressing on nerves from his lower spine.
July 3, 2017: The CenterWatch Monthly
Revisiting patient diversity in clinical trials
Minority groups have historically been excluded from clinical research, an inequity that has led to well-documented public health problems in which therapies tested primarily in Caucasian patients do not work as well in other ethnic and racial groups.
February 6, 2017: Diversity and Inclusion at HHS
Sexual and Gender Minorities Formally Designated as a Health Disparity Population for Research Purposes, (pg. 5)
On behalf of many colleagues who have worked together to make today possible, I am proud to announce the formal designation of sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) as a health disparity population for research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
February 6, 2017: BU Today
SPH Symposium Tackles Health Inequities
Despite all the inroads made in reducing health inequities over the past three decades, glaring gaps in research and understanding about the ways that interpersonal, structural, and internalized racism affect health outcomes remain.
January 30, 2017: UT Southwestern Medical Center
MLK Commemorative Celebration promotes diversity, justice and service
The 2017 commemoration at UT Southwestern Medical Center of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. highlighted the importance of service to the community, diversity in science and medicine, and promoting justice in various aspects of society, including health care.
January 23, 2017: Reuters
Language may impact diabetes care for Latinos with limited English
Latino patients with limited English skills may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than other diabetics in the U.S. even when they see Spanish-speaking doctors, a recent study suggests.
January 9, 2017: NeoMundo
Study: One in Every Three UBA Medical Students Smokes (En Español)
According to a recent Journal of General Internal Medicine article, approximately one in three students and recent graduates of the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine is a smoker, which can interfere with their role in promoting tobacco cessation. Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable contributed to this report.