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Dr. K. “Vish” Viswanath, an E-health expert at Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, addressed the critical crossroads of poverty, communication and health on April 21, 2011, at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio as part of the SALSI/CTRC Health Disparities Lecture Series.
Viswanath’s pointed out severe disparities in use of communication mediums—the Internet, TV, cell phones, social media, etc.—among racial/ethnic, less educated and lower income populations.
He said it’s important to consider these populations when designing communications.
Watch video of his talk here.
The SALSI/CTRC Health Disparities Lecture Series, sponsored by the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) and the CTRC, brings some of the top U.S. health disparities experts to San Antonio to offer the latest trends, tools and advancements in the fight against cancer health disparities. The series is a joint project of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and UT San Antonio.
The series launched in October 2010 with disparities expert Rena Pasick. Other past lecturers include Lloyd Potter, Paula Braveman and Isabel Scarinci.
The next lecture features cancer prevention expert Dr. Karen Emmons of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at 4 p.m. May 5, 2011, at the Mabee Conference Room on the 4th floor of the CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach in San Antonio.
Watch all the lectures here.
The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowships in Minority Health Policy are now open to applicants for the 2011–12 fellowship year.
This unique fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high-quality care for minority and other disadvantaged populations.
Based at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Dr. Joan Reede, the dean for diversity and community partnership, the year-long Minority Health Policy Fellowship offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management. Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in minority health and public policy. Under the program, fellows complete academic work leading to a master of public health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The application deadline for the 2011–12 Fellowship is Jan. 3, 2011.