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Posts Tagged ‘health disparities’


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Answering the call for health disparities research

State Sen. Kirk Waton, Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing, and Earl Maxwell, chief executive of the St. David's Foundation, marked the foundation's endowment of a health-care research center.

State Sen. Kirk Waton, Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing, and Earl Maxwell, chief executive of the St. David’s Foundation, marked the foundation’s endowment of a health-care research center.

Over the past decade, researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin have received small grants from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations, which is in the School of Nursing.

The researchers used this money – about $600,000 altogether – to undertake small pilot
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Graduate sociology students sharpen their research

Life expectancy in the United States is on the rise – but not for everyone. Although many older Americans are healthier and more prosperous than any previous generation, rates of gains are inconsistent between the genders and across education levels and racial and ethnic groups.

Graduate student researchers at the Population Research Center (PRC) are working toward understanding these health disparities that continue to persist and grow in the United States, and to help extend our most precious resource: human life.

To help
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