Leadership

Éxito! is directed by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio, which also directs national networks on Latino cancer and Latino childhood obesity and generates a social media campaign called SaludToday.

The program is funded by the National Cancer Institute with support from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UT Health San Antonio, Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network, and the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Amelie G. Ramirez
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Director/Principal Investigator, Éxito!
Institute for Health Promotion Research
UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Ramirez, an internationally recognized cancer health disparities researcher, has spent 30 years directing research on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos, including cancer risk factors, clinical trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention, healthy lifestyles, and more. She also trains/mentors Latinos in behavioral sciences and is on the board of directors for LIVESTRONG, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and others. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

Kip Gallion
Kip Gallion
Deputy Director, Éxito!
Institute for Health Promotion Research
UT Health San Antonio

Mr. Gallion is an accomplished health communications producer and researcher with vast experience in program development and analysis. Over the years, he’s performed media production and coordination for many health groups and research teams in Houston and San Antonio. His work to promote cancer control, diabetes risk and tobacco cessation has been recognized in scientific literature and lauded with media industry awards. At the IHPR, he assists the director, Dr. Ramirez, in daily operations and oversees research projects and their print, radio, TV and social media components.

Arely Perez
Arely Perez
Project Coordinator, Éxito!
Institute for Health Promotion Research
UT Health San Antonio

Perez is project coordinator for the IHPR's Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program, which offers an annual summer institute and annual internship opportunities to increase the number of Latinos who pursue doctoral degrees and cancer research.

 

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