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Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science 13th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day


The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA), in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Research Centers in Minority Institutions and Department of Biomedical Engineering, would like to invite you to the 13th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day – April 26, 2023. We want to showcase posters that illustrate either completed or on-going research projects in Translational Science. We welcome submissions from UTHSCSA and UTSA, as well as all IIMS/CTSA partnering organizations.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
Time: 8:00AM – 3:30PM
Location: UT Health SA
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio Texas 78229
Holly Auditorium Foyer & LSoM Room 209L

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Childhood Asthma Disparities: Location, Location, Location
Presented by our guest speaker
Elizabeth Matsui, MD, MHS
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Pediatrics
Interim Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs
Director, The Center for Health and Environment: Education and Research
Associate Director, Dell Medical School Health Transformation Research Institute
Associate Chair of Research, Department of Population Health
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Racial and ethnic disparities have been recognized for more than 4 decades, yet we have made little progress in shrinking them.  A myriad of factors contributes to excess morbidity burden among Black and Hispanic/Latinx children, such as pest allergen exposure, air pollution, stress, poor access to health care and lesser quality care.  Studies that have sought to study the impact of intervening on one or two of these individual-level factors have had mixed results.  In contrast, understanding that these disparities are manifestations of historical and current housing discrimination reframes the problem as a neighborhood rather than individual problem.  The talk will cover the evolution of this paradigm shift and the growing body of evidence that neighborhood is a key driver of disparities and can be effectively intervened upon to shrink disparities.