Centro SOL Seminar – learn how to engage patients in research, a focus on Latinos

Centro SOL presents In collaboration with the Latino Public Health Network Seminar “Engaging Limited English Proficiency Patients in Research: A Focus on Latino Immigrants” Featuring Dr. Lisa Ross DeCamp, MD, MSPH Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Centro SOL and the Center for Child and Community Health Research. Registration form When: February 8th 12-1:15pm Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health W4030 615 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205 Goal: Dr. DeCamp will address the inclusion of limited English proficiency participants in research studies, from design to recruitment to implementation Audience: This seminar is intended for graduate students, and faculty from all Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

10th Annual Bayview Research Symposium

Our colleague Doris Valenzuela-Araujo, Research Assistant of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview, and Centro SOL, received one of the awards to the best poster for “Salud al Día” project. This is a recognition to the contributions made by our Latino Family Advisory Board. Gracias a todos los miembros del consejo por su apoyo y participación continuos. And thank you to our colleague researcher Alizay Jalisi, undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University for her collaboration and hard work to support and improve our “Testimonios” program. These two young researchers are an inspiration for the future of medicine. Join us to send them best … Continue reading

Baltimore Corps Fellow at Centro SOL: Isabel Fernandez

We are delighted to be a Baltimore Corps Visionary Cause Leader, thanks to the leadership and hard-work of our co-Director Dr. Sarah Polk. Centro SOL has joined a list of organizations “building solutions to Baltimore’s most pressing challenges”. Isabel Fernandez Abaunza, Baltimore Corps Fellow, has joined us to support our mission, and strengthen the work that is being done by the Health Policy Workgroup at Centro SOL, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other organizations, working to improve healthcare access for Latinos. I was born in Guadalajara, México and I have dedicated my life … Continue reading

Salud al Día (Up-to-date health)

Lea este artículo en español. The Latino Family Advisory Board is composed of Spanish-speaking families from the community who are dedicated to helping promote and create better health services for Latino families. When asked about areas for improvement, community board members identified a great need for helping Latino families navigate the healthcare system. Members suggested that a good way to achieve this goal would be through providing families with a text messaging support system. Inspired by the members’ ideas, Dr. Lisa DeCamp, MD, Children’s Medical Practice, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, developed a project to address these needs. The project … Continue reading

Estudio de Johns Hopkins desafía la “paradoja latina”

-Los resultados de la investigación sugieren un riesgo de mortalidad infantil mayor al esperado Por largo tiempo, los bebés nacidos de madres inmigrantes latinas en los Estados Unidos se han caracterizado por presentar bajas tasas de mortalidad infantil y por ser generalmente saludables, a pesar de las desventajas socioeconómicas que sus mamás enfrentan. Sin embargo, un estudio realizado por científicos de Johns Hopkins reveló un alto riesgo de mortalidad, inesperado entre los recién nacidos latinos. Los resultados desafían lo que se conoce como la “paradoja latina”. Los resultados fueron publicados en la edición de junio de la revista científica Maternal … Continue reading