Study says more recruiting of underrepresented minorities needed at U.S. medical schools

ANN ARBOR, MICH.-- The number of underrepresented minorities among U.S. medical school faculty and practitioners still remains markedly low when compared with U.S. population, despite initiatives and the increasing diversity in U.S., U-M researchers say. Moreover, the level of underrepresented minorities currently being trained in medicine is unlikely to reverse those trends, according to a U-M analysis and commentary published this month in the journal Gastroenterology. Underrepresented minorities that were
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Ad Networks Multiply: What’s The Difference?

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By Joe Kutchera President of dotGlobal The new report from the Pew Hispanic Trust -- Latinos Online -- shows that 64% of all U.S. Hispanics use the Internet and that foreign-born Latinos have crossed the tipping point with 52% online. As the Hispanic audience grows, they seek new content and increasingly find and regularly visit foreign web sites. Why is this happening? "Search engines and social networking are making it easier for [U.S. Hispanic] consumers to find and consume content outside of their home
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Why the Federal Government Can’t Recruit and Retain Hispanic-Americans

The U.S. is subject to powerful cultural forces rooted in demographics and ethnicity. Nowhere is the influence of these cultural crosswinds more evident today than in our growing Hispanic population and its increasing claim on a share of the American Dream. By the numbers, Latinos are the dominant minority group in the nation, totaling more than 15 percent of the population, a proportion that continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. They make up just under 13% of the U.S. workforce nationwide, certainly a significant
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Internship Opportunity: NY marketing agency seeking social media marketing intern

Internship posted January 28, 2010 ------------------------------------------------------------------- New York marketing agency PENTG (The Phoenix Group) is seeking a social media/internet marketing intern. Must be well-versed in all the social media platforms and be able to maintain, update and expand the social media presence of our firm and our clients. Please contact me via Twitter at @rodrigos718
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Hispanic Media Profile: Latino Leaders Magazine Editor in Chief Eric Baca

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This week's Hispanic Media Spotlight is with Eric Baca, editor in chief of Latino Leaders Magazine. Latino Leaders Magazine is a member publication of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), which is hosting its annual convention this year in Albuquerque, NM, March 10 to 14.  To register for this national convention, which brings many of the leading Latino publishers together every year, go to http://www.nahp.org/events/index.asp.  HPRB: What is the circulation, frequency and geographic scope of
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Economic inequalities argue for changes in public spending

NEW YORK-- Analysis of government economic data by The Opportunity Agenda, a New York-based public interest group, finds that national measures of opportunity are in decline and that unequal barriers to opportunity facing women and people of color do not rise or fall with the overall economy. Released on the occasion of President Obama's first State of the Union speech, a report analyzing updated equality indicators from The State of Opportunity in America concludes that economic recovery efforts must address racial and
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Fundacion Azteca America teams up with MALDEF for regional census push

WASHINGTON -- Fundacion Azteca America is joining forces with the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) for a targeted 2010 Census push that includes the distribution of 40,000 bilingual educational leaflets in Washington DC, San Antonio and Los Angeles. "We're coming down to the final stretch of the 2010 Census activities and we want to continue to bring home to our community the importance of this year's count," said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman of Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Network. The
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Hispanic PR Job Alert: Several positions at Newlink Group in Miami

The following opening was posted on January 27 ------------ Looking to hire PR professionals at a Manager/Director level at Newlink Communications in Miami, FL, for top notch entertainment/public affairs accounts. If you know of anyone looking for a job pls send resumes to nereaalvarez@bellsouth.net
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Golden World Awards 2010 For Excellence in PR call for entries

The 2010 IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. The 2010 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2009/2010. Companies, associations, private institutions, NGOs and government bodies anywhere in the world are eligible to submit entries for the Golden World Awards. Public relations firms
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Ronald McDonald House Charities awards nearly $3 Million

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Ronald McDonald House Charities announced the awarding of 15 new grants totaling $2.9 million to support non-profit organizations making an immediate, positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children in the areas of health prevention and promotion, clinical treatment and education in various countries around the world. "Today's children face a range of health problems, from malnutrition to malaria to HIV/AIDS. While the prevalence of problems varies by region, one thing remains clear: the need
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Cox, Matthews introduces DiverseBooks.net to market scholarly titles

Cox, Matthews, and Associates, Inc., the publisher of DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education, has announced the launching of its new website, DiverseBooks.net. The company positions the site as "the premiere online shopping source for books from publishers of scholarly works," offering a comprehensive list of titles on issues related to diversity in higher education. Books on a variety of other scholarly, intellectual and technical topics will also be
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Gift of Hope hires San Jose PR for Hispanic campaign

CHICAGO – Gift of Hope, a leading organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana, has selected San Jose Public Relations (SJPR) as its primary Hispanic agency of record for an integrated public relations program. The 2010 effort will consist of media relations, grassroots outreach and community relations and will aim to maintain a more constant awareness around Gift of Hope and its mission. As an organ procurement organization, Gift of Hope is one of 58 non-profit agencies
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