SMA-SPA Speed Mentoring Reception at AAA Update

Posted on November 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SMA-SPA Speed Mentoring Reception at AAA Update

Second Opinion November 2016 Newsletter

http://www.medanthro.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Second-Opinion_Nov2016.pdf

 

SMA-SPA Speed-Mentoring Reception at AAA

Posted on July 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SMA-SPA Speed-Mentoring Reception at AAA

MEDICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY MENTORING!

SMA-SPA Speed-Mentoring Reception at AAA

 

Safe World for Women Highlights Salud es Vida

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safe World for Women Highlights Salud es Vida

The e-zine, Safe World for Women highlighted the work we did with the Salud es Vida cervical cancer education program in Georgia. If you haven’t checked out the outcomes article in Journal of Cancer Education, please click on the Publications tab.

http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/

 

SMA Second Opinion Newsletter

Posted on March 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SMA Second Opinion Newsletter

Check out the March 2016 issue of the SMA newsletter Second Opinion. I put together a photoessay titled, “Cervical Cancer Screening in Peru’s Cusco Region.”

Second Opinion

Some mountain in Peru

Some mountain in Peru

Publication update

Posted on February 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Publication update

Some new articles from our NIH-funded studies have been published recently. Check the publications tab for updates! Here is a picture of a Quiquijana, Peru women’s ego network that will be presented at the upcoming SfAA/SMA meetings in Vancouver, Canada next month.

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Salud es Vida Added to Rural Health Information Hub

Posted on January 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Salud es Vida Added to Rural Health Information Hub

For complete information visit:

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/community-health/project-examples/879

Salud es Vida Cervical Cancer Education

Summary
  • Need: Hispanic women have the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer among any ethnicity in the United States.
  • Intervention: The development of a lay health worker (promotora) curriculum that provides information on cervical cancer, HPV, and the HPV vaccine to Hispanic farmworker women living in rural southern Georgia.
  • Results: Significant increases in post-test scores relating to cervical cancer knowledge and increases in positive self-efficacy among promotoras.

Presentations at AACR and AAA

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Presentations at AACR and AAA

Dr. Luque represented MUSC Public Health and Hollings Cancer Center with poster presentations at national professional meetings. Atlanta was chilly and Denver was snowy, but it was great to catch up with friends and colleagues at the meetings. He gave important updates at the SMA board meeting about the more than 40 SMA panel sessions for the SfAA meetings in Vancouver, CA (March 29-April 2, 2016). Also, he found out from Chad Morris that the book chapter is coming out. See citations below…

Luque, J; Alfonso, M; Tarasenko, Y. Addressing Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions in Latino Immigrant Communities in Southeast Georgia (2015). In The Applied Anthropology of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention and Identity, Chad T. Morris and Alexandra G. DeLaricheliere, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 91-106.

Luque, J; Maupin, J. “Screen and Treat Cervical Cancer Campaign in the Peruvian Andes: Views from Patients and Healthcare Workers,” poster presented at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (November, 2015), Denver, CO.

Luque, J; Tarasenko, Y; Alfonso, M; Reyes-Garcia, C; Rebing, L; Ferris, D. “Efficacy Study of a Group-based Promotora Intervention to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening among Immigrant Latina Women,” poster presented at the 8th AACR Conference on the Science of Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved (November, 2015), Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Luque leads HCC Cancer Control Program Journal Club

Posted on September 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dr. Luque leads HCC Cancer Control Program Journal Club

Dr. Luque has been selected to lead the Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Control Journal Club. The journal club meets the first Thurday of the month in HCC 121. Dr. Luque will present “Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in the United States-Mexico Border Region” by Thompson, B. et al. on Thursday September 3 at 12 noon. Lunch is provided.

Article Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4183147/

Dr. Luque accepts new position at Medical University of South Carolina

Posted on May 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dr. Luque accepts new position at Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Luque has accepted an offer to be an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His new appointment begins in August this year. He made the recent announcement via his twitter account @drluque. Luque said he looks forward to the challenges of developing community-based interventions to increase access to cancer screening among underserved populations in the Southeast U.S. and in Latin America. Luque expressed his willingness to continue to collaborate with his former colleagues at Georgia Southern on both ongoing and future research projects.

Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education

Investigators from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University led by Dr. John Luque conducted a collaborative feasibility study titled “Barbers Against Prostate Cancer” funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities in Rural Populations. The project engages barbershops for prostate cancer education in two rural African-American communities. The barbershop is a promising setting where African-American men might receive information and education about prostate cancer. In this study, the researchers assessed the feasibility of engaging rural barbershops as venues for barbers to deliver a prostate cancer education intervention to increase informed decision-making for prostate cancer screening among their customers. Based on the multiple interactions with the barbers, there was high receptivity to the topic and consensus about the importance of addressing prostate cancer in their communities. Rural barbershops represent feasible venues for delivering a prostate cancer education intervention. The findings were published onlirsz_img_0462ne in the Journal of Cancer Education in an article entitled, “Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities.”