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Inside UTMB - Markides receives $2.5M for Mexican-American health study
Galveston Daily News, Feb. 10, 2015
Kyriakos Markides, PhD, a professor in the department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (and an associated researcher in the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center) has received a grant of more than $2.5 million to continue his longitudinal study on aging in Mexican-Americans, begun in 1994. During the course of his research, interviewing the same group of Hispanic Americans, Markides discovered the "Hispanic Paradox." The population studied had fewer resources and access to services than other ethnic groups yet had a better overall state of health. Once the data has been gathered, it will be available through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging.