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Marisa Salcines

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Protecting Our Children from the Risk of Diabetes in Their Adulthood

21/05/2015 10:15am | 7395 views

As a follow-up to his article, Setting a Healthy Example Can Keep Kids Off the Path to Diabetes, editor-in-chief Marisa Salcines sat down with Dr. Raynald Samoa, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at City of  Hope, to get his further thoughts and advice for parents concerned about the rising rate of diabetes in Hispanic children and young adults.

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Noted Experts Lead Breakthrough Conversation at CHL December 2nd Forum

29/11/2013 11:06am | 11618 views

With the growing need to build synergy between U.S. Hispanic patients and the medical community especially in states with high Hispanic populations, Center for Hispanic Leadership’s December 2nd forum, Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields, hosted at City of Hope in Duarte, California, featured leaders from City of Hope, Citrus Valley Health Partners, Duarte Unified School District, Pew Hispanic Center, and the Texas Medical Association as well as prominent subject matter experts.

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Parkinson's: My Dad's Journey

21/03/2015 06:03pm | 7569 views

I remember the day I noticed something was amiss. We had just walked back to the Dodge Grand Caravan I had rented for our weeklong trip to Miami after dinner at a Miami Beach Argentine restaurant, and my dad couldn’t find the door of the minivan. Yes, it was a rental, and he had had some wine at dinner but still something was off. As I sat back into the passenger seat, I leaned back and asked my step mother, if my dad was alright. She looked at me and said, “Yes.” I asked her again, and told her to tell me if something was wrong. She repeated that all was fine with dad.

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Living with Breast Cancer

04/03/2015 03:13am | 7565 views

In late 2013, a mother of a friend was dealing with breast cancer while my mom was battling her second round of chemotherapy which had not worked and instead the cancer had metastasized.

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Health By the Numbers

21/03/2015 06:00pm | 7275 views

How do you measure health? It is in how many servings of fruits and vegetables you have a day? How many times you exercise  a week? How many doctor visits you have a month? Or how many conditions you have?



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Marisa Salcines

Senior Editor

A seasoned corporate communications, PR, public affairs, marketing, and media relations professional with experience working with domestic and international non-profit and for-profit organizations and companies, Marisa has effectively developed, led, and executed strategic communications and relationship-building initiatives over the past 18 years.

A journalist by trade, she launched her career as the only bilingual journalist at People Magazine and People En Español in the Miami Bureau in 1995.

In 2000, the University of Florida Journalism School graduate joined an Atlanta market research firm specializing in providing consulting services to non-profits and later worked for an international orphan advocacy group where she and other staff members met with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding the basic right of a child, without parents, to have a permanent home.

In 2005, she continued honing her communications expertise by serving as the national media spokesperson and trade association member liaison to the $4.6 billion-dollar global infant formula industry. In addition to leveraging relationships with print and online media outlets, Marisa led outreach initiatives to form alliances with medical and healthcare groups and gained a penchant for navigating politically sensitive issues and advocating on public policy positions.

Spearheading Hispanic marketing and outreach efforts for a national financial services agency in 2010, Marisa developed national, regional, and local corporate and non-profit partnerships that increased the organization's visibility across the country as well as leveraged relationships with Spanish-language media outlets to garner additional exposure for the organization.

In her last position, Marisa was part of the corporate communications department at UPS headquarters where she worked in collaboration with the internal team to inform, engage, and empower the company's 400,000 employees across 220 countries regarding key internal and external initiatives and programs.

Born to Cuban immigrants, Marisa has always valued her Hispanic heritage, culture, and Spanish language as well as been active in the Hispanic community. In August 2012, she was selected to serve as the President of the Center for Hispanic Leadership's inaugural Atlanta chapter with a focus on providing culturally-relevant educational online and onsite training to help Latino professionals lead in the workplace and advance in their careers.

Marisa serves on several boards in the Atlanta area, where she lives with her husband and two children, including: Emory Goizueta School of Business Hispanic Recruiting Advisory Board of Directors, the International Charter School of Atlanta, and the Childcare Congo Foundation. She is also member of the National Association of Professional Women, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.