Posts Tagged: research

Help and Do No Harm

One of the highlights and most exciting aspects of this program was the research. Every week, I’d look forward to going to the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, which was in the center of a bustling and lively neighborhood. We conducted research at CAIPaDi, which is a center for comprehensive care… Read more »

Researching while Abroad

One of the main reasons why I chose to study abroad in Mexico City was because of the research component built into the program. In the first half of the program we conducted a field study on obesity and nutrition among a population of primary school children and their parents in a rural part of… Read more »

La clinica en Malinalco

Two weekends ago, our program had the opportunity to work with Universidad Panamericana in conducting research on childhood obesity in a rural town called Malinalco. ¬†With the direction of two UP faculty investigators, three medical school students, two nursing students, and one psychology student, we wanted to help find any physical, social, cultural, and environmental… Read more »

Friends in Foreign Places

When I first found out I would be spending eight weeks studying abroad in Mexico City this summer, I had a rush of mixed feelings. First came excitement at the prospect of traveling outside of the United States for the first time in my life. I was really looking forward to exploring the countless museums… Read more »