Friday, June 27, 2008

PPS at World Congress of Cardiology

PPS recently presented on our findings at the World Congress of Cardiology. Lorene, Kristoff, & Charles went with Dr. Cohen to Argentina to make the poster presentations and oral presentation. Lorene´s slides can be found here. Congrats to all who contributed to this work!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ojo de Agua de Otates

Many thanks to our fearless advisor Dr. Mauricio Cohen, who performed EKG testing on high-risk patients even at the tiniest chapels with no electricity. And who can forget his thoroughly moving fire-and-brimstone diabetes and heart disease pláticas?

La Huerta

Helen found time to exercise her motherly instincts in La Huerta in addition to her rip-roaring interviewing and testing skills. Perhaps a career in Pediatrics is in order?
Thanks to Dr. Baker for the picture.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

PPS @ Mandujano and La Huerta

PPS found itself waay up in the mountains of northern Juventino Rosas this week at the city of Mandujano. Right off the highway and snuggled in between some new houses (perhaps of people who made it big in the US?) is a very small and welcoming community. They were very enthusiastic to receive screenings and health information. And the kids asked for and got a basic first aid class down by the river. Ian served as a very animated ¨victim.¨
We were also welcomed in La Huerta, another small town with a few more people and a teeny tiny chapel that is about to get a lot bigger.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We´re Back!

The 7 students arrived in Juventino Rosas this week and are planning for a successful series of screeenings. We have a very ambitious schedule to visit around 13 communities, plus some of the neediest colonias nearer to the city center. More posting to come!