NEWS

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara hosted a "Mamaratón" organized by DEM Bañuelos which seeks to prevent breast cancer by performing free breast ultrasounds. During the 2 days DEM Bañuelos performed 1,000 free breast ultrasound exams. Workshops and conferences, given by field experts, were also held to increase awareness among women and men about the importance of self-examination and signs in detecting breast cancer. More...
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In the last couple of months we have witnessed, with great satisfaction, the progress recorded by the fifth of the eight strategies of the rectory, which refers to the Institution’s administration of physical infrastructure and equipment. Standing out, is the reopening of the old building of Law, which today rests completely remodeled and equipped with the latest technology, primarily benefiting our Law and Business students. For three years the University embarked on a program to remodel its facilities to suit current needs. The program represents both a great challenge and a great financial effort for the institution. Since then, the Engineering building has undergone a complete renovation, and has been equipped with new laboratories. Likewise, improvements were made to the School of Medicine buildings, and among other improvements, the endowment of dental units to the School of Dentistry. . The refurbishment program does not only include physical facilities, but also involves projects to update furniture and necessary equipment for the...
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Dr. Carlos Fernandez, a second-year resident in the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education Program, has been awarded a fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship is one of the most renown fellowships offered and “endeavors to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health and substance use care by providing specialized training to psychiatry residents and medical students interested in serving minority communities,” according to the American Psychiatric Foundation website. The fellowship amount is $24,576. “As an immigrant from Mexico, and being raised in an underserved community in Southern California, I have a deep rooted sentiment in giving back to the Latino community as a bilingual psychiatrist,” Fernandez said. “My goal is to bring mental health services to the diverse, underserved and displaced populations within Riverside County by increasing accessibility and empowering patients with knowledge to better understand mental illness and help...
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The West Chapter of the Mexican Academy of Surgery elected its new 2016-2017 board. The elected President is Dr. Alejandro Bravo Cuellar, meanwhile, the Academic Vice Chancellor of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Dr. Jorge Manuel Sánchez will be holding the position of Vice President, and next year is expected to act as president of the group. In this event Dr. Bravo Cuellar said that one Mexico’s challenges is the modernization of health systems "For example, the IMSS is doing it, and it is one of the most important challenges, particularly improving the quality of service" Dr. Cuellar also mentioned the issue of viral infections as a common problem in the country, one that is difficult to control and involves the joint participation of the population and the authorities. At the meeting, it was recognized that this year, with support from Dr. Sánchez González, there will be efforts to boost academic activities in universities and hospitals in the form...
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