Projects - Mexico

 

Project Name:  Medication safety characterization and rational drug-use evaluation in Mexican populations.
Institution:  Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Mentor:  Lucila Castro

Visiting students will participate in data collection and data evaluation regarding pharmacoepidemiological studies, mainly drug use studies, pharmacovigilance and pharmaco-economics studies, the present project intends to know and characterize the patterns of drug use as well as the prevalence and costs of adverse events associated with medication use in Mexican hospitals and health centers. Likewise, to achieve pharmacoepidemiological knowledge translation to clinical practice, this project will engage visiting students in dissemination activities of information on medicines addressed to health professionals and the general public, in order to impact on a safer and more effective use of medicines in Mexico. Thus, students must be fluent in Spanish.

This project can be completed remote or in person.

 

Project Name:  Pharmacotherapeutic analysis. Comparison of the response to different pharmacological therapies and their association with the patient's perception and the reach of therapeutic goals.
Institution:  Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Mentor:  Erika Palacios-Rosas

This project proposes actions to address the study of factors that influence reaching the goals of pharmacotherapeutic management, from the prescription and use of the medication, to the characteristics of patients and their environment. Frequently, variables such as the level of anxiety, depression, perception of their disease and degree of knowledge, have a considerable influence on the adherence to treatment and on the expected therapeutic outcomes. Therefore, the present study will involve visiting students in the evaluation of these variables to define intervention protocols to promote patient adherence to their treatments.

Students must be fluent in Spanish, both verbal and written communication.

This project requires in person participation.

 

Project Name:  Evaluation of the health status of the population of marginalized communities for the development of strategies to improve
Institution:  Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Mentor:  Laura Veronica Pla

This project aims to involve students in data collection and management by applying surveys on the health status of semi-rural populations. They will help to propose strategies based on the most frequently encountered diseases and ailments. Students will also get involved in the development of prevention and healthcare strategies that can be applied in a cost-effective manner and respecting the idiosyncrasy of the population.   

Students must be fluent in Spanish, both verbal and written communication.

This project requires in person participation.

 

 

Project Name:  Use of endemic foods from Puebla to improve the diet of children, pregnant women, chronic patients or older adults.
Institution:  Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Mentor:  Patricia Loaiza Porras

This project aims to promote the use of food alternatives in vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, breastfeeding women, people with chronic degenerative diseases and the elderly. The use of endemic food sources of high nutritional value and low cost will be investigated in order to influence the improvement of the quality of life of the abovementioned patients. Students participating in this project will support the integration of information and will assess food properties, nutritional characteristics and costs, through a comparison of the diets that patients usually consume against the proposed ones, to support the aforementioned groups. The project aims also to develop appropriate diets for each group and taste with their respective recipes to facilitate the consumption of the proposed foods.

Students must be fluent in Spanish, both verbal and written communication.

This project has prefered in person participation but could be completed remotely if needed.