The Puentes Consortium is made up of six universities from Mexico and the United States — Rice University, the University of Arizona, the University of California at San Diego, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Universidad de Monterrey. It provides a distinctive voice for the binational community of scholars who research issues affecting both countries. The consortium will address border health issues at its fifth annual symposium on Feb. 26, 2015, at the Baker Institute. For more information, visit www.puentesconsortium.org.
Agenda for Puentes Symposium 2015: U.S.-Mexico Border Health and Well-being
Thursday, February 26
Breakfast and Coffee
Panel I: Issues of Vulnerable Populations
"Percepción del Estigma Asociado al VIH de HSH-VIH positivos en el Noreste de México"
"The Physical and Mental Well-being of Central American Transmigrants in Mexico"
"'Illegality,' Structural Vulnerability and Public Health Among Immigrants of Mexican Descent"
"Addressing Cancer Disparities in the Border Region: A Novel Model of 'Twinning' in Pediatric Oncology"
Panel II — Issues of Population Health
"Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection by Interferón Gamma Release Assays Among Border Populations in the United States and Mexico"
"Analysis of Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Data to Assess the Health of Hispanics with Diabetes in Arizona and Nuevo Leon, Mexico"
"Violence as an epidemic: The U.S.-Mexico Border States in a Comparative Perspective"
Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Closing Dinner at Wiess President’s House