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Mexico Virtual Lecture Series


Location: via Zoom

Initial Findings on the Psychosocial Well-Being of Pediatric Cancer Patients & Their Caregivers

This seminar will share the progress, to date, of an applied research project being conducted by faculty of Notre Dame and UPAEP at Una Nueva Esperanza (UNE), a non-profit association that provides services for children with cancer and their caregivers in the Mexican state of Puebla. The staff of UNE will present preliminary findings on the initial testing of the children and their caregivers prior to being assigned to therapeutic groups. The next phase of the project will be to study the impact of the groups on the well-being of the children and their caregivers. This project is partially funded by the Kelly Cares Foundation and the Harper Cancer Research Institute.

  • Thomas Merluzzi, PhD University of Notre Dame
  • Ma. del Rocio Baños Lara, PhD Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla
  • Rosaura Sanchez, MA Una Nueva Esperanza
  • Yelitza Soledad Toscano Escobar, MD Una Nueva Esperanza/UPAEP
  • Martha Eugenia Juárez Martínez, MD MSc Una Nueva Esperanza/UPAEP

Register here  PLEASE NOTE: Indicated event times are Eastern Daylight Time (11:00am - 12:30pm CDT).

The Mexico Virtual Lecture Series is a recurring online event intended to highlight the deep connections between Notre Dame and Mexico. Each lecture focuses on the current work of a Notre Dame faculty member or researcher, covering topics that vary widely from medical research to the social sciences and arts and culture.

The series is intended for a general audience and can be viewed via Zoom. Pre-registration for the session is requested and the Zoom link will be made available once registration is received.

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Tomndphoto 4Thomas Merluzzi
Rocio Banos Apr 2020Ma. del Rocio Baños Lara





Rosaura SanchezRosaura Sanchez
Yelitza ToscanoYelitza Soledad Toscano Escobar
Martha Ju RezMartha Eugenia Juárez Martínez