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On February 24, 2017, Dean Villarruel and co-investigator Nelson Varas-Díaz, Ph.D. of Florida International University, presented their latest findings to research participants at the University of Puerto Rico. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the implementation in Puerto Rico was under the management of Varas Díaz and his research team, composed of graduate students of Psychology and Social Work of the University of Puerto Rico.
Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population. However, while preventable, immobility-related and medical device-related pressure injuries (MDPI) also occur in hospitalized infants and children.
The Penn Futures Project (PFP) kicked off its second year by bringing together academic researchers, officials from Philadelphia and the city school district, and civic leaders for a roundtable on ways to support area children and families.
A team of researchers, led by Tanja Kral, PhD, concluded that a breakfast high in protein – like eggs – keeps children fuller longer than cereal or oatmeal, causing them to eat fewer calories at lunch.