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.
Hahnemann’s Nurse-Midwifery practice was founded by two Penn graduates. Numerous Penn students had the opportunity to learn at Hahnemann, and some joined the practice after graduation.
Penn Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health recognizes the closure of Hahnemann as a major loss in access to reproductive health and choice in Philadelphia, and a devastating example of the priority of profit over the health of the community.
Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have been studied, we know very little about brain factors that may be linked to STI/ HIV sexual risk.