Dr. Ann Magennis spent some time in Merida, Mexico, recently to investigate the beginning of a research collaboration with faculty from the Autonomous University of the Yucatan (UADY).

During her stay, she met with local doctors to find out more about what kinds of medical initiatives they are working on as well as the scope of their rural health projects.

She also met with a member of the nursing school faculty who runs a small clinic, San Jose Tecoh. The clinic is situated in an area of Meridia that struggles with extreme poverty. It provides resources and essential services to the marginalized community.

Dr. Magennis is pursuing a joint research project in order to be able to expand on the services that are available to the community.