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Dr. Carrion's Spain Research Collaboration Extends to a New Spain Study Abroad Opportunity for CBCS

Dr. Carrion's Spain Research Collaboration Extends to a New Spain Study Abroad Opportunity for CBCS

Iraida V. Carrion, PhD, LCSW, presented a paper titled,The Interconnected Experience of Identify and Survival: Narratives of Colombian, Mexican and Puerto Rican Women with a Cancer Diagnosis at the X Congreso Internacional sobre Literatura Chicana y Estudios Latinos in Madrid, Spain. While in Spain she traveled to Barcelona to meet with her colleagues Professor Jorge Estapé Rodriquez and Dr. Tania Estapé Madinabeitia founders and directors of the Fundación para la Educación y Formación en Cáncer, FEFCO (Foundation for Education Training in Cancer). Presently, they are jointly conducting a comparative study to examine the beliefs and attitudes about cancer among older Latinos in the US and Spaniards in Barcelona. During Dr. Carrion's visit, she was graciously presented with a copy of Drs. Madinabeitia and Rodriquez's recently published book titled 703 Preguntas and Responses La Odisea Del Cáncer De Mama (703 Questions and Responses The Odyssey of Breast Cancer). To further enhance their cancer research collaboration and to engage students, Dr. Carrion was invited to conduct a Study Abroad in Spain. Dr. Carrion elicited the assistance of Dr. Manisha Joshi and they both accepted the invitation. Together with the partners in Spain, they are organizing a Study Abroad to Spain in May, 2017 for undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Social Work and in CBCS.