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New Grant to Assess Health of Mexican Immigrants to the United States

Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, an associate professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention, was awarded R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The award will be used for the “HIV Risk and Access to Healthcare Among Mexican Immigrants” project.

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Drexel Research Group Developing New Checklist to Prevent Violence Against Ambulance Workers

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