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HOT Projects to be presented May 6 at New Mexico State University

Results of research done by students as a part of their involvement with Health Oriented Themes (HOT) Projects will be on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Corbett Center Senate Chambers and Senate Gallery on the New Mexico State University campus.

he 11 poster presentations are "Compassion Fatigue Among Social Workers in Border Communities" and "Community Health Assessment of Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers."

Three of this year's HOT Projects were invited to other conferences. "Disinfectants - Hype or Help" was presented at a February conference in Atlanta. "Nature and Extent of Victimization of Pregnant Women in Ciudad Juarez" was presented in April at the International Union for Health Promotion and Education Conference in Melbourne, Australia. "A Pilot Study on Acupuncture (Stimulated by Pressure) in Substance Abuse" will be presented May 26 in Quebec City, Canada.

HOT Projects is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF), whose goal is to improve the health and wellness of the people who live in West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, through education and prevention.

HOT Projects provides grants to students interested in pursuing research in health-related fields that will be utilized to improve the Paso del Norte region. During the past four years, PDNHF has given grants to more than 200 students to develop projects related to health awareness, promotion and prevention.