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TWU Signs Agreement With Universidad Autonoma in Mexico

TWU Signs Agreement With Universidad Autonoma in Mexico


DENTON — Texas Woman's University has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Universidad Autonoma School of Public Health and Nutrition in Monterrey, Mexico and will offer a graduate nutrition class there in July.

The agreement, which focuses on the areas of nutrition, food sciences and public health, proposes an exchange of faculty and students between institutions for courses and research, and proposes organizing joint symposiums, conferences, seminars and continuing education programs. The Universidad Autonoma is a public university and its School of Public Health and Nutrition has approximately 586 undergraduate and 35 M.Ph. (master's degree) students.

“This agreement opens educational and cultural opportunities to both Texas Woman's University and Universidad Autonoma students,” said TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart. “This exchange of knowledge and ideas can only benefit the citizens of Texas and Mexico.”

The first graduate-level course to be taught under the agreement is “Diet, Nutrition and Public Health Programs in Mexico,” July 13-21 in Monterrey, Mexico for three credit hours. The course will be taught by Dr. Victorine Imrhan, R.D., associate professor of nutrition and food science at TWU, and Elizabeth Solis, M.Ph., former dean of the School of Public Health and Nutrition and a Ph.D. nutrition student at TWU.

The course will cover recent developments in diet, nutrition and public heath programs in Mexico, as well as examine socio-cultural factors influencing food patterns, lifestyles and the prevalence of some diseases. The course is designed to be of interest to dietitians, nutritionists and health educators who deal with Hispanic populations.

For more information on the course, call (940) 898-2636.

Officials at both universities anticipate students from the Universidad Autonoma will take classes at TWU in the summer of 2003.

Mexico, with a population of about 100 million people, only has about 4,000 individuals with a degree in nutrition.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456