The Dragon In San Antonio, Canga And Cepeda


The Dragon In San Antonio, Canga And Cepeda


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Each year, the UH Division of Research hosts Undergraduate Research Day to showcase the work of student/faculty teams from across the university. This year, two CLASS students received Poster Presentation Awards for their work, showing again that research is not confined to science labs. You can read about them in the November issue of Graffit-e. Alexandra Canga was one of those students. Alexandra is a Sociology major who looked at Love, Sex, and RISK: Sexual Behaviors Among Mexican-American Heroin Sniffers. And, shes a research assistant in the Office for Drug and Social Policy Research in the Graduate College of Social Work. Alexandra worked with Alice Cepeda, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Senior Researcher at the Office for Drug and Social Policy Research in the Graduate College of Social Work. Prof. Cepeda has written about the relationship between drugs and violence, sex workers on the U.S./Mexico boarder, gang affiliated adolescent females, and risk associated with transitioning to injecting heroin use. She also is co-investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse study examining how disaster related experiences associated with Hurricane Katrina impact changes in substance use and abuse patterns.


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