MICARE welcomes its first international undergraduate student

Foto de la visita de Itzel a las oficinas de MICARE. SE ven cinco mujeres jóvenes de pie sonriendo a la cámara. Detrás hay un letrero de MICARE.
Itzel Briano, from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, joins the MICARE team and she will research self-care and intellectual disabilities.

By Gabriela Campillo.

From Mexico to Chile! Itzel Briano, a Nursing student at the Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, visited the facilities of the Millennium Institute for Care Research (MICARE), which she joined as an undergraduate student.

For a month, the student will stay at the School of Pedagogy of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), together with our associate researcher and academic from said university, Vanessa Vega.

Specifically, Itzel investigates self-care in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which is one of MICARE’s lines of research.

This is the first contact I have with the collective of people with intellectual disabilities and it is a great opportunity for me. I have learned a lot and I am very motivated to belong to MICARE. I came with very high expectations and I was even more surprised”.

Itzel Briano, MICARE’s undergraduate student.

“My interest is to continue researching in this group, both to learn from them, and them from us. This is the first approach and I hope it is not the only one”, concludes Itzel.

Our associate researcher Vanessa Vega, PUCV School of Pedagogy academic, will be Itzel’s tutor. She will accompany the student in her training process during this month.

Picture of three people working on their laptops at an office.
Itzel will stay a month at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), working with MICARE’s associate researcher Vanessa Vega.

“Itzel collaborates in our line of research around self-care. During this month she will participate in different research instances. We have already held a series of meetings and encounters with the FONDECYT projects associated with this topic and with an advisory group on intellectual disability”.

Vanessa Vega, associate researcher at MICARE and PUCV academic.

Itzel also visited the facilities of the Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), specifically with students of the UNAB Doctorate in Nursing Science; and the Universidad de los Andes, together with Marcela Tenorio (alternate director of MICARE) and Paulina Arango (associate researcher of MICARE).

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